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Member Highlight: Rev. Gilberto Medina

[fa icon="calendar'] June 12, 2018 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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"The reason I can say it was Him and not myself wanting to do this, is because the church is still alive and well after 29 years."
- Rev. Gilberto Medina

From time to time we'll be highlighting members of our CPD family to get to know them better. The testimony below is from an interview with Rev. Gilberto Medina.

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Member Highlight: Pastor Shawn Van De Mark

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2018 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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I’m excited to be exposed to new sources of God’s love and provision as I settle into this new role, new church, new city, new state, and new Alliance district.
- Pastor Shawn Van De Mark

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 Shawn Van De Mark at Trinity Alliance Church in Redding, California.

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How Can You Participate in God’s Fullness?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 16, 2018 / by District Office posted in Guest Post

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There are a number of different perspectives when it comes to holiness and seeking a closer relationship with God. Phil Rehberg is a regular contributor to our blog, and he takes a thoughtful look at the question, "How Can I Be Filled With God?" I trust this is helpful for your walk as you desire to draw close to Him.  

- Ray Van Gilst

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Member Highlight Video: Thank you for supporting Alliance Redwoods during the Santa Rosa Fires 

[fa icon="calendar'] March 28, 2018 / by District Office posted in Fundraising, CPD Member Highlights

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Church Highlight: How South Hills Church Community Responded to the Las Vegas Shootings

[fa icon="calendar'] December 15, 2017 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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At the Central Pacific District, we're always trying to find ways to tell different stories and speak to relevant situations going on in our communities. The shooting that took place at a Las Vegas concert on October 1, 2017 provided an opportunity for us to discover how Jesus can make beauty from ashes. The interview below with Former Associate Pastor Tim Dunfield at South Hills Church Community in Las Vegas provides a perspective from someone who has first-hand knowledge and experience with this tragic event, as well as offers how those impacted can find glimmers of hope in the midst of fear and sadness.

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Do You Receive Joy or Groaning from Your Congregation?

[fa icon="calendar'] October 27, 2017 / 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'] October 23, 2017 / 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'] August 7, 2017 / 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'] July 6, 2017 / 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 / 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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