What C&MA Churches Are Doing to Increase Missions Engagement

[fa icon="calendar'] February 15, 2018 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions, Equipping

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Here are 7 things that many of our C&MA churches are doing to increase engagement with Alliance missions. 

The Senior Pastor

The senior pastor is ‘leaning in’ to Alliance missions. He is passionate about the church being a Christ Centered, Acts 1:8, Family. He proclaims the global mission of the church and gives opportunities up front to promote and pray for Alliance missions. The senior/lead pastor diligently seeks God along with his leaders to discern where in the world to focus or partner. He is passionate about giving people an opportunity to glorify God and impact the world through the churches mission's ministries.

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Mexicali Mission: Paradise Alliance Builds a New Worship Center

[fa icon="calendar'] January 29, 2018 / by Matt Larson posted in Missions, CPD Member Highlights

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Isn't it a great feeling when you are able to get a WIN-WIN in ministry? 

Well, the CPD along with the Mexicali Base just got a Quadruple WIN! The first win is that our truck made it across the border, bringing the much needed supplies for the new worship center. The second win is that YOU, our prayer warriors, got to see God say YES to your requests! The third win is the ministry that will take place in the hearts of the people of Mexico as they are blessed by the new worship center and the loving service that Gil and his team provide. The fourth win is all the wonderful things that will happen in the hearts of our church people as they bring teams to do ministry in the new worship center. How wonderful to see what God is doing through the CPD!  THANK YOU Paradise Alliance Church for your service to our God and King! - Tim Agnello

"Oh, glorify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together!” Psalm 34:3 

The Full Story- by Matt Larson, Paradise CMA Pastor

Our church has been blessed with an abnormally high number of men who are skilled in the construction trades.  For the last 10 years we have been traveling to Mexico to construct buildings to support our ministry partners.  For the last 7 or 8 years we have focused all of our time building up the base in Mexicali. Through the years we have remodeled the giant clinic building and redone the kitchen.  We have built the director's house and the dorms that hold over 40 people.  We have graded the property and done extensive work to establish an effective septic system.  We built a multi-station dental clinic for dental ministry.  We have been heavily invested in the Mexicali base, which is why we are so thrilled to have Gil and Kim Blanco onsite making that ministry grow and thrive. 

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Living Water Preschool Academy and the AALC: For Such a Time As This

[fa icon="calendar'] January 9, 2018 / by Raed Awabdeh posted in Missions, Fundraising, CPD Member Highlights

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As we listen to Raed and Manar Awabdeh’s story, we cannot help but think of Esther and her story-

For such a time as this

One of the desires we have as Christians is for God to use us, to use our gifts, our talents, and our resources to make an impact for the Kingdom. This was Esther’s desire and, so it is the desire and passion of our brother and sister in Sacramento.

Raed and Manar Awabdeh, leaders of the Arab American Learning Center in the Central Pacific District, are in the midst of “such a time” in our current world events…they clearly have been prepared and placed exactly in the position God has intended. And now events across the world are placing Arab Muslim refugee families right into their midst- their community of Sacramento, CA.

When the Awabdehs first started out in Sacramento there was not one Arabic family in the area. But now, there are over 1,500 families in the immediate area.

With the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe, they are experiencing the hand of God setting over 12,000 Arab Muslims in Sacramento! Right into the very community Raed and Manar have been pouring into and building bridges for the last 20 years.

The perfect property of 3.38 acres has become available with a school building including all the proper permits ready for them to move in with their already established Arabic American Learning Center! A property like this is not easy to find in a community, and if it is available, it is usually attached to a shopping mall.

Urgent Request with a Mid-January Deadline!

God is giving all of us the opportunity and privilege to join them in such a time as this.  Please watch this video:

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Missions: Vision Trip Update from Christian Family Tabernacle

[fa icon="calendar'] December 19, 2017 / by Augustine DeGuzman posted in Missions

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Here's another Vision Trip snapshot! This one is from Augustine & Geraldine DeGuzman, lead pastor of Christian Family Tabernacle, our Filipino Church in Sacramento. I had the privilege of having them along with me in Europe recently. Wow, what a dynamic couple! I'm sure you'll enjoy the creativity they put in communicating their experience.

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Missions: Vision Trip Update from The Rising

[fa icon="calendar'] December 11, 2017 / by Josh Blair posted in Missions

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I'm excited for you to read the article below written by Josh Blair, Lead Pastor of The Rising in Utah. The CPD is fast becoming a major kingdom-advancing force in many parts of the world. As you read thru this story, be listening for the voice of Jesus saying, "GO!" And if you think it's time for you to see what The Alliance is doing around the world - give me a jingle! Because, as always, I am here to help you GO GLOBAL!

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Responding to the Call to Help Kick Off a Soccer Project in Mexicali

[fa icon="calendar'] October 10, 2017 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions

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At the Central Pacific District we like to share insightful and inspiring content from our members, friends, and influencers. Please read the story below from Associate Pastor Tim Dunfield of South Hills Church in Henderson, Nevada and their recent mission trip to Mexicali.

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Suggestions for Strengthening Alliance Global Missions in Your Church

[fa icon="calendar'] January 9, 2017 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions, Equipping

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In wanting to always provide fresh resources to our pastors and missions leaders here in the CPD, I am pleased to give you some new tools for promoting Alliance Missions in your churches - all year long!

First, in addition to the many videos provided here, we now have access to many one-minute missions videos of our work around the world. To access these videos click here to see Alliance Snap Shots.

If increased engagement is the goal for Alliance global missions promotion, how do we measure it? The following five elements may be considered as indicators of engagement:

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Diamonds in the Rough

[fa icon="calendar'] December 2, 2016 / by District Office posted in Missions

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By: Shruti Maniar

Living open-handedly with our time, talents, and dreams is like a diamond in the rough -- from the outside it can seem unsightly, of questionable worth and a gamble at the very least. But once we uncurl our fingers and our hearts unto the Lord- - where all He has given us is freely offered back to Him -- what freedom, what joy, and what power of His presence is manifested in our lives!

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God at Work in Cambodia: Our Amazing Opportunity! [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] September 20, 2016 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions, Fundraising

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It has been amazing to see the response to Alliance Global Missions over the past couple of years. In 2016 alone, I have taken over 20 CPD churches on Vision Trips to Mexico, The Middle East and to Cambodia. How wonderful that so many of you are engaging in meaningful ways financially and by sending teams to work alongside our IWs on the field!

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Get Involved in Missions to Mexico

[fa icon="calendar'] August 29, 2016 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions

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Just south of the border is a cross-cultural, missions experience for the churches of the CPD to “get your feet wet” in missions. Over the past few years we have been developing a Ministry Base in Mexicali. We are now extending invitations for senior pastors, youth pastors and church missions leaders/teams to come and see what is happening there.

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