What We’re About

Our History

In 1983, the United Methodist Church appointed Rev. Stuart Green to start a new congregation in our community. After assembling a core group of 12 people by going door-to-door through area neighborhoods, the new church met each Sunday at a local preschool – the La Petite Academy. The congregation quickly grew and moved their weekly worship to Lassiter High School. In 1986, the congregation moved into their own building at our current location of 2300 Jamerson Road. Mountain View continues to make an impact on our community, with our annual Bethlehem Walk attracting between 7,000-10,000 people each Christmas. Our Preschool is well-known and well-regarded. And our wide array of missions and ministries is making a difference.

At Mountain View

Our church is committed to God and to the Bible. God is our ultimate authority, and we believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, and we seek to live our lives in obedience to its truth.

“But more than anything else, put God’s work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well.” – Matthew 6:33

We are a fun, welcoming, loving and encouraging church community. We want to help everyone grow in their faith. We invest ourselves in the lives of others because we think that developing servant leaders matters. We lead by example and share authentic experiences. We share our stories and equip others to share theirs.

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34-35

We believe that God did not create anyone to be alone, and that we are called to do life together. God created us to be in community, and we seek to love, encourage, and support one another. This means that we must relinquish our own agendas, instead pursuing and living out the call that God has given to each of us.

“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” – Acts 2:46-47

Our church does not expect people to seek us, therefore we intentionally pursue people who are far from God. We are committed to going to great lengths to help people find Jesus.

“God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent him to save them!” – John 3:17

We pray bold prayers.

We know that God is awesome and capable, so we make “the big ask” of God in our prayer life. We come to God with a bold list of prayers and take time to actively listen to Him on a regular basis.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” –   1 John 5:14

The church is meant to be multigenerational. We think the best way to keep the love of God fresh in our hearts is to place a high value on kids, students and families. We intentionally invest in the next generation.

“Some people brought their children to Jesus so he could bless them. But his disciples told the people to stop bothering him. When Jesus saw this, he became angry and said, “Let the children come to me! Don’t try to stop them. People who are like these little children belong to the kingdom of God.  I promise you that you cannot get into God’s kingdom, unless you accept it the way a child does.” – Mark 10:13-15

We understand that we do not deserve the grace of God, but God’s grace is experienced and extended to one another here. This is a safe place to meet with God and learn about the great things He has done for each of us.

“He has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.” – 2 Timothy 1:9

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32