The Amazing Race
MCC Missions Encounter Weekend

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…” (Hebrews 12:1)

In a church like MCC, it is safe to say those who have placed their faith in Christ have done so via a wide range of life circumstances. Some grew up in Christian homes and learned to trust Jesus at a young age. Others came to believe in the midst of crisis and struggle. Still others once lived a life of indifference or outright rebellion to God. We have travelled a variety of roads to arrive at the cross, but each of us who attends MCC has heard clear presentations of the Gospel message with opportunity to make a decision to follow or reject Jesus. We live in a land rich with opportunity to encounter the living God!

This opportunity is not available to all. 

According to the Joshua Project ( ), it’s estimated that of the 7.5 billion people alive in the world today, 3.15 billion live in unreached people groups with little or no access to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Of 16,800 unique people groups in the world, 6,900 are unreached.

Beginning March 10, 2018, the MCC Missions Committee will be sponsoring a Missions Encounter Weekend.  We will be hearing from one of our partner missionary couples as well as two men who have each spent portions of their lives serving on the mission field amongst unreached people groups. These men are at the forefront of organizing efforts to take the gospel to people who currently have minimal opportunity to hear it.

Reserve on your calendar the afternoon of March 10, 2pm-6pm to experience:
  • Ian and Beka Rideout:  Missionaries to Niger in West Africa with SIMAIR
  • Rob Antonucci:  Missionary with Frontiers and Assistant Director of Dr. J Christy Wilson Center for Missions, Gordon Conwell Seminary.
  • Nathan Garth: Missions Pastor at Sojourn Community Church in Lexington KY and a leader at Upstream Collective.
  • Kids Conference: register your kids (k-5) for our simultaneous Really Amazing Race Children’s Conference, 2pm-5pm. Nursery will be available for little ones.
  • International Food Festival: Beginning at 5pm, we’ll conclude the afternoon with delicious foods that celebrate the ethnicity of MCC via from around the world.

And finally, on Sunday March 11, Nathan Garth will be delivering the messages at both morning services. By God’s grace, it’s going to be a great weekend!

Peter Higgins
For the MCC Missions Committee

P.S. To help us prioritize the Saturday events on March 10 th , please note there will be no evening programming on Sunday March 11 th . This includes Adult Classes, KiC@Nite, Community Groups, or Youth Groups.