Equipped for Significance

[fa icon="calendar'] June 20, 2018 / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Gifts of the Spirit

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Do you want your life to be marked by significance? Do you sometimes feel like even though you want your life to have significance, you just don’t have the tools or skills for it – that you aren’t equipped for significance?

Maybe you even feel a little bit like the customer who called the computer helpline:

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Christ's Great Commission is the Call of The Alliance

[fa icon="calendar'] June 14, 2018 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions

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As our Central Pacific District churches are holding their Great Commission Day on a Sunday in May or June, we have an great opportunity to share the message, encourage each other, and give to support Christ's Great Commission.

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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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5 Ways Students Were Impacted by Unplugging at Alliance Redwoods Camp

[fa icon="calendar'] June 6, 2018 / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Alliance Youth, CPD Member Highlights

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We like to give you updates from our partner ministries. Alliance Redwoods is a beautiful facility in a spectacular area among the redwoods where God has been given space to change many lives.

Earlier this spring, students from St. Bonaventure finished their two-year confirmation program with a retreat at Alliance Redwoods. Their youth leader personally understands the impact of camp having converted as a teenager at Alliance Redwoods. He shared this with us: 

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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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Seasons of Weakness

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2018 / by Mike Barnes posted in Guest Post

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Mike Barnes is a regular contributor to our blog. He is also part of the leadership of Gateway Fellowship in Sacramento, and we just happen to be in the same men's accountability group. He is a huge blessing in my life for a whole host of reasons. Donice and my connection to our local church is part of what keeps us balanced (her at least - probably not a whole lot of hope for me😉). But regardless, I know meeting with a group of fellow warriors early on a Monday morning is really good for me and my walk. I hope this is encouraging and challenging for you as well.

In His Love and Service,
Ray

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10 Ways to Help a Church Plant

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2018 / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Church Planting, Thoughts from the District Superintendent

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We have a number of active church plants going on right now from a wide background of ethnicities.  Having been a church planter, I know how lonely that can sometimes get.  I also know the encouragement that other churches were to me at times, and also how we were able to encourage other plants and planters once we were established.  Here are some ideas of how you and your church can be involved.  If you would like us to pair you up with our amazing planters, please let me know and we will do so asap.

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Great Commission Day 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] April 24, 2018 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions

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What an amazing family we are a part of - a movement called of God to bring the name of Jesus to the unreached peoples of the world! What a high calling - one that we can only accomplish by working together! I would like to encourage us to lean in to Great Commission Day (info below) and make a statement saying, "We push ahead, we won't shrink back, we send our blessing around the world so that all may hear the Good News of Jesus Christ!" Let's be RIDICULOUSLY GENEROUS!! 

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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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