Service Times and location
SERVICES: SUNDAYS AT 10AM
Mill Creek Church is located in Milford, Michigan. We are a community of multigenerational individuals who seek to reach our community in the Huron Valley as well as around the world. It is a church that is affiliated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
What we Believe
The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God: true, immutable, steadfast, and unchangeable (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).
The Eternal Godhead
We believe that God is triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the Three are coexistent, coeternal, and equal in divine perfection (1 John 5:7).
The Fall of Man
We believe that man, created in the image of God, by voluntary disobedience fell into the depths of sin and iniquity, bequeathing sin’s nature and consequences to all mankind, with their accompanying loss of intended meaning and purpose (Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12).
The Plan of Redemption
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, took our place, and with His life’s blood purchased the pardon for all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Titus 2:14).
Salvation Through Grace
We believe that salvation is wholly through grace; that no human righteousness or merit can contribute to our receiving God’s love and favor (Ephesians 2:8).
Repentance and Acceptance
We believe that, upon sincere repentance and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God through Jesus’ sacrificial death (Romans 10:6-10; 1 John 1:9).
The New Birth
We believe that the change that takes place in people at conversion is a very real one; that having received righteousness in Christ and having received of His Spirit, people will have new desires, interests, and pursuits in life (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
Daily Christian Life
We believe that it is the will of God that those who have been born again grow in sanctification, become partakers of His holiness, and daily grow stronger in the faith, power, prayer, love, and service (2 Corinthians 7:1).
Water Baptism and the Lord's Supper
We believe that being baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is an essential response to Jesus’ command, testifying to His lordship as Christ and King (Romans 6:4). We believe in observing the Lord’s Supper, receiving the broken bread and the fruit of the vine with joy and faith as we partake anew of the life and triumph of Christ’s Cross (1 Corinthians 11:24-26)
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit empowers believers to exalt Jesus, to live lives of holiness, and to be witnesses of God’s saving grace; we expect the Spirit’s incoming to be after the same manner as that in which He came upon believers in the days of the Early Church (Acts 1: 5, 8; 2:4).
The Spirit-Filled Life
We believe that it is the will of God that believers walk in the Spirit moment by moment, serving the Lord and living lives of patience, love, truth, sincerity, and prayer (Ephesians 4:30-32; Galatians 5:16, 25).
The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit bestows enabling ministry gifts upon believers, and that these gifts will build up the Body of Christ through edification and evangelism(1 Corinthians 12:1-11); as evidence of a Spirit-filled life, believers should show spiritual “fruit”: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance (Galatians 5:22-25).
We believe a Christians’ moderation should be obvious to others and that relationship with Jesus should never lead people into extremes of fanaticism; their lives should model that of Christ in uprightness, balance, humility, and self-sacrifice (Colossians 3:12, 13; Philippians 4:5).
We believe that divine healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith; He, who does not change, is still willing and able to heal the body, as well as the soul and spirit in answer to faith (Mark 16: 17, 18; James 5:14-16).
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent; the certainty of His coming and the fact that no man knows the hour of His coming prompt our evangelistic efforts; that the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven, the dead in Christ shall rise, and the redeemed will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (Matthew 24:36, 42, 44; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
We believe that it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with a congregation of believers with whom we can worship God, observe the ordinances of Christ, exhort and support one another, labor for the salvation of others, and work together to advance the Lord’s Kingdom (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:24).
We believe that civil government is by divine appointment and that civil laws should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Acts 4: 18-20; Romans 13:1-5).
We believe that all shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ: the redeemed to be delivered unto everlasting life, and the unrepentant unto everlasting punishment (Revelation 20:11, 12; 2 Corinthians 5:10).
We believe that heaven is the glorious habitation of the living God and the eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:2; Revelation 7:15-17).
We believe that hell is a place of darkness, deepest sorrow, and unquenchable fire, which was not prepared for man but for the devil and his angels; yet it will become the place of eternal separation from God for all who reject Christ as Savior (Matthew 13: 41, 42; Revelation 20:10, 15).
We believe that soul winning is the “one big business” of the Church on earth, and that every hindrance to worldwide evangelism should be removed (James 5:20; Mark 16:15).
Tithing and Offerings
We believe that tithing and offerings are ordained of God to sustain His ministry, spread the Gospel, and release personal blessing (Malachi 3:10; 1 Corinthians 16: 1, 2).
