Ahwatukee Church | Mountain Park Community Church | Phoenix, Arizona

What We Believe

The Gospel

You matter to God. The same awesome God who created the universe created you. Through Jesus Christ, he wants to give you life with a true meaning and purpose. We believe the following Statement of Faith to be true and an accurate summary of what Scripture teaches.

About God

We believe there is only one God, who is the Creator and Ruler of all and who exists eternally as a Trinity of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity is fully God, yet each is personally distinct from the other.

Genesis 1, Jeremiah 1:9, Matthew 5:18, John 1:1-14, II Timothy 3:16

About God the Son

We believe Jesus Christ (second person of the Trinity) was crucified and died on the cross, was resurrected from the dead and ascended to heaven. Someday he will return to earth to conclude history and fulfill God's plan.

John 1:1-18, Philippians 2:7-8, Romans 1:4,3:23-26

About God the Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit (third person of the Trinity) comes to live within a person once they cross the line of faith. He gives us power to live as God wants us to live, and gives us spiritual gifts to serve the church and change the world.

Ephesians 1:13-14, Colossians 1:14, John 1:12, II Corinthians 5:17, John 10:10b, 11:25-26, 17:3, Acts 1:8

About the Bible

We believe the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) is the Word of God, written by men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write down what God wanted to communicate to us.

Deuteronomy 4:35, 32:29, Isaiah 45:14, 46:9, Exodus 20:3, 2 Timothy 3:16-17

About Humanity

We believe men and women were created by God to live in relationship with him. Yet, the first two humans, Adam and Eve, chose to rebel against God bringing sin into the world. Sin spread like a virus to all humans, separating us from God.

II Corinthians 6:19, Galatians 5:22 -23, Ephesians 5:18

About Sin and Salvation

We believe Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for our sins. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ, not by being a good person or doing good deeds, that a person can be restored to a right relationship with God.

John 3:16-18, 1 Corinthians 1:2, 12:12-13, Acts 2:1 & 42, Colossians 1:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:13-17, Hebrews 12:23

About the Church

We believe the church is God’s plan to mobilize Christ-followers to radically change the world for God. All Christ-followers are members of the "church" in a universal sense and we live out that connection in the local church. Jesus is the head of the church - there are no other candidates. Every local church should do its part to represent Jesus in the context and community it is located. Those in a local church belong to one another and take care of one another, and use their time, talents and treasures to serve the church and the world.

Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:15-16Colossians 1:17-18; Romans 12:4-8; Hebrews 10:23-25; Matthew 28:18-20

About Faith & Practice

We rely on the Bible as the foundation for all matters of faith and practice. MPCC cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where the Bible is silent. Rather, each believer is to be led in these areas by the Lord, to whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible. By adhering to God's Word and seeking God, we can best observe his greatest commandments, which are to love him and love others.

Romans 12:2 & 141 Corinthians 8-9, 10:23-11:1, Proverbs 3:5-6; Mark 12:29-31; Romans 12:2; Deuteronomy 6:5