Quick Message from our District Superintendent
What's in this Newsletter?

  • Quick Message from our District Superintendent
  • Meet our District Superintendent and Assistant District Superintendent
  • Thank You Note from Steve Riley
  • Military Chaplain Candidates
  • Licensing, Ordination and Consecration Council (LO&CC)
  • Prayer Requests
  • Some Good News
  • Resources for Licensed Official Workers
  • Upcoming 2021 Events
Meet Our DS and Assistant DS
Rev. David L. Gilmore
District Superintendent

David have been in the Christian & Missionary Alliance family for 60 years. He graduated from Crown College in 1986 with a degree in Pastoral Ministries. Read More...
Rev. Keith Neigenfind
Assistant District Superintendent

Keith’s grandmother was first led to follow Jesus through San Diego First Alliance Church in the 1930s. Keith pastored in our district in Fullerton for two years before he and his wife, Sarah, left for Thailand where they served in church planting for almost 8 years. Sarah is an RN and they have two children, Lauren (8) and Margaret (5). Keith holds a BA in Cross-Cultural Studies from Simpson University, an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a PhD in Philosophy and Religion from Assumption University.
Thank You Note from Steve Riley
Dear SPA family,

I never imagined that I would have the privilege of serving among you in the South Pacific Alliance family, especially for so many years. I am so thankful. Because of you, I have grown closer in my walk with our Lord Jesus. Thank you.

For the many expressions of love you have shown to me over the years through cards, texts, emails, or in person and more recently at the July 6 event at The Grove. Thank you. Read More...
Military Chaplain Candidates

Sylvia Bennett and her husband, Matthew, came to the SPA family in February of 2020 serving at Christian Community Church, Glendale, Arizona. She is a Chaplain Candidate who has an amazing Storyboard on the Cadet Summer Training 2021. She preached, baptized and received a medal for the amazing and impactful work she conducted in Fort Knox, KY.

Michael Baggett, his wife Leann, and their four children, Aeris, Elliana, Iyla, and Orion joined the SPA family in February 2021. Michael is the Youth Pastor at Mosaic Church, Henderson, Nevada. Read why Michael chose US Army Chaplaincy.

Rio Martinez, his wife Renata, and their twins, Julian Gunner and Stella Rose, became part of the SPA family in April 2021. Rio is the Young Adult Pastor at Glendora Alliance Church, Glendora, California. Read why Rio chose US Army Chaplaincy.
Licensing, Ordination & Consecration Council (LO&CC)

Congratulations to Jeremy Elam who completed the School of Ministry cohort program (formerly MSP), through ACLD in 18 months. Jeremy passed his ordination examination in June and is heading out with CAMA.

Here's our 2021 newly licensed, consecrated, ordained, sustained, transferred and reinstated workers.

If you are interested in licensing with us, contact Gina Edmond at (951) 719-1191.
Resonate 2021
Every August, our newly licensed workers attend Resonate and this year it was in Colorado Springs. Great relationships and friendships were established during this conference.

We also had a "fun" district activity that will be remembered forever. Here are some photos of this memorable time.
Alliance Center for Leadership Development

The Alliance Center for Leadership Development (ACLD) is a new office within Church Ministries of the C&MA. ACLD replaces the Office of Ministry Studies.
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Prayer Requests
We are praying for each and every one of you and your churches.
We know it has not been a normal year so we thank you for your faithfulness and perseverance in continuing your ministries.

Please continue to reach out to us for prayer or any needs you may have.
We look forward to hearing from you.

prayer@cmaspa.org or 951-719-1191
Some Good News!

We continue to see God’s amazing faithfulness in building His church in our SPA region. There are thirteen new plants/potential plants in process and the majority are from our own Greenhouse Churches (churches that help to raise up leaders and plant new churches). Read more...

Kathi Allen - Southwest Church Planting
RESOURCES for Licensed Official Workers
Dream Grant
Attached you will find the link and instructions to apply
for the 2021 Dream Incentive Grant. The deadline for
the application is September 1, 2021 to allow time
 for review and approval.
Alliance Theological Seminary Tuition Discount
Alliance people can attend Alliance Seminary in New York City from anywhere, now through our online and livestream platform. Get word out about the ATS 50 percent tuition scholarship to any C&MA church member! This is a great way to raise up and equip new leaders, teachers, elders, and pastors. If you are interested, click the flyer for more details and watch this 60 second promo video by Ron Walborn.
Social Media Policy
Social media provides a powerful and effective means for C&MA SPA licensed workers to engage those whom they serve. As such, any information posted by C&MA SPA licensed workers is expected, both in content and tone, to uphold the C&MA SPA mission and the National Office values of Spirit empowerment, gratitude, ownership, servanthood, trust, authenticity, and honor. Employees and licensed workers should exercise particular caution with regard to posting items of a political or theologically divisive nature.
Meet Our Team
Upcoming 2021 Events
August 10
LO&CC Interviews

August 11
LO&CC Class - Alliance Polity

September 7-8

September 18
Peacemaking: Level 1
Woodland Hills, CA
October 23
Peacemaking: Level 1
Tucson, AZ

October 26
LO&CC Interviews

October 27
LO&CC Class - Peacemaking Level 1

November 30-1
www.cmaspa.org / info@cmaspa.org / (951) 719-1191