Update from Mark Bricker

Today is the first day of June, and just in case you didn’t know, it’s also the first day of Hurricane Season. Hard to believe summer is already here! I’m not going to help you prepare for hurricane, but I do want to take a few minutes of your time and update you on some things that I feel you need to be aware of.


First of all, heading into the fall we’re going to do a special 3 week series in all our Life Groups on Biblical Community. This series will go along with three sermons that will be preached during the same time frame. The need for all of our members to better understand what biblical community really looks like is the reason for these lessons and sermons. This will culminate with our Annual Leadership Conference where we will continue the conversation about biblical community and how as Life Group leaders we can ensure McGregor is growing healthy in this area. The dates for the Biblical Community series are August 14, 21 and 28. Our goal is to have these special lessons to you by July 24.


Second, I want to encourage you to start promoting our Annual LG Leadership Conference with your team now. The date is Sunday, August 28. We’ll meet right after church in the Fellowship Hall. Childcare and lunch will be provided for this event.


Third, is to ask for your support. Our VBS is just a few days away and we still do not have the number of volunteers we need. Part of the reason is our registration is up, but also, we have not had the response from adults willing to partner with us in this amazing opportunity to impact children’s lives for eternity. One of the reasons VBS is so successful is the personal touch our Crew Leaders (volunteers) are able to give to the children. Please help us get the word out with the folks in your Life Group. Encourage them to either call the Preschool Ministry (Candi 689-2603) or Children’s Ministry (Candace 689-2589) to find out about volunteer opportunities.


Teaching Resource: Both “Explore the Bible” and “The Gospel Project” are jumping into 1 Samuel this Sunday. Thanks to Chuck Baack for letting David Miller know about this great 1 Samuel overview video on RightNow Media. I know all of you do not have capabilities to show video in your classroom, but you could send it out to your members to watch. Click here for the link. Go here if you do not have a RightNow Media account: http://www.mcgregor.net/inside-mbc/right-now-media and click on the “Get Started” button.


Final Note: I would encourage you to consider being a part of the Global Leadership Summit our church is hosting on August 11-12. Deadline for registering with the a huge discount for our church members is July 12. The discounted price is $89 and the code you will need is PREMIER16 (cheapest individual price on website is $189 without discount). Click to here to register or for more information.


Praying you and your Life Group have an awesome summer!