One of the hidden gems in our Network is a small but mighty church in southwest Riverside County called New Hope Community Church. Planted a couple of decades ago by Chris & Jan Suitt, it has a variety of unique outreaches and opportunities to spur us on as leaders. For our April Grace Leaders Network gathering we will have the chance to learn about two of these items:
Jesus said “a time has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
So we will have this be our main topic of the March Gathering- a worship conversation with two of our very own accomplished worship leaders:
Over 150 individuals from the LA area, as well as staff members from CE National, were in attendance at the Dedication. The event also highlighted other ministries of CE National including Urban Hope Philadelphia, the SUM (Students in Urban Ministry) program, City Life and Operation Barnabas summer ministry teams.
Over this summer, CE National’s Operation Barnabas summer ministry teams with 61 students from around the USA took on California! These teams were all over SoCal (and even off to NorCal) and made a big impact on our churches, leaders, students and communities! Check out the website for pictures and reports. THANK YOU to CE National and Operation Barnabas for your Impact!
Also, if your church was impacted, your students can apply to be part of next year’s team! Operation Barnabas is a three week high school summer ministry training program equipping students to live on mission through evangelism training, character development, and servant-leadership. More details for 2019 here
Missions: Josh and Rachel Flaningan, Cameroon with Encompass World Partners
ACCOMMODATIONS–Calvary Chapel Conference Center ~ We will once again enjoy this beautiful facility. This site was formerly the Murrieta Hot Springs Resort. There are numerous mineral water fed hot springs, a Roman spa, a coffeehouse, and a bookstore. The rooms are comfortable with 6 twin beds and a private bath. Included in the retreat are five delicious family style meals beginning with Friday’s dinner.
Check in begins on Friday, November 9th. at 4:00 PM. The first meal is served at 7:00 PM followed by an introductory session at 8:15 PM. The retreat concludes on Sunday, November 11th. after the morning sessions. Check-out will be no later than 1:00PM.
REGISTRATION— The total cost of the Women’s Retreat is $190. To reserve your place for the retreat, you will need to turn in the Registration Form (including roommate requests) and a deposit of $75 to your Church Retreat Coordinator or to Vivian Sundin, District Registrar, 9553 Beach St. #8, Bellflower, CA 90706 starting August 1st. ALL MONIES MUST BE IN BY OCTOBER 7TH ($l15 or any remaining balance). NO MONIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AT RETREAT.
A day of GLADness with our Network on April 10, 2018. Thanks to 40+ leaders from 13 of our regional Grace Churches for the time and the encouragement!
We worshiped, prayed, talked, listened, watched videos, gave away books & coffee and ate steak together with glad and sincere hearts! It was awesome to hear about what God is doing in His Church and through His people all over our region!
The following churches were present and shared a celebration & prayer update:
We will have greetings from the Charis Fellowship office, Charis Alliance Global, updates from around our region and connecting with your ministry friends and colleagues! We will also have some special gifts/raffle prizes as well! Then make sure you stick around for a FREE Tri-Tip Steak Lunch!
BRING YOUR STAFF, ELDERS, LEADERS, & VOLUNTEERS (both men & women are welcome)! We can’t wait to see you there!