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Old 08-05-2011, 02:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

 

I was hoping that one of the knowledgeable mamas here could give me some insights:

 

http://www.mvcf.com/

 

 


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Just poking around their site, and the "Our Beliefs" page, I'd say an independant evangelical Protestant church.  They cover the basics of standard Christian theology, look like they have an "outreach" focus, possibly some social justice work, and probably have a band on stage rather than singing out of a hymnal. :)

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Looks like a pretty basic evangelical non-denominational.


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Non-demoninational, evangelical Protestant.

 

I say that based one:

Strong focus on individuals being saved by Jesus.

One of their pastors has a Baptist background, the rest do not say.

None say where they received their theological training, nor that they are ordained. This suggests that they are not a church with a hierarchy, but are independent

Several of the pastors credit the lead pastor with their teaching

Literalist interpretation of the Bible

All male leadership

 

I suspect, given the size of their pastoral core, that they're an evangelical mega -church.


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Thanks, people. I though they were evangelical of some kind, but the fact they do not specify confused me.  


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Pentecostal, given their section on "speaking in tongues" on their "Beliefs" page. Also under "Salvation Issues" they mention being evangelical.

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Not all charismatic (tongue speaking, hand raising, isle dancing etc) churches are Pentecostal.  There is a big difference in doctrine and belief.  Pentecostal is a very specific denomination.  But charismatic practices branch into almost every form of Christianity including the Catholic church (to a very very small degree)


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