Mountain Movers Church
Forget, for just a moment, what you know about “church”. Imagine a faith family of imperfect people, striving to love one another and their communities unconditionally, with the end-goal of making Heaven crowded. Welcome to Mountain Movers Church.
Meet OUR PASTORS
Brad and Misti met in College and practically became best friends over night. Ministry has been a part of their lives since the day they met. On August 11, 2001 they were joined in marriage and within a short two and a half years had four beautiful children - A.J., Ty, and twin daughters Mia and Blaike. Anything the Heltons do, they go all out!!
The Heltons enjoy singing and playing music. They love playing sports and have a passion for working out, hunting and being on the lake. They enjoy frequent trips to Branson, family nights with cheesecake and coffee...then working out again!
Brad and Misti started Mountain Movers Church from their living room couch with one couple in September of 2007 with little money, a really BIG dream, and a willingness to never quit unless it killed them. It all began where the Grove campus sits today.
Meet OUR staff
One of the most common questions people ask us is "What are you?" What they mean is, "What denomination are you affiliated with? What do you call yourselves?", "What are your beliefs?"
The answer is "We're Christians - Christ Followers." We believe that the Word of God is true from cover to cover. We believe everything it says is for us and is for today - within context of course.
The most important thing you need to know is that your beliefs may not be our beliefs and believe it or not, we're okay with that! We understand that you may come from a long line of denominational and/or religious loyalties or you may not really know what you believe. Regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey, it's okay. When God looks down, we know He sees the humanity he created. We know that He loves you VERY much - so much He gave his life to offer forgiveness for you!
Our mission is NOT to get you to identify yourself as a Baptist, a Pentecostal, a Methodist, Lutheran, or a Catholic. Our mission is to lead you into a real and life-changing relationship with Jesus that's contagious. Our desire is to see you make heaven your home and take as many people with you as possible when you get there. We are the perfect church for imperfect people. Everyone is welcome no matter what their life looks like at the present. Our prayer is that each indiviual would know and experience the incredible life transformation He has called all of us to enjoy.
As you read what we, as an organization believe, if you see something you don't agree with, don't lose any sleep over it. One thing is for sure, we're not going to excommunicate you from the family if you don't see things eye to eye with others. Call yourself what you want. We're all in this together and if we keep the main thing the main thing, heaven will be our home!
Here's a break down of what we believe as a church family. If you have a problem with what you see, look it up and study it out for yourself. Either way, you're welcome to worship with us on campus or online anytime.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14
Man is made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16, I John 2:25 & 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5 & 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:34, Acts 1:9-11, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by admitting that we have sinned, believing that Jesus Christ is the only means by which we can be saved, confessing that Jesus is Lord in our lives and dedicating to live for Him according to His Word. Man at any time after salvation can turn away from God and die in a state of sin, with the consequences of eternal separation from God being Hell.
Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6 & 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1, Romans 6:1-4, Luke 6:44
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
II Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13 & 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12 & 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18
The Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is true without any mixture of error.
II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105,160 & 12:6, Proverbs 30:5
The New Testament teaches at least three baptisms. First, there is the baptism where the repentant sinner, when trusting Jesus as his Savior, is baptized by the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ. Secondly, there is water baptism by immersion for believers only, as an outward sign of their inward commitment to Christ. Thirdly, there is the filling or baptism in the Holy Spirit by the Lord Jesus Christ, which may occur during or after salvation. We believe that speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance is the evidence of this baptism.
I Corinthians 12:13, Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 6:3-6
Prayer and fasting is defined as voluntarily going without food in order to focus on prayer and fellowship with God. Prayer and fasting often go hand in hand, but this is not always the case. You can pray without fasting and fast without prayer. It is when these two activities are combined and dedicated to God's Glory that they reach their full effectiveness. Having a dedicated time of prayer and fasting is not a way of manipulating God into doing that you desire. Rather, it is simply forcing yourself to focus and rely on God for strength, provision, protection and wisdom.
OUR corporate fast
Every month we participate in a corporate fast. Learn more about fasting and why we do it by clicking here.