Mt. Scott Church
A Place Where Lives Are Transformed
Rather than being a place where people are met with shame, guilt, and condemnation, we seek to extend to everyone the grace, mercy, and forgiveness that God has shown to us. No matter what you’ve been through or what questions you might have, we want to invite you to be part of the family.
We care about YOU, not what you’re wearing, so feel free to come in jeans or whatever is comfortable. Come at 10:00 and grab a free hot cup of coffee in the Foyer during our Gathering Time. Our worship begins at 10:30. Sit wherever you’d like. We won't single you out publicly, but we expect that you will experience a warm welcome from the Mt. Scott family where everybody belongs – every color, every shape, every personality, people with every kind of story imaginable. Our services are multi-generational and feature contemporary music blended with the classic hymns that have brought God's people together for many generations.
Jesus came to change the world. As followers of Christ, we, too, are called to change the world by demonstrating the love of Christ. We are in the reclamation business—changing the world by taking back what Hell has stolen.
Born emphasizing the unity and holiness of God’s people, calling for the reformation of the church with these truths in view, we also know that ours is a call to expand the Kingdom of God. Whenever a soul is redeemed, the Kingdom expands. Whenever light penetrates the darkness, whenever justice prevails over injustice, whenever knowledge replaces ignorance, whenever healing mends what is broken, whenever freedom in Christ overcomes the bondage of this world, whenever Jesus is owned as Lord where once He was not, the Kingdom expands..
Mt. Scott Church is an affiliated congregation of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) — a global movement of people seeking to fulfill God’s mission in the world. We’re committed to studying the Word of God and faithfully living it out.
Attempting to live into our mission as a Community of Care that transforms lives and a welcoming Gathering Place for our neighbors, we’ve made strides building bridges through our Community Connection Center events, classes and Neighbor 2 Neighbor program. We also desire to make strides in carrying our faith alongside people with diverse understandings of God and Faith.
We believe that every human being is:
- created in the image of God
- uniquely loved by God
- created for relationship, with God and others
- invited into relationship with God through Jesus
We believe the church is called to:
- Be light and leaven in the world
- Be the ambassadors of Christ
- Be the hospitable table of God’s banquet
- Be the good the Samaritan, the prodigal parent, and the bride of Christ, all rolled into one.
At Mt. Scott we hold the message of the Bible in high regard and believe that grace is the gift of God that leaves us without any room for boasting (Ephesians 2:8-9). Grace is what allows us to experience relationship with a holy God. That same grace creates the space for people at different places on their faith journey to be in community.
Believing this to our core, we also recognize that those in leadership are held to higher standards (James 3:1, 1 Peter 5:1-4, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Timothy 3:1-13). As such, we require those members of our community who agree to serve as ministry leaders to be fully committed to the ministry of Mt. Scott Church, and to live in harmony with the general teachings of the Church of God (Anderson, IN), supporting the ministry of our joint global, national, and state organizations. We invite those interested in exploring their readiness for leadership to begin a dialogue with our pastoral staff.
You will find a great diversity of convictions and practices within the Church of God congregations. Though we have differences, we share a common story of faith, growing together into the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13). We worship and serve as citizens of God’s kingdom. We celebrate our life in Christ and accept our call to be the body of Christ in our world—all to the glory of God. Visit the Church of God's North American website (JesusIsTheSubject.org/our-beliefs) to find other resources.