Embracing the Entire Mount Dora Community.
A Bright Future and a Firm Foundation.
Congregational Church of Mount Dora is proud of our heritage as a Congregational Church here in central Florida. We have the double blessing of being open to all believers as a "Community" church and standing upon the firm foundation of one of America's oldest protestant groups. Perhaps this article by Henry David Gray entitled "What it means to be a member of a Congregational Christian Church" will be of help to you.
Congregationalism came to America on the Mayflower. The Pilgrim voyage to a new land was made necessary in order to re-establish a Church on the New Testament pattern -- a fellowship of those who had chosen to be followers of Christ, spiritually competent to direct their own life and work. Because they had pledged themselves to live and worship in freedom according to the dictates of conscience, the Pilgrims were compelled to flee from their homeland. One of the abiding effects of their costly plea for liberty is that modern Congregationalists will not submit to a conformity which their forefathers resisted unto death.
A Congregational Christian Church of today is a Church of the Pilgrims, with convictions that emphasize faith, freedom, and fellowship.
Congregational Christians believe very deeply in God, in Jesus Christ, in the guiding Spirit of God, in prayer, in the worth of worship, in the value of the sacraments and holy rites, and in the power of God to triumph over all that is unholy and evil.
The bond of our Christian unity and the fundamental requirement for membership in a Congregational Christian Church are sincere Christian conviction and honest desire to live in fellowship with others as a follower of Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Bible contains rich spiritual guidance for every person and for every family. It is our conviction that the Word of God which is to be found in the Bible will inspire and direct the Church and will yield fresh light and truth for each new age.
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At Congregational Church of Mount Dora "Our Mission" states:
"As the church we have made a covenant with the Lord and each other, to bind ourselves in the presence of God, to walk together in all his ways as he is pleased to reveal himself to us in his Holy Word. We seek to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, through prayer, worship, the study of God's Word, and fellowship. We seek to build and maintain a caring, believing, and ministering community. We seek to challenge and encourage all members to fulfill the mission of our church locally and worldwide, through prayer, deed and gift."
If you would like more information about the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches there is a great deal of information of their web site:
If you have any questions about the Congregational Churches or Christian faith, please contact us.