What does it mean to be a Christian?
Being a Christian means you have recognized your sin and its offense toward God. You have broken God's law, and He has no choice but to punish sinners. However, the good news (that's the "Gospel" you may have heard of before) is that God's Son, Jesus Christ, came to earth as a man, lived a perfect life and died an innocent death for you. He took your punishment. And then He rose from the dead! He defeated the very punishment you deserve, death! And now, He offers the gift of salvation from sin to anyone who will simply trust in Him. The Bible says, "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." You don't have to do anything, in fact, you can't do anything to earn this gift! It's totally free! God tells us that salvation is "by grace through faith, not of works lest any man should boast." It doesn't matter how sinful your past, if you admit your sin before God and believe in Christ's death and resurrection to save you, He will save you!
You might find this video presentation helpful in understanding salvation more. If you have any questions, you're welcome to contact us by phone or email at the bottom of this page.
What denomination are you?
We are a Bible church not affiliated with a specific denomination. Our beliefs and practices are Baptistic in many ways.
Where are you located?
We are located about a mile off of Route 137.
Do you offer anything for children?
Yes! We currently have nursery for 0-3 year-olds during each of our meetings. We also have Sunday school classes for kids, teens and adults at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays and a Junior Church program for children ages 4 to 4th grade during the morning service (kids start in the main service and leave for Junior Church just before the message). At 5:30 p.m. on Sundays, we have our Teen Group. Children join the adults, and we often have a special Bible lesson for them as well as Scripture memory initiatives.
Are MVBC and Dublin Christian Academy the same organization?
MVBC and DCA are separate organizations, but we have always enjoyed a close relationship.
Why do you have so many services?
There's a few answers to that question. Most of our services/meetings are on Sunday. That's because we believe Scripture teaches that the first day of the week should be set aside as the Lord's Day. We enjoy a break from the regular routine of work and life to focus our attention on the most important things in life: God, His Word (the Bible), and His people (the Church). Acts 2:42 states that the early Church devoted themselves to the apostles' doctrine (for us today, that's the Bible), fellowship, the breaking of bread and prayer. That's the emphasis and pattern we seek to follow in our own ministry.
The other part of that answer has to do with the fact that we, by being born again into God's family, have a new relationship to prioritize. That is the relationship we have with God and His children, our new family in Christ. Relationships don't grow themselves. We have to invest in them, so we commit to prioritizing this new relationship by what we do with our time. 2 Peter commands those of us in Christ to "grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
When you boil it down, we have so many services because that's how we prioritize what God's prioritizes and obey what God commands.