A.B. Simpson, the founder of this movement we call "The Alliance," said "God is preparing heroes, and when the opportunity comes, He can fit them into their places in a moment. And the world will wonder where they came from."
Phil Rehberg is part of the leadership at Risen King in Redding. As an author and coach for discipleship and spiritual formation, he challenges people to step up to the plate for the maturity needed in the Christian life. Read an excerpt from an article posted on “Meat for Maturity:”
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 Steve Swinburne of Price Chapel in Price, Utah.
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 Bill Vaughn of the Oasis Community Church in Fallon, Nevada.
By: Andrew Burchett, Lead Pastor at Neighborhood Church of Chico
I have been pondering the growing divide in our nation as I read news stories and drive downtown to see people with signs walking about. There is clearly a great deal of emotion associated with the election, those who have been elected and the perceptions of what that might mean for future policy.
"It is so much easier to do things myself than to show someone else how to do it." "I can't trust anyone else to do things right,” (meaning, like I do) "I don't have anyone qualified to do that." Have you ever said or thought things like that? Or even more, is that the way you approach your ministry regardless of what you say or think – just out of habit?
Wayne Hoag is our pastor in Truckee at Sierra Bible Church. He has a great word for us about courage in our increasingly post Christian nation. Wayne has always been a great encourager to my heart, and I appreciate his ongoing role as an encourager to the hearts of others. Let him encourage and challenge you with what he has to say here:
The violent events of the past few weeks are uncovering issues and pain that are not new in our country, but are showing a further destabilizing which leads to less confidence in what man can do or fix. It’s all further evidence that we live in a broken world and our nation needs healing and wisdom.
To help our district family stay better connected, we'd like to share a letter received from Craig & Anne-Marie Matos, CMA partners and pastors of our church plant House SF in San Francisco:
This blog by Sandy Kang of San Jose Christian Alliance in San Jose, California asks the question, "How do we view our children?" An important question considering the fact that they are our future. Personally I am mostly looking at this in the rearview mirror; and while I don't have any major regrets and love where my kids are and how they are doing, I certainly could have improved on how I could have poured into them when they were young. Take a look at how Sandy views this challenge – it just might help you to not have any regrets.