June Newsletter 2019
What I Like About You

This week I celebrated my birthday. My staff held a mini-birthday party for me during our weekly staff meeting. They gave me a simple gift, the gift of encouragement. Each one shared one thing (although some broke the rules and shared a few more) that they liked about me. Simple, free, and yet very uplifting. My family also gives this gift of encouragement at birthday gatherings, and it is fun to do. Even the youngest get in on it. This tradition focuses on the positive side of people and encourages the one receiving the compliments. Thanks for the kind words family and friends!

" Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." Phil 4:8
"...but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near." Hebrews 10:25

Jim Smith
Pacific Church Network
Disciple-Making Pastor Seminar
Wednesday, August 28
Calvary Baptist Church, Huntington Beach, CA
10:00 - 2:00 pm

This PCN Training Event will lead you through an engaging process that will clarify the role of a disciple-making pastor, what disciple-making pastors really believe, the challenges they must be prepared to face today, and the critical practices of disciple-making pastors whom God uses to create disciple-making movements. We are excited to have speaker Bill Hull, whose passion is to help the church return to its disciple-making roots.

Pastors' Wives Spa Day
Saturday, June 22

 Join Vicki Smith for a memorable, relaxing and enjoyable day at Glen Ivy Hot Springs, nestled at the base of the Santa Ana Mountain Range in Corona, California. The Hot Springs include botanical gardens, a labyrinth, quiet places, and gathering areas where guests can relax, renew and re-engage. This is a perfect getaway and a great opportunity to meet other wives and women in ministry. 

Footsteps of Moses Tour Filling Up
Only 7 spots left for our March 2020 Tour!!

Interest in our 2020 trip to Egypt, Petra and Jerusalem is very high. We will soon have a waiting list. But as of our publishing date, we do have a few spots left. Make your $300 deposit now. Three options, three different costs.

Costa Mesa Church Update
 Our 2018 Spanish-language church plant in Costa Mesa continues to grow! God is blessing Pastor Mauricio Rivas and his wife Reyna in their ministry. Attendance has grown by more than 70 percent in
the last two years. They continue to expand their facilities in the small shopping center where they are located. Just recently they leased four more spaces to accommodate more classroom and activity space for the kids; nursery through
junior high. However, with seven rental spaces in the plaza, the rent is very high! Pray with us that they find alternative space in a church building or other facilities in Costa Mesa.

Redeemer Burbank Update
Five years ago, there were fewer than 30 people gathering at Valley Baptist Church in Burbank on Sundays. PCN was asked to help revitalize it. PCN placed their VP, Brian Howard, as the interim pastor, then handed it off to a church planter, Mike Brown. This spring, a fter 20 years in Nevada, Pastor Harvey Turner accepted the call to come back to California, where he was born and spent his childhood. Nearly 200 people now worship at what is now called Redeemer Burbank. PCN is thrilled to be a part of both planting and revitalizing churches. We hope to see this happen dozens of more times across Southern California!

English Women's Retreat
September 13-15

Our PCN Women's Retreat is at Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center in Murrieta again this year. We have 200 ladies already signed up!!! We still have some spaces available. On July 31 all payments are due. Our theme is "Courage" based on Joshua 1:9, "This is my command - be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord you God is with you wherever you go. " We TOTALLY NEED this encouragement at this time! Hope to see you!

Spanish Women's Retreat
S eptember 6-7

Come relax and be energized at our Annual Spanish Women's Retreat at Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center . Meet new people, strengthen your existing friendships, and be inspired by our guest speaker, Dunia Núñez. This is a fantastic time to get away and enjoy the weekend with other women. Contact Patsy Mazariegos (805) 896-3971 or Mali Reguerin (949) 973-2926.

Men's Night Out (Spanish)
Saturday, June 8

Our Spanish -language congregations are having a Men's Night out at Missionary Baptist Church in Norwalk. Dr. Emilio Núñez will be the guest speaker. Don't miss this great night of encouragement, music, fellowship, and food!!

Call Alexis at 626.422.5500.
Youth Retreat
August 16-18

Join over 100 students up in the mountains at Pine Summit in Big Bear Lake, CA for a great time with other youth groups from churches across Southern California. Make new friends and create great memories. Learn more about God and strengthen your faith as you prepare for another year at school.

Men's Retreats
English Man Camp
Thursday, October 3-5
This year's speakers:
Harvey Turner, Brian Howard, Joel Webbon, Joaquin Garcia, Bobby Grossi, Aaron Newman and Jim Smith.

Spanish Men's Retreat
Friday, October 4-6
This year's speaker is Erick Zaldaña, the Spanish-Congregation pastor at Shadow Mountain.

Struggling Pastors Podcast
Two of our Pacific Church Network pastors put this podcast together. If you're interested, take a look. It is real conversations about ministry and life with Israel Gomez and Thien Doan, two friends who just happen to be struggling pastors.

Church Brand Refresh from Suited
Does your church brand and website need some new life? Mention Pacific Church Network to save $2,500 off the 'Valet' package of full brand refresh, 5-page website, and 1-year support. Suited has room to offer this discount to only five 501(c)(3) organizations for 2019, so this is a first-come, first-served offer.

Helpful Free Resource
ChurchWest Insurance Services in Redlands is a helpful insurance broker and also a wonderful resource for church related questions. They serve you so you can serve others. That purpose takes them beyond just selling insurance policies. They know that if your staff and volunteers are properly screened, trained and organized, and if your church provides a safe environment for your activities – your ministry will have a higher success rate.

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