Each summer we encourage Missional Communities to take a break from formal meeting nights during June and July. This has proved to be a needed time of rest for our groups (especially leaders and host homes). This year we are encouraging our MCs to take a break from formal meeting nights again (although certainly their can be continued shared life and DNA groups). You can check in with your MC leader to see how this will change your MC rhythms.
This season of MC rest will run from June through July and the focus of this time will be rest and reset. We have two church-wide training events (see more on these below) during the summer that will provide opportunities for people to connect and grow. We hope they also help us with the “reset” aspect of our summer MC break. Here is some info on each of these:
Parenting Workshop - Grace Based Parenting
Parenting is a humbling experience. The longer we parent the more we realize that there are no simple answers or quick fix solutions. Many of us tend to swing in the parenting pendulum between overly controlling our children (parent-centered home) or allowing our children to control us (kid-centered home). All parents bring with them a mixed bag of these strategies that most likely they inherited from their parents or caregivers. In this workshop, we want to recognize the difficulty of parenting and the overwhelming nature of trying to find the “right” parenting model. REGISTER HERE
Missional Community Workshop
As we close our time of MC summer rest we want to offer a weekend of MC equipping to help strengthen our MCs as they start back up in August. On Saturday, July 28th (8:45-11:45AM) we will have a MC Workshop with one session focused on helping with DNA groups, and another focused on helping MCs consider how God has uniquely called them to serve and love others. We will post registration for this later in the summer.
Missional communities will resume their regular meeting schedules after Sunday, August 11th. If you have any questions, you can email [email protected]. We are praying for the summer to be a refreshing time for all those in our MCs and a renewed focus when we start back in August!