Next week I will be taking the MCC Pastors away on a Pastor’s Advance. Some may call it a retreat, but we don’t retreat; we advance! On Monday, the team will kiss their families good-bye for a few days and will vacate to a condo that has been donated to us for the week. We have six main goals for the Advance, many of them focusing around firming up our mission and vision as well as establishing our strategic plan. Each Pastor will leave the Advance knowing where MCC is going as well as their role in getting us there. Our Pastors have done tons of preparation for this week and we are eager to do more hard work.
As you know, prayer is a huge value at MCC. To that end, each of our seven Pastors are taking a different day this week to fast and pray. We are asking God to met us in a great way while we are at the Advance.
Last Sunday I challenged the people of MCC to fast one meal this week and use the time to pray for the Pastor’s Advance. You guys are stepping up! As a matter of fact, my daughter Mariah fasted lunch yesterday (you make Dad proud).
If you have not already, would you join us in prayer and fasting? Maybe you could fast from a meal this week or next and pray? Maybe you are not able to fast; we still invite you in joining us by praying. Here is a list of your Pastors and when they are fasting.
Pastor’s Fasting Week: Jan 8-14: Sunday: Justin Hoeppner. Monday: Jason McLeod. Tuesday: Rob Ball. Wednesday: Scott Telle. Thursday: Scot Longyear. Friday: Dan Gisel. Saturday: Vince McFarland