MMU is spirit-filled, charismatic and trinitarian. We know this covers a wide range of churches, denominations and movements. By this, we basically mean that we believe in the fullness of the Spirit and that all the gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit are for today.
Many take the position that the fivefold ministry (Ephesians 4:11) and the manifestations of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:7-11) passed away with the original twelve apostles and the completion of scripture. We believe all of the Bible and that these gifts are still present within the church.
MMU is very experientially and doctrinally balanced – we reject most extremes. However, as with most extremes, there is an element of truth. The problem is with man, not God or with what the Holy Spirit is desiring to emphasize.
What typically happens is there’s a move of the Holy Spirit in the church. People then get excited and take the truth to a far extreme, which becomes error. When attempting to correct the error, people take it to the other extreme, which is also error. Biblical balance is usually found somewhere in the middle.
MMU seeks to be doctrinally balanced and sound in all our teachings. “The time will (and has) come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires” (2 Timothy 4:3).
In a day of itching ears, we seek to train our students to “teach the things which are fitting for sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1).