The purpose of our working together is to glorify God by encouraging relationships between both ministry leaders and member churches so that our cooperation in mission endeavors, Biblical education, and leadership development, might lead to the multiplication of new disciples and new churches.
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BUSINESS MATTERS THAT WE HOPE YOU WILL TAKE CARE OF DURING MAY:
1. A copy of your national statistical report.
2. District dues of $1 per member. (Not attendance like the national dues). This check should be made out to Grace Brethren Conference of So Ca/ Arizona
3. Your completed ballot for the election of officers (this was emailed to you).
4. Your personal Ministerium dues. $25 is for the District and $100 is for the National Ministerium. A combined check can be made out to So Ca/Arizona Ministerium and brought to Ministerium or mailed to Roy Polman at Cherry Valley.
June 20, 2013 LA Dodgers vs. SD Padres via Glen Sykes and a brief stop at SD GBC. Contact Roy Halberg for details.
July 26-31, 2013 VISION2020SOUTH in Atlanta, GA
November, 2013 Women's Retreat for District Women at Calvary Chapel Murietta Conference Center.
January 29-31, 2014 Southwest Focus Retreat (location t.b.a.)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 We will gather at South Pasadena GBC where our speaker will be Sherwood Lingenfelter. Be sure to read the materials sent out by Roy Halberg before the meeting. If you would like a copy of the materials, use the form box on the CONTACT page.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 We will be meeting at Community in Whittier (Pastor Richard Todd). 8109 Greenleaf Avenue. Our gathering may be the highlight of our year.
March 22-23, 2013 Women & Scripture with Dr. Christy Hill. Location is Grace Church in Orange. Registration Deadline is March 18. REGISTER Contact Christina Krebs at Grace Church 1-714-633-8867 or go to www.wgusa.org
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 We will meet at Grace Church in Orange. Our topic will be racism in the church? Jim Adkins is our speaker for the day. He is author of LESSONS FROM SPEED CITY and found of LETS TALK USA, a ministry to international students on local university/college campuses.
NOTE: Ministerium will not meet on regular schedule during February, 2013 because of SW Focus Retreat.
Fellowship Council is meeting in Long Beach, CA January 23-25, 2013
Church Transfusion Training is available during January, 2013 to our SWB people. Contact Mike Jentes for details.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 Pastor Steve Williams will be installed as the new Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church of Seal Beach (6:30pm). CLICK HERE for more details.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 (beginning at 10am) the Ministerium will meet at Bellflower Brethren Church (aka BBC). Our topic of discussion will be the on-going debate and challenge of illegal immigration and our response to it. Don Shoemaker will lead us in our discussion/conversation. DOWNLOAD the material Don Shoemaker presented here. LISTEN to the presentation and discussion.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 (beginning at 10am) the Ministerium will meet with Chris Suitt at his church in Canyon Lake [church address is 31542 Railroad Canyon Road, Suite 1 in Canyon Lake, CA office (915) 244-2177]. Chris will share with us on the topic of MORE THAN A SUNDAY FAITH. DOWNLOAD the Teacher's Guide to the book.
Sunday, December 9, 2012 Dr. Steve Williams was confirmed as Senior Pastor of Grace Church of Seal Beach (Steve takes over from Don Shoemaker's ministry that concluded earlier in 2012). Congratulations Steve.
Friday, December 7, 2012 announcement that the FGBC Handbook is mobile. The Handbook works equally well on your tablet or smart phone for things like on-the-go access to phone numbers, connecting faces to names, sending birthday and anniversary greetings and updating your personal information. Check it out at www.fgbc.org/handbook NOTE: The printed version of the handbook will be mailed out in January, 2013.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (beginning at 10am) the Ministerium will meet at CGBC in Long Beach (5585 Downey Avenue in Long Beach) where Dale Workman is pastor. Our speaker will be Robert MacMillan who will share his heart on the theme of encouraging and helping women find places of ministry in the local church. You can connect with Robert on this topic through www.whengodgcallsawoman.com. Robert blogs at www.pulpitguy.blogspot.com and emails through firstname.lastname@example.org
DOWNLOAD the three files Robert has made available here. This link was be removed after the Ministerium of December 11, 2012. Contact Robert for additional information.
November 9-11, 2012 Women's Retreat at Calvary Chapel Murietta Conference Center.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 the Ministerium met at Louie's in Upland for couples evening.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 the Ministerium met at CGBC in Whittier (8109 Greenleaf Avenue)
Sunday evening, September 16, 2012, a group of churches will be meeting at Norwalk Grace Brethren Church for a time of testimony, singing, fellowship and refreshment (all ages). You may have heard these gatherings called a SING. Call them what you want but I invite you to join in at 6pm, Sunday, September 16 at Norwalk GBC (located at 11005 Foster Road). Come. No reservations needed.
July 28-August 1, 2012 VISION 2020 WEST in Indian Wells, CA
June 5, 2012 New district directors announced along with ministerial officers (see panel at right)
May, 2012 Jeff & Lisa Patton (Norwalk GBC) are heading up the children's ministry at National Conference in July.
May, 2012 The Southern California/Arizona District of Grace Brethren Churches asked the following to serve as their leaders during this next year beginning summer, 2012 through spring, 2013.
May, 2012 The Southern California/Arizona Ministerium asked the following to serve as their leaders during this next year beginning summer, 2012 through spring, 2013.
May, 2012 The Southern California/Arizona Ministerium examined Jon Teran and sent a note back to his home church: RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.
March, 2012 John McIntosh filled the position of senior pastor at Grace Brethren in Simi Valley from 1983 through 2012. In March of 2012 John relinquished the Senior Pastor position to Jordan Bakker and assumed an associate pastor role. John is committed to God's Word and ministers by the motto, "the Bible, the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible."
January, 2012 Don Shoemaker is now Pastor Emeritus at Grace Church, Seal Beach. Steve Williams is Pastor.
November, 2011 The Southern California/Arizona Ministerium examined Danny Lee and Jordan Bakker this month and sent a note back to the Simi Valley Grace Brethren Church: RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUT