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Welcome To Our Church!

Welcome to Mount Joy Missionary Baptist Church website.We are located in Edwardsville, Illinois. We are so excited you have taken the time to check out our website. Our site gives a wonderful overview of what is happening in the life of our church. We invite you to come and experience Mt. Joy first hand.

Mount Joy Missionary Baptist Church is a Bible believing

church that is submitted and committed to loving God and loving people. It is our desire to share Christ as The Way, The Truth and The Life. We are not about building an

organized religion but focused on knowing Christ and growing in our relationship with Him. If you too would like to know Christ in a personal way, please come and join us in the journey!

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As Pastor and under shepherd to Jesus the Christ in this Mt Joy Ministry, it is my responsibility to seek continuing direction from God. Under that direction, we have recently rewritten our Purpose Statement to reflect exactly what God has called and instructed us to do.

We have studied Mathew 22: 37-40 and Mathew 28: 19,20, and identified five defining and directing principles that will help us stay on the course God wants for us. As we build the kingdom here in Edwardsville we invite all those who will to join the Mt Joy Family in this effort.

The Great Commission: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…Love your neighbor as yourself.   Mathew 22:37-40.

The Great Command: Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Mathew 28:19,20 

From these two edicts come the five focuses for Mt Joy:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart………………………………Worship

Love your neighbor as yourself………………………………………………Ministry

Go and make disciples of all nations…………………………………………Evangelism

Baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, Holy Spirit…………………Fellowship

Teaching them to obey everything I have commanded………………………  Discipleship

Mt. Joy’s Purpose

Mt. Joy Church exists to: CELEBRATE the person of God, SERVE the people of God, SHARE the love of God, CONNECT the family of God, and TEACH the word of God.

  • To “Love God with all your heart” is “WORSHIP”. (CELEBRATE)

  • To “Love your neighbor as yourself” is “MINISTRY”. (SERVE)

  • To “Go…make disciples” is “EVANGELISM”. (SHARE)

  • To “Baptize…” is to “INCORPORATE INTO FELLOWSHIP”. (CONNECT)

  • To “Teach them…all things” is “DISCIPLESHIP”. (TEACH)

Mt. Joy Church Exists:

  1. To____CELEBRATE___God’s Presence (Worship)

  2. To____SERVE_______ God’s Love (Ministry)

  3. To____SHARE_______God’s Word (Evangelism)

  4. To____CONNECT____ God’s Family (Fellowship)

  5. To____TEACH_______God’s People (Discipleship)

Statement of Faith

Mt. Joy Missionary Baptist Church Statement of faith:

  • God is the creator of Heaven and Earth and everything therein.

  • Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, is God’s only begotten Son.

  • Jesus died without sin to pay the price for our sins.

  • After Jesus was crucified, He arose on the third day.

  • Jesus lives in Heaven at the right hand of Father, God.

  • The Holy Spirit is real, and if we yield to God’s Spirit, we are filled and controlled by the Him.

  • The Holy Spirit draws us to God, unites us with Christ in the new birth, witnesses to us about our salvation, gives us power to witness, gives us power to live, teaches us the things of God, and makes intercession for us in prayer.

  • God calls for each of us to repent of sin and to trust Jesus as our Savior.

  • We are called to go into all the world and to make disciples of all men.

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