MCC’s Statement of Faith…
This is the simple declaration of what MCC believes, as stated in our
By-Laws, and accepted by our General Conference: “Christianity
is the revelation of God in Jesus Christ and is the religion set forth in
the scriptures. Jesus Christ is foretold in the Old Testament, presented
in the New Testament, and proclaimed by the Christian Church in every age
and in every land.”
Founded in the interest of offering a church home to all who confess and
believe, Metropolitan Community Churches moves in the mainstream of
Our faith is based upon the principles outlined in the historic creeds:
Apostles and Nicene.
In one triune God, omnipotent,
omnipresent and omniscient, of one substance and of three persons: God –
our Parent-Creator; Jesus Christ the only begotten son of God, God in
flesh, human; and the Holy Spirit – God as our Sustainer.
That the Bible is the divinely inspired
Word of God, showing forth God to every person through the law and the
prophets, and finally, completely and ultimately on earth in the being
of Jesus Christ.
That Jesus…the Christ…historically
recorded as living some 2,000 years before this writing, is God
incarnate, of human birth, fully God and fully human, and that by being
one with God, Jesus has demonstrated once and forever that all people
are likewise Children of God, being spiritually made in God’s image.
That the Holy Spirit is God making known
God’s love and interest to all people. The Holy Spirit is God, available
to and working through all who are willing to place their welfare in
Every person is justified by grace to God
through faith in Jesus Christ.
MCC Statement of Purpose
As God’s liberated people, we boldly....
Reclaim our Holy Identity
At MCC, we believe that even in our humanness, we are holy. We are
liberated from other people’s definitions of who we are. We are made
both body and spirit. We believe that our sexuality is a holy gift from
God so we no longer distance our bodies from our experience with God.
We are a people who proudly participate in the communion of body and
Advance our call to Social Justice and Action
At MCC, we believe that Jesus led the way in acts of compassion
and acts of justice. Because we have been a people in the margins of
society, we understand fully the grace that God has extended to us.
We seek to distance ourselves from exclusion and draw ourselves closer to
including all those who are marginalized in any way. We stand
boldly with those who resist the structures of exclusion, as Jesus did,
and work to insure freedom for all people. In the margins, we are
Tell the story of God’s
At MCC, we come as we are to Christ and are changed by what we
find. We experience a God with open arms, inviting all to take the
sacred journey of faith and transformation.
We are growing in our faith and
claim that our place in society has magnified our place in God’s family.
We are one of the many voices of God that, until now, has been lost in the
Nurture the value of Community
At MCC, we believe our ultimate ministry is in the world.
We know that in order to prepare ourselves for radical service that
changes lives, we must equip ourselves and others in the safety of a
supportive community. We strive to live out a message that rejects
the idea that any are excluded from the family of God.
Build bridges that Liberate and
At MCC, we have experienced the soul destruction that comes from hate
filled rhetoric. In restoring our souls, we have come to find that
our voices will speak the liberation that comes through peace, compassion,
love, respect and grace. As followers of Jesus, we believe
ineveryone’s holy privilege to work out their own salvation.
While we are a Christian church who follows Jesus, we respect those of
other faith traditions and work together with them to free all those who
are oppressed by hate, disregard and violence.
MCC Core Values:
Love is our greatest moral value and resisting exclusion is a primary
focus of our ministry. We want to continue to be the conduits of a faith
where everyone is included in thefamily of God, and where all parts of our
being are welcomed at God’s table.
Offering a safe and open community for people to worship, learn and grow
in their faith is our deep desire. We are committed to equipping
ourselves and each other to do the work that God has called us to do in
Providing a message of liberation from the oppressive religious
environment of our day or to those experiencing God for the first time is
what guides our ministry. We believe that when people are invited to
experience God through the life and ministry of Christ, lives will be
Working to talk less and do more, we are committed to resisting
the structures that oppress people and standing with those who suffer
under the weight of oppressive systems, being guided always by our
commitment to Global Human Rights.
Telephone: (208) 401-8442
Our Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1959, Boise, Idaho 83701
Where we meet:
305 E. 37th Street, Garden City, Idaho 83714
Services: at 11:00 A.M.
each Sunday with special announcements provided for various Holy days and