What to Expect


This is the nature of the gospel: we come to God as we are. We don't clean ourselves up first! So wherever you are in your spiritual journey and whatever your religious or church background, you should expect to be welcomed at Murrysville Community Church! We want to encourage you to thoughtfully consider and deeply connect with Christ during your visit with us.


A place where you are welcomed and find it easy to connect - from the time you arrive, to dropping off kids with our children's team, to a time of refreshments and coffee as we gather for worship.

Parents of young kids can rest assured that their children from infant through age three are well cared for in our nurseries staffed by trained MCC caregivers who have passed Pennsylvania's extensive background checks. 


At MCC our worship is God-centered and whole-person engaging. It is casual, yet liturgical; the music is contemporary, yet filled with ancient and modern hymns and Psalms. Please don't feel the need to dress up - our church family wears everything from jeans and polos to sport coats. 

If you've been a follower of Jesus and gone to church for a while, some of what we do here will be familiar but some may not be. Many who join us have never come to church before at all. If that's you, have no worries - our worship guide and those leading services will help you follow along as we have an interactive conversation with God about His glory, our needs, and His provision in Christ. 

Our services include times of private prayer, corporate prayer, confessions of sins and confessions faith, as well as celebrating the sacraments that Christ gave us (Baptism and the Lord's Supper), depending on the Sunday. You'll also spend some extended time hearing one of our pastors preaching from God's Word. We'll end our time by being given a blessing from God to send us out until we meet again next Sunday. We plan for our worship to last about an hour and fifteen minutes.


• Christian worship is God-centered (Psalm 96:8).

• Worship of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the highest goal of human life (I Corinthians 10:31; Romans 11:36; Psalm 73:25-28).

• Worship of the Lord is properly regulated by His written Word, the Bible (Exodus 20:4-6; Deuteronomy 12:32; Matthew 15:9; Acts 17:25; Colossians 2:23).

• Public worship, carried out in a biblical manner, is of primary importance to the health of any Christian church and such worship is the most central, identifying mark of the Body of Christ (Acts 2:42-47; I Corinthians 11-14; I Timothy 2:1-15).

• It is essential that Christians gather as a body to worship the Lord on Sunday since by such gathering for public worship we celebrate and proclaim the resurrection of Christ and obey the Father’s commands concerning the Sabbath (Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 20:8-11; Isaiah 56:2ff; Matthew 5:17-18; Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 16:1-2; Revelation 1:10).

• Biblical worship is a divine-human dialogue and the order of public worship should reflect this dialogue. For example, God calls us to worship and we respond in prayer and praise (Genesis 28:10-22; Isaiah 6:1-12; Jeremiah 1:4-8; Hebrews 1:1-2; Romans 12:1; Acts 2; Revelation 19:1-10).

• Worship in the local church, while being sensitive to the communication dynamics of contemporary culture, should also reflect a unity with the Church through all ages (I Corinthians 14:14; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). Therefore, we are committed to worship services utilizing a lively blend of contemporary (Psalm 96:1) and more traditional elements (Colossians 3:16).

• When worship is God-centered, it will strengthen believers and can, by the Spirit’s work, also lead unbelievers to faith in Christ and the worship of God (I Corinthians 14:24-26).

• The reading and preaching of the Word of God is essential to the dialogue of public worship (Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7,11; I Timothy 4:13). We seek to have preaching that is biblical and practical (II Timothy 4:2). Our pastors seek to communicate in language that is understandable to believers and those new to the community of faith (I Corinthians 14:24-25).

• Giving financially to support God’s work through the Church is properly a function of public worship. Therefore, Christians should set aside a sum of money in keeping with their income and give it to the Lord’s work as a part of the public worship services (I Corinthians 16:1-2). Christians should give to the Lord’s work cheerfully and not under compulsion (II Corinthians 9:7) in response to God’s grace in Christ (I Corinthians 8:9).