Meadowbrook Community ChurchAbout
Established in 1949
Meadowbrook Community Church is a non-denominational, independent Christian church. It is our desire to assist God the Father in touching people’s heart to seek a relationship with Him, to teach and encourage people to fall deeper in love with Jesus, and to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to our community and to our world.
Meadowbrook Community Church began as a Sunday School outreach of the Zion Mennonite Church in Hubbard, Oregon, in 1949. A group from that church met in the old Meadowbrook School for a few years, moving to the then closed Molalla Mennonite Church while our building on Windy City Road was under construction. The present building was dedicated in 1953.
Around 1960, MCC applied to Village Missions for a full-time couple to serve as pastor. Village Missions sent four pastors to Meadowbrook over the years. Pastor Maycumber, Terry Woodruff, and Gary Turner
In 2008, MCC decided to become an independent church and called Mark Hohbach to be pastor. We are currently in the process of adding a fellowship and education building on our property.
The first pastor was Chester Kauffman who served for four years. Part-time pastoral leadership was then in the hands of several students from the Western Evangelical Seminary, Portland, Oregon.
What Drives Us
We Purpose to:
Join God the Father in His plan to bring people into a saving relationship with Himself through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, resulting in the new birth by His Holy Spirit.
Welcome new converts to the faith through water baptism.
Strengthen the fellowship of believers through weekly worship services and monthly observances of communion.
Follow God in his plan of workmanship to disciple believers toward Christ-like maturity, using the Bible as our basis of truth and prayer as our channel of praise, and each family as our daily place of nurturing.
Work under Christ’s headship to equip a local body of saints for service in the church and life mission in the world, in order to magnify God’s name
At Meadowbrook, we do not pass the offering plate unless we have a guest missionary and wish to give him or her a love offering. Instead, we have an offering box at the entrance of the church for people to give discreetly. We encourage giving at least the tithe of our income (10%). We fully believe that the Lord blesses our lives as we honor Him with our tithes and offerings.
Proverbs 3:9 Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
2 Corinthians 9:7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
1 Timothy 6:18 Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share.
What We Believe
Our Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible (all 66 books of the Old and New Testament) constitute the complete written revelation of God. The Bible was entirely inspired by God and is inerrant in the original writings. It is our final authority for both faith and practice. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:18-21, 3:15-16
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three share one essence and are co-equal and triune. (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-13, 45:5-7; Matthew 3:16-17, (28:19); John 14; Acts 5:3-4; 1 Peter 1:2)
God the Father
We believe that God is:
Holy (absolutely separate from and exalted above all His creatures, and He is equally separate from all moral evil and sin. Leviticus 11:44; Isaiah 6:3; 1 Peter 1:15)
Righteous (Isaiah 45:21; Daniel 9:14; 2 Timothy 4:8)
Sovereign (The Father created the universe and continues to order and dispose all things according to His own purpose and grace. (Genesis 1; Daniel 4:25-35; Romans 9:10-24; Ephesians 1:3-12)
Love (1 John 4:8-16)
God the Son (Jesus Christ)
We believe that Jesus, as God, became a man, without ceasing to be God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus redeems sinful man through His death, yet was Himself without sin. [Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-18, 5:17-26, 10:25-38, (14:1-11); Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15-19; 2:9; Titus 2:11-13, Hebrews 1:2-14]
We believe in the bodily resurrection our Lord Jesus Christ. He ascended into heaven, and is now present at the right hand of God the Father. He is High Priest and Advocate for all believers. (John 11:25-27, 20:13-17; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15; Hebrews 4:15-16, 7:25, 9:24; 1 John 2:1-2)
We believe in the second coming of Christ according to Scripture. [Matthew 24; (John 14:1-6); (Acts 1:11); 1 Thessalonians 4:13 –18; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; (Titus 2:13); Revelation 1:7]
God the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit was sent by God to man after the resurrection of Jesus. The Holy Spirit convicts the world, indwells believers, and intercedes for the saints. Believers are the temple of the Holy Spirit and He bestows gifts upon them. His presence in the believer is a guarantee of the believer’s future dwelling. The Holy Spirit seals and sanctifies believers. [John (14:16-17, 14:26), 16:5-14; Romans 8:9, 22-27; 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 12:4-24; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22, 5:1-5; Ephesians 1:13-14, 2:19-22, 4:30; 2 Thessalonians 2:13]
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, so that he would glorify Him. In Adam’s sin, the human race fell from this sinless position, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. All human beings are born with a sinful nature and are totally depraved, and in need of a savior from sin. We believe in the literal resurrection of the body, both of the just and the unjust, and that all people will be judged. [(Genesis 1:26-27), 3:1-24; Isaiah 59:2; Jeremiah 17:9-10; Romans 3:10, (5:12); Ephesians 2:1-9; Acts 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; Revelation 20:11-15]
We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice, so that by His grace all who repent and place their faith in the Lord are justified through His blood. We cannot in any way earn salvation by works; it is a gift. [Luke 5:32, 13:3-5; Romans 3:21-28, 5:1-11; Galatians 2:15-16; (Ephesians 2:1-9); Titus 3:3-7; (1 John 2:2, 4:10)]
Having believed, we are born again by the Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our salvation, setting His seal of ownership on us, thereby we become children of God. [John 3:3, (14:16-23); (2 Corinthians 1:21-22, 5:5); (Ephesians 1:13-14); 1 Peter 3:3-5]
We believe in the body of Christ, the Church, of which the Lord Jesus Christ is the head. (Ephesians 1:20-23; Colossians 1:13-24) The body of Christ is made up of those who, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, are born again. (John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23), and are now indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13, 4:30).
We believe the primary commission of the church is to “make disciples” as revealed by Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20.
We believe that Christ, the Chief Shepherd, has authorized in Scripture that men, called overseers (also pastors or elders), are to serve under Him and over the local church to shepherd the flock (Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Peter 5:1-4). Qualifications for these men are given in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
We believe that Scripture has set a secondary group of men, called deacons, to serve alongside the shepherds to help meet the physical needs of the congregation (Acts 6:1-6). Qualifications for deacons are listed in 1 Timothy 3:8-13.
We believe in the ordinance of baptism, as commanded by Christ for all believers as a mark of their discipleship (Matthew 28:18-20). Baptism is an initiatory washing of water, symbolic of our identification with the Lord Jesus Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Romans 6:3-4).
We believe the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper is to be observed by the local assembly on a regular basis (Luke 22:14-20; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34). The Lord’s Supper is a remembrance and proclamation of Christ’s sacrificial death.
We believe in the daily need for believers to meet together for worship, for instruction in the Word of God, for fellowship and prayer (Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:24-25).
We believe that each member of the body of Christ has been given a specific function or purpose, which is for the benefit of the whole body (1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4:7-12). We believe that in the proper exercise of these gifts, the church will be brought to maturity and equipped for service.
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