MVBC Coffee House is a weekly gathering of college students and young professionals for discussion of contemporary topics from a Biblical worldview in a casual atmosphere.  We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and faith traditions to join us each week for lively conversation and thoughtful engagement of the doctrines of Christianity with the issues of the day.

For Fall 2017, we will explore the biblical doctrine of vocation with God at Work: Connecting Your Calling to the Mission of God.  In this series we will examine the origin and purpose of work, and explore how our vocational lives are part of God’s work in the world.  Along the way we’ll deal with practical, everyday work issues from a biblical perspective including how to discern our vocational calling, make career decisions, develop professionally, and live for God in the workplace.

Coffee House will begin with a shared meal at noon each Sunday following the conclusion of morning services.  Bring a friend!

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Coffee House Schedule for Fall 2017
Sundays 12:00 pm (Lunch) – 1:45 pm

August 2017
Date Topic/Event
8/20 Welcome Week and Preview of God at Work
8/27 MVBC Anniversary Service (10 a.m.) and Churchwide Fellowship Lunch
9/03 Labor Day Weekend: No Coffee House

September 2017 - The Doctrine of Vocation
Date Topic/Event
9/10 God's Gift: The Origin and Purpose of Work
9/17 God's Glory: How Our Work Images God in the World
9/24 God's Call: What Does He Want Me to Do?

October 2017 - Living Our Vocation
Date Topic/Event
10/1 God's Selection: What's the Right Job for Me?
10/8 God's Direction: Christian Ethics
10/15 God's Time: Balancing Work/Family/Church
10/22 God's Steward: Saving/Investing/Giving
10/29 Trunk or Treat – No Coffee House

November 2017 - Leveraging Our Vocation
Date Topic/Event
11/5 God's Mission: Agents of Reconciliation
11/12 God's Heart: Ministering at Work
11/19 Ask Anything Sunday
11/26 Thanksgiving Break – No Coffee House

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Coffee House Archives

The following tables list our Coffee House topics from the past few years.  If you would like a copy of the materials from a particular session please contact us.

April 2015
Date Topic/Event
4/5 Resurrection Sunday – No Coffee House
4/12 How Can I Know God Exists?
4/19 Is the Bible Really the Word of God?
4/26 Did Christ Rise from the Dead?

May 2015
Date Topic/Event
5/3 Deeper Life Conference (6:30 p.m.)
5/10 Mother's Day Weekend – No Coffee House
5/17 Spring Retreat – Topsail Island
5/24 Memorial Day Weekend – No Coffee House
5/31 MVBC Spring Picnic (3-7 p.m.)

June 2015
Date Topic/Event
6/9 Why evil?
6/16 Reason: The End of Faith?
6/23 Evolution/Creation and the Genesis Debate
6/30 Summer Social – Carousel Farms

July 2015
Date Topic/Event
7/7 Vacation Bible School – No Coffee House
7/14 The History of Christianity and the Church
7/21  Israel and the Mid-East Crisis – Part 1
7/28 Israel and the Mid-East Crisis – Part 2

August 2015
Date Topic/Event
8/23 Introduction: Culture and the Christian Life
8/30 Daniel 1:1-8 – How Far is TOO Far?

September 2015
Date Topic/Event
9/6 Labor Day Social
9/13 Daniel 1:9-21 – Would You Consider?
9/20 Daniel 2 – I Get by with a Little Help from My Friends

October 2015
Date Topic/Event
10/4 Fall Missions Conference
10/11 Daniel 3 – Shadrach Meshach and Away We Go
10/18 Fall Retreat – Boone NC
10/25 Trunk or Treat Community Outreach

November 2015
Date Topic/Event
11/1 Daniel 4 – Pride Has Me Stumped
11/8 Daniel 5 – When the Writing's on the Wall
11/15 Daniel 6 – Take it Lion Down?
11/22 Daniel 7 – The Son of Man

January 2016
Date Topic/Event
1/10 Counter Culture Preview Night (7 p.m.)
1/17 Culture – Video Session 1
1/24 Culture – In the Beginning; Idolatry; Engaging Culture
1/31 Culture – The Gospel; Speaking Up

February 2016
Date Topic/Event
2/7 Super Bowl Social (5 p.m.)
2/14 Wealth – Video Session 2
2/21 Wealth – Orphans; Widows; The Poor; Treasures
2/28 Wealth – As You Love Yourself; Keep Working

March 2016
Date Topic/Event
3/6 Creation Conference – No Coffee House
3/13 Human Life – Video Session 3
3/20 Human Life – Image of God; Covenant; Abortion
3/27 Resurrection Sunday – No Coffee House

April 2016
Date Topic/Event
4/3 Human Life – Pornography
4/10 Sexuality – Video Session 4
4/17 Sexuality – Gender; Foundations; Morality; Marriage
4/24 Race –  Video Session 5

May 2016
Date Topic/Event
5/1 Race – Nations; Church; Heaven; Immigration
5/8 Mother's Day – No Coffee House
5/15 Spring Retreat – Topsail Island
5/22 TBD
5/29 Memorial Day Social
Date Topic/Event
8/24 Living by the Book Preview Night
8/31 Step 1: Observation – What Do I See?
September 2016
Date Topic/Event
9/7 Observation – Ten Strategies for First-Rate Reading (Part 1)
9/14 Observation – Ten Strategies for First-Rate Reading (Part 2)
9/21 Observation – Six Things to Look For (Part 1)
9/28 Observation – Six Things to Look For (Part 2)
October 2016
Date Topic/Event
10/5 Step 2: Interpretation – What Does it Mean?
10/12 Interpretation – Five Keys to Good Interpretation
10/19 Interpretation – Coming to Terms and Figuring Out the Figurative
10/26 Interpretation – Putting it All Together
November 2016
Date Topic/Event
11/2 Step 3: Application – How Does it Work?
11/9 Application – Four Steps of Application
11/16 Application – Nine Questions to Ask
11/23 Thanksgiving Break – No Coffee House