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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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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Making History with Hispanic Church Planting Graduates

[fa icon="calendar'] November 8, 2019 / by Edgar Castro posted in Church Planting

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Church Planting Graduation Finale-video

On Saturday, November 2, a group of 50 people who are part of the Central Pacific District completed a church planting training in the city of Woodland, CA.

For the first time in The Christian and Missionary Alliance’s history, we witness the largest group of Hispanics completing 42 classes over 100 hours of church planting training.

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Hope City Church Plant - Big Wins

[fa icon="calendar'] March 18, 2019 / by Tim Agnello posted in Church Planting

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We would like to highlight one of our most recent church plants in the Sacramento area. The new church is called, Hope City Church - and it's only seven months old!

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Why Plant Another Church?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 16, 2019 / by Dave Reynolds posted in Church Planting

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My wife, Elena, and I have been in church planting for 25 years. We recently attended the 25-year celebration of the first church we started. It was satisfying to reunite with old friends and see the congregation doing well. The attendees included some of our original team members and some of the church planters we had sent out from that first church. Elena and I stayed at that place of worship for eight years, during which time we sent out two other church-planting teams.

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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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My Encounter with an Atheist Church Starter

[fa icon="calendar'] June 27, 2018 / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Church Planting

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One time on a flight from Baltimore to Sacramento I was sitting next to a guy who asked what I do. When I told him that I help people start churches he said, “Really, I’m starting a church – how do you do that?” So, we talked for a bit as I briefly described the process. I began asking him questions about his goals, etc. When I asked him, “So what kind of church are you trying to start?” He said, “An Atheist Church.” Long story short, he turned out to be the guy from Sacramento that sued to get “One nation under God” out of the pledge of allegiance. 

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10 Ways to Help a Church Plant

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2018 / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Church Planting, Thoughts from the District Superintendent

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We have a number of active church plants going on right now from a wide background of ethnicities.  Having been a church planter, I know how lonely that can sometimes get.  I also know the encouragement that other churches were to me at times, and also how we were able to encourage other plants and planters once we were established.  Here are some ideas of how you and your church can be involved.  If you would like us to pair you up with our amazing planters, please let me know and we will do so asap.

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Are You Doing Things FOR God or WITH God?

[fa icon="calendar'] November 2, 2017 / by Anne Marie Matos posted in Church Planting

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Some of you might not know this, but I actually have two full-time jobs. My volunteer job (better yet my calling) is to co-lead HOUSE SF alongside my husband Craig Matos. However, on top of that I also work a 9-5 job in the health-tech industry as an Office Manager. In my 9-5 role I look after our office facilities, on-boarding, and oversee our entire culture for the company. The company I work for is a non-profit that helps under-served communities receive better healthcare through technology and education. I’m very thankful I have the opportunity to be in both the workplace and church leadership. It helps me to stay grounded and connected to our city.

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Church Planting Trip to San Francisco - The Divine Spark

[fa icon="calendar'] September 22, 2017 / by Nathan Edwardson posted in Church Planting

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I recently took a trip to the city to visit two of our newest church plants - House SF, led by pastors Craig and Anne Marie Matos, and New Vine Community Church, pioneered by pastors Ted and Sandy Kang, and of course, their amazing teams.

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