Changes Happening at WorldVenture

headquarters1LITTLETON, Colo., June 20, 2016–The WorldVenture board of directors, at their meeting in April 2016, unanimously approved the following actions:

• To file with the IRS to terminate WorldVenture’s Defined Benefit Pension Plan (DBPP), and

• To authorize the sale of select WorldVenture properties, including the Littleton office property, to infuse proceeds into the DBPP distributions.

While these are challenging decisions with significant ramifications for our WorldVenture family, we remain confident that our sovereign God, who began a good work in WorldVenture, will carry it on to completion. And we are committed to co-laboring with Christ-followers to ensure that every community in the world has opportunities to become disciples of Jesus.

Read the entire story HERE

CBA Leadership Meets with WorldVenture

wvIn the space between full calendars and numerous responsibilities, eight CBA Regional Executive Directors, along with the Director of Chaplaincy and the five executive leaders of WorldVenture gathered together on June 22-23, 2016, to seek deeper relational connections among us. Through times in the Word and prayer, sharing, laughter, and meals together, we enjoyed a fellowship together that has been missing in recent years.

Together, we expressed our mutual affirmation to the work of healthy relationships, our mutual concerns for making disciples of Jesus Christ in an ever increasing globalized world, and our mutual commitments to the work of Christ in building His Church. We also expressed our desire to take additional steps to improve the communications, the coordination, and the cooperation among us.

CBA WV meetingWe prayed for and sensed the smile of God on our time together. These were days and discussions consecrated to the Lord for His glory!

Jeff Denlinger

j.denlinger@worldventure.com

Healthy Church Workshop

church healthOne-Day Free Workshop

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
San Antonio Heights Community Church
Upland, CA

 

Church Health is Important

The church is the hope for the world. A healthy church is intentionally building God’s purposes for His church into our lives and ministries. Just like physical health, you have to actively work at keeping your church healthy. Your church leaders will appreciate the practical advice Paul shares as you enter into the fall season of 2016. Bring as many key leaders as you can to this free event.

PaulDr. Paul Borden knows both what is required to transform congregations into healthy and vibrant churches and how to do it. Paul spent several decades preparing for his current work as a consultant. In the past 30 years, Paul has served as a Church Growth Consultant for American Baptist Churches of the West (San Ramon, CA); Executive Director of the Teaching Church Network (Minneapolis, MN); Director of Church Consulting for the Evangelical Free Church of America (Denver, CO); Director of the Doctor of Ministry program, Associate Professor of Homiletics (tenured), Executive Vice President, Academic Dean, and acting CEO at Denver Seminary (Denver, CO); Executive Minister / Co-Pastor at Bear Valley Church (Denver, CO); Academic Dean, Professor of Bible and Theology at Western Bible College (Now Colorado Christian University) (Lakewood, CO); and Pastor of Bible Baptist Church (Trenton, NJ).

Paul’s degrees include a Ph.D. from University of Denver (Higher Education Administration); Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary; and a B.S. from Philadelphia College of the Bible. He is the father of two innovative children and grandfather to four marvelous girls.

Workshop includes lunch, but you must register.

This event is free for staff and leaders from PCN, Transformation Ministries and ACTS 29 member churches and includes lunch. $25 for non-members.

REGISTER HERE

San Antonio Heights Community Church
2520 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91784
909-944-5900

Plan on coming and bring your team…
Don’t miss it!

 

CB Northwest Men’s Roundup

Mens-Roundup-Christian-Retreat-and-ConferenceSeptember 9-11, 2016 at Camp Tadmor

Men’s Roundup is a Christian men’s conference and camping retreat held in a forested mountaintop setting at Camp Tadmor where men are challenged to believe, obey, connect and lead. Roundup features an inspiring and challenging primary speaker, well-known guest artists and musicians, biblical teachers leading life challenging action workshop breakout sessions, great food and opportunities for guys to worship, learn, grow, and connect with other guys. Roundup is also a wonderful opportunity to appreciate God’s beautiful creation, hang out with friends, and break a sweat in the Roundup Race or other sports competitions and outdoor recreation activities.

Go HERE for more information and to register.

NOTE: $50 scholarships are available to CB-endorsed chaplains via online website registration at mensroundup.com (use registration code: mru16chaplain).

Let  Chaplain Andy Meverden, Director of Chaplaincy,  (email: chapandy@cbamerica.org) know directly if you plan to attend so he can confirm lodging space in the “Chaplain Yurt.”

SWCC Annual Leadership Retreat 2016


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This year’s mid-summer retreat will be from July 27 – 29, at the beautiful Scottsdale Plaza Resort. With private rooms, refreshing pools, fine dining, and encouragement from God’s Word, the retreat promises to be a time of refreshment and encouragement for our pastors and wives, the entire church staff, elders and their spouses.

 We will begin our time together with an exclusive event for pastors and their wives – July 27th at 3:00 PM – July 28th at 12 noon. All church leadership/staff and spouses are invited to join the retreat July 28th at 3:00 PM – July 29th at 9:00 PM. THE REGISTRATION FEE COVERS THE EXCLUSIVE EVENT FOR PASTORS AND WIVES as well as the REMAINING RETREAT.

