May 2018
PCN NEWSLETTER
Moving Day
This spring, all four of my married children are moving. Moving trucks, volunteer helpers, misplaced items, new home, new neighbors, new routines and more. In 2007, the Census Bureau found that a typical American will move 11.7 times in their lives! Wow.
It seems that the only thing constant in life is change. And while most people resist change, it’s just not possible to do so. Everything ends eventually, but that also means it’s a new start. So, make sure you don’t look back. The past is over. Embrace your new future and look forward to the wonderful things yet to come!


Jim Smith
President
Pacific Church Network
For all who are going through change, remember, Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." (Matt. 11:28) Spend time with God every day, even if you are not moving.
Engaging the Unchurched
Free Workshop - Tuesday, May 22

Sharing our faith can sometimes be a daunting experience. How can we be better prepared? Get some helpful and encouraging ideas from Oscar Mendez and Brent Strawsburg. Oscar comes from Hillsong OC, and will share the inside story of their culture of welcoming new people with such effectiveness. Brent is an expert in Apologetics and knows that in our day and age, defending our faith and sharing our faith go hand in hand. This workshop will give practical tools to all in attendance on how to navigate conversations with the gospel in mind.

Tuesday, May 22
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Heights Community Church
2520 North Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91784

Free for all PCN, TM and A29 churches
Women's Spanish Breakfast
Almost 200 in Attendance
On Saturday, April 21, close to 200 women traveled to Calvary Baptist Church in Santa Barbara for PCN's Spanish Women's Breakfast. They enjoyed great food, fellowship and an inspiring talk from Dr. Claudia Alas. Some women got up at 4:00 a.m. to get to this annual event. That is commitment!
Robert Bishop Update
Redemption Hill Lead Pastor
Robert was admitted to the hospital on Friday, April 20 with some serious concerns. Redemption Hill's Elders came and prayed for him Saturday night, and many churches and pastors prayed for him on Sunday. His wife, Davette, wrote on Sunday afternoon, "This is amazing. We just saw the neurologist and he expects Robert will go home tomorrow." He is doing well and seems to have recovered abundantly. Thanks for your prayers!
Best of Greece Tour
March 27 - April 6, 2018
$3,899.00

Greece is a country with a profound connection to Christianity and its traditions. You will see the cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos, where the Book of Revelation was written and visit Meteora with the stunning Monasteries literally hanging on the cliffs. You will explore many cities familiar to readers of the New Testament with a local guide who will explain the importance of each of the locations where St. Paul preached the word of God. We are sure you will invariably feel the history and importance of your visit to Greece.

Join Pacific Church Network for an exciting 10-day trip to the ancient cities where the Apostle Paul and John walked. See Athens, Corinth, Berea, Thessalonica, Philippi and more. Sail on a 3-night cruise to Patmos, Crete, Santorini and Mykonos. Prepare for a life-changing experience.

All airfare, hotels, tips, entrance fees, coach bus travel, cruise experience, breakfasts and most dinners are included.
Man Camp
NEW DAYS!!! Thursday - Saturday
October 11-13, 2018
Pine Summit Camp
Big Bear Lake, CA
Our English Man Camp will be held in the beautiful San Bernardino mountains of Southern California ( directions ).


Hear from dynamic speakers including Dr. Jim Smith, President of Pacific Church Network; Rev. Brian Howard, Vice President of Pacific Church Network; Bishop Garrett, Senior Pastor of The Way, The Church in Inglewood; Pastor Joel Webbon, Lead Pastor of The Response Church in San Diego; Pastor Thien Doan, Lead Pastor of Citylights Church in Fountain Valley; and Pastor Mario Zamorano, Lead Pastor of Recovery House of Worship in Los Angeles.

$199 Deluxe (bedding provided)
$165 Cabins (bring your own bedding and towels, etc.)

Place a deposit to save your spot.
Pacific Church Network Board
Spring Quarterly Meeting
Our current board
Rick Koole, Chairman
Pastor, LifePointe Church, Fallbrook
Joaquin Garcia, Vice Chair, Pastor, Disciple Church, Whittier
Jim Leonard, Treasurer/Sec
Pastoral staff, Cornerstone West LA
Dikran Shanlian
Pastor, Armenian Evangelical, Glendale
Bishop Garrett
Pastor, The Way The Church, Inglewood
Ed Paul Cuenco
Pastor, Faith of Christ, Simi Valley
Sam Williams
Pastor (Retired) & Businessman, Rancho Cucamonga
Paul Taylor
Pastor, Montebello Christian Fellowship Sam Brumit
Pastor, Mission 316 Church, San Marcos
Jim Smith
President, Pacific Church Network

Also attending most meetings are Brian Howard, PCN's Vice President; Emilio Núñez, PCN's Spanish Ministries Director and Seminary Director; and Laura Harder, PCN's Administrative Assistant.
New Classes Starting
Seminary of the Americas
We are excited about the growth of PCN's Seminary. Spring classes are now starting in 12 locations around Southern California and Phoenix. Visit our website to see the schedule and learn more about our primarily Spanish-language seminary. We expect our English-language classes to be expanding in the future as well.
How to Have an
Amazing and Unified Board
Saturday, August 25
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This summer, plan on bringing your church board to this really practical and helpful training led by Dr. Rick Koole, Pastor of LifePointe Church in Fallbrook. Rick is very experienced in making a board functional, legal, effective and unified. He currently serves on FIVE boards and is chairman of PCN's board and a major university's board. You will leave this workshop with some very practical steps to make your church board more effective, unified and amazing!!
YOUTH CAMP
Spa Day
June 23
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For all staff pastors' wives!!!
Join Vicki Smith for a memorable, relaxing and enjoyable day at Glen Ivy Hot Springs. Glen Ivy is the perfect getaway and a great opportunity to meet other wives and women in ministry. 
PLAN NOW TO JOIN US FOR A GREAT YOUTH CAMP 
It's time to start planning and fundraising. 

Our summer youth retreat team works hard to provide an outstanding experience for your youth that just might be life-changing. It goes without saying that the retreat will be fun...but our mission is to strengthen the faith of believing youth so they can live out their lives for Christ in the world; and also see students accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior for the first time. We have a full program with speakers, worship, and activities in the spectacular setting of Pine Summit Christian Camp. By  placing deposits now,  you can secure your group's place. Space is limited. 

August 24-26, 2018
Pine Summit Christian Camp
Big Bear Lake, CA 

We aren't endorsing any of these suggestions in particular, but here are a bunch of fundraising ideas to get you thinking:  List 1 List 2.  
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