John and Rachel live in Mansfield with their seven children. John started in ministry about 13 years ago and currently serves as a lead pastor in the Mansfield area. John became the Lead Pastor at MCA in June 2019. John’s ministry philosophy three-fold. He believes he needs to delight in the presence of God, to discover transformation through the power of Jesus Christ and dwell with other believers through the unity of the Holy Spirit.

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We can have joy in the midst of tribulation when we have a firm foundation of faith. Listen in as Pastor John Risner teaches from James chapter 1.

You can watch the sermon with this link.
https://youtu.be/XrnqBWM5nxs

  

This morning we finish out the sermon series "The World's Gone Mad" with a final challenge to embody grace in our lives.

You can watch the sermon with this link.
https://youtu.be/8DwxKUvFg_U
This morning the three churches of Fredericksburg worshiped together at the Fredericksburg Elementary Park during a special Labor Day weekend Community Service. Listen in as MCA Pastor John Risner shares the message.
Reflect...Be Determined...Take Initiative   These are three things that Pastor John preaches about today as we seek unity within the body of Christ. Take a listen.

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https://youtu.be/FFJVkrAFTjY


  
This morning we start a new sermon series that challenges us to focus on grace rather than shame. Listen in as Pastor John Risner shares from the Apostle Paul's letters to the church. 

You can watch the sermon with this link.
https://youtu.be/-NNH0s2I7P4
This morning we close out the sermon series "As It Is In Heaven". Listen in as Pastor John Risner delivers a powerful message about prayer, forgiveness and honoring God.

You can watch the service with this link.
https://youtu.be/TLWH37L6JpQ
This morning Pastor John Risner shares a message focusing us on praying with submission and seeking God's will. 

You can watch the sermon with this link.
https://youtu.be/iGvsUt43gFw
This morning we start a new sermon series that will challenge us to pray with adoration to God.

You can watch the sermon with this link.
https://youtu.be/a7cDMGpq72A

 
This week we finish out the Blind Spot sermon series with a message from Pastor John Risner. 

You can watch the sermon on our YouTube channel with this link.
https://youtu.be/QCpydodDSsk
This morning we look into our Blind Spot to see those who do not know Jesus. Our challenge is to reach out and boldly share the love of Jesus.

You can watch the sermon with this link.
https://youtu.be/S4pjza6b5sg

This five-week series covers the book of James, a letter that serves as a how-to manual for the Christian life. When we deal with trials, contentions, and lack of faith, James teaches us that we can still have joy in the midst of our circumstances.


 

It seems anger is in the air…the whole world’s gone mad! In this series will look at 3 places we direct our anger and how grace can help us release that anger and find peace with God and with one another. This series focuses on Paul’s letters to the churches and draw from his words of wisdom to help us navigate our current challenges.

In this three-week series we will study the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9-13. We will discover what the Bible says about how we should pray and we will be challenged to grow as people of prayer. Our heavenly Father wants us to bring our cares to him, and to pray for his will to do be done on earth as it is in heaven. 
Who are the people in need that we tend to just not see?  God call us to reach out to and reach the people who tend to live in our blind spots. The lonely, the lost, the least. 

You can also watch the MCA Blind Spots sermon series on the MCA YouTube Channel.
https://www.youtube.com/mcawatch

The Book of Esther gives hope and confidence to anyone who needs to know that God is present, powerful, and personal.

This story is one of God’s plan to redeem a people from death. And that is our story as well! That through our Lord Jesus Christ, our God saves.

What if everything in your life is leading toward an extraordinary display of God’s greatness? You’re not here by accident. There’s no such thing as coincidence. God has a plan, and you’re right in the middle of the action.

This sermon series will help you know and apply the encouraging and empowering truth that the invisible hand of God is at work.

You can also watch the MCA Esther sermon series on the MCA YouTube Channel.
https://www.youtube.com/mcawatch


 
 
There’s so much pain and hurt in our world, and sometimes it's hard to see anything else. But the sacrifice of Jesus shows us how to love. In this three-part series, we'll look at three ways to Love Like Jesus: by forgiving sinners, washing feet, and breaking bread.

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