Meet - Connect - Grow
Launch Groups are designed for you to meet and connect with other people who share your interest in a particular topic and to grow in your FAITH. They are short-term (5-6 weeks), medium-sized groups (20-40 people) and are a welcome place for newcomers and members to easily find a place of connection and build community.
Offerings for Spring 2014
The Arts of Spiritual Conversations - register here
Learn how to have meaningful conversations with friends and neighbors.
Sunday mornings, Mar 9-Apr 13
9:30-10:45 a.m. in Garden Court
Do you find yourself tongue-tied when it comes to having spiritual conversations or do you fear what others will think if you share your faith with them?
If so, join us as we discuss and practice the "Arts of Spiritual Conversations:"
Noticing - come closer to representing Christ to others
Praying - pray as you ask people what they think about God
Listening - create relationships based on trust by listening well
Asking Questions - ask spiritual questions like God does
Facilitators: Curt Taylor & team
Intentional Parenting - register here
Join us as we explore practical parenting tools to help raise our children with an eternal perspective.
Sunday mornings, Mar 9-Apr 13
11 a.m.-12 p.m. in Garden Court
Join us at this opportunity to build a courageous community and meet other MPPC parents as we explore tactical methods of intentional parenting. Our time will include time management, prayer, discipline, teaching character, and service. We will write our own Family Rites of Passage to help prepare our kids to become less dependent on us and more dependent on God. All are welcome, however, our content is designed for families with children under 10 years of age and expecting parents.
Facilitators: Kyle Peschel & Michael Agnich
Sponsors: Growing Families Ministry Group
Going Deeper with the Sunday Sermon - register here
We will discuss our current sermon series.
Sunday afternoons, Mar 9-Apr 13
Ever wonder how to apply the teachings from the pulpit? Want a safe place to think and talk more about the everyday relevance of the sermon topics? Join us for a discussion, meet others with similar questions and enjoy a light lunch.
Facilitators: MPPC pastors & directors
Making A Difference in the Marketplace- register here
Friday mornings, Mar 7-Apr 11
7:45-8:45 a.m. in the Charles Schwab Seminar Room, 800 El Camino Real #100, Menlo Park
(Continental Breakfast will be served)
Join us as we hear from Christian professionals who will share about their work in the Bay Area and how they are attempting to live out their Christian faith and identity in the marketplace. We will have a guest speaker each week with a short discussion afterwards and an opportunity for you to meet others.
Facilitators: MPPC Leaders
Guest Speakers: Most will be MPPC attendees working in the Bay Area
Faith & Culture - register here
Join us for a stimulating discussion facilitated by David Davenport, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and
former President of Pepperdine University.
Thursday evenings, Mar 6-Apr 10
7-8:30 p.m. upstairs in room A 20/21
Today's culture represents some of the most challenging and inspiring opportunities for spiritual engagement and conversation. David Davenport will help us navigate our complex cultural landscape without losing our minds or our faith! Issues will include Politics, Education, the Media and the Church.
Facilitator: David Davenport, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University