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Pacific Church Network Newsletter
AUGUST 2019

What's a Beyblade?
My 9-year-old grandson had a dream. Then he asked me, "Papa, can we have a Beyblade tournament at church?" I said sure....but what is a Beyblade? He told me. We picked a Saturday, and he did the rest. He invited friends and even wrote to the toy company, Hasbro, to see if they would send a free Beyblade for the winner. Impressively, the COO wrote back and sent, not one, but three, Beyblade prizes! The to urnament was a success with 24 kids, parents, and lots of memories. Dreams can become a reality. Dream big. It can bring joy. Solomon wrote ( Proverbs 13:19 ) " It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them." Jesus told the blind men, “It shall be done to you according to your faith.” ( Matthew 9:29 )

 What God-pleasing dreams do you have?

Jim Smith
President
Pacific Church Network
Disciple-making Church
Free Workshop | Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Calvary Baptist Church, Huntington Beach, CA
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Lunch Included, RSVP)

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.

Free to all PCN, A29 and TM members | $40 for all others

PCN Retreats

August 16-18 | Pine Summit
Just a few spots remain...maybe. Call to find out. Our PCN Summer Youth Retreat at Pine Summit in Big Bear Lake, CA is just a few days away. It will be memorable! For all middle, high school, and college students (13-26 years old). Sign up soon...last year we sold out!


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 had 7 more rooms become available (6 ladies per room). Register soon before we sell out.

Men's Englis h M an Camp
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 include: Joaquin Garcia, Bobby Grossi, Brian Howard, Aaron Newman, Harvey Turner, Joel Webbon, 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. We’re excited to have special guest speaker, Pastor Erick Zaldana, Spanish Ministries Pastor at Shadow Mountain Church, San Diego.
Seminary Classes Begin
It's not too late to join classes as the fall trimester of PCN's Seminary of the Americas begins. The classes meet in various locations throughout Southern California and Arizona. The Seminary provides quality Christian education at a low cost, allowing access to higher education to many unable to afford traditional seminaries. Call today to find out more and sign up for one of the classes: 626-442-5500.

Southern California Classes:
(Classes held in Spanish unless specified in English)
  • Leadership: Inglewood, 8/15/19 - Prof. Marcelo Bustos
  • Hermeneutics II: Costa Mesa, 9/23/19 - Prof. Pete Stuck
  • Theology I (in English): Norwalk, 9/24/19 - Prof. Fernando Arroyo
  • Theology II: Norwalk, 9/25/19 - Prof. Yasmany Portillo
  • Theology II: Santa Barbara, 9/25/2019 - Prof. Rolman Mazariegos
  • Life of Christ: Lakewood, 9/26/19, Lakewood - Prof. Pete Stuck
  • Hermeneutics I: Location TBD, Start TBD, Prof. Ruben Ibañez

Arizona Classes:
  • The Spiritual Life: Tempe, 8/21/19 - Prof. Osvaldo Castro
  • The Spiritual Life (in English): Tempe, 8/21/19 - Prof. Omar Millan
  • Systematic Theology I: El Mirage 9/9/19 - Prof. Dr. Wally de Smet
Steve Green in Concert
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Redemption Hill Church, Whittier, CA
This concert will be in Spanish! $15 / $20 after 10/1

Pacific Church Network's Spanish Ministries is excited to be bringing well-known singer Steve Green to the Southern California area this November. Steve grew up in Argentina, as the son of missionary parents, and accepted Jesus as Lord of his life at age 8 while attending a boarding school in Argentina. Throughout his years of ministry, Steve’s music has been honored with 4 Grammy nominations, 18 No. 1 songs, and 7 Dove Awards, Christian music’s highest honor. With 40 recordings to his credit, including children’s projects and Spanish-language albums, Mr. Green has sold over 3 million albums worldwide.
Celebrating 70 Years
Lakehills Community Church, Lake Elsinore
Saturday, September 28 | 2-5 pm

Lakehills is inviting everyone to an Open House Celebration as they celebrate 70 years of ministry throughout Lake Elsinore and the surrounding area. Established in 1949 as First Baptist Church of Elsinore and now known as LakeHills Community Church, the “church on Grand” has faithfully served the Lord and those in the community. Come visit with past leaders and old friends, and see how God has worked these past seven decades. In the last two years, under the Leadership Board and new Pastor Jonathan Hornkohl, new growth and ministries have developed and more lives have been changed. They now look forward to God's leading for the next 70 years.

