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 February 2016



 

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  • Craig Barnes Videos on Body & Soul
  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
  • Bi-Vocational Ministry
  • Stewardship Kaleidoscope
  • Go Disciple Event
  • Breaking News
  • Upcoming Events
  • Job Openings











 
CRAIG BARNES VIDEOS ON "BODY AND SOUL"

The Heidelberg opens with the affirmation that our only comfort is that we are not our own, but belong body and soul, in life and death to our faithful savior Jesus Christ. This stands over against the contemporary mythology that life is something we self-construct.

These presentations by Dr Craig Barnes at the Annual Pastors Retreat for the Presbyteries of Los Ranchos and Santa Barbara focus on Jacob who is an ancient poster boy for this current myth, to which we are so devoted even as pastors. He was blessed by God before he was even born but spent most of his life trying to achieve the blessing of a life he could only receive from the hand of a gracious God.

We began our journey with God by grace, were called to ordination by grace, and we can only continue by the grace that keeps reminding us we belong to our faithful Savior.

Please contact Tom Dykhuizen for more information, including ordering DVDs.

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT PREVENTION TRAINING 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
8:45 AM - 1 PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church, Riverside
RSVP by March 7, 909-881-1595

New members of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos must complete at least one educational event approved by the Presbytery within the first 24 months of accepting a call unless they provide a certificate of completion of an equivalent training.  After attending an initial training event, members must continue to attend an approved sexual misconduct awareness event every three years thereafter.

The Presbytery of Riverside is offering a 1/2 day training event for members of our Synod. Attending this event will satisfy the equivalent requirement of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos. Their training includes videos from the nationally renowned expert, the Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune from the Faith Trust Institute.

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OPEN SPACE

We invite you to attend our Open Space classes at the Presbytery Gathering on Thursday, February 25th at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Costa Mesa.

Classes on the three tools of our new Mission Plan--MissionInsite, Church Assessment Tool and Cyclica--begin at 2 PM. The overview class on our new Mission Plan presented by the Generative Catalyst Team will begin at 3:30 PM.

Please note that other
Open Space classes pertaining to our presbytery are also being offered.

BI-VOCATIONAL MINISTRY IN THE 21st CENTURY CONFERENCE  More


STEWARDSHIP

EVANGELISM & CHURCH GROWTH

BREAKING NEWS

1. Mission & Anti-Racism Read the text from the interactive keynote presentation the Rev. Laura M. Cheifetz gave at the Presbytery of Los Ranchos "Mission Connections: Listening to All Voices" event on February 6, 2016.
2. Online Registration is Open for 2016 Summer/Fall Retreats at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico
3. Pravaham and Anita Coleman need help transporting books on Saturday, March 5. More
4. How to avoid the Zika Virus during mission trips. Read this article.
5. To purchase a 2015-2017 Book of Order
6. To download a 2015-2017 Book of Order
7. Musical Service of Celebration at Whittier Presbyterian Church


 

UPCOMING EVENTS 2016


February 17-19,  Pastors Retreat
February 25, Presbytery Gathering, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Costa Mesa
February 29, Review of Records, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 7 PM
March 5, Review of Records, Community Presbyterian Church, La Mirada, 9 AM
March 12, Called Presbytery Meeting, Geneva Presbyterian Church
June 18-25, General Assembly, Portland, Oregon

July 19-23, Youth Triennium
 

JOB OPENINGS

Spiritual Formation Consultant (contract P/T)
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
Job Description

 

Jr. High Director P/T
Trabuco Presbyterian Church
Job Description

 

Worship Leader
Canvas Presbyterian Church NCD, Irvine
Job Description


Director of Church Financial Literacy and Leadership
Presbyterian Foundation
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