Fundamentally, the church is a fabric of relationships. Jesus gives us a clear command to love each other (John 13:34), with His love of us being the standard.
Throughout the New Testament there are specific suggestions about church relationships. Congregations are to care for each other and give attention to the needs of each other: (1 Corinthians 12:25; Philippians 2:4), forebear and forgive (Ephesians 2:2,32), defer to one another (Ephesians 5:21), near each other’s burdens (Galatians 6:2), teach and admonish each other (Colossians 3:16,17), encourage and build up one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11), confess and pray together (James 5:16), and love each other (1 John 3:22,23; 4:4,11).
To be a Christian is to join a body whose head is Jesus Christ. It is a theological contradiction to become a Christian and then to live in isolation and independence.
Since building relationships is a primary function of the church, it must provide setting and structures that give opportunities for this to happen. Experience has demonstrated that a life group is one of the best vehicles for he church to become what God intends it to be- a people sharing Christ, meeting each other’s needs and reaching out to love the world.
It is for these reasons that we encourage everyone to become involved in a life group/ Bible study. Here is a list of the current Life Groups/ Bible Studies at MCC.


5th Sunday Fellowship Groups
Led by Mike & Nikki Dantzer. Each month with a 5th Sunday, sign up for a night of fellowship with 5 families.
“New Life” Small Group
Led by Rick Liedtke and meeting @ 7pm Monday nights here at MCC. This small group focuses on exploring practical ways to experience the new life that Christ offers believers.
“Moving Toward Maturity” Small Group
Led by Joel Haynes and meeting @ 7pm on Thursday evenings here at MCC.This study focuses on core topics identified in scripture for maturity.
“Marriage Matters” Small groups 
Led by Miguel and Iliana Guerrero this study will launch the week of March 11th 
Adult Sunday School Class meeting at 8:30am:
Our Daily Bread in the MCC library

Teen Sunday School Class meets during the 1st service sermon time

6-12th grade in the youth attic

Women’s Study 

Thursdays at 7pm in a home environment. Will start up after the Feb retreat.

Men’s Study

Saturdays at 7:30am in MCC library.

Higher Ground Youth Group

Sundays at 5:30pm-7:30pm. Supper*, biblical studies, and fun for 6-12th graders!

*Food donations needed weekly. Please see menu sign up at the welcome counter in the lobby for items anyone can contribute.

Gospel Kids

for kids 6y.o.-5th grade is Sundays, 6pm-7:15pm in the Kid City wing.
Parents of Teens Group
Led by Anthony and Pam Whitley 1st & 3rd Sunday each month at 5;45pm at MCC.
Parents of Adult Kids Group
1st & 3rd Sunday each month at 5:30pm at Ed & Claudia Beeson’s (252 Triple Crown Way).