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H urricane Harvey made landfall on August 25 as a Category 4 storm  with sustained winds of 130 mph. The storm poured 51.88 inches of rain into some parts of Texas. We are recommending Samaritan's Purse as a Bible based, Christian organization, fully experienced and able to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Samaritan's Purse disaster relief units are now in Texas to help residents as they continue to struggle with the flooding and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham said, "The flooding is just horrendous in southeast Texas. People have lost their homes, and some have lost everything. We want to go and we want to be there in their time of need, helping them in the Name of Jesus Christ put their lives back together again."
 

Israel Trip
November 28 - December 8

Join us on a trip to Israel this year. After a very successful trip to Israel last year, we are planning another trip to the Holy Land from November 28 - December 8, 2017. We feel this trip can be of incredible value to all who go, opening up the scriptures to you in a way you have never experienced before and energizing your own personal walk with God. We would love to have you join us, and we encourage you to sign up soon! The cost is only $3,738, which includes almost everything: airfare, hotels, tips, entrance fees, all breakfasts, dinners and most lunches. You may call our office at 909.944.5900 and we can help you register.


Spanish Women's Retreat
 
September 15-17
Sold out / get on the waiting list       
Featuring our guest speaker Yanina Briseño, o ur Pacific Church Network Spanish Women's Retreat is already sold out at Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center. Please call  Mali Reguerin at  (949) 973-2926 to get on the waiting list.  

English Women's Retreat  
September 22-24
Pine Summit

Lanette Whitaker and PCN's Women's Ministries Director, Vicki Smith, will be speaking at the retreat. Lanette is the Director of Step-In ministries at Morgan Hill Bible Church, where her husband, Dave, serves as lead pastor since 2004. Don't miss this once-a-year uplifting weekend up in the refreshing mountains in Big Bear Lake, CA. 

Man Camp
October 6-8
Pine Summit 


Join more than one hundred men for a great weekend up in the San Bernardino mountains. With the temperatures so hot these days, it's hard to imagine walking on a tree-lined path, enjoying the cool mountain air--but it will soon be upon us.
Our theme this year is, "Be strong, and do the work." 1 Chronicles 28:10 NLT. We need men who will be strong, with strong faith, with a strong family and witness, and with strong leadership. Our speakers this year are  Bobby Grossi, Brian Howard, Bishop W.A. Garrett, Brent Strawsburg, Jim Smith and Paul Taylor. Our music leader will be Matt Shool and his band. Plan on attending this life-changing weekend.  


Spanish Men's Retreat
October 13-15
Pine Summit 

C ome to our camp for a weekend as we unpack the spiritual material you need to have a full and satisfying life. What does it mean to be strong and courageous, to stand firm in your faith, to be on your guard and to do everything in love.  H aroldo Mazariegos will be the guest speaker this year, along with a great band, competition soccer tournament, great food, and encouraging spiritual recharge.  


Baptisms in Riverside
By His Grace Ministries Church 

This past summer, the Pacific Church Network church in Riverside, By His Grace Ministries Church, had the opportunity to baptize13 people during one of their worship services. The excitement of seeing people getting baptized encouraged even others to request an opportunity to share their testimony and get baptized on the spot!!


No More Mortgage 
Sierra Vista Baptist, Rancho Cucamonga 

Pastor Ed Lopez has been the bi-vocational pastor of Sierra Baptist since 2004. He and his wife, Carla, raised four boys, alongside Ed working a full-time job in engineering. He has been using his Talbot seminary degree to pastor this church. Sierra Baptist has 4.5 acres, two buildings (including a beautiful sanctuary built in 1995) and a paved updated parking lot. Earlier this year, after church, they had an all-church celebration Bar-B-Que. Before they grilled the steaks, they placed the mortgage on the grill and burned it. Congratulations!!!


Growth in San Diego
New City Church, San Diego 

New City Church in San Diego has been one of our PCN church plants since 2016. This past year, they moved to a local school near downtown, and with the added parking spaces, they have regularly had 125 people worshipping on Sunday, with 7 baptism this summer.


Oikos Workshop
Monday, September 25
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presented by High Desert Church in Victorville, CA, the Oikos Workshop will help  move your church from inward-focused   to "laser-focused" on THE MISSION!  The Oikos Principle frames the s implest (yet most effective) idea Jesus gave us to reach more people for Jesus. One day, $59 per person, lunch included.
  • -It provides the dynamic through which 95% of all believers come to faith in Christ
  • -It brings alignment to your entire ministry  
  • -It helps extinguish ministry silos and focuses a church on a common goal
  • -It leverages relationships that already exist
  • -Is the most natural way churches grow
More information and registration

Chaplaincy Around the World
CB Chaplaincy

CBAmerica is closing in on sponsoring 200 Chaplains around the world. They all provide a valuable conduit to peace, purpose and eternal life. Chaplain Brian Hargis, US Army, Schofield Barracks, Oahu, reports:
"...We experienced numerous salvations and baptisms during this quarter, and most notable was the April Easter Beach Service where our attendance reached 210 and we had 12 ocean baptisms! We meet on the beach every 3rd and 5th Sunday. God continues to meet our needs and exceeds every expectation..." Read more.

Through the support we receive through individuals and churches, Pacific Church Network proudly supports CB Chaplaincy every month. Your gifts are greatly appreciated. One-time gift to PCN.


Ban the Box?
Presented by ChurchWest Insurance Services

Have you heard of the "Ban the Box" initiative? It's a national movement to make it illegal to ask job applicants about whether or not they've been convicted of a crime prior to an offer of employment, and it's gaining steam in California. While we're all about second chances, this initiative could cost you money, time and effort during the hiring process. It could even prevent you from finding out whether or not you just hired a sex offender or dangerous criminal. In this day and age, it's critical to know whether an applicant is the right fit for a certain ministry. Check out Trinity Law professor  Myron Steeves'™ excellent presentation on the intersection of faith and law   to find out about this hot topic. You'll also get legal insight on some of the other California law-related issues facing our churches in 2017.