The Value of Partnership is Clear [Camp Fire Update]

[fa icon="calendar'] December 10, 2018 / by Ray Van Gilst posted in CPD Member Highlights, News

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While the news coming out of Paradise and Chico has slowed down, efforts to help our CPD churches here have only ramped up. Our C&MA family across the nation has mobilized prayer and resources on an unprecedented level. We're also seeing support from non-Alliance churches as God prompts them with this great need.  

While Neighborhood Church in Chico is no longer being used as an evacuation center, NC Chico is still housing our Paradise Alliance Church. Now that we're past some of the initial chaos, I thought it would be good for you to hear directly from Josh Gallagher, the new pastor at Paradise Alliance Church.   

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Member Highlight: Pastor Josh Gallagher, Paradise Alliance Church

[fa icon="calendar'] November 21, 2018 / by Ray Van Gilst posted in CPD Member Highlights

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On a regular basis we have been introducing you to our CPD workers and their families. When we went to send our next one out, we realized it was Josh and Erin Gallagher of Paradise. We were speechless at the timing. But even with everything that has taken place [as a result of the Camp Fire], we wanted to follow through and introduce you to a family that while suffering great loss in their first 3 months in the CPD, are nevertheless leading this church with compassion and excellence even while scattered. 

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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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Adventures in Mexicali with Neighborhood Church of Chico

[fa icon="calendar'] September 17, 2018 / by Chris & Rhonda Balint posted in Missions, CPD Member Highlights

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In October 2017, Garett Lane & Chris Balint (NC Chico youth pastors) had the privilege and opportunity of going on a scout trip to the C&MA base in Mexicali. They got to spend just a few days with these guys but instantly knew we couldn’t wait to partner with them. Chris shared with the team that he knew the service projects, Vacation Bible School, etc. would all be amazing, but he was equally as excited for our team to rub shoulders with Gil and his crew. They model Jesus well, as they serve and bless those who visit the base. 

After months of planning and preparation, the end of June finally arrived. We loaded 61 of us up early on the 24th and headed for the border. We made it by dusk and prepared to cross over. Gil and his crew were there to greet us, and we lined our vans up along the streets of Mexicali as we waited for our cargo van to get through. It was bit of an adventure navigating Mexicali at night, but eventually we made it to the base. We ate tacos at 10:00 at night (we told you these guys are amazing!), and headed for bed.

We were excited and expectant for what we knew we’d see the Lord do over the rest of this week. Many on our team had never been out of the country or on a mission trip of this type. It was awesome to see the youth anticipating what would come. 

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Katang Village Mission Update: From This to THIS!

[fa icon="calendar'] September 12, 2018 / by Tim Agnello posted in CPD Member Highlights, Missions

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I am repeatedly amazed at our CPD churches - the way we are engaging the ends of the earth and impacting a lost world in the name of JESUS. Please enjoy reading the latest update below from Josh Blair, lead pastor at The Rising Church in Utah. What a wonderful thing God continues to do in the jungles of Cambodia through the churches of the CPD. LOVE IT!

Thanks, Tim


Last fall we had the privilege of traveling to Cambodia with Tim Agnello on a Vision Trip. Vision Trips are designed to give Pastors in the Central Pacific District (CPD) a ‘boots on the ground’ experience of what our family of churches is doing around the globe. The CPD has a few strategic partnerships, Cambodia being one of them.

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CPD Hispanic Retreat 2018 [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] August 13, 2018 / by Edgar Castro posted in CPD Member Highlights

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We had a very blessed CPD Hispanic Retreat over the weekend of July 6-8th, 2018. During this retreat Hispanic Pastors with their church members enjoyed visiting Alliance Redwoods for two nights of complete blessings.

Five people received Jesus on their heart, and more that 400 people came to the camp.

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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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5 Ways Students Were Impacted by Unplugging at Alliance Redwoods Camp

[fa icon="calendar'] June 6, 2018 / by Ray Van Gilst posted in Alliance Youth, CPD Member Highlights

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We like to give you updates from our partner ministries. Alliance Redwoods is a beautiful facility in a spectacular area among the redwoods where God has been given space to change many lives.

Earlier this spring, students from St. Bonaventure finished their two-year confirmation program with a retreat at Alliance Redwoods. Their youth leader personally understands the impact of camp having converted as a teenager at Alliance Redwoods. He shared this with us: 

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