"For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body."
- 1 Cor. 12:14-20
COMMUNITY COVENANT | Join
Christ is our leader, this is His body, and we are committed to the spreading of the gospel and loving our neighbors. Therefore, at Mercy Street Church we take seriously brothers and sisters joining this local embassy. We pray to make disciples of Jesus, but also we pray for caring for the souls God has entrusted to us. We know committing to a body of believers is weighty but it is also wonderful. When brothers and sisters join, they commit to a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. In addition, covenant members are called to biblical responsibility, serving, and sacrificial living among their brothers and sisters. Our Elders and leaders commit to soul care, teaching, praying, counseling, and helping the body of Christ mature in unity.
PROCESS & REQUIREMENT | Hoops
At Mercy Street Church there are some requirements to be a part of this local embassy. This process is birthed out of our love for Christ, His church, His gospel, our neighbors and the brothers and sisters whom commit to being fully on board with the mission of God.
The requirements are as follows;
DISCIPLE | are you a committed follower of Jesus
BAPTISM | have you publicly declared your faith in Jesus
DISCOVER MSC | have you attend MSC membership class
GFM | this three week course is part two of our membership process
MEET | share your story of faith
LIFE GROUP | join a life group near you
COMMUNITY COVENANT | sign the community covenant
COMMUNITY COVENANT | Theology & Purpose
Is covenant membership of a local church in the Bible? Explicitly, there are no
proof texts with the “words” community covenant. However, throughout the New
Testament scriptures there are theological truths that imply a formal membership
within the local body.
ELDERS | scriptures command Elders to oversee, shepherd, and are held accountable within the local churches (Acts 20:28-30, 1 Peter 5:1-4; Hebrews 13:17)
DISCIPLINE | Paul commanded a man to be removed from the local church in Corinth (1 Corinthians 5:1-13)
RECORDS | the early church kept a record of widows, which this practice may indicate the tracking of members (1 Timothy 5:9)
Why do we have a community covenant? The primary purpose of the community covenant is to serve as a teaching document with three functions:
OBLIGATION | to clarity the biblical obligation and expectations for both Elders and leaders and covenant members of Mercy Street Church
DOCTRINE | to establish doctrinal guidelines for the body Mercy Street Church
HOLINESS | to grow in the grace and understand of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in order to reflect His glory
What are the benefits? The primary benefit reflects the unity of the body with four truths:
FAMILY | It provides a spiritual family to support and encourage your walk in Christ
GIFTS | It give you a place to discover and use your gifts of ministry
LEADERSHIP | It places you under the care of spiritual leaders
GROWTH | It provides you with the accountability to grow in the grace of God
COVENANT | Agreement
What is a covenant? A covenant is generally defined as “a written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action.1” We can trace a number of scriptures that speaks of a covenant, some between God and man (Genesis 6; Genesis 9; Genesis 15; Ezekiel 20; Hosea 2; Jeremiah 31; Matthew 26), and some between men (1 Samuel 18; 2 Samuel 5).
The community covenant at Mercy Street Church is an agreement between members and the corporate body of Mercy Street Church. If at any time one of the parties of this church covenant continues in a state of unfaithfulness to its provision, the other is released from that obligations. The conditions of the Mercy Street Church seeks to reflect the biblical truth of God in regards to submitting to scripture, pursuing holiness, steward resources, sharing the gospel, and loving our neighbors. Please understand that the power of the Holy Spirit must govern the souls of all people. Therefore, grace is needed, accountability is needed, and growing in Christ is needed.
Mercy Street Church is always looking for willing servants to meet the needs of our church and the community of West Dallas. There are many opportunities to serve at MSC.
Check out the ministry descriptions below.
If you are interested in serving, be sure to click the button underneath the ministry description and complete the interest form. A ministry director will contact you about serving within 3-5 days. If you are unsure of what ministry might be the best fit, please contact our Director of Assimilation, John Sizemore to complete the SHAPE assessment.
The Connect Center is the central hub for all things Mercy Street Church on Sundays. It is our goal to joyfully connect people in and around MSC to Jesus and His church community.
Connect Center servants engage with unmet guests, assist friends and family of MSC with information regarding church and community gatherings, tithes and offering, and other opportunities to serve.
Family Ministries serves children and youth, 18 months - 12th grade. Our mission is to glorify God by unleashing young, but maturing disciple makers in West Dallas, to reach the world through gathering, neighboring, serving, and multiplying.
Family Ministries serves the following ages/grades:
StreetKidz 1: 18mos - Kindergarten
StreetKidz 2: 1st - 4th Grade
StreetCred: Middle School
Streets: High School
RoadBuddies is a special needs ministry made available every Sunday.
*A comprehensive background check and trainings are required for all servants.
The Worship + Creative team enhances how we communicate the gospel of Christ and the mission of Mercy Street Church through worship. The MSC worship experience moves beyond our weekly Sunday gatherings and into our everyday lives through the various giftings of this team.
We are looking for servants that are skilled in following areas:
- Spoken Word Artist
- Audio/Visual Operator
- Production Operator
- Set Design + Construction
- Graphic Design