“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’” - Mt. 28:18-20
"Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." - Psalm 46:10
Mountain View Community Church (MVC) exists to make Christ known as we passionately love Him together. This is our desire, not only for the city of Fort Collins, but for our state, our country, and the whole world. We believe that God’s heart, as revealed through the Scriptures, has always been for the nations and that people everywhere would call on Him for salvation through Jesus Christ. God’s word demonstrates this in several ways...
- He reveals His glory to all mankind through creation (Ps. 19:1-6, Romans 1:20). In the Old Testament, He raised up one nation (Israel) to represent Himself to all other nations so that they too would worship Him (Gen. 12:1-3, Ps. 67)
- In the fullness of time, God sent forth His Son, who is the only way for salvation, so that whoever believes in Him (whether those who believed in Him with a forward-looking faith before He came, or those who believe now that He has come) will not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16)
- He has commissioned His people, the church, to take the message of salvation to all nations (Matthew 28:19) and to the remotest part of the earth (Acts 1:8)
We affirm that the work of salvation is God’s work. Only He can break through the hardness of the human heart and show a person his need for salvation (John 6:44, Ephesians 2:8-9). We also affirm that the offer of salvation through the gospel is given to all people, and that “whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13). As such, God is in the business of drawing men, women and children all over the world to call on His name for salvation, and we desire to be used by Him to carry out the work He is doing.