OUR MOST INNOVATIVE ENDEAVOR IS
COMING SOON TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU.
It seems like the world, as we've known it, has changed overnight.
We've learned, firsthand, the meanings of social distancing, quarantine, and lockdowns. During this time of isolation, we have made a concentrated effort to reach out to our former Disney Cultural Representatives, who once worked in EPCOT. It has been quite an undertaking, with eight years' worth of CRPs scattered across the world. We issued an invitation to any CRP who wanted to connect with us via video chat. In the first week, we met with a few former CMs via Zoom. Since then, our list of connections has continued to grow. We have realized that God is doing something through these gatherings and expanding relationships. What started as one-off check-ins have become weekly gatherings filled with laughter, encouragement, challenge, and trust.
We have been joyfully overwhelmed by how many former CRPs want to remain involved with us even though they are far away from WDW. Our shared experiences, while working at Disney, have formed an unbreakable bond. We share a connection that is hard to explain to those who have never worked for the mouse.
God has opened the door wide open to a new and inspired expression of His Church.
In response, we are moving forward to create a virtual network of former CRPs; those who are looking to be encouraged and to be an encouragement to others. We are in the process of forming online groups, including everything from 1-to-1 online mentoring to CRP "CommuniDs" of 4-6 people, who come together on Zoom from all over the globe.
We are calling this network, CMC: Global. We believe this is the next dimension of expansion for Cast Member Church. It's a brilliant opportunity for former CMs from different backgrounds, cultures, and even languages, to meet online (at least once a week) as a family to discuss, process, and work through the things of life, faith, and purpose. There is an immediate and undeniable connection with each other because we all have "mouse blood" in our veins.
It's all rather messy at the moment, which is fine with us. But we are committed to figuring it out as we go along. But we are inspired by the sincere desire on the part of former CMs, just like you, who want to connect with God, with one another, and share in each others' life adventures.
You need hope to reach your destination.
You need others for encouragement along the way.
You need to know that you are making a difference as you go.
Your CMC: Global family will be just what you need to embrace the life-purpose for which God has designed you.
If you are a former CRP who would like to be a part of this adventure, PLEASE contact us, and we will reach out to you right away.