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Do You Receive Joy or Groaning from Your Congregation?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 27, 2017 12:10:28 PM / by District Office posted in Guest Post

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From time to time I come across articles in different places that either I identify with, or I have pastors who I know can identify with. The fact of the matter is, we are in the people business. And while most of our people are amazing, there are those who quite frankly are not. They drain us, they discourage us, etc. If this happens to you, I just want you to be encouraged that you are not alone, and it probably isn't your fault. Be encouraged to be the shepherd God is calling you to be.

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Learn How to Do a Better Job of Doing Less at Work

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2017 2:13:08 PM / by District Office posted in Equipping

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Who of us isn't overwhelmed by ministry? Or for that matter, life? And just when you think you finally have your head a little bit above water, people are shot and killed in Las Vegas, or a devastating fire breaks out in Santa Rosa. The fact of the matter is, there are always going to be things in life and ministry that are going to try to sideswipe us. What Keith writes here is not the whole answer - but it is a good start. I hope it helps!

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Member Highlight: Pastor Jesse Richardson

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2017 3:33:01 PM / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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"I think that yielding to the call of God…there's no better place to be." - Jesse Richardson

From time to time we'll be highlighting members of our CPD family to get to know them better. The questions and answers below are from an interview with Pastor Jesse Richardson, Sierra Bible Church of Truckee.

Name: Pastor Jesse Richardson
Church: Sierra Bible Church of Truckee
Years in Ministry: 18 years

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Member Highlight: Pastor Andrew Burchett

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2017 11:42:03 AM / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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"That is oftentimes my biggest joy. To help people discover what's already inside them." -Andrew Burchett

From time to time we'll be highlighting members of our CPD family to get to know them better. The questions and answers below are from an interview with Pastor Andrew Burchett, Neighborhood Church of Chico

Name: Andrew Burchett
Church: Neighborhood Church of Chico
Years in Ministry: 25 Years

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A Prayer by A.W. Tozer: A Reminder of What God Has Called Us To Do

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2017 11:39:02 AM / by District Office posted in Devotional

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This prayer was sent to us by Pastor Wayne Hoag at Sierra Bible Church in Truckee, CA.  It is one that was given to him by Leonard Ravenhill some 30 years ago. He was good friends with A.W. Tozer.  This prayer is one that you can return to often, as a reminder of what God has called us to be and to do.

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Vulnerability: A Key Component of an Emotionally Healthy Leader

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2017 9:21:26 AM / by District Office posted in Equipping, Leadership

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I always appreciate what Keith Webb has to say - especially since such a large part of the culture of our district has been encouraged by him and his training - that area of coaching. And while I like to keep up on what he writes, there are those times when he is especially pertinent - and this is one of those times as he talks about this issue of vulnerability.

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Will the Rewards in Heaven Be Something You Truly Value in Eternity?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 16, 2016 9:28:17 AM / by District Office posted in Equipping

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Phil Rehburg, a lay leader at Risen King, has his own ministry dealing with Soul Care. He’s an author and speaker who is willing to share his thoughts with us. He will also be at Encounter as one who you can connect with if you would like to. Read his thoughts about heavenly rewards.

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Tips to Let Go and Let Others Help in Your Ministry

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2016 10:50:30 AM / by District Office posted in Better Together, Equipping

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"It is so much easier to do things myself than to show someone else how to do it."  "I can't trust anyone else to do things right,” (meaning, like I do) "I don't have anyone qualified to do that." Have you ever said or thought things like that? Or even more, is that the way you approach your ministry regardless of what you say or think – just out of habit? 

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Diamonds in the Rough

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 2, 2016 9:24:00 AM / by District Office posted in Missions

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By: Shruti Maniar

Living open-handedly with our time, talents, and dreams is like a diamond in the rough -- from the outside it can seem unsightly, of questionable worth and a gamble at the very least. But once we uncurl our fingers and our hearts unto the Lord- - where all He has given us is freely offered back to Him -- what freedom, what joy, and what power of His presence is manifested in our lives!

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The Importance of Children Being A Part of Our Ministry

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2016 3:54:39 PM / by District Office posted in Equipping, Alliance Youth

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Sandy and Ted Kang pastor San Jose Christian Alliance, and in the midst of pastoring a large multi-congregational church, manage to do a very good job of staying balanced in caring for and discipling their children. Sandy's blog article shows the importance of our children being part of our ministry, not just part of the children's ministry of the church we pastor. God is doing a lot in San Jose, like I imagine He is doing in your community and church. Help your kids be an intentional part of that.

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