About Our Church

At Mount Vernon, you will experience a casual and welcoming environment surrounded by people who are happy to see you there! We want to provide you as much information about us as we can online, so that all you have to do from here is visit us and experience it for yourself!

Our Mission & Vision

At Mount Vernon, our vision is to see the city of Wichita transformed by the power of God.

 

Mission & Purpose

We believe that God is at work in the world today, seeking and saving that which is lost. And you are the person He intends to use in order to accomplish it. Forgiven by Jesus on the cross, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we believe that together we can make an eternal impact in our community, in our city, in our nation, and throughout the world. What are you waiting for! Join us as we partner with God to bring the kingdom of heaven down to earth!

Who We Are

Our Leadership

 

Our Pastor: Luke Simpson

Our Pastor: Luke Simpson

Pastor

Luke and his wife Laura come from Saint Louis, Missouri and are still die-hard Cardinals and Blues fans. Luke graduated from Wheaton College in 2013 and has since worked in multiple churches focusing in areas of outreach and evangelism. He has an evangelistic passion to see the sick healed, the dead raised, and the nations declaring the glories of God.

Laura is the Worship Pastor here at Mount Vernon and is heavily involved in helping every area of the church to make it run successfully. She has 14 years experience serving in Worship Ministry, has travelled across the country to sing, and developed a worship movement, Never Fear, who ministers at multiple faith events throughout the country each year.

Together they are excited to welcome you to our church and would love to meet you after church on any Sunday!

 

“Church has to be more than just a place to learn how to be a nice person. People have found ways to do that outside of the Church. Instead, Church has to be a place where people encounter the Living God, are drenched in His love, and leave transformed in a way the world never could.”

– Pastor Luke Simpson

Our Beliefs & Values

Bible

Alive and active, we believe the Bible continues to speak into our lives today. We believe the entire Bible is the inspired, only infallible, inerrant, written Word of God, the revelation of God’s will for man and the divine and final authority for the Christian life.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

Additional Verses: Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16

God

We believe in one true, holy God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things visible and invisible, who eternally exists and is revealed in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
In the beginning, God demonstrated His love, power, wisdom, and goodness by creating the world and everything in it. Through His divine power and providence, God continues to sustain His creation, operating within history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.

Deuteronomy 6:4, John 15:26

Additional Verses: 2 Corinthians 13:14 Mark 1:9-11 Luke 1:35; John 1:1 John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19

Jesus

We acknowledge Jesus Christ as the eternally begotten Son of God, fully God and fully man — conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, He lived a sinless life, performed miracles, was crucified, and rose again — having defeated the power of death, our High Priest and Advocate is now seated at the right hand of God the Father. 

Matthew 1:18, Hebrews 12:2

Additional Verses: Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 1:14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16

Salvation

We believe Jesus provides the only Way of salvation through the forgiveness of sins by His shed blood. Through having a personal relationship with Jesus by asking Him into your heart, we find salvation and forgiveness, acknowledging every person’s need for the grace and mercy of God. We all have sinned. We all need Jesus.

Romans 3:23-24, Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 1:7, 1 Peter 1:3, 1 John 1:9

Additional Verses: Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:3. 3:16, 3:36; 5:24 10:10; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10;Chapter 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20

Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. All humanity will experience a bodily resurrection and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in joyful union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in joyful union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:36, John 14:1-3, 1 John 5:11

Additional Verses: John 3:16, Romans 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15 

Baptism

We believe that water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in the authority of Jesus’ name, should be followed by all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ as both spiritually transformative and a public profession of their faith in Christ.

Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:36-39, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12

Holy Spirit

We believe in the present supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose purpose is to glorify Jesus Christ and instruct and empower every believer for godly living and service. The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

John 16:13-14, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Additional Verses: Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:11-12; John 14:26 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Timothy 1:7 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is a promise from God for every believer and is for today. Speaking in tongues, as the Holy Spirit gives utterance, is a physical indication of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 3:11, Acts 2:4, 38-39, 19:4-6

Healing

We believe that Jesus is the Healer and healing is available for all today in heart, soul, mind, and body. 

Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:14-15, 1 Peter 2:24

Prayer

We believe in the power and effectiveness of prayer. 

Philippians 4:6-7, James 5:15-16

God’s Plan

We believe in God’s amazing plan for each of His followers to honor God and help people and their purpose to build the Kingdom of God here on earth.

Matthew 5:16, 25:40, Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Ephesians 2:10

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time is Service?

Service is held every Sunday morning at 10:30AM at:

3115 E. Mount Vernon St.
Wichita, KS 67211

You can also join our livestream on Facebook at 10:30am as well if you cannot make it in person!

 

What should I wear?

We believe Jesus calls us as we are. With a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, you can come to church however you feel comfortable, whether that is in a suit or in blue jeans and a t-shirt, we’re just happy you’re here!

How long are services usually?

Services are typically about an hour long.

What kind of worship do you do?

You will find contemporary worship inside our sanctuary during our Sunday services. (Be thinking Elevation, Hillsong, Bethel, etc). But Laura likes to make each worship experience unique and you may find a hymn or two tagged in there from time to time as well.

Do you have a children’s ministry?

We do! MTVKids is a fun experience for kids during service where they can safely sing, dance, play games as well as receive a fun teaching about the Bible as well!

What other ministries do you have?

Plenty! We frequently have outreach projects going on monthly, we host small groups throughout the week where you can grow in community, as well as have opportunities for volunteers in every area of our church during our Sunday morning services.