If you have old pictures or other bits of history and are interested in sharing, please contact: Cindy Link at  lakehillsoffice@gmail.com .
Pastor and Wife Getaway
Laguna Beach, CA | November 10-11

For all Pacific Church Network Member Church Lead Pastors' and their wives. We are sold-out for this getaway, but call our office and we will see if we can get you a room. Only city view rooms are left. 909-944-5900
Carmenita Church
Iglesia Bautista Carmenita Shaddai, Norwalk, CA
Pastor Jose Hernandez

In 2015, only eight people were attending the church. They contacted Pacific Church Network, and PCN offered to find a new pastor and help bring health to the church. Today they have three services, total Sunday attendance of about 130, and had a packed house for their Vacation Bible School this summer. PCN offers to be the search team and health builder to all member churches for free. Just ask.
Securing the Sanctuary
Monday, August 19 | Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Sadly, tragic violence in churches has become more and more commonplace. Find out the latest in ministry safety and security from specialists Bob Johnson and Bob Wild. Hope for the best, be prepared for the worst.

  • Handling child predators in ministry & schools
  • Preparing for domestic violence spillover
  • Volunteer safety & security operations
  • MOAB training for aggressive behavior
  • Assessing church safety and security readiness
  • Active shooter preparation

Monday, August 19 at Abundant Living in Rancho Cucamonga
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Includes lunch. Only $18
Emerging Trends for Ministry
September 18 | Gateway Seminary, Ontario
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Come hear Richard Hammar and a great team of speakers at Gateway Seminary on September 18. Richard Hammar, attorney, CPA, and senior editor of Christianity Today’s ChurchLawAndTax.com , specializes in legal and tax issues and is a nationally known speaker, legal expert, and author.
Guests will explore the latest emerging trends in ministry, such as:
-HR trends in ministry
-Legal trends in ministry
-Ministry Operations trends
Tickets & seating are limited to 350 attendees. There will be no external streaming or recording of this event. Speaker materials will be issued at the time of the event or afterward via followup email. 

Sponsored by Gateway Seminary, ChurchWest Insurance and Brotherhood Mutual.
Leadership Summit Discount
Thursday - Friday | August 8-9

No matter where your influence is — in your family, school, work or church — you are invited to join 405,000 of your peers to learn how to maximize it. As a PCN partner, you may u se this special CBAmerica discount code to grab an amazing markdown.

$139/registration priority code: SMTCRFT
Free Computer Monitors
Call the PCN office to arrange pickup of these free 12-inch monitors for your ministry. Take 1 or all 5. They have been given to us to share with those who would be able to use them.

Call: 909-944-5900
SoCal Harvest
August 23-25 | Angel Stadium

Revive Our Generation

Join us this August for three wonderful nights full of performances by top Christian artists, special guests, and a message of hope from the gospel that could change your life. Serve at the SoCal Harvest.
Church Bulletin Bloopers

All churches have bulletin bloopers. It happens.
You are not alone. Here are some to make you laugh:

  1. On a church bulletin during the minister’s illness: GOD IS GOOD; Dr. Hargreaves is better.
  2. Applications are now being accepted for 2 year-old nursery workers.
  3. Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Nelson’s sermons.
  4. During the absence of our pastor, we enjoyed the rare privilege of hearing a good sermon when J.F. Stubbs supplied our pulpit.
  5. Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
  6. The ushers will come forward and take our ties and offerings.
  7. Don’t let worry kill you off – let the church help.
  8. Let us join David and Lisa in the celebration of their wedding and bring their happiness to a conclusion.
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