Ready For More? CPD Blessings during COVID-19 [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2020 / by Mike Mitchum posted in CPD Member Highlights, Video Blogs, News

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The response to our first video of CPD blessings was so positive, I am sharing another video compilation of our pastors who shared a ONE MINUTE video. I encourage you to take six minutes to watch it. I’m positive it will be a blessing to you!

I’ve already got some more ONE MINUTE videos, but I can use more! Please send me a video of an unexpected blessing that you have experienced to our Dropbox folder by clicking here.

I will share another compilation next week. Will yours be a part of it?

Let’s encourage one another during this challenging time.

Mike

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Missions Update: How are our IWs doing?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2020 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions

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Many of you are wondering how our International Workers (IWs) are doing and how Alliance Missions efforts are being affected by COVID-19. Below are some questions that have been answered by Tim Crouch, VP for Alliance Missions.

Also, I know times are tough right now financially in many ways, but let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest of righteousness – if we do not give up!!

Let’s do our best to keep Alliance Missions on our priority lists at some level! I believe God will multiply our efforts greatly!! Please enjoy the read below…

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What Will Happen to the Church in the Post-COVID Era?

[fa icon="calendar'] April 23, 2020 / by Mike Mitchum posted in Leadership, News

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On Thursday, April 16, 2020 several of our workers, including the District Staff, attended the EguippingU webinar entitled, Leading the Church in the Post-COVID Era.

This webinar was the best discussion I have seen so far about planning for the changes that will inevitably come to the church after the crisis has passed. When will that happen? The answer to that question is far from certain, but it is certain that this COVID-19 crisis will come to an end at some point.

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Partners on the Journey: Stepping into the Future [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] April 21, 2020 / by Wayne Spriggs posted in Video Blogs, News

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We all need encouragement to be prepared for the fallout of the shelter in place experience. It will have an effect on our congregants both personally and financially. These effects will certainly be felt in the church. I encourage all of us to realize we are partners in this journey. Let’s reach out to one another, call on the District staff for assistance, and share prayer requests with one another.

We are not alone!

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Good News Glorifies God as ARCG Hosts Homeless Community

[fa icon="calendar'] April 17, 2020 / by Mike Mitchum posted in CPD Member Highlights, News

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In the “CPD Blessings” video that was sent out yesterday, you heard Jim Blake briefly describe how Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds has been blessed to serve the homeless in their community. One minute, however, can hardly do justice to the impact that our camp is having. This is the “rest of the story.”

ARCG has partnered with the Redwood Gospel Mission of Santa Rosa, welcoming eighty men and women in their residential addiction recovery program to shelter in place at the Camp. They have done this without any commitment of funding from the government as of yet.

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CPD Blessings during COVID-19 [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] April 16, 2020 / by Mike Mitchum posted in CPD Member Highlights, Video Blogs, News

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I have been blessed by the response of our pastors to my call to share a ONE MINUTE video of an unexpected blessing during this challenging time of ministry. This video is a compilation video including six of our district leaders. I encourage you to take six minutes to watch it. I’m positive it will be a blessing to you!

I would like to keep this going! Please send me a video of an unexpected blessing that you have experienced to our Dropbox folder by clicking here.

I will keep compiling and sharing them with our CPD family.

Hoping you too are being blessed in this challenging time,

Mike

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Testimonies from our Hispanic Churches during COVID-19

[fa icon="calendar'] April 16, 2020 / by Edgar Castro posted in CPD Member Highlights, News

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Greetings to the Central Pacific District family!

Today, I want to share with you that we have been praying for all the churches. Not only CMA churches but the churches from all denominations that are seeking more of the presence of God during these times we are living.

This pandemic has caused the temporary closure of the buildings where our CPD Hispanic churches congregate, along with other churches around the world. Nevertheless, the church of our God has never closed, nor will it close.

Why do I say this?

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Easter Week Message from your DS [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] April 6, 2020 / by Wayne Spriggs posted in Video Blogs, News

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This Easter Week message from your Central Pacific District Superintendent comes during a time when marathon like activities are needed: Preparation, Pruning and Pacing. Wayne shares a word of encouragement to run the race before us by pacing yourselves and following the example of Christ.

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Encouragement and Updates from your DS on the Coronavirus and CARES Act

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

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Message from your Central Pacific District Superintendent, Wayne Spriggs, sharing a word of encouragement, tips for self-care and ideas regarding church finances during this time.
Watch the video above.

I'm sure that you have heard that the CARES Act was passed and signed into law by the President. Here's what we have gleaned that pertains to religious nonprofits:

CARES Act Details:

    • Sends direct checks to individual Americans up to $1,200
    • Provides grants and loans to churches to meet payroll and pay rent
    • Provides liability protection for providers who volunteer (Good Samaritans)
    • Allows HSA to be used to purchase over-the-counter medications
    • Extends expiring health extenders to November
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Ideas and Resources to Stay Connected during the Stay at Home Season

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

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ATTENTION Pastors, Church Leaders and Staff and Members:

During this time that we need to be practicing social distancing, how can we creatively be connecting with each other and our church members as well as reaching out the to community around us. 

Knowing community is where the best ideas and resources come from, we created this page as a place for you to post helpful information so the CPD community can all benefit.

Please share in the comment section below:

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