Easter Prayer
After all the preparations, don't forget to pray. This week our staff got together and prayed for every PCN member church by name and for every lead pastor by name for this coming Easter weekend. "The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results." (James 5:16) We pray for wonderful results from your Easter services! Easter is a time when most church attenders show up for church on the same Sunday. According to Google trends data, Easter is the #1 time most of American searches for "church." Make sure your webpage has updated information, service times, address and phone number. A Gallup poll once found that 6 out of every 10 Americans plan on attending church on Easter. It's more than likely that 25% of your visitors for the whole year will attend on Easter. 10% of them may return on a different Sunday. So have good signage, be friendly, share the gospel, be simple, and pray. Pray for the salvation of people, new attenders coming back, and for God to be glorified.

Happy Easter!
Jim Smith
President, Pacific Church Network
A Good Day in Court
Thank you for your prayers concerning the case recently heard at the US Supreme Court on behalf of Carolyn Koole and all the faith-based pregnancy counseling centers in California. On Tuesday, March 20, ADF President Michael Farris argued at the Supreme Court on behalf of pro-life pregnancy centers in California. According to an article in the LA Times the following day, "The Supreme Court sounded ready Tuesday to strike down a California disclosure law that requires pregnancy centers — including those that are faith-based — to notify women that the state offers subsidies for abortion." The Times concluded, “By the hour's end, it appeared the justices would vote to strike down all or at least most of the law's mandatory disclosure provisions.” The Supreme Court is expected to render a decision by June.
Breaking Through 100
Thank you for supporting PCN as we support new church plants and church replants . I t's always exciting for a small church to break the 100-attenders barrier. On February 25, our PCN church replant in Goleta, had 105 people in their Sunday service! Pastor Bobby Grossi was thoroughly excited. They have had 10 baptisms so far this year! Our pastor mentor group in Fallbrook is currently discussing ways to revitalize their churches. If you are interested in joining this group, our next meeting is Wednesday, April 11. Call our office at 909-944-5900.
High Profile Prayers
Recently two of our CB Regional Directors were asked to pray at major events. On Sunday, March 18, CBAmerica’s Director of Chaplaincy Andy Meverden was invited to give the opening and closing invocation at the Commissioning of the USS Colorado, a $2.6 billion Virginia class fast attack submarine at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, CT. Also, on Wednesday, March 21, Next Generation Churches Executive Director David Whitaker was asked to give the invocation in Long Beach at the California Police Chief Association's 41st Annual Training Symposium.
PCN Admin Luncheon
All PCN church professional administrative assistants, church secretaries, volunteer office helpers, etc., are invited to our Spring Tea Luncheon We want to treat all those who work so hard behind the scenes to a fabulous, free, and fun lunch on us! Meet other church staff from around PCN who also serve in this capacity. We will be sharing more about Pacific Church Network and how we can be a great resource for you. Please reserve your place now and bring along others from your church that would qualify.  

Wednesday, April 18 , 11:30am - 1:00pm, Spring Field Banquet & Conference Center, 501 N. Harbor Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92832  Register
Keeping Up with Legalities
On Saturday, April 14, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, all PCN Spanish-speaking church pastors and leaders, who have the responsibility to administer the legal operation of their churches, are encouraged to attend this one-day informative training at Norwalk Missionary Baptist Church. Obed Escobar, a member of the Alliance Defending Freedom, will lead this important event. THIS WILL BE HELD IN SPANISH. Free for PCN members, includes lunch.
Spanish Ladies' Breakfast
On Saturday, April 21, all women from our Spanish-language churches are invited to Calvary Baptist Church in Santa Barbara from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon for a wonderful time of fellowship, inspiration and good food. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Claudia Alas. Cost is $15. Please contact Mali Reguerin at 949.973.2926 to register. This event is always popular and will be held in Spanish .
Engaging the Unchurched
On Tuesday, May 22, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, join other church leaders for this practical workshop on how to engage those who don't know church. Presenters will be Oscar and Kayla, from Hillsong, Orange County, and Brent Strawsburg, Apologetic teacher. For all PCN, TM and Acts29 church leaders.
Empty Churches Needed
This sounds strange, but our network has many young church plants looking for buildings to continue growing. If you see a church that may be interested in allowing another church to use their facilities or are willing to pass the building on to a growing congregation that would continue to build the kingdom of God, let us know. We will contact them.
Upcoming Pacific Church Network Events
We hope you can attend some of our events coming up in 2018/19. Please visit our website for more information and to register.
ENGLISH-LANGUAGE EVENTS

PASTOR MENTOR GROUPS
Contact PCN if interested:
Fallbrook, San Fernando Valley, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Whittier

WorldVenture 75 th Anniversary SUNDAY, APRIL 15 / 6:30 PM
Calvary Baptist Church, 8281 Garfield Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.
 
Thank-you Spring Tea Lunch for Church Administrative Professionals
WED, APRIL 18 / 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Spring Field Banquet & Conference Center, 501 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832.
 
Engaging the Unchurched—
PCN Training Event
TUESDAY, MAY 22 / 10 AM - 2 PM
San Antonio Heights Community Church, 2520 North Euclid, Upland, CA 91784 .
 
Youth Concert, Location TBA
 SATURDAY, JUNE 30

Day at the Spa
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
Free day at the Glen Ivy Hot Springs for Pastors’ wives.

Youth Camp
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, AUG 24-26
Pine Summit Camp, Big Bear Lake
 
How to Have an Amazing and Unified Church Board
SATURDAY, AUG 25 / 10 AM - 2 PM
Pacific Coast Church, 2651 Calle Frontera, San Clemente, CA 92673.

Women's Retreat
FRIDAY - SUNDAY / SEP 28-30
Pine Summit Camp, Big Bear Lake

Man Camp
THURS - SAT / OCT 11-13
Pine Summit Camp, Big Bear Lake
 
Lead Pastor & Wife Getaway
SUNDAY - MONDAY / NOV 11-12
Lead Pastor & Wife Getaway
Laguna Beach, CA
 
PCN Annual Meeting
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2019

Footsteps of Paul and John - Greece Tour & Cruise
MARCH 27 - APRIL 6, 2019
SPANISH-LANGUAGE EVENTS
 
SÁBADO, 14 DE ABRIL / 10 AM - 2 PM
La operación legal de tu iglesia
Iglesia Bautista Misionera de Norwalk, 11429 Beaty Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
 
SÁBADO, 21 DE ABRIL / 9 AM - 12 PM
Desayuno de mujeres
Iglesia Bautista El Calvario, 736 W. Islay, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

 SÁBADO, 2 DE JUNIO – 6 PM
Noche Varonil
Iglesia Bautista de Bell, Cudahy
 
SÁBADO, 21 DE JULIO
Torneo de Volleybal l
Iglesia Bautista de Bell, Cudahy

SÁBADO, 11 DE AGOSTO - 9 AM
Picnic Anual
El Dorado Park, Long Beach

VIERNES - DOMINGO / SEP 14-16 Retiro de Damas
Murrieta Hot Springs

VIERNES - DOMINGO / OCT 12 - 14
Retiro de Varones
Pine Summit Camp, Big Bear Lake

SÁBADO, 27 DE OCT - 10 AM
Taller
Será confirmado

SÁBADO, 1 DE DICIEMBRE
Cena de navidad   

DOMINGO, 27 DE ENERO
Annual Meeting