Sometimes churches can be rough places to navigate. We think our aim here at MPCC is pretty simple. Know Christ, love others, and serve the world. As adults at MPCC, we want to be a community of Christ-followers engaging the world around us through service, practicing humilty and real Jesus-type love for one another through fellowship and discipling one another, and learning and growing in our knowledge of Jesus and our love for Him. Check these offerings out - it is an organic process, ever growing and changing, so if you don't see something you can be a part of, but have an idea of something you could be a part of, please let us know. We would love to help you get connected!
Sunday - We have open groups that meet on Sunday morning from 9am-10:15am, and from 10:30am-11:30am every Sunday. All of our Sunday morning groups are open, meaning that even if they are in the midst of an ongoing study, you are welcome to join in! Most times, coffee is on-demand, and the teaching is always solid!
Wednesday evenings at the church start with a fellowship meal at 6:00pm, with adult groups meeting after the meal, usually starting around 6:30pm, and wrapping up around 8:00pm. Some of these groups are more in-depth, and are more "closed" simply because they are smaller and are following a highly structured curriculum. Don't worry, though - if this is the kind of community you seek, just contact the office and we will conect you with a group. If you are looking for a less structured group, those are available, too, with quality content and leaders that will challenge, motivate, and communicate the gospel to you!
Other opportunities abound for connecting around study - several home groups are meeting, usually twice a month, and usually on Sunday evenings. We also have a men's Tuesday evening group and a Tuesday morning group at Steak n Shake here in Bedford.
At MPCC, one of our aims is to grow closer in relationship with each other - its kind of the whole point of church. To do that, we get together around a variety of things. One of those is bible study and fellowship, one of those is serving, and another is spending time together, life-on-life. These goals bleed into one another, and that was the model the early church followed in learning how to love one another. Jesus said other folks would know we were His followers by our love for each other. So, if you come to worship with us, you might be quickly asked to be a part of something. It might be a study. It might be a home group. It might be a meal after church, or through the week, or coffee, or knocking out a wall at a local mission. Could be anything.
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At MPCC, one of our core beliefs is that God has called us to serve the world, to take Jesus to the far reaches and the near reaches. To that end, we have folks involved in many different areas of Jesus-type serving. Again, this is an organic list of places to plug in, we are always open to more! What could you add? We would love to use your creativity! We have a ton of contact folks on file at church, for more info,email Julia or call 812-275-5000. See our missions page for additional missions and ministries!
LIFE - Lawrence InterFaith Endeavor provides emergency food, housing, and utility assitance to the hurting families of Lawrence County. If you can stock a shelf, pack a sack of food, or lend a listening ear to a hurting person, LIFE could use you! LIFE is located in Bedford and Mitchell.
Bertha's Mission - Bertha's Mission is a place where anyone can come and get a good meal. If you can donate, great. If not, that's ok, too. Bertha's Mission now has two locations, Bedford and Mitchell. For more information on how to get plugged in to this ministry, Toby Adams is our point of contact here at the church (reach him through the church office), or you can contact the director directly, Janice Nickeo 317-480-0085.
Becky's Place - Becky’s Place is designed to “provide shelter and create hope” for women and children who are experiencing homelessness and moving toward a life of self-sufficiency. If you want to help Becky's Place, you can get involved with financial support, material donations, serving on the advisory board, volunteering for projects or as a staff member, and through prayer. Toby Adams is also our point of contact for them here at the church, or you can contact them direct at (812) 275-5773.
Haiti Mission - Our team is always looking for people with an "all nations" mindset with respect to The Great Commission. Our team has done medical missions, service missions, and has also done engineering and contruction missions, the most recent being a full water line project to a village in Haiti! April Haskett (medical), Toby Adams (youth), and Tom Bishop (infrastructure improvement projects) are the points of contact in this ministry and would love to have you come along on the next trip, or be a part of the "ground" crew here that helps make it all happen!