September 20, 2009

“What’s Your Status” message resources 20Sept

Posted in better disciples at 3:48 PM by alexlozada

The small group studies are printed in the Finding Jesus on Facebook participant booklets, but I’ll try to post an online version here – there will be one on the Facebook “Friends of Mountain Christian Church” group page. Here are the notes I jotted down during teammate Ethan Magness’ message this morning. If you weren’t able to hear the message this AM, you can listen online or download them from the MCC website.

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September 19, 2009

On-line ministry tools

Posted in better disciples at 11:46 PM by alexlozada

I’ve been using on-line ministry tools for my own research, and later for personal communication and church publicity, for years. Christian Standard editor Mark Taylor’s article Digital Discipleship summarizes recent debate about Facebook, which is the pop culture starting point for MCC’s upcoming Sunday message + adult small groups + daily readings alignment.

There are plenty of articles about Facebook’s continuing momentum. Though the group is called “Facebook for Pastors” small group leaders are welcome to join and learn about ways to use Facebook to better shepherd their members. If you’re wanting a longer read before you sign-up for Facebook, you can download the e-book for the group here.

September 14, 2009

Message Resources “Everything That Breathes Should Do This” Sept 13

Posted in MCC resources at 2:59 PM by alexlozada

David Erickson, senior pastor at First Christian Church (Council Bluffs, IA) and father of MCC’s Community Outreach Pastor Luke Erickson, was MCC’s guest speaker to conclude our Tunes for the Road message series. Here is a draft of the small group study guide, and my message notes jotted down during the 11:30a service simulcast in Cook Auditorium. You can download an mp3 or listen online here, and video link to the message coming soon.

Dave mentioned the father-son triathalon team Rick & Dick Hoyt. Here’s a YouTube video that tells their inspiring story.

September 12, 2009

Message Resources “Everywhere I Go, There You Are” Sept 6

Posted in MCC resources at 6:54 PM by alexlozada

My apology for posting this so late. You may need to re-watch the message because it’s been so long since Ben preached it (kidding) draft of video here and listen on-line or download mp3. My notes jotted down listening to the message are here, and (finally done)  small group study guide. The good news is I’m working on this week’s study guide right now 🙂