If we did nothing else, it would be preaching the Word of God to all, believers and non-believers alike, and teaching the Word and Christian Theology, Doctrine, History, and Biblical Interpretation, and other topics of vital importance” to disciples to help them grow up into the fullness of Christ. Verse by verse through books of the Bible or expositional sermons based on themes like the Parables.
For over twenty-five years we have partnered with Respecting Our Elders on a food pick-up and distribution program. We regularly pick up food at local Whole Foods and Safeway stores. The food then is taken to our fellowship hall for people in need from the community.
Using the facilities of the Community Media Center of Marin and other venues, we produce several television programs:
Though not a direct ministry of MAC, we encourage the pastor’s publishing effort called Earthen Vessel Publishing, launched in 2000; Pastor Kent is the primary author, but he has published books by several other authors. Katie Philpott is the editor and book designer. Find Kent’s author page on Amazon.com HERE
Why We Are Christians is a conversational interview program in which we learn how people from different countries, races, languages, classes, ages, and religions came to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, then what happened next. The usual format is two half hour episodes with the same person, either in the studio or via Skype.
Children in Kenya are allowed to attend public school, but only if they have uniforms, which many, especially girls, cannot afford. Our Jane Ndungu created a means to buy sewing machines and fabric and to employ women to make uniforms and backpacks for the kids. We raise funds for this ongoing project by holding two yard sales per year. The average amount collected is $1,000.
Started in January of 1986, we have hosted eight-week Divorce Recovery and Loss Workshops four times per year. Several hundreds have attended the workshops over the years. Find testimonials on our Meetup.com site. We are currently using Zoom for these groups.
Since 1985 we have hosted a verse-by-verse Bible study, working through various books in the Bible. Pastor Vernon Philpott leads this study.
There is a separate women-only version Bible Study also.
We are very committed to table fellowship and think this is where much of our relational bonding and growing happens. During the pandemic, we suspended this part of our fellowship but will gradually bring it back. Stay tuned!
For those who cannot attend Sunday morning services (and for some who like to attend both) we hold a 6–7 PM service, led by Pastor Vernon. It is more casual and open in format. We welcome anyone who wishes to participate with a musical or poetry offering, Bible passage reading, etc. It is currently being live-streamed via Zoom as well as in person.