Impact

Thursdays, September to June
7 to 9pm, Menlo Park Campus, 700B Santa Cruz (behind Ace Hardware)
**Please Note: Last meeting for the 2013-14 program year is June 19

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

If you’re new to the area, want to get connected, or are just curious, we'd love to see you at one of our gatherings. Anyone is welcome to check out our 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 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 give 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

THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMMING FOR 2013-2014

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

Large Group Meeting (1st Thursday of each month)
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       "Jesus Dojo: Identity,” Sue Kim-Ahn, Minister-Community Life, Menlo Park Campu
Dec 5      
“Jesus Dojo: Community,” Scott Palmbush, Campus Pastor, Open Door Church Mountain View
Jan 9       "Jesus Dojo: Community and Forgiveness,” Monte Fisher, Director of Care and Recovery, Menlo Park Campus
Feb 6       “Jesus Dojo: Mission,” Sue Kim-Ahn, Minister-Community Life, Menlo Park Campu

Mar 6       “Jesus Dojo: Spiritual Gifts,” Dick Desautel, former MPPC elder, Professor Emeritus, San Jose, State University

Apr 3       “Jesus Dojo: Soul,” Charley Scandlyn, Menlo Park Campus Pastor
May 1      "Jesus Dojo: Living in Interior Freedom," Russ Ikeda, Director of Emmaus Ministries of Silicon Valley

Jun 5       "Jesus Dojo: Your Next Steps," Monte Fisher, Director of Care and Recovery, Menlo Park Campus

Small (Home) Groups  (2nd and 4th Thursdays)
Our faith in Jesus cannot be walked out alone or with mere acquaintances. Deep, authentic friendships -- characterized by encouragement, challenge and care -- are essential. Impact has small groups that 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 (3rd Thursdays)
Action empowered by the Holy Spirit is a natural outflow of our faith in Jesus. 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.