A Heartbeat in the community
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 16:17-19 New International Version (NIV) 17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[a] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[c] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[d] loosed in heaven.”
For a long time, we have fondly thought of worship as songs we sing in a Sunday service.
Worship demands more of us; it is a lifestyle that reflects God’s heart and love.
Worship is more than something we do; it is the motivation (heart attitude) that colours our thoughts and directs our actions.
than just a quick hello after a meeting with a cup of tea in your hand and a
list of people to see, fellowship takes time and energy and is about building a relationship with our fellow brothers and sisters. It is the basis on which
church is formed and people are cared for. We can do nothing on our own for
We all have something we love doing and can do well.
As we use our gifts and skills to help the local church grow and develop, this is our service.
The model of the church in the New Testament is of a body of people who are willing to use their gifts to serve each other and build community.
God has asked us to do one simple thing: tell people how he has changed our lives and that He can change theirs.
He needs us to get excited about sharing this
life with our neighbours; most people don’t realise the incredible benefits of
knowing Jesus, it’s up to us to show them.
Christian life is a constant journey of growth. We need to learn as we grow; to
discuss and question ideas and Scriptures. This is a part of discipleship. It
gives us a firm foundation on which we can build faith so that when we are
tested, we are sure of who we are in God. Accountability, biblical teaching and
the ability to think are essential!
We believe in the Word of God as a living dynamic shaping our lives
together and guiding the way we live out His calling in the context of our
lives in Millom. Studying the Word forms a key part of how we seek to live a
life in line with God’s will and ways. Meditation on God’s word produces
revelation, Revelation produces motivation, Motivation produces action, Action
produces fruit. Let us meditate on this vision letter.
Is our powerhouse for living,
our direct line with God. It is a communication process that allows us to talk
to God! He wants us to communicate with Him, like a person-to-person phone
call. We believe that prayer is a key to a deep relationship with God. and is
essential for Christian ministry.
Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons
3 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.
Fred says It has been a great privilege to be able to serve the congregation in MCC and the town in which they live. Fred has now been the pastor since 2004 but has been serving the church and the town since 2002.
Fred and wife Lorraine have been married since 1990 and have a beautiful daughter and granddaughter, they believe that God has placed them in the beautiful town of Millom. “We are here not by chance but by the call of God.” Says Fred.
They endeavour to give their best to God and the community of Millom and hope they can be a blessing to you.
Jason has been a valued member of Millom Community Church since moving to Millom in 2004, for most of that time his main role has been leading worship with his wife Debbie
As part of the leadership team, Jason is an elder and as part of his Charity Trustee role, he is also Treasurer keeping track of our day to day finances and delivering annual reports.
Jason and wife Debbie also run our monthly youth event "Expression" which is aimed at secondary school age groups and have been able to speak into these young peoples lives
Bible Study 7:30- 8:45 Every Tuesday
Sunday Service: 10:30 -11:45 followed by refreshments in the coffee Lounge.
Coffee Lounge: 10 am -1 pm Mom – Fri Thursday night 7 pm -10 pm
Little stars Toddler Group: 9:30 -11 am
Lady’s amazing Group: alternative Thursdays
Expression youth group (monthly 11-16 yrs)
Starts about 11 am for about 45 mins while church service continues.
We are passionate about our children and have a fun-packed time, which focuses not only on entertaining children but on helping them to find out for themselves what it means to know Jesus. - we do this by providing:
Currently, we have three core Children’s Church Leaders:
Sue Jarvis, Lorraine McKeown, Teresa Toms. Together they have a wealth of experience and have been involved in Children’s work for many years.
To Build a Contemporary Community Church in
which we are a strong heartbeat in our community - where God is Famous
Contemporary: We aim to be a place and a people that are relevant to the world and the community in which we live. 1 Chron 12:32
Community: We want to be a
Heartbeat: A healthy heartbeat means that we have a healthy heart. The Bible says that the heart is the wellspring of life. As a Community church we want to be a strong heartbeat in our Community. A church filled with life. Proverbs 4:23
Where God is famous, we want to be a place where people, both within and outside the church, can see, hear and experience what great things God is doing.
To achieve this, we need to have an outward focus to reach those without faith, both within the community and across the nations. It is our vision, prayer and heart’s desire that God would be made famous and that we would be a strong heartbeat in our community, where people will come to find real life in our time and in our generation. We are committed to doing all we can to enable this to be a reality in Millom and beyond. Habakkuk 3:1-3.