Registration for Encounter 2018



San Jose Christian Alliance Church • 2360 McLaughlin Ave  •  San Jose, CA

Date: February 19-21 (Monday through Wednesday)

Time:  Starting at 6 pm Monday evening and going through Wednesday after the evening service.

A glimpse into what we have in store:

  • Main Speaker is Dr. Rob Reimer
  • Encounter Workshops with CDP leaders
  • Time to connect with old and new friends
  • Encounter Kids Program
  • Items Being Voted On:
    District Superintendent election
    District Bylaw Change (click here to view the Revised By-Law Change Summary)
    Electing 5 new District Leadership Team Members (click here to view their biographies)
    By Nominating Committee:
    Steve Allison - North Las Vegas NV
    Jesse Richardson - Truckee CA
    Sandy Kang - San Jose CA
    Joshua Blair - Draper UT
    Jordon Wong - San Jose 
    Up for Election for a Second Term:
    Amy Bailey - Redding CA
    Andrew Burchett - Chico CA
    Joe Ong - Pearl City HI

Main Speaker:

RobReimerDr. Rob Reimer was the Founding and Lead Pastor of South Shore Community Church, a church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Brockton, Massachusetts until June of 2017 when he followed the call of God to become a full time professor at Alliance Theological Seminary in New York. Under Rob’s leadership, what began as a small group of eight believers mobilized on a mission to start a new church, resulting in hundreds of people coming to faith in Christ. 

Rob is also an experienced teacher. He is an Adjunct Professor at Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS) in Nyack, NY, where he teaches Soul Care at the Doctoral level and has taught various classes at the Masters level, including Personal, Professional and Theological Foundations for Ministry; Evangelism; Mentoring; Pastoral Methods; Person in Ministry; Soul Care; and Intimacy and Authority. 


WORKSHOPS you want to attend:

All workshops will be lead by our Central Pacific District staff and will be available both Tuesday and Wednesday. Please choose the two sessions you would like to attend:

Empowering Your Church To Start A Hispanic Ministry - Edgar Castro 


Empowerment in the church takes place when pastors and church leaders delegate responsibility for ministry to laypeople, actually allowing them to do ministry and act on the power they already have through the Holy Spirit. As church leaders our role is not to control those under us but to empower them by granting them permission to become engaged in ministry (Ephesians 4:11,12). Just in California,14 Million out of the 34 Million people are Hispanic. And every CPD Alliance church has great empowered leaders that with God and the CPD help can start or plant a Hispanic Ministry.


LOCC - Mike Mitchum

Mike-MitchumI will be answering questions about the licensing, ordination, and consecration process. Included will be some exciting new opportunities for getting the education credits if needed. Come with any questions you have. I will try my best to answer them and encourage you in the process.


Growth/Financial Development - Jeff Lee

Jeff-LeeWhat made the Early Church so attractive to outsiders? Learn principles of Church Growth that disrupts the way we think about church growth today.



Missions Engagement - Tim Agnello

Tim_AgnelloCome learn about Partnerships, Vision Trips and our new Europe Initiative
Part 1 (30 Minutes): Learn about Partnerships, Vision Trips and our new Europe Initiative
Part 2 (30 Minutes): Best Practices on How to Do a Missions Conference


Legal and Policy - Dan Russell

Dan-RussellIs your church in compliance?
IRS, BYLAws, Articles of Incorporation, and Policies and Procedures can be very confusing. Let’s simplify the process.


Sons, Daughters & the Next Church - Nathan Edwardson


I’ve heard it said, “If you want to build something significant for the kingdom of God, build a family.” Family is the dream of God. Powerful sons and daughters, fierce fathers and mothers. In this workshop, get envisioned to build a family culture within your church, city and in the nations. The greatest legacy isn’t the one we leave when we die, but the one we give while we live.  


How to Lead Your Church Through a Successful Capital Campaign - Lydia Olson

Lydia OlsonA capital campaign is one of the most significant, challenging, and exciting times you’ll experience as a church leader.  In this session, you’ll learn how to cast a compelling vision, the critical steps needed to maximize buy-in and participation, and how to develop new leaders.  You’ll learn about the different phases of the campaign process, how to establish an effective timeline, and how to set your church up for success before the campaign even begins


Encounter Kids:

This year, our CPD kids will have the opportunity to be a part of a conference made just for them!  

Theme:  Soul Care for Kids

Description: At Encounter Kids, our focus will be for our children to engage with Soul Care principles from Dr. Rob Reimer’s (Encounter Speaker) book, “Soul Care: 7 Transformational Principles for a Healthy Soul.” We will focus on three principles, specifically:   Identity-Renewing your Mind & Identifying the Lies, Repentance, and Forgiving Others. 

Time: Encounter Kids Program starts Monday evening as well as for the full day on Tuesday and Weds (morning and evening). Encounter Kids will be located on the premises.

Age Groups:

-Encounter Nursery:  Infants - 3 years

-Encounter Kids:  4 years - 5th Grade


Encounter Schedule: 

Breakfast and lunch will be served at the church both Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Monday Night, February 19th

6pm Dinner at San Jose Christian Alliance Church


Tuesday, February 20th

8:00am  Breakfast at the Church 

9:00am Morning Session

11:30am  Lunch at Church

12:45pm Afternoon Session

2:30pm Workshops 

3:30pm  Break and Dinner (on your own)

6pm Evening Session


Wednesday, February 21st 

8:00am  Breakfast at the Church 

9:00am Morning Session

11:30am  Lunch at the Church

12:45pm Afternoon Session

2:30pm Workshops 

3:30pm  Break and Dinner (on your own)

6pm Evening Session and Closing


We have a number of San Jose Church families who are willing to house Encounter Attendees. If you are in need of housing, please contact servicecenter@cpdistrict.org.


 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty. --Zechariah 4:6