Behind the Scenes: Autumn in the MLab Office

mlab Behind The Scenes, Staff

“So what do you DO when it isn’t summer??” We hear this question a lot – a whole, whole lot, actually. On any given day, you can find us doing anything from registering new groups to helping out local ministries to planning the next big thing for MLab. It can get pretty crazy around here in our “off season,” so we figured we’d give you a peek into life at the MLab office (and our cubicles) when groups aren’t here. For some of us, fall actually is our busiest time. Kent, our graphic designer, has been planning,sketching,and tweaking designs for 2014 pretty much non-stop since August. His cubicle is usually full of rough drawings and ideas that he’s fleshing out …

What’s Your Focus?

mlab Behind The Scenes, Local, Missions, Sarah, Staff

This is a guest blog from our Associate Director of Youth and College Programs, Sarah Barnett. Sarah is a New Orleans native who spends too much time drinking coffee and reading BuzzFeed articles.   The leaves don’t change much during a New Orleans autumn. While friends in other parts of the country are beginning to add layers to their outfits, I’m still rocking flip-flops. I force myself to drink the oh-so-beloved pumpkin spice lattes, even though the face-melting heat will linger here until mid-December. Despite the weather, though, the feeling of fall creeps into New Orleans in other ways: the feeling that it’s time to rest, to regroup, time to rethink and reframe. Our theme for the coming MissionLab year is “FOCUS …