We are an association of persons who are called out by God, committed to knowing Christ, growing together in Christ-likeness and making Christ known to the world by word and deed.
We exist to glorify God by reaching persons through the proclamation of the Gospel so that they may know and become like Christ; equipping them for service in the Church and in the world, attaining unity and maturity through:
Christ Centered Worship
and Community Empowerment
in anticipation of Christ’s return.
Statement of Faith
The following is our Statement of Faith: We believe that the scriptures, both Old and New Testament, are the inspired Word of God, without error in its original writings, the complete revelations of His will for the salvation of persons, and the divine and final authority for Christian faith and practice.
We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, that he arose bodily from the dead and that he ascended to heaven where he is now intercessor and advocate for the saints.
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, God, and to convict humankind of sin. The Holy Spirit also regenerates the believing sinner, indwells, guides, instructs and empowers the believer for Godly living and service.
We believe that humans were created in the image of God and fell into sin, thereby not only incurring physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. We further believe that all human beings are sinful by nature and in need of redemption, which can be accomplished only by the transforming grace and power of God.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His sacrificial death, and become heirs of eternal life.
We believe that the Christian life is a life of discipleship, involving a personal response of faith and obedience to Jesus Christ and to the Word of God leading to life of holiness, witness, and service through the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ alone have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ, which transcends and overcomes culture, national, rational, and ethnic boundaries and which Christ is the head.
We believe in the personal and visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory to consummate His salvation and His judgment.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord and of the unbeliever to everlasting and conscious punishment.
We believe that salvation is given to man by the grace of God and man can only be saved through faith in Jesus Christ.
The following core values will form the basis of our ministries at every level:
BIBLICAL AUTHORITY We will embrace the Holy Scriptures as the source of inspired authority for faith, life and ministry.
GREAT COMMISSION We will reach the lost and disciple the saints in any context.
KINGDOM PERSPECTIVE We will focus on building God’s kingdom as we fulfil our vision, mission and calling.
SPIRITUAL PASSION We will love the Lord passionately and serve humankind fervently.
EMPOWERING PEOPLE We will build healthy local churches by equipping and empowering believers for ministry.
INTEGRITY AND JUSTICE We will conduct all our affairs with probity and Godly fear, endeavouring always to uphold the unchangeable principles of God’s Word and the laws of the land.
CORPORATE OBJECTIVES The vision of the MCAJ will be achieved through a set of eight groups of objectives broken down into functional areas of the organization. Some of the objectives will be driven directly by the General Board while others will be delegated to the Regions and ultimately to the local congregations.