Dear Quail Family,
It is hard to believe that October is already here. We have been very busy in the things of the Lord recently and I am so pleased to note what he has been doing in our midst. One thing that is unusual and soon to come to Quail is the Northern California Association annual meetings of the North American Baptist Conference.
On October 19 from 9am to noon, delegates from all over Northern California and representatives of the North American Baptist Conference will be with us to share a morning of inspirational talks as well as decisions that will guide our operation as an Association in NAB for the next year.
Our speakers for the morning will be Cam Roxburgh, NAB Vice President for Missional Movements and Tony Campos from the NAB affiliated Hispanics for Christ – Casa de Luz.
It will be a rich time of fellowship with the delegates and pastors from the other 25+ NAB churches in our area. Everyone is welcome to attend, and if you are a member of Quail, I invite you to register as a delegate. As a delegate, you will participate in the vote that will be taken for Association funding for this next fiscal year.
His and yours,
Pastor Marc Maffucci
Once again, this year we are thrilled to be able to participate in the “Love Stockton” day. This is a day when churches all across the city are mobilized to do loving work projects that will build up our city and show the love of Jesus Christ for the people of Stockton.
This year we are changing the way that we participate in the day and, instead of fanning out all over the city in a number of small projects, the people of Quail are descending all together on the Townhome...
On July 7th our High School international “Go” team will leave for Costa Rica. They will spend a week there working in the La Montana Christian Camp. There they will do everything from sharing the Gospel with the kids who come to the camp to washing dishes and doing minor repairs. This international experience is the first time many of our teens have been in a cross-cultural setting such as this and it will no doubt open their eyes to the situations and needs...
As you read this article, Sylvia and I are on a sabbatical trip. The sabbatical is given to pastors to allow them some extended time “out of the saddle” for rest, reflection and refreshment. It is a time of extended reading, travel and the gaining of new experiences that hopefully will enrich and improve the ministry of the pastor upon his return. That is exactly what Sylvia and I are hoping for in this time away. I know that you will be well cared for from the pulpit with the combined efforts of Rev. Steve Keller (our Area Minister), Pastor Jim Eikenberry, Pastor Wayne and Pastor Randy. I also hope that you will fully engage the big picture efforts that we will be focusing on this month such as the “All Church Go Project – Restore Stockton.” During this time away, Sylvia and I will be cruising through the Panama Canal where we will get to visit countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and Columbia. Then, after a brief visit with my folks in Florida, we will spend some time in Washington DC and then come back across country by rail. It is going to be a time filled with travel so please pray that the details will all work out and for safety. Upon our return to Stockton we will travel to Santa Barbra to be present for, our oldest daughter, Alison’s graduation from Westmont College. Thank you for this opportunity and we will see you when we return.
God bless you,
Pastor Marc Maffucci
Dear Quail Family –
I am proud to announce that the QLBC Foundation is now sponsoring 2 annual scholarships for those who are studying for future Christian ministry in a master’s level or above program. We hope that this will assist some of the future pastors, missionaries and Christian ministry workers that are among us today. Here are the details:
Award amount: $2,000.
Number of scholarships available annually: 2.
This scholarship is awarded to the person who is studying at the Masters Degree or above level at a theological seminary with the purpose of training for the Christian ministry as a vocation. Christian ministry in this context does not necessarily mean local church ministry, but includes any aspect of ministry in a Christian context. Financial need will be a factor considered in the award of the scholarship, but not the sole decision-making factor.
A demonstrated 3.0 or above G.P.A. in undergraduate studies upon graduation or a cumulative within the master's program should the applicant already be enrolled and Quail church membership.
A WASC accredited (or similar) evangelical theological seminary.
write an essay not to exceed 2000 words explaining their: Testimony of Christian salvation. Call to ministry and what sort of ministry they foresee. An explanation of how this education program supports the ministerial goals of the applicant. Applications are to be turned into the church office by May 31. Applications will be reviewed by the QLBC Foundation Ministry Studies scholarship commission to be awarded by July 31. Awards must be presented in person in a public service of QLBC.
His and Yours,
Pastor Marc Maffucci