November 29, 2010

Its the most margin-less time of the year

Posted in MCC resources at 11:29 PM by alexlozada

When Ben opened MCC’s “I’m Dreaming of a White Space Christmas” by asking us to raise our hands if we’re stressed about Christmas or we wished we had more time, I raised my hand. This meant taking my fingers off my laptop keyboard for a few moments because I was backstage of the New Life Center (Mountain Rd campus) taking notes on the message, while also reviewing the sermon I was preaching later that morning at Creswell Christian Church. (I mentioned preaching at Creswell earlier in the year. Along w/ several other MCC teammates, we’ve been filling in while they were between ministers. Congratulations to Eric & Suzanne Stangland who start at Creswell in January!) So I’m “guilty as charged” of cramming too much into the white space (margins) of my schedule! With that in mind, here’s a (late)  rough draft of the small group study guide that follows through on Ben’s message (audio here).


November 14, 2010

Cannonball + ECC + Global Impact Celebration

Posted in Cannonball, cross cultural mission, the Northeast at 11:05 PM by alexlozada

#MtCC is taking two big JUMPs “into the pool” to make splashes for God, both this week! And I survived my term as Eastern Christian Convention workshops chairman – all the workshop presenters made it there 🙂 and shared insights from the Spirit. The last couple of weeks I’ve suffered the “ripple effects” of a cold + last minute ECC + Cannonball + GIC scrambling, which meant no blogging, but I’m back 🙂

Here are notes for the most recent Cannonball Sunday AM messages. I’ll be trying to catch up w/ reflections on some of the daily devotions & daily dares in upcoming posts; along w/ thougsht about the ECC + GIC.