When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.
Ministry Development Team Purpose
MCC is growing rapidly in many places around the world and we see renewed interest in developing a variety of innovative and creative ministries. The Ministry Development Team seeks to support our growing movement by:
· Connecting ministries with similar needs;
· Improving collaboration;
· Providing support for ministries in the earliest stages of development;
· Providing resources and lessons learned to emerging ministries so that new ministries may have a healthy start and build momentum.
Begin at the Beginning
In order for us to fulfill our purpose, we need to know what ministries are being developed, thus the reason for our survey. Please complete this survey by June 27, 2011, so that we may ascertain what ministries are developing so that we may generate appropriate resources and contacts to assist in healthy growth. Your ministry may be at any point along the continuum from thought to emergent. To take the survey please click here.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And Spirit added to their number daily those who believed. .