What We Believe and Visiting our Church
 

Theological Beliefs

  • The sole basis of Mayfield Church centers on the witness, teaching and Spirit of God in Jesus Christ.
  • There is one God, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — each possessing all the attributes of Deity.
  • God created women and men to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way.
  • We need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him.
  • Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute.
  • Salvation comes by faith in Jesus Christ — and is a gift that cannot be attained through human effort.
  • Salvation must be received personally by repentance and faith.
  • Those forgiven through Christ will enjoy eternal fellowship with God.

 The Spirit of God is alive, aware and active in our everyday lives.

 

Lifestyle Beliefs

  • The Bible – both Old and New Testaments — is uniquely God-inspired, infallible, culturally and historically relevant, and the authority on all matters of faith and practice.
  • The “red letters” in the Gospels are a priority – for they are the words, teaching and calling of Jesus to the church.
  • We consider the Wesleyan Quadrilateral of Scripture, tradition, reason and experience important to daily Christian living and lifestyle. John Wesley “believed that the living core of the Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason” – with Scripture serving as the primary source. Wesley saw the Quadrilateral not merely as prescriptive of how one should form beliefs, but also descriptive of how one should live out the Christian faith.
  • Leading people to Christ is a process – and it is the most important thing we do as a church.
  • Full devotion in the practice of Christian disciplines is the norm for a Christ-follower (i.e. weekly worship, generosity, servanthood, study and fellowship, or as we so often verbalize it in Methodist circles ,“prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness”).
  • Love and understanding is to be the paramount motivation of the church, not guilt, shame, judgment or coercion.
  • The Christian life and lifestyle is to focus on both personal and social holiness.
Our Doors are open on Sundays at 10 AM!!
We ask that you try to arrive as soon as possible after the doors open at 9:50 AM, so that we can get everyone seated and ready for worship when the service begins at 10. You will be asked to proceed immediately into the worship center where the ushers will help you find your seat, and when the service is over, exit directly to the parking lot. We understand that this will be uncomfortable for some, but we are doing our best to keep everyone as safe as possible. 
 
We will not be able to have our customary greeting during the service, and there will be no passing of baskets for our tithes and offerings. Baskets will be placed at the end of each aisle for your contributions. We will not have hymnals available, but you of course are welcome to bring your own Bibles.
 
We will have music and soloists, but there will be no congregational singing.
 
This worship service will be different from any you have ever attended – that’s for sure. But we intend to make it a joyful, warm-hearted, worshipful experience for so many of us who have missed each other during these long weeks, and we look forward to normalcy for Mayfield Church!