At MHV we believe life is best lived in circles, not in rows. Though joining together for church services (where we sit in "rows") is very valuable, we believe that real-life transformation is found most often in the context of community, where we can get to know one another more, build relationships, live life together, be transformed to be more like Jesus, and help transform the world around us (neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, cities, etc.).
We aim to facilitate this kind of transformational community through what we call "Circles."
Life Circles are at the core of our church. They are available throughout the year and are similar to small group Bible studies. Worship, scripture and prayer are essential elements of any Life Circle. Also, most Life Circles often choose to add a social justice component to their group – whether it's working with refugee families, supporting a Compassion child together, helping shut-ins in their neighborhood or raising money for an organization or cause.
We also have Social Circles which run mainly in the summer and winter. These groups meet together around a common interest, activity, sport or stage of life. In the past we've had Social Circles that were about everything from soccer to crocheting to poker nights to family potlucks in the park.
If you would like more information about our current Circles, in the map below simply select the neighborhood church (category) you would like to see the circles for, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.