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

Pdf: Celebration letter

Bulletin Insert

Pdf: Overview of Year 1.

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

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?