Year 1: Encountering, Embracing, Embodying Christ in Life

Encountering, a reflection

Open to God's Whisper

E3: A Vision Led Life


How are you encountering God? Share a story to encourage others.

Submissions will be shared in The MCA Communiqué and here on the E3 page.  

Share a story or reflection

“Each of us needs to know, deep down to our bones, that we are beloved of Christ.”

Betty Pries

E3 Resources

Letter & Invitation

Pdf: Letter and invitation to congregations.

Where do we go from here

Brochure: Provides an overview of the Vision 20/20 process.

Bucket Lists

Bi-fold document. Four lists: Personal, Congregational, Committee, MCA

Personal Bucket List

Document: Only includes Personal Bucket List.

E3 Celebration Sunday

Celebration letter

E3 Tree PDF

E3 Leaves PDF

E3 Leaves jpg

E3 Tree jpg

E3 September 27

Worship Service Background

E3 September 27

Worship Outline

Overview of Year One

Including some ideas for spiritual practices

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E3 Year 1 resources curated by CommonWord, a web page just for MCA.

Laura's Reflections Sept 2020

A brief reflection on

the E3 Vision Statement

Laura's Reflections Pdf

A text version of Laura's reflections on the E3 Vision

E3 Commitment Cards

E3 History


After a year-long process of discernment, it's time to incarnate the vision. Vision 20/20 has led us to a three-year plan (2020-2022) as Tim described in his article, Christ's Body, Living Stones: A Vision 20/20 Reflection

Year One - 2020

Christ in Life

  • How do we nurture our relationship with God?
  • How do we reclaim prayer & spiritual disciplines?
  • How do we remember that we are deeply beloved?
  • How are we formed so we are able to give ourselves in the world?

Year Two - 2021

Christ in Community

  • How do we practice deep community, hospitality and welcome in our congregations?
  • How do we allow ourselves to heal from old narratives (pas conflicts, feeling small) so that we can celebrate God's activity among us?
  • How is the character of our community formed so that we reveal the face of Christ to the world?

Year Three - 2022

Christ in the World

  • How are we being invited to pour ourselves out as the Body of Christ for the world, bringing healing and hope to a world in need?
  • To what is God calling us with respect to our engagement with the world?