Impact

Thursdays, September to May
7 to 9 p.m., Menlo Park Campus, 700B Santa Cruz (behind Ace Hardware)

Impact is a community of singles in our mid-30’s to mid-50's.

If you’re new to the area, long to get connected, or just curious about us, please show up to an event. Anyone is welcome to check out our vibrant community. You can also contact Franz Kratz at [email protected], who has a special heart for and gift at drawing people into community.

 


We have three priorities for discipleship:

 

  1. Love God.
    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
    Mark 12:30
    Just one thing: forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead, I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God's upward calling, in Christ Jesus.
    Phil 3:13b-14

  2. Love others.
    A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35
    Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thess 5:11

  3. Boldly live out our faith in a way that demonstrates and expands God's kingdom here on earth.
    In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. Matt 5:16
    Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
    Matt 28:18-20

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THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMMING for 2013-14


Note: to receive email notices about official MPPC Impact activities, contact Karen Haserot at [email protected].

Large Group Meeting (**NEW: 1st Thursday)
On the first Thursday of each month, the entire Impact community will gather to worship, hear a speaker, discuss the message in table groups and pray for one another. Topics focus on digging deeper into relationship with God and building community.

Calendar of Topics:
Sept 19     Kick-off potluck-social-worship event
Sept 26     Worship, testimonies, discussion
Oct 3         "Intro to The Jesus Dojo," Charley Scandlyn, Menlo Park Campus Pastor
Nov 7        "The Jesus Dojo: Identity," Sue Kim-Ahn, Minister-Community Life, Menlo Park Campus
Dec 5        "The Jesus Dojo: Community," Scott Palmbush, Campus Pastor, Open Door Church Mountain View
Jan 9        "The Jesus Dojo: Community and Forgiveness," Monte Fisher, Director of Care and Recovery, Menlo Park Campus
Feb 6        "The Jesus Dojo: Mission," Sue Kim-Ahn, Minister-Community Life, Menlo Park Campus
Mar 6        "The Jesus Dojo: Spiritual Gifts," Dick Desautel, former MPPC elder, Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University
Apr 3         "The Jesus Dojo: Soul", Charley Scandlyn, Menlo Park Campus Pastor

Small (Home) Groups  (**NEW: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, beginning in October)
Our faith in Jesus cannot be walked out alone or with mere acquaintances. Deep, authentic friendships -- characterized by encouragement, challenge and care -- are essential. Thus, Impact is launching small groups that will meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, up and down the Peninsula. For more information on locations and format, contact Mary-Ann Henry at [email protected], who has a passion for seeing people grow through small group participation.

Large Group Service and Social Activities (**NEW: 3rd Thursday, beginning in October)
Action empowered by the Holy Spirit is a natural outflow of our faith in Jesus. Thus, on the third Thursday of each month, the entire Impact group will gather to do service projects, servant evangelism, and social events that welcome folks outside of our community. For more information, contact Franz Kratz at [email protected], who has a big heart for outreach and serving those in need.


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ADDITIONAL AD-HOC SOCIAL AND SERVICE EVENTS

We've found that the best way to meet the social-connection needs of singles is to de-centralize the organizing responsibility. Thus, we've set up the Impact Alive Google Group to make it easier to more spontaneously organize and promote additional social and service events to build community, have fun and stay informed.

Note: to join Impact Alive, contact Karen Haserot, [email protected].