Video 1: Lesson 1 “The Beginning of the Journey”

This is an online course designed to help you discover and take the first steps necessary in becoming an effective member of the family of Murrieta Valley Church. Everyone is invited to attend MVC, but there are great benefits in becoming a member.  Find out as you watch these ten short videos.

First, download the study guide and begin reading that document at your own pace and writing down any questions you may have for the Pastors .

Second,  after working through the document and filling out the forms provided in the study guide, you can contact the church office and finalize the membership process.

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The Beginning of the Journey: The Gospel

It comes as a surprise to many to learn how very different Christianity is from other religions; at its core, it isn’t about morality, or philosophy, or self-fulfillment. Rather, it’s about news—good news: the greatest news the world has ever heard. In fact, the word “gospel” literally means “good news,” and it is this news that stands at the center of the Christian faith, and should be the informing core of the Christian life. It is what the apos- tle Paul called a matter “of first importance” (1 Corinthians 15:3).

Around this church, we like to refer to it as “the main thing.”

We’ll begin our journey as every Christian must—by unpacking the meaning and substance behind this word “gospel”—what it says about God and about us. We’ll seek to discover why the gospel is such good news and why it’s appropriate to call it “the main thing.”