October was another jam-packed month of opportunities for the MMC team. Here are some highlights from October:
Men’s Ultimate Getaway – Sonora California October 4th and 5th
Guns, Golf,and God! This was an action packed 1 ½ day event hosted by East Bay Foursquare in Danville, CA and coordinated and executed through MMC. EBF’s new Sr. Pastor, Rick Fry, communicated: “I’ve met more men at the fireside chat than I have in the prior 12 months.” EBF considered the event a great success. We also rekindled our relationship with Old Oak Ranch Conference Facilities – Foursquare Regional Conference Center (it’s open for all denominations).
Rancho Cordova ISI – October 12th
Over 525 men from 55 churches were in attendance. God moved mightily! 17 men made first time commitments to Christ and 68 re-dedicated their lives. Praise the Lord. Now, be sure to save the date for next year – October 11, 2014.
Rescue Conference Los Gatos California – October 18th
This intergenerational Christian leaders conference had over 600 attendees from the South Bay region – from 7th graders to 30 year olds. David Crowder played the night prior, 6 keynote speakers, 20 powerful breakout leaders, and 22 exhibitors were there. The conference was hosted by Keivan Tehrani (founder of Compassion Bridge). MMC promoted this conference at this year’s Sacramento ISI and in turn he invited us to exhibit and promoted the upcoming San Francisco ISI from the stage and in the program guide. We were prominently displayed in the main courtyard and were able to make some major strategic connections with intergenerational ministries that are interested in participating in the 2014 San Jose ISI.
Leadership Workshop Modesto – October 26th
Our largest workshop ever! 82 pastors and MML’s representing 25 churches from as far away as Fresno (9 men) attended this event. The workshop was rated highly, had a lot of energy, momentum, questions, and commitments. Brandon and Jillian are both busy following up. All churches took promotional packets for the February 2014 Modesto ISI and many said that the valley is desperate for events that can rally their men. Seven pastors from CrossPoint Church were in attendance and are also excited about the upcoming ISI.
Hour of Power Television Show – October 27th
Dr. Grassi was invited as a guest on the Hour of Power to discuss one of his newest books, Guts, Grace and Glory. The episode will be airing on several Christian television networks on November 9 and 10. Please pray for viewers on those dates that they will be encouraged and inspired by Jim’s presence on the program.
777 Prayer Oakland, CA – October 29th
300 churches, 2100 street corners, 7:00pm, 7 minutes of prayer to take back the city of Oakland. MMC manned a corner and it was an amazing event.
November 9th – Iron Sharpens Iron San Francisco
This is our 2nd year in San Francisco and we’re anticipating an awesome event. Please pray for the keynote and seminar speakers as well as the men who will be attending.