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Shifting Perspectives of Gratitude and Grief

[fa icon="calendar'] November 23, 2018 / by District Office posted in Equipping

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In the aftermath of the Camp Fire, it’s easy to have shifting perspectives of both gratitude and grief. Some of us are grateful just to be alive while others are mourning the loss of loved ones. Some have gratitude their home was spared, while neighbor’s homes next door or across the street were lost. We all have gratitude for how the communities have come together to shelter and support evacuees, but we grieve for the loss of a city, of people’s livelihood, that life will never be quite the same for anyone who has lived through and been impacted by the events of the Camp Fire.

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4 Reasons to Church Plant

[fa icon="calendar'] November 15, 2018 / by District Office posted in Church Planting

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Every once-in-a-while I get the question, “Why should we plant new churches?” Here are some of the answers I have given over time:

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Member Highlight: Pastor Josh Blair at The Rising, Utah

[fa icon="calendar'] October 15, 2018 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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"The Rising has been a safe place for those exiting the Mormon faith to learn about Jesus Christ in a very different environment than they are used to."

- Pastor Josh Blair

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 Joshua Blair at The Rising in Utah.

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Member Highlight: Pastor J Spurling

[fa icon="calendar'] August 1, 2018 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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"Each week we walk and pray—with insight onsite—for community breakthrough. Even though our numbers for this event are small, every week one of our three groups comes back with a story of how God used them to minister."

- Pastor J Spurling

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 J Spurling at Kapahulu Bible Church (KBC) in Hawaii.

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Member Highlight: Pastor Jonathan Lau

[fa icon="calendar'] July 5, 2018 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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"Ministry is not easy by any stretch of the imagination; it's such an empowering truth that the Needed One in the church/congregation is not sinful, imperfect me, but the sovereign, all-caring, all-powerful, all-knowing, and ever-present God."
- Pastor Jonathan Lau

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 English Pastor Jonathan Lau at San Francisco Chinese Alliance Church.

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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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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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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 CPD Member Highlights, Fundraising

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Church Highlight: How South Hills Church Community Responded to the Las Vegas Shootings

[fa icon="calendar'] December 15, 2017 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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At the Central Pacific District, we're always trying to find ways to tell different stories and speak to relevant situations going on in our communities. The shooting that took place at a Las Vegas concert on October 1, 2017 provided an opportunity for us to discover how Jesus can make beauty from ashes. The interview below with Former Associate Pastor Tim Dunfield at South Hills Church Community in Las Vegas provides a perspective from someone who has first-hand knowledge and experience with this tragic event, as well as offers how those impacted can find glimmers of hope in the midst of fear and sadness.

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