Get Connected Weekly 12-31-2014

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“Happy New Year”


What do we mean when we wish everyone a Happy New Year!  Part of it is just cultural pleasantries we offer at this time of the year, but there has to be more involved in that phrase.  There is the desire to bring hope to those we are giving this pronouncement.   As we have observed before, the beginning of another year is the adult version of a do over.  It’s a mulligan in life and hope springs eternal when a new calendar rolls around.  It was not the beginning of a new year when Jesus uttered his final “I AM” statement, declaring that He was the vine and we are the branches, but the disciples were on the brink of a new era in their relationship with Jesus.  Soon enough there would be a new beginning, unlike any that they could imagine.  In preparation of that new beginning, Jesus wanted to make sure that they would remain in Him.  He has the same desire for us today.  As we begin a new year at Mag this Sunday, are we truly abiding in Him?  Let’s talk more about all of this when we get together this Sunday.

Pastor Montia

Winter Bible Study

Sunday Nights, January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 5:00–7:00pm

Church Planting Movements (CPM) in America:

with Jim Graham

Jim Graham serves with the International Mission Board (IMB) in Taiwan. He is currently stateside and serving at CBU. Jim was personally mentored for 6 months by Ying Kai, another IMB fieldworker who followed the instructions Jesus gave his disciples in Luke 10, and saw the Lord bring about CPM in China. In nine years and nine months that movement produced 1,738,143 Baptisms and 158,993 New Small Churches. The Lord only knows the impact that this work is having still today.

We will look at CPM in America and how asking the question, “What Did Jesus Do?” instead of “What Would Jesus Do?” is bearing fruit for the Kingdom of God in the United States.

Mag Classes

MAG 101 / 201 / 301 for Adults

Saturday, January 17, 9:00am-1:00pm

MAG 101 Membership class – Facilitator: Pastor Montia, B101

MAG 201 Discovering Spiritual Maturity – Facilitator: Mike Lovato, B103

MAG 301 Discovering your Ministry – Facilitator: Michael Pierpoint, B104

SIGN UP this Sunday on the info card in your bulletin, at Mag Central in the foyer, or at

Please call the church office if you need childcare (birth-6th grade).

December 31, 2014Bulletin – January 4


Holiday Office Hours

January 1 – Closed

January 2 – 8am-5pm

December 31 Deadline

for 2014 Contributions

Contributions postmarked by December 31 or given online before midnight will be posted to the 2014 contributions.  Any gifts postmarked January 1 or later will be posted to the 2015 contributions.


Sunday, January 11, 7:00pm, Worship Center

A worship experience featuring Scripture, music, and interactive elements.

Not involved in a Bible Study?  Visit Mag Central for class options this Sunday.

Student Winter Camp

@ Pondo

January 16-18, 2015

Speaker: Neal Benson  Worship: Urban Rescue




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