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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Pray, Prepare and Plan: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

[fa icon="calendar'] March 12, 2020 / by Wayne Spriggs posted in News

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As communities around the world are taking precautions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this letter is written to assist you in preparing a response to the outbreak in your own churches and communities.

Currently, we are not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 either in any of our district churches or on the campus of Simpson University.  Some of you may be facing the potential of government officials in your community requesting restrictions on public gatherings. These may affect the ministries of your church.

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A Glimpse into the Life of A.B. Simpson [Book]

[fa icon="calendar'] August 21, 2019 / by Mike Mitchum posted in Missions, News

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At Council this year, I purchased A.B.: The Unlikely Founder of a Global Movement, by David Jones. I started reading it by the pool in Orlando and had almost finished it by the time the plane landed back in Sacramento. It is worth reading for those of us in the CM&A family.

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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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LEAD with Simpson University

[fa icon="calendar'] June 13, 2019 / by Ray Van Gilst posted in News

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Last month, at General Council, Simpson University signed an articulation agreement with LEAD with the purpose of being able to work with LEAD students, enabling them to finish a degree with Simpson University. The program is called LEAD because they train LEADers with the purpose of "Equipping men and women to be ministry leaders." 

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RAIN: Refugees and Immigrants Network

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2019 / by Tim Agnello posted in Missions, News

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We have some exciting news! 

There is a new initiative started within the Alliance family called RAIN, which stands for Refugees and Immigrants Network. The Central Pacific District, especially Raed Awabdeh and our Arabic Ministry in Sacramento, is a front runner in getting this off the ground nationally!


Welcoming our Global Neighbors
with the Love of Christ

RAIN has launched with a new website and will be kicking off with a planning meeting at General Council the end of this month. Please go to www.rainalliance.org to find out more!

The Purpose of RAIN is Three-Fold:

  • Welcoming: Alliance churches welcoming our global neighbors with the love and compassion of Christ, as He has welcomed us into His Kingdom, is the heart of this network. 
  • Equipping: Focus is on equipping our Alliance churches in welcoming ministries that are useful for reaching global neighbors within their local communities.
  • Training: Partner with academic organizations to train practitioners worldwide in ministry strategies that address the needs of traumatized refugees and immigrants, and those who serve them.
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Welcome Guam to the Central Pacific District!

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2019 / by Ray Van Gilst posted in CPD Member Highlights, News

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On April 27, 2019 we made history as we welcomed Guam into the Central Pacific District! 

Guam Christian Alliance Church has been working through the process of joining the Alliance for about a year.  A Mandarin speaking Chinese church of about 60, GCAC joins us as the 20th Chinese church in the CPD. 

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Simpson University is Back to Full Accreditation

[fa icon="calendar'] March 20, 2019 / by Ray Van Gilst posted in News

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Dr. Norm Hall, new President of Simpson University, addressed us at Encounter. He has been instrumental along with the hard work of University Administration and Faculty in bringing Simpson back to full accreditation. 

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