Prepare to Plant: Online Training for Church Planting [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] October 12, 2020 / by Edgar Castro posted in Church Planting

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You're invited to a free online church planting training on November 7th.

Click Here to Register

Join me, Edgar Castro, as my friends Dave Reynolds, Western Church Planting Alliance, and Micah Dodson, Thrive Church Planting, teach us through videos and online training.

Our hope is that through this training you will:

  • Gather information about church planting
  • Get inspired and encouraged
  • Refine your vision, values, and strategies
  • Create a plan for your location
  • Implement the plan into action

This free training is open to anyone interested in church planting, so please share it with your staff and those you know are interested in this important work.

Register for FREE by clicking here

Training Day: November 7th

Time: 10am-Noon PT 

This training is in two parts:

1. Pre-work you do at home at your own pace including videos and questions.
2. 2-hour online training, together on November 7th.

Starting this week, we are also sending out two 15-20 minute videos per week, for the four weeks leading up to the two-hour day training on November 7th. We don't you to miss these, so please click here to register, so we can get you enrolled.

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It's Pastor Appreciation Month [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] October 6, 2020 / by Wayne Spriggs

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Hi there, CPD Pastors! It's a delight to be able to talk to you just for a moment. This is October and the Pastor Appreciation month. And I want to express to you my sincere and deep appreciation for your leadership.

These have been extraordinary days. These days of COVID-19 and all of the other things that we've faced, including fires. You've been faithful, you've been diligent and you have done your work to the glory of God. And I'm so grateful for that.

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This Divine Moment: CPD Online

[fa icon="calendar'] September 30, 2020 / by Wayne Spriggs posted in News

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Join Us Online

Join us for a CPD Family Zoom Gathering

Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Time: 8am HST, 11am PDT, and 12pm MDT

Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this free CPD family event! Together we will seek God’s face in the midst of continuing pandemics, protests, politics, and pyrotechnics.  

Our special guest will be John Stumbo, US C&MA President. He will be offering pastoral wisdom and a prophetic voice concerning ministering during the pandemic.

We are also planning on a panel discussion featuring a few of our pastors who will be sharing news and comment about ministry in these unprecedented times. 

We will be emailing a zoom link for you to join the event, so if you are not already on our email list, click here to submit your contact information.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the district office at

We look forward to seeing you all next week!

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Important Announcement from Mike Mitchum to the CPD Family

[fa icon="calendar'] August 27, 2020 / by Mike Mitchum posted in CPD Member Highlights, News

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Hi CPD Family,

Please take two minutes to watch my video about an upcoming change in my ministry. I will be stepping down from my job at the District and this video explains why. This has been a hard decision for me, because I love serving you all. But, as you will see, I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life!



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Focusing on Christ During Challenging Times [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] August 20, 2020 / by Wayne Spriggs posted in Video Blogs, News

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August Message from your DS

During these days when things are not what they should be and maybe not what you would like them to be and certainly not what they've been, my encouragement to you lay leaders and pastors and CPD family, is to use this again as an opportunity to know Christ.

Let's focus on the Christ who came and the Christ who will come again, the Christ, who is our holiness, who is our sanctifier.

Let's increasingly get to know Him.

It's in Him that we live and move and have our being. This is our opportunity during these days. This is our privilege during these days.

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Our CPD Family Continues to Thrive

[fa icon="calendar'] August 18, 2020 / by Mike Mitchum posted in CPD Member Highlights, News

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I am happy to highlight two of our recent workers in my blog this month. Paige Reddick Morris was ordained the Sunday after Encounter in Hawaii this year. Hou Lei was ordained on June 27th complete with the proper COVID protections.

I asked each of them to share a short biography so we all could get to know them better. So proud of the accomplishments of these members of the CPD family!

Mike Mitchum

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Missions Update: Welcome Karla Tovar

[fa icon="calendar'] August 11, 2020 / by Karla Tovar posted in Missions

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Here at the Central Pacific District, we are happy to announce that Karla Tovar has been appointed to serve as the Missions Mobilizer for the CPD. She is no stranger to the District Office and has had a passion for missions long before she came to us.

Today, she is sharing a video of thanks from our President, John Stumbo. She introduces the video and her vision for missions with the following words:

The Alliance "Thank you" video below reminds me why I have a passion for missions. Since I started my journey with the Lord being part of the Alliance Family has been one of my highest privileges. We are one body that has no boundaries or limits, apprehends no language or color, for we courageously and faithfully share the gospel. We have been freely giving what we have freely received from Him.

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What's New with Church Planting?

[fa icon="calendar'] July 22, 2020 / by Edgar Castro posted in Church Planting, CPD Member Highlights

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CPD Church Planting Update - Summer 2020

This is my first connection with all of you in my new role as Church Planting Director for the Central Pacific District.

I appreciate your support and prayers. Your prayers and collaboration are needed as I begin this new adventure, as I won’t be able to serve in this role without your help! Each one of you is needed as we need all of the big, medium, and small CPD churches to join me on this journey. I will do my best, and I trust my Lord Christ Jesus to guide me on this new role.

Today, I would like to present officially the most recent churches planted in our District:

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Important Announcement from Tim Agnello to the CPD Family

[fa icon="calendar'] June 26, 2020 / by Tim Agnello posted in CPD Member Highlights, News

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Howdy CPD Family,

Crazy Days! Big News! God has called my family onward!!

Please check out my video to get the skinny on my upcoming move out of the CPD. I love you guys lots and will miss you!! Give me a jingle if ya wanna....

To the ends of the earth,


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Testimonies from Hispanic Leaders in the Central Pacific District

[fa icon="calendar'] June 25, 2020 / by Edgar Castro posted in CPD Member Highlights, News

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Four Testimonies from Leaders in the CPD

Testimony from Edgar castro

Today, I would like to share my personal experience at the CPD and the experiences of some other brethren.

When they called me to work at the CPD, I personally believed it would be challenging for me, because within me, I knew about my limitations, such as my English accent and being a Hispanic. I knew that the CPD never had a Hispanic person as a part of the staff, which was scary for me.

Every day, I came to work, expecting that one of my Anglo-American colleagues would be telling me something negative about my English accent or my origin, but that never happened. All District staff, without exception, have always have seen me, and continue to treat me, not as a Hispanic, but as their brother in Christ.

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