Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Kingdom Class Awards Ceremony & Banquet Dinner.

Really, really exciting news:

Please mark your calendars: Sat., March 8th

A First Annual
Class Awards Ceremony & Banquet Dinner

The Kingdom Class Awards will honor people, businesses and ministries in Harvey County who in the past year
have modeled a Kingdom spirit: inter-denominational cooperation and "Be good news / Share good news" community impact.
The awards will be featured and presented at the banquet.

(It is also be a low key fund raiser for our work together through MCN)

When: Sat. March 8th, in the evening, time still to be determined
Where: First Church of God Family Life Center
Why: To celebrate the work of individuals and organizations who have demonstrated working together toward a Kingdom Class Community! and to lift the vision for more God-honoring work in the years ahead.
How: Celebrate all finalists, select one award winner in each category to be revealed at the banquet:

- Church of Ministry
- Individual Adult at large
- Youth Group
- Individual Youth
- Business or Organization
- Individual Businessman or woman / organizational leader

Would you be interested in nominating people from your congregation or the community?
Please help us lift up the people you know who exemplify "Kingdom values" in their work for the Lord.
They will be encouraged and be an encouragement to many others!
Just email me with your ideas - - that is all it takes to get the ball rolling!

Mark Hutton of Hutton Construction, Wichita will be the Keynote Spreaker.
Mark lives out his strong faith as a businessman in ministry and shares the vision for Kingdom Class Community.
Hutton Construction is well known in Newton for construction projects at Grace Community Church, Trinity Heights Church and Newton Medical Center to name a few. Those who have dealt with Mark and Hutton Construction can testify to his integrity and passion for Christ.
An inter-denominational worship team of pastors and worship leaders from as many as six churches will lead in a time or worship through song. Very exciting!

More details to follow on what promises to be an amazing evening of celebrating what the Lord has and can do.
Mark those calendars!
And to protect the date, mark your church calendars as well!

Timothy >

Psalm 139:17 "How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!."

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Acceptance Letter the the Mission America Coalition

The Missional Church Network sent this acceptance letter to Mission America, signed by eighteen community leaders familiar with MCN's work. Some of you might enjoy reading it.

The Missional Church Network Mission America Coalition

333 Sutton Dr., P.O. Box 13930
Newton, KS
Palm Desert, CA

67114 92255

December 7, 2007

Dear Dr. Cedar and Mission America’s Loving Our Communities to Christ Team,

Thank you for the invitation to have The Missional Church Network (MCN) of Newton, Kansas partner with the Mission America Coalition - for at least a three year period as a pilot city in the “Loving Our Community to Christ” (LC2C) framework. As members and active participants in the greater Newton community, we welcome and encourage this collaboration for the purpose of furthering the LC2C passion both organizations share - MCN locally, and Mission America nationally.

It is our hope that collaboration between MCN’s leadership team, Mission America facilitators, and the leadership from other Pilot Cities will help each of our communities pursue their unique “Kingdom Class” goals, and that this partnership will be an encouragement to Newton and other increasingly Kingdom-minded communities to help nurture cross denominational participation, the growth of participation in our local churches, spiritual maturity throughout our community and transformational community impact.

Timothy Conner Roger Scantlin Doug Ingmire

MCN Coordinator Pastor New Life Assembly Pastor Newton Christian Church

MCN Secretary/Treasurer MCN Round Table

Brian Curran Jason Reynolds Dave Reimer

Pastor First Church of God Pastor Hillcrest Community Foursquare Pastor Grace Community Church

MCN Round Table MCN Round Table Treasurer, Newton Ministerial Alliance

A.J. Wuthnow Jim Daily Steve Kelly

Harvey County Sheriff Newton Police Chief Newton Medical Center President/CEO

Joyce Truskett Brian Bascue Menno Isaac

Harvey County Clerk Superintendent, President, Newton Kiwanis Club

Newton Recreation Commission

Penny Dugan Russ Jones Brian Mills

New Jerusalem Missions Publisher, The Chronicle Newspaper Assistant Professor of Psychology Tabor College

Harvey County Homeless Shelter

Larry Lee Scott Miller Jim Horning

Pastor All Nations Pentecostal Pastor Kingdom Life Ministries Director of Student Ministries, Grace Community Church

President, Newton Youth Ministry Alliance