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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Member Highlight: Pastor Steve Swinburne

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2017 4:53:55 PM / by Steve Swinburne posted in Better Together, CPD Member Highlights

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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 Steve Swinburne of Price Chapel in Price, Utah.


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The Greatest Years of My Life: Pastor Highlight [Interview]

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2017 4:33:41 PM / by Bill Vaughn posted in Better Together, CPD Member Highlights

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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 Bill Vaughn of the Oasis Community Church in Fallon, Nevada.

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Healing the Great Division: How to Love Those Who Don’t Think Like Us

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2017 2:37:51 PM / by Andrew Burchett posted in Better Together, Equipping

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By: Andrew Burchett, Lead Pastor at Neighborhood Church of Chico

I have been pondering the growing divide in our nation as I read news stories and drive downtown to see people with signs walking about. There is clearly a great deal of emotion associated with the election, those who have been elected and the perceptions of what that might mean for future policy. 

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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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Where to Find Courage & Comfort in Perilous Times

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 9, 2016 9:24:16 AM / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Better Together

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Wayne Hoag is our pastor in Truckee at Sierra Bible Church. He has a great word for us about courage in our increasingly post Christian nation. Wayne has always been a great encourager to my heart, and I appreciate his ongoing role as an encourager to the hearts of others. Let him encourage and challenge you with what he has to say here:

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C&MA Leaders Respond to the Recent Racism and Violence in Our Country

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2016 1:48:47 PM / by District Office posted in Better Together, Equipping

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The violent events of the past few weeks are uncovering issues and pain that are not new in our country, but are showing a further destabilizing which leads to less confidence in what man can do or fix. It’s all further evidence that we live in a broken world and our nation needs healing and wisdom.

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A Thank You from CMA Partner: HOUSE SF

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2016 2:44:40 PM / by Anne Marie Matos posted in Better Together

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To help our district family stay better connected, we'd like to share a letter received from Craig & Anne-Marie Matos, CMA partners and pastors of our church plant House SF in San Francisco:

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How Do You View Children in Your Church?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2016 3:08:13 PM / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Better Together, Equipping

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This blog by Sandy Kang of San Jose Christian Alliance in San Jose, California asks the question, "How do we view our children?" An important question considering the fact that they are our future. Personally I am mostly looking at this in the rearview mirror; and while I don't have any major regrets and love where my kids are and how they are doing, I certainly could have improved on how I could have poured into them when they were young. Take a look at how Sandy views this challenge – it just might help you to not have any regrets.

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Do You Use a Door-Opening Decision-Making Process?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 29, 2016 3:46:24 PM / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Better Together, Equipping

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Here’s a great blog we’d like to you share with you about the ways we, as individuals, often make decisions by just waiting for the “right” time and circumstances. While it can be an emotional roller coaster, sometimes, it’s never the right time and we may be missing an opportunity all together.

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