Our Vision and Mission At Jesus MCC, our Vision is to become one of the world's foremost Emerging Churches, then share that model of ministry with others, ultimately affecting the course of the global Christian movement. Although there is no one fixed definition of an "Emerging Church," we define it as a church that operates in accordance with the Guiding Principles listed above. Congregations who self-identify as Emerging Churches are generally motivated by a deep desire to move beyond the conservative/liberal divide that has come to characterize modern Christianity and get back to focusing on the basics of following Jesus, as presented in the Holy Gospels. Emerging Churches encourage honest questions and allow room for freedom of thought and conscience. At Jesus MCC, our Mission is defined by three areas of emphasis: Making Disciples Doing Justice Helping Those In Need Five Guiding Principles At Jesus MCC, we believe: The Bible is a living book that invites us into active dialogue with God in our daily lives -- not some dusty ol' book of rules frozen in time. Church should be a place where you can be real - no pretending. Church should be a place that welcomes our questions and encourages independent thought. Following Jesus is more about spiritual values than spiritual rules. Following Jesus is not just a part of life, it is a way of life! These five principles guide everything we do at Jesus MCC.