In this first message of 2019, Pastor Jason challenges listeners to consult the Holy Spirit before making plans for 2019.

A Christmas Dilemma

We’ve all heard it said: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” One of the most amazing things to me about the story of Christmas is how timeless it truly is for everyone. The challenges for the characters of Christmas are the same challenges we face today.

Joseph dealt with doubt. Mary had to make a hard choice. The shepherds experienced deep fear and then overwhelming joy. The inn keeper (we assume) struggled with belief. The Magi were presented with an opportunity for obedience and worship.

Wherever you are, whatever you’re facing, there is wisdom in the pages of Scripture that comes directly from the lives of those who have gone before us. What is also true, both then and now, is that the Holy Spirit is with us - leading us and guiding us - if we’ll just take the time to listen and learn.


Join us this November as we reflect on the goodness of God in our lives!

Survive or thrive?

We, as followers of Christ, are living far below how God intends for us to live. We're not talking about the kind of “blessing” you might hear about on TV. While it’s true that God does choose, in His wisdom and at His discretion, to bless some people with wealth in abundance, the reality is that most of us find ourselves living far below that line – trusting Him for our daily provision.


Consequently, if we’re not careful, we can easily fall into “survival” mode. It’s when we’re struggling just to get through the day instead of embracing the incredible joy the Holy Spirit has available to release in us every morning. Since the Bible says that the joy of the Lord is our strength, how come we so often find ourselves feeling extremely weary?


We weren’t meant to just barely survive. We were meant to thrive!

Strengthen what remains

In this series from Revelation 3, we are being challenged to move past the past, pressing forward into what God has in our future. We can either keep looking in the rear view mirror, or we can press on - believing that our best days are ahead of us!

Life is a team sport

Connect Groups Launch - Fall 2018! Pastor Jason talks about why EVERYONE should get involved in a Connect Group at MBCC!

Missions Emphasis 2018

Superintendent Bret Allen concluded our 2018 Missions Emphasis with a wonderful message about the benefits of sacrifice.


What would happen, as Christians, if we stopped talking negatively about each other and instead chose to honor each other? What if we gave our criticisms to God privately but praised each other publicly? What testimony would the world see in the way we live? If we desire God’s blessings then we have to learn to consistently live what His word teaches. In fact, we’re told that we should “out do” each other in honor! It’s supposed to be a healthy competition to see who can genuinely encourage and support each other the most!

Moving forward

Pastor David Swift - Sunday, June 3, 2018

Church Family meeting

On Sunday night, June 3, 2018, we held our Church Family Meeting (on the two year anniversary of Susan and I being elected as your pastors.) It was a great evening and the Spirit of God was evident from the moment Pastor Stephanie started leading us in worship.

Several of you have asked about the audio recording from that meeting because you were unable to attend. If you'd like to listen you can just click the link below!

We have a great church, and together we're moving forward! Thanks for being part of our family.


We've all asked "What If?" questions. What if THIS happens? What if THAT takes place? God knows our questions, and He already has the answers! Join us as we ask some life-changing questions that will change how you think.

The Gifts of the Spirit

In this series, Pastor Jason dives deeply into the topic of the Gifts of the Spirit, what they are, why we need them, and how God intends for them to operate today.

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The gospel-centered life

Discovering God's Plan for Everyday Living

special guests

Please enjoy these sermons from our special guests at Monterey Bay Christian Center!

living generously


The Story

An in depth, 31-week study of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  Join us in studying God's word and understanding the Bible in a whole new perspective.

Fighting spiritual battles

Hearing God

In this series we learn how to minimize the distractions in our lives so we can hear God clearly, and then act in faith on what we have heard.

The Good Life

What is "The Good Life?" Is your life where you want it? Is it what you expected? Are you content with your life? Pastor Jason teaches us what it takes to live "The Good Life."

What Does God Really Want?

In this series based on Micah 6:8, Pastor Jason explains the importance of understanding what God wants from us as we live out our lives here on earth - to do right, to love mercy and to walk humbly.

Are we there yet?

In this first teaching series from Pastor Jason, we talk about the 5 key elements to achieving God's best for our church. We're not there yet but we're on our way!

Other Messages

Enjoy these messages from Monterey Bay Christian Center!