Brainstorming session/reflection on Spring 2013
Sharon, Matthew, Aimee, Cynthia, Violet, Eva, June, Yingying, Angela, Rayray, Jim, Derek, Amy, Jason, Andy, Jessica, Emma, LiChen, Steven, Yushi, JingKun
Everyone can share their vision for MCCF.
Write down your answer to the following questions:
1. Ideally, what does Mccf look like for you? What is your role in this ideal Mccf?
2. Currently, What does Mccf mean to you? What makes you keep coming to Mccf?
3. What is your biggest concern in Mccf? (In general and/or this particular term)
#1 Ideal MCCF
Home - supporting, caring, love, energetic, openness, true, one goal: share gospel, know God, looking forward to, belonging
To share the gospel, planting seeds
To bring people to church
A group of Christ follower who live out Christ on campus.
Passionate about the gospel
A place where people can get to know God
For christians - a place to grow, and when they are gone, they will continue to grow wherever they end up being, learn and pray as a group
MCCF has too many focus
Need to narrow down
But what is it going to be like if we only focus on a narrow thing?
We can focus on different thing each term.
We only change BBS material according to theme, nothing else is changed.
The focus needs to be more practical than just Bible study.
Need to have a common goal first, everything will follow.
Discipleship can be done at church, we have advantage to spread the gospel.
MCCF is who we are, not what we are trying to become.
Can focus less on specific activities as long as it’s according to Bible teaching
It’s not MCCF’s responsibility to spread the gospel, it’s everyone’s
MCCF should not be a home where we are rooted.
It should not replace “church”
The “attraction” should not be people, but God.
It can be home, it’s also a school - it has more side
To accomplish what is listed
Spread the gospel, bring people to church
Be a role model
Be a family member
Spread the gospel
Welcome/ be friend with newcomers
Do what I’m gifted
Do what’s needed
Live out Christ
personally bring my friends to MCCF
#2 Current MCCF
What does MCCF mean to you? What makes you keep coming to MCCF?
GOD!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
Fellowship, connection, encouraging, caring , loving, sharing
Big need of the gospel on campus
MCCF has a common goal/ common language as a group
Accountable: maintain good relationship with God, keep up serving
You have to come (responsibility, serving, role model, fellowship)
More comfortable with Mandarin, more comfortable staying with students
Give back to others like how MCCF helped me
It’s not only us who are more comfortable with Mandarin, there are also people on campus who are more comfortable with Mandarin & who need the gospel.
We can attract newcomers by different things, but we need to keep them by God.
We are different because we have Christ, we should live it out
Program with other clubs
Done it before, don’t have much response
What’s the goal?
3. What is your biggest concern in MCCF? (in general and/or in this term)
Not enough coworkers/ too much new friends
People leaving fellowship (including co-workers)
We need mature Christians, not co-workers
Follow up after graduation
Serving team structure not efficient
Need a authority
Need someone who can live out Christ so people would obey
Rely too much on others
Especially those who are more mature
Should also equip ourselves
Lack of communication
Common vision and mission
Need to be more open, need more trust
Between “decision making people” and “people with ideas”
Not just at BOT and EOT
People don’t talk with honestly
Relationship between coworkers
Between new and old co-workers
Too much blaming on each others
Not as much passion as before? Do people want to come to fellowship?
Becomes our responsibility
People pick the “important” serving with more attention.
Are we living out the message we give?
Too much focus on people bonding, need to focus more on God
Are we giving newcomers the correct message? (be salt and light)
Too much packaging, content is more important
Lack of co-workers:
We need to trust new co-workers- all Christians have the privilege to serve
1 on 1 training for new co-workers.
Who can serve? (criteria should be announced)
Also need to equip yourself
Not listening to someone is unhealthy
Listening to someone blindly is also unhealthy
Root problem: listen to others, humble ourselves
Intention when giving “suggestions”
Method is important (not compromising the truth)
Obey decision made after everyone’s made their input.
Lack of passion: more encouraging, more appreciation
Positive; Negative; Improvement
Issues with lyrics - go through worship coordinator when they pick.
Leaders post their songs on FB group earlier.
Keep response hymn
Should end on time
Praise & Worship Night
Purpose: reach out to more people, more unity
Small discussion at the end is good opportunity to get to know new friends
Positive feedback from new friends
Discussion question: Is it too much time commitment? Was it worth the effort?
move up, earlier in the term
we have more time to follow up with new friends
Leaders think it’s too much work, it’s not a devotion structure
Discussion v.s. Devotion - we want devotion, not BBS
Less commitment with “devotion and sharing” base
Purpose: for people with no devotion to build the habit
More focus on fellowship, less focus on personal
It’s not a “structure”
People don’t know how to pray - don’t force people
Tell people the meaning of prayer when there’s new people in your group
Smaller group to save time
Didn’t follow up on 1 on 1
People are late to fellowship, newcomers are there with no one there
Start on time
Current process seems inefficient, weight benefit & cost
Make sure everyone knows it’s daily
Should have more location base group
Ray of Hope
Need more volunteer
More people to look for source
Amazing Race - can continue as BOT
Good for newcomers
Good to involve new co-worker
BBQ - too messy, not to the purpose.
Keep it like now, people who sign up pay for it.