Mill Creek Church is a church in Milford, Michigan that has a vision to reach the community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are commissioned by Jesus to go into the world and reach everyone. This is why our main vision is to "Bring In, Raise Up, Send Out". We want to bring in everyone so that they may have a relationship with God, raise them up through discipleship to do all that Jesus did, then send them out empowered to minister in their own calling. We desire for this to be a continual circle and we will keep this at the heart of what we do and what we are about.
Truth is revealed by God through the Bible, so we carefully study God’s Word as the authoritative standard for living. Through it the Holy Spirit instructs us in daily devotions and with others in small and large groups for the purpose of life change (Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
Our primary purpose in life is to enter into an ever-increasing intimacy with our Father. Declaring our hope in Jesus Christ, we joyfully express our whole-hearted love to him. In every circumstance, we worship God through the arts, the releasing of our spiritual gifts, and lives of obedience (Matthew 16:16, Mark 12:29-30, John 4:23, Romans 12:1, 1 Peter 1:6).
We believe an accurate view of ourselves before God and before one another prepares the way for being conformed into the image of Christ. Thus, we acknowledge our own brokenness and the redeeming power of God’s grace, so that our stories may be a constant source of encouragement to one another. In a world of perception that defines people rather than reality, we strive to live in genuine openness, integrity, humility, and transparency (Romans 12:3, Galatians 5:24-26 NLT, Philippians 2:3-5).
Jesus embraces the image of God in all people since the creation of humanity. Therefore, we live deeply with one another, to carry each other’s burdens, to share our possessions, and to suffer and celebrate together. In this truth, we live as family, strengthening each other and the community we call home. We also believe that this community is commission to grow by caring for the community around us.
(Proverbs 27:17, Matthew 7:1-2; 12:31; 28:18-20; Mark 12:31; John 13:34-35, Acts 2:42-47; Romans 14:13, 1 Corinthians 13; James 5:13-16).
Understanding that we are reborn when the Holy Spirit fills us, we yield to the Spirit for ongoing transformation that brings healing to the whole of us, conforms us to the image of Jesus, and allows us to accurately reflect God in the world. God wants us to be whole in spirit, mind, and body (John 20:21, Acts 1:8, 2:38-39, Romans 12:1-2, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:23).
Jesus Christ laid down his life as the ultimate example of the fullness of God’s love. Authentic devotion to him calls us to sacrifice of ourselves and be a blessing to those around us. As a community of Christ’s followers we commit ourselves to a sacrificial lifestyle of generosity that affects our relationships, finances, time and perspectives, allowing the kingdom of heaven to flourish in justice and hope. We also continue in the tradition that God blessed Abraham in order to be a blessing the nations (Genesis 12:2, Micah 6:8, Matthew 10:39; 25:31-46; Luke 4:18-19; John 15:13, Acts 2:44-45; James 2:17, 1 John 3:16).
We recognize the wisdom of every generation, the importance of the family, and the need for people of all ages to speak truth into each other’s lives. Together we experience the love of God, become built up in our faith, and are equipped for ministry, in order to extend Christ to each generation – no matter which one that might be. We believe that each person in the family has a role to play in the community and that the Lord has relationship with people of all ages (Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Psa. 33.11, Tit. 2:3-5, Deut. 6:4-9, 1 Peter 5:5).
Sin fractured the relationship between God and humanity. Jesus gave his life so that everyone could receive forgiveness and be reconciled to God. Our missional responsibility is reconciliation accomplished through intentional outreach in a variety of cultures, locally and globally, and through authentic friendships (Matthew 18:14, 28:19-20, John 3:16, John 20:21, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21, 2 Timothy 2:2).
At Mill Creek we believe not only in the importance of generosity, inside and outside of the Church, but we also believe in the promises of God that are directly connected to that generosity. We teach and practice the Biblical command of giving tithes (10% of your gross income) and offerings (love gifts over and above your tithe). Malachi 3:10 (NKJV) says, “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.” We also believe that we are to give, not out of pressure, but out of our want to be a blessing in the community. 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NCV) says, "Decide in your heart how much to give. Don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. 'For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.'"
We want to give you that opportunity to be a blessing to others. To make giving an easy process for our church, we have partnered with Paypal for our online giving platform. You can give online by clicking the “DONATE” button below and following the onscreen directions. You will be taken to our Paypal website portal for this process.
Thank you for joining with us in showing the love of Jesus to a lost and hurting world!
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