Please click HERE to register for the Retreat.

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR THE CONFERENCE FEE ONLY. TO STAY AT THE SCOTTSDALE PLAZA, YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR ROOM WITH THEM. To reserve your room, call: Scottsdale Plaza Resort Reservations: 1.800.832.2025 and let them know you are reserving for this event.

Reinforce Stewardship Principles with the Stewardship Bookmark

 

bookmarkGrowing godly stewards is one of the most pressing issues facing the Church. To help churches and ministries, Chris McDaniel, Author of Ignite Your Generosity – A 21-Day Experience in Stewardship, has developed the Stewardship Bookmark to inspire Christians to faithfully steward their time, talents and treasures.

The Stewardship Bookmark is designed to be a quick-reference tool that churches and ministries can give to their constituents as a practical “take away”.  Ideally, this new tool will compliment a stewardship series, class, or workshop or can be given out in a regular mailing.

The content has been designed to help Christians understand that growing as a steward is a key component of discipleship. “It’s not about the money but about the heart, says McDaniel.  We cannot become more like Christ and not grow as stewards of what God has entrusted to us.  There are over 2,000 passages in Scripture that teach us about godly stewardship and this bookmark will help highlight some of those key passages.”

The front of the bookmark outlines a four-phased growth process of a disciple with supporting Scriptures that relate to stewardship. Those phases are:  Come and See, Follow Me, Deny Yourself, and Take up Your Cross.  The back of the bookmark highlights some of the most prevalent lies from Satan and the opposing Scriptures that guide to truth.

Consider sharing this resource with your members, helping each individual learn basic principles and concepts about biblical giving. They are available for as low as .97 cents printed or you can also buy a print license as low as .39 each.

“We are called to be generous as Christ is generous. I highly recommend The Stewardship Bookmark to both churches and ministries as a tool to disciple generous givers. This concise and accessible resource will point your constituents to key biblical truths about their stewardship journey and debunk many of the cultural lies we have bought into as it relates to our possessions,” states Dr. Wesley K. Willmer, Senior Vice President of Advancement for Prison Fellowship Ministries.”

The Stewardship Bookmark can be ordered online at www.stewardshipbookmark.org. Bulk and quantity discounts are available.

 

CONTACT: Chris McDaniel

(727) 200-0549 – voice
chris@stewardshipbookmark.org – email
www.stewardshipbookmark.org – website

One Bad Dude!

 

Bob-2-JPEGMy name is Bob Ishkanian. I am presently a CBAmerica Chaplain serving the inmates at Charlotte Correctional Institution in Punta Gorda, Florida. This is a maximum security level prison and we have some bad dudes here. Many of the men here are in for life.

I have been working with one of the worst of the worst. This fellow, let’s call him Bill, is a retired military officer who became an enforcer for the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Murder was his game. When they arrested him, he had 17 loaded handguns and one sawed off shotgun on him, not in his car or in his room, but directly on him. Bill said he didn’t like to reload, that it was too much trouble. I told him he didn’t need a bullet proof vest because wherever he might have gotten shot, the bullet would have hit a gun!

Much of my ministry experience throughout the years has been as a coordinator for Christian Motorcyclist Association (CMA).  It was because of my contacts with the outlaw motorcyclists and my knowledge of motorcycles, that I hit it off with Bill.  We talked the same “Harley” language and I personally knew many of his fellow club members on the street.  At one time, I owned nine motorcycles, one to be with the BMW guys, one to be with the Harley guys, one to be with the Japanese bike guys, etc. A BMW rider would never talk to a Harley rider, etc.  You get the idea!

Well, after befriending Bill for six months and showing him the love of Christ, he enrolled in my prison class called HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS.  Everyone thinks this class is about friends and family relationships.  It’s really about your relationship with Christ.  Bill asked lots of questions.  Next Bill enrolled in my class called DIGGING DEEPER. God was working in his heart.  I took two weeks off for a vacation, came back to the prison and found out that Bill had demanded that one of the other chaplain baptize him.  What a surprise!!

Bill now attends our weekly Monday night worship service, carries around a giant ESV study Bible and will want to bend your ear and tell anyone that will listen as to how God has changed his heart and mind for the better. PTL!!!”  –Chaplain Bob Ishkanian

We recently visited with Bob in his home in Florida.  He shared this and other stories of the impact the Gospel is having in the prisons where he ministers.  Join with Bob in rejoicing over these who are coming to faith in Christ and experiencing radical life transformation.  Pray for him, both his safety as he works in potentially dangerous settings, as well as for hearts prepared by the Holy Spirit to respond to the message of Hope through Jesus Christ. 

Prayerfully, remember Bob, and the other 160 CBAmerica Chaplains who serve in a variety of institutional settings; military, prison, hospital, hospice, police, fire, and other ministries. 

For more information on how you can become a chaplain, contact Andy Meverden, Director of Chaplaincy at chapandy@cbamerical.org and visit our website at www.cbamerica.org/chaplaincy.

 

Andy

Rev. Andy Meverden
Director of Chaplaincy
CBAmerica.org
3686 Stagecoach Rd, Unit F
Longmont, CO 80504

ChapAndy@cbamerica.org