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Everything I Really Needed to Know I Learned at Camp!

[fa icon="calendar'] October 16, 2019 / by District Office posted in Equipping, Guest Post

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I vividly remember as a kid when school let out that it meant just one thing to me, summer camp was just around the corner. Remember the energy you received from the group experience? The attention you received from a caring counselor? The adventures, achievements and activities you still reflect back on today? In my late teens I became a camp counselor and eventually ended up serving full-time in Christian Camping. Now after forty summers of camp, would you like to know why I am still motivated to do what I do?

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Alliance Redwoods is Reaching Youth in Local Communities

[fa icon="calendar'] July 29, 2019 / by District Office posted in News

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Alliance Redwoods Environmental Science Scholarship has been set up to help transform the lives of underprivileged children and at-risk youth from local public schools.

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Recommended Reading Topics: Scholarships, Preparation, and Pursuing God

[fa icon="calendar'] July 12, 2019 / by District Office posted in Equipping

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We come across great articles and insights from writers, leaders, pastors and others sharing their passions and perspectives on topics of faith, discipleship, spiritual growth, and much more. Some articles we share regularly on our blog, and many others speak to us in one way or another. Whether it’s a current event, hot topic in the district, or something that relates to a personal season of life, we’d like to share the articles below with you that came across our inboxes during the last few months or so. 

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HIS Now and Forever!

[fa icon="calendar'] June 5, 2019 / by District Office posted in Guest Post

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The following post is written by Chris Braun, a former C&MA missionary who now serves at The Stirring in Redding with his wife Marcia, who is part of the Board of Directors for The Alliance.

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Mental Health and Spirituality

[fa icon="calendar'] April 26, 2019 / by District Office posted in Guest Post

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Written by: Pastor Mike Schill Psy.D

Recently, I read an excellent article by Michael Gerson who suffers terribly from depression. I would like to combine this article with another article by Dr. Peter Kinderman on, “Why we need to abandon the disease model of mental health care.”

In the first article, Mr. Gerson called his depression “an illness.” Undoubtedly, because this is what his mental health practioners told him. And everything in his journey as he explained so well is very similar with the experiences of many others I have counseled.

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Recommended Reading Topics: Deep Faith, Defeating Thoughts & Big Goals

[fa icon="calendar'] April 3, 2019 / by District Office posted in Equipping

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We come across great articles and insights from writers, leaders, pastors and others sharing their passions and perspectives on topics of faith, discipleship, spiritual growth, and much more. Some articles we share regularly on our blog, and many others speak to us in one way or another. Whether it’s a current event, hot topic in the district, or something that relates to a personal season of life, we’d like to share the articles below with you that came across our inboxes during the last few months or so. 

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Member Highlight: Pastor Raed Awabdeh

[fa icon="calendar'] February 15, 2019 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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"Witnessing the work of the Holy Spirit in the hearts and lives of Muslim people...the transformation of people from darkness to light."

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 Raed Awabdeh at The Arabic Church of Sacramento, in Sacramento, CA.

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Member Highlight: Pastor Christopher Thao

[fa icon="calendar'] January 30, 2019 / by District Office posted in CPD Member Highlights

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"I don’t know about the future, but I do know that right now I am where I should be."

- Pastor Christopher Thao

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 Christopher Thao at Eternal Life Church in Sacramento, CA.

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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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