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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT MBC −FALL SESSION BEGINS AUGUST 15
6:00 p.m. Fellowship Meal
6:30 p.m. Backpack Ministry (Youth)
6:45 p.m. Children’s Group (Rooms 103 & 105, Andrea Ball)
6:45 p.m. Visitation & Outreach Group (Ministry Center, Allen Dobson)
6:45 p.m. Run/Jog/Walk Group (Begins September 5)
6:45 p.m. Do Something (Ministry Center Foyer, Kenny Tackett)
6:45 p.m. Homosexuality, The Bible and The Church – Evan Rowe (Room 111)
7:00 p.m. The Disciples Path: The Beginning (Youth) (Youth House, Zach Rankin)
HOMOSEXUALITY, THE BIBLE AND THE CHURCH
(Room 111, Leader; Evan Rowe)
No issue is more divisive or more pressing for the church today than homosexuality. Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church brings a fresh perspective to a well-worn debate. While Christian debates about homosexuality are most often dominated by biblical exegesis, this book seeks to give much-needed attention to the rich history of received Christian tradition, bringing the Bible into conversation with historical and systematic theology. To that end, both theologians and biblical scholars–well accomplished in their fields and conversant in issues of sexuality and gender–articulate and defend each of the two views: Affirming view; William Loader and Megan K. DeFranza. Traditional view; Wesley Hill and Stephen R. Holmes. Come join the dialogue as we work through this issue respectfully as a church family.
VISITATION AND OUTREACH GROUP
(Ministry Center, Leaders; Alan Dobson and Bill McGregor)
The group meets after the dinner to visit shut-ins, members, and prospects around the Midway area. Group members pack up a box dinner from the Wednesday night meal for the shut-in they plan to visit that evening. After prayer at 6:45, we will take a dinner to each shut-in and, if invited, we will stay for a short visit. We try to team up in pairs for each visit.
(Ministry Center Foyer, Leader: Kenny Tackett)
This small group is dedicated to caring for our church and our community. The Trustees have started a “to do” list of maintenance and beautification projects around the church grounds.
RUN/JOG/WALK GROUP (Starts on September 5th)
(Ministry Center Foyer, Leader: Kendra Harvey)
This group meets in the foyer outside the ministry center. We will have walkers, joggers and runners of all paces to venture around Midway. If you have an infant or child, feel free to bring a stroller with you.
(Rooms 103 & 105, Leader: Andrea Ball)
Wednesday evenings this fall promise to be full of fun, fellowship, and interactive learning for our children. We invite you to bring your children each Wednesday Night for Children’s Small Group.
THE DISCIPLES PATH: THE BEGINNING (YOUTH)
(Youth House, Leader: Zach Rankin)
The Beginning is five-session study that introduces the basic practices and elements of the faith, including the centrality of Christ, the crucial practice of prayer and Scripture reading, community, and what it means to be on mission for God. Exercises put weekly topics into practice, and meeting times work as well in one-on-one discipleship relationships as they do with typical small groups.