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,


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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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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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