irish-clover-banner.jpg
Making the Most of Your Time
In just a few weeks, a group of us will be heading over to Greece and Turkey for Pacific Church Network's "Footsteps of Paul and John Tour." We sold out last summer for this tour and now it is upon us. (We are taking another tour next year, which you can read about below.) Once we are done with the tour, my wife Vicki, and I will be flying down to Uganda to visit some missionaries for a few days. This missionary has often invited me to come over and visit their church, school, and recently opened training center called, Sufficiency of Scripture Ministries, but the opportunity has never been available. He said, "If you are ever in Europe, just fly down afterwards." Well, we are going to Greece! The opportunity presented itself, the invitation was there, so here we go. Paul wrote, "make the most of every opportunity...." (Col 4:5) The encouragement we can give to others is sometimes just the ministry of presence. So, to Uganda we go! Look for opportunities that will bring a smile to God's face, and if you can, do it!

Jim Smith
President
Pacific Church Network
March PCN Training Event

Increase Your Relevancy in Preaching
The goal of this free training event is to help all in attendance to sharpen their ability to develop messages which are true to the biblical text, clear to the audience, interesting to listen to, and specifically connected to contemporary life.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Don Sunukjian
With 14 years as a pastor, Don is currently the Homiletics Chair and Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. This guy knows his stuff. For church leaders, teachers, and pastors in the local church. Plan on coming if you can.

When
Tuesday, March 12 – 10 AM to 2PM
Where
Bethel Grace Baptist Church
17909 Carpintero Avenue
Bellflower, CA 90706-7008
Cost:
Free for all PCN, TM and ACTS 29 members. $40 for all others.
New Pastor in Burbank
Pacific Church Network has helped Redeemer Church in Burbank through a transition period. PCN's Brian Howard served as their interim pastor and helped them in their search process. In February, Redeemer voted to call Harvey Turner to be their lead pastor. Harvey and his wife, Rachael, have three kids - Tyler, Selah, and Scarlett. Harvey is the founding and preaching pastor of Living Stones Church in Reno, Nevada. Living Stones Church has grown to several thousand with three campuses. Harvey studied at Multnomah University and Western Seminary, and also served as the Regional Director for the West Region of Acts 29. Congratulations to Redeemer Church!
Desayuno de Mujeres
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 – 9:00 AM
Calvary Baptist Church
420 N. Glendora Avenue
La Puente, CA 91744
$15.00/person
For more information or to register, call Mali Reguerin at 949-973-2926
spa_concept_zen_rocks.jpg
Wives' Spa Day
With all the winter rains, the February Spa Day was rained out! PCN has rescheduled this relaxing time for Pastors' Wives to Saturday, June 22 at Glen Ivy Hot Springs . This refreshing day is complimentary for PCN Pastors' Wives to encourage and bless these very special ladies. Space is limited, so please register soon. $25 saves your place, and is refunded when you attend.
Youth Retreat
Summer is coming! It's time now to plan on attending our PCN Summer Youth Retreat at Pine Summit in Big Bear Lake, CA. For all middle, high school, and college students. Sign up soon...last year we sold out! Registration deadline is June 2.
2020 Footsteps of Moses Tour
Join Pacific Church Network's 2020 trip to the Middle East. See the land of the Pharaohs, Jacob, Joseph, and Israel during the time of Exodus...and end up soaking in the atmosphere of the exciting city of Jerusalem. On the way, we will see the Red Sea, Mount Sinai, and Petra! Last year, we sold out our Footsteps of Paul Tour. Don't miss this trip if you have the time and funds. $300 deposit reserves your spot!
Fall Retreats

Murrieta Hot Springs, Temecula, CA
September 6-8
Coming back to Murrieta Hot Springs. Sign up today.

Murrieta Hot Springs, Temecula, CA
September 13-15
We just had 7 more rooms become available (6 ladies per room). Register soon before we sell out.

Pine Summit, Big Bear Lake, CA
October 3-5 (THURSDAY - SATURDAY)
Join us for a great weekend getaway, and get back home by Saturday afternoon. Guest speakers already coming including: Joel Webbon, Joaquin Garcia, Brian Howard, Bobby Grossi and Jim Smith. Plan on attending.

Pine Summit, Big Bear Lake, CA
October 4-6
Join other men from our PCN network up at Pine Summit. We will share the camp with our English men on Friday night with a great night of bi-lingual worship.
Newly Appointed at NextGen
Next Generation Churches recently appointed Craig Hardinger (with his wife Debbie above) to be their Executive Director. Craig will continue as the lead pastor at Arcade Church near Sacramento, CA, where he has served since 2010. Pacific Church Network is one of nine networks that make up a greater network of churches across America and even globally. CBAmerica is our national network of churches with CBGlobal connecting our worldwide network. PCN and NextGen are the two regional networks working with churches in California. Welcome to the team, Craig!


CBAmerica

Dave Whitaker (below, with his wife, Lanette) lead pastor at Morgan Hill Bible Church in San Jose will transition from being the Executive Director of NextGen to the new role of President of CBAmerica.
Church Admin/Professional Tea
TUESDAY, APRIL 23 – 11:30 AM to 1 PM
We can't believe all the work our admin staff do around the church. We appreciate you all and want to invite you to a special luncheon in April. The administrative staff from around the network loved this event last year. Don’t miss it! This free event is for PCN member churches only. Springfield Banquet Center, Fullerton
Grandparenting Summit Packed
The Legacy Grandparenting Summit in Fullerton in February was packed with over 1,100 grandparents. Hosted by Wayne Rice, it felt like the old youth specialties conferences, with great main session speakers and practical breakouts. Jim and Vicki Smith were honored to be included as breakout leaders at the conference.
time_for_taxes.jpg
Tax Guide
Having served ministers for more than a century, GuideStone ® understands better than most that your taxes are unique.
It is our mission to equip you with the resources you need to simplify tax season, which is why we are excited to announce that the  Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2018 Returns  is now available.
If you are interested, PCN offers a retirement plan through Guidestone as well.
Strange Things Said in Church
Thom S. Rainer said, "if you get a group of pastors and church staff together, you will inevitably hear some pretty unusual comments they received from church members. So I did an informal Twitter poll to get some of these comments in writing. There were so many good submissions; narrowing the list to twenty was a difficult process. Ultimately, I was able to get the number down to my requisite count. Here they are. Some of the comments have been modified slightly to reflect a direct quote."