FAR WEST REGION

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News & Announcements // 9-2018

GOSPEL ALLIANCE GATHERING Join the Gospel Alliance for its second conference-style gathering on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 and Wednesday, October 10 2018 at Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana. This collaborative gathering will include chalk talks, prayer, scripture...

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CENTRAL CA CLASSIS APOSTOLIC REGIONAL MISSIONARY

A huge advantage to being connected with other Classes is having the opportunity to learn from one another. In this post, we would like to feature the work of Martin Mora as the new Central California Classis Apostolic Regional Missionary (ARM), who has been given the...

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FACING THE STORM

By Eric Carpenter The storm is not coming. It is here! Compare the RCA to a fleet of ships, the various classes. The current LGBTQ issues toss us in a great sea-roiling tempest. The eye of the storm has pulled us in.  The fleet slowly circles−crippled. Some already...

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When Helping Hurts

By Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett Missional Markers: Transforming Communities with Ministries of Compassion, Mercy, and Justice Global Perspective and Engagement, Fruitful Organizational Structures, Culture of Godly Leadership, and Sacrificial and Generous Living and...

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ARE ALL THE GIFTS AND PROPHETIC MINISTRY FOR TODAY?

By Eric Carpenter It was a bright and sunny day. A middle-aged woman had wandered into our Sunday worship. As I was greeting people after the service, she came up and introduced herself. “Hi! I’m Joy and I have an important question for you.” She began haltingly. “A...

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DISPUTABLE MATTERS?

Note: The following article gives some background to City Classis’ recently approved Framework of Life Together (Link to Framework).  Bill White (City Classis) is a planting pastor of City Church Long Beach.  Here is one discussion on “Disputable Matters”.  City...

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THE COUNCIL OF SYNOD EXECUTIVES

COSE (Council of Synod Executives) met at a cozy Beach House in San Juan Capistrano (Jan 29-Feb 1).  We invited Trisha Taylor and Jim Herrington as facilitators who have worked extensively with the RCA’s Ridder initiative and Faith Walking.  They provided a path and...

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FAR WEST FOLLOWS JESUS AND PAUL TO EARLY CHURCH SITES

Judea…Samaria…and to the ends of the earth! OCTOBER 10-24 The Executive Team of the Far West Region is sponsoring a trip to Israel and Turkey.  We thought it would be a meaningful trip for many of those in the region that have wanted to go but would like to go with a...

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APOSTOLIC MINISTRY FOR TODAY?

A number of years ago I was at a retreat for pastors, and one of my mentors started using the language of “Apostolic ministry” and “Prophetic ministry” and “5-Fold ministry”.  He was making a compelling argument that in terms of ministry, that much of the Church is...

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