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Sunday Nights – Adult classes begin September 13 at Rockford. All locations are invited. Magnify Bible Institute (formally Blythefield Bible Institute) is back. Some class sizes are limited & require registration. Details here. Classes include:
Conversation Bible Reading: Gospel of Luke
– Hard Questions Welcome
– Marriage Class
– Women’s Study – The Sermon on the Mount, register
– GriefShare, register
– Financial Peace, register
– MBI Bible: Torah, register
– MBI Theology: Humanity and Sin, register

Job Opening – Kids at Magnify Sunday Nights Coordinator, Rockford – Do you enjoy watching a team come together and accomplish a common purpose? Do you think kids are great? Does the thought of captivating the imagination of children with the good news of the love of Jesus bring you joy? Send your resume to [email protected]. Part-time.

Fitness Connect – September 17-December 3. Yoga based class that focuses on fitness with an emphasis on form and technique. Class size is limited so please contact Amanda 616-308-5177 with questions or for more information. Donations appreciated.

Magnify Church Membership – It means partnership. When you become a member you take the next step of participation, ownership and commitment to the mission of Magnify Church. Classes are October 4 at 10:50am, Ensley in the Commons, Northview in LGR 2 and Rockford in room 304. Please contact [email protected] to sign up.

Divorce Care – September 30 at 6:30pm in room 300 at Rockford. No charge. To sign up email Kathryn at [email protected]. 


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Steve and Sue Mayo – Australia
Sue and I are soon going to be empty-nesters. Shelby, 28 years old bought a house in Sydney and moves on October 7. While we will not have any of our children living with us, our 17 grandchildren are frequent visitors, so the house will stay full. Ministry-wise, we are rejoicing at growth. Our church planting teams, in the seven countries we oversee, are moving forward with evangelistic outreaches and building projects. Attendance is up in most places and there is a fresh responsiveness to the gospel. Our biggest challenges are: our teams are shorthanded with some team members stuck in the US because of travel bans; and we are unable to minister in person with our teams, but are doing our best through online meetings. One benefit to the travel bans is we have concentrated on our two church plants in Sydney. Our Sunday morning church plant, Calvary Baptist, is at COVID-safe capacity with 25 people. We are talking about starting a duplicate morning service. Last Sunday, a couple attended for the first time after watching our online service for a few weeks. They promise to be back. Our Sunday afternoon church plant, Logos, has moved its services to a local club so that up to 100 people can be accommodated in the larger rented room. The Sunday service is duplicated and we are averaging 150 each week. Our Sunday night service is now on Friday night. We have 50 each week for that service (Steve preaches). Logos is preparing to plant a daughter church.

Updated September 19, 2020