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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Are We Creating a Dialogue with Our Children About Sexuality?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2017 2:35:02 PM / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Equipping

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Sandy Kang is wife to Ted Kang of San Jose Christian Alliance, and Consecrated worker. From time to time she is one of our blog contributors, and I always greatly appreciate her insights. I trust you will be challenged as I was in reading this on how to handle equipping with our young people when it comes to sexuality in our changing culture.

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The Ring on My Heart

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 2, 2017 3:06:52 PM / by Mike Barnes posted in Guest Post

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My wife and I often take our wedding rings off at night and lay them on the dresser where we pick them up the next morning and put them back on. Occasionally, I get distracted in my morning routine and leave home without this representation of my marriage, or more accurately of my wife’s commitment to me, on my hand.

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Faith, Joy, and Peace Come by Hearing the Word of God

[fa icon="calendar'] May 26, 2017 3:12:19 PM / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Equipping, Hearing the Voice of God

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Another effect of the Word of the Lord is faith, that the certainty of knowing a thing is so. Romans 10:17, “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Often, when God speaks to you faith happens. And there’s a difference between belief and faith. I believe everything in the Bible. But I’m also going to be honest and tell you this: I don’t have faith for everything in the Bible.

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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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Stepping Aside to Make Room With a Heart Full of Joy

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2017 10:19:36 AM / by Wayne Hoag posted in Guest Post

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Following 26 years as Senior Pastor, I will hand off my responsibilities to Pastor Jesse Richardson. I will take on a new role as the Associate Pastor at Sierra Bible Church. I want to share with you thoughts that are filling my heart regarding our journey together, past, present, and future.

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Under Construction: The Work to Be Done in My Home and Heart

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2017 12:59:06 PM / by Mike Barnes posted in Guest Post

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Mike Barnes is on the board of Gateway Fellowship in Sacramento. He also happens to be in a men's accountability group with me and a couple other guys from Gateway. I never cease to be amazed at the depth of insight he brings to us at 5:45 a.m. Monday mornings over coffee in a garage at another friend's house. I trust you will be as blessed by his writing as I am. --Ray

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Member Highlight: Pastor Edgar Castro

[fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2017 11:48:48 AM / by Edgar Castro posted in CPD Member Highlights

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“This is not about me - it‘s all about Jesus.” This is the only way I can express my passion for the ministry." - Edgar Castro

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 Edgar Castro, Casa de Dios Church.

Name: Edgar S. Castro
Church: Casa de Dios Church
Years in Ministry: 17 Years

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Hearing the Voice of God Brings Relevance and Conviction [Part 21]

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Equipping, Hearing the Voice of God

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As we think about the issue of discerning the voice of God, one of the things we need to realize is that it will also be relevant - because it will fit the situation that you’re in. It will make sense. You won’t have to strain to make it apply. And furthermore, when you tell someone else, they’ll get it too.

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A Helpful Prayer for Spiritual Growth

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 28, 2017 9:46:22 AM / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Better Together, Equipping

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Phil Rehberg is part of the leadership at Risen King in Redding. As an author and coach for discipleship and spiritual formation, he challenges people to step up to the plate for the maturity needed in the Christian life. Read an excerpt from an article posted on “Meat for Maturity:”

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