Meadowlands Fellowship Church

frequently asked questions

1. What should I expect when I come to MFC on a Sunday morning?

Well, before and after the service you’ll probably see a bunch of friendly people hanging out chatting and drinking coffee after the service, kids running around having a good time, and their parents giving chase.

The service itself is somewhat more subdued. We gather for prayer, worship (a blend of both contemporary and traditional music with guitars, piano, drums, and more), and a Bible-based message. Midway, the younger children head off to Sunday School.

2. What programs/activities are available at MFC?

Actually, there are many, and it would take a while to describe them all, but one thing we will say is that there’s something for everyone. Here are some examples to pique your interest:

  • Children: Nursery, Sunday School, KidZone, Sing-Along, Cadets, GEMS
  • Youth/Young Adults: Momentum, FYI
  • Adults: Small Groups, Alpha, Coffee Break, Doc Night etc.
  • Family: OASIS, Pastorates, various seasonal activities

3. Do I have to be a member to attend MFC?

Not at all! Everyone who desires to see what we are about is welcome at MFC. We hope that you will be among the many who have decided to become members, making a formal commitment to be active in the ministries of the church and to grow with us as followers of Jesus.

4. Who is Jesus?

Jesus was born in Bethlehem some two thousand years ago. He was at once truly human and truly righteous; yet more powerful than all creatures, that is, one who is also true God.

He travelled through Palestine with his disciples (followers) performing miracles and teaching about God’s love. Jesus himself was a perfect living example of that love and showed it in his preference for the social outcast and his healing of the sick.

5. Why do we believe that Jesus is so important?

Jesus did more than teach and live God’s love, He was God in the flesh. God deeply desires an intimate relationship with us, but we turned away from God and stopped obeying him.

God, therefore, came down from heaven to provide for our way back to Him. Jesus did this through His perfect obedience to God the Father, dying as a sacrifice in our place and then triumphing over death through His resurrection. Even now, He continually pleads our cause with the Father.
When God raised Jesus up, He opened the gateway for all of us to live in relationship with Him again.

Jesus is our eternal king who governs us by his Word and Spirit, and who guards us and keeps us in the freedom He has won for us.

6. What does it mean to be a Christian?

Christ is a title often added to Jesus’ name, pointing to him as the long-awaited king and deliverer. As followers of Jesus Christ, we call ourselves Christians because we accept him as God’s provision for our deliverance from sin. In our relationship with him, Jesus leads us from sin to forgiveness and on to a renewed life.

7. What’s MFC all about? What are the church’s core values?

We are a bunch of diverse Christians gathered together to:

  • Meet God – to deepen a loving relationship with God through regular worship and prayer.
  • Minister to one another – to develop and nurture our relationships with one another.
  • Mission – to live out God’s mission we honour God in all things; we bring a message of hope and love to the Meadowlands, to the city, and around the world.

8. What does MFC’s logo mean?

The logo – a cross at the dynamic center of three stretching circles – is a nifty reminder of MFC’s focal point and beliefs. The cross represents our church’s commitment to Christ, and the three rings represent our core values: Meeting God, Ministering, Mission.

9. What does it mean to be “Christian Reformed”?

Put simply, it means that we share the same gospel language with all Christian churches worldwide, but we speak it with a Reformed accent.
It involves:

  • our helpless need (sin),
  • God’s salvation (grace),
  • Christians putting their faith into action in every area of life.

You can read about our Christian Reformed accent in some interesting documents like the Heidelberg Catechism.
Or you can find out what the Reformed accent sounds like over a cup of coffee. Give us a call or drop by. We would love to talk with you.