CCC - Central California Conference

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This Is My Story

(También español) The most recent young adult conference delved into the book of Ruth, with the theme “This Is My Story,” and the attendees discussed how God works in the midst of brokenness.

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You Belong

(También español) What does it mean to belong? Have you ever asked yourself the questions "Where do I belong?" "Where do I fit in?" "What does it mean to belong?"

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CENTRAL ACTS - February 2024

In the heart of its community, Discover Life Church in Sonora embarked on quite a journey over the past year, leaving a trail of God's golden nuggets that will continue to shimmer with divine grace for years.

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FEJA Ministries Empowers Youth at Camp Wawona

(También español) The vision of FEJA ministries is to unite Adventist churches to collaborate in Hispanic youth ministry, both at the conference level and the church level. It is led by an executive committee made up of 10 young adult leaders from different churches within the conference.

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Empowered Youth: Arise and Go

(También español) This summer, 50 young people answered God’s call to arise and go by serving as student literature evangelists for 10 weeks across the Central California Conference.

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Why Go to Summer Camp?

(También español) While this could still be the sentiment of many who attend youth camp today, this statement was written way back in 1936! Some things just don’t change, and enthusiasm for the summer camp program continues to inspire both campers and staff in 2023.

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THE BULLETIN - May 12, 2023

"Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." - Proverbs 31:31 Happy Mother's Day to all the incredible moms, mums, mommies, and mamas!

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CENTRAL ACTS - April 2023

A Revival Led by Virtual Studies. Meeting virtually to see each other and discuss the Bible became a normal practice in many of our lives when coronavirus began, but it was unusual and rare before the pandemic.

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Bible Encounter Experience

(También español) For the past 15 years, the education department at the Central California Conference led out in a Bible Challenge, similar to the Pathfinder Bible Bowl.

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San Jose Hispanic Church’s Concert Attracts New and Old Converts

(También español) After three years of suspending its Sacred Christmas Concert due to the pandemic, San Jose Hispanic church brought back this beautiful outreach ministry this past December, attracting non-believers, community members, and past members. Many who had left the church returned so their children could be part of the children’s choir or to join the adult choir.

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THE BULLETIN - March 10, 2023

Opening doors for collegiate young adults is part of the ongoing vision for the Tempe church. Located adjacent to the Arizona State University campus and right across the street from the performing arts center, the church has often been a location for Adventist students to worship. When Pastor Mike Soto became the pastor of the church in 2022, he brought with him a vision of continuing the outreach to the entire student body of the campus.

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God’s Gold in Sonora

According to the sign that greets people coming into town, Sonora is considered the Queen of the Southern Mines in Gold Rush Country. Starting in 1848,...

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THE BULLETIN - January 13, 2023

According to the sign that greets people coming into town, Sonora is considered the Queen of the Southern Mines in Gold Rush Country. Starting in 1848, panning and mining gold brought people to this foothill area, about one hour from Yosemite.

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THE BULLETIN - January 6, 2023

2022 was designated as a Year of Evangelism. Over half of all Arizona churches participated in the evangelism effort. “Praise God that our church leaders and members are uniting their efforts to reach their communities with the gospel of Jesus,”

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Pathfinders

I have had the privilege of serving as coordinator for Pathfinder, Adventurer, and Youth Ministries for the Pacific Union since 2012. For the last 16 years,...

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Central Valley Christian Academy

Two great stories from Central Valley Christian Academy: Through their efforts they raised $4,000 to help Ukrainian refugees. They also participated in a long-standing tradition of learning through fieldtrips and uniting classes through friendly and fun competitive games.

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Let's Preach!

What happens when members are trained to do evangelistic preaching? It is no surprise that God abundantly blesses—and miracles prove it.

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Our Frontline Evangelists Answer the Call

Our teachers are definitely evangelists in every sense of the word. Every day they are there to tell their students that God loves them and to train them to be disciples of Jesus. As Ellen White noted in her book Education (p. 30): “In the highest sense the work of education and the work of redemption are one..."

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The Joy of Acceptance

During one of the difficult times our church was going through, one of the members confessed, "This class is the reason I'm still here." My husband and I...

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Adventist Women Pioneers

Georgia Anna Burrus was born July 19, 1866. Despite family opposition, she joined the Adventist church at age 16 and enrolled as a working student at Healdsburg College in California. She then taught in the Bible Training School in Oakland.

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Top Tier Leadership

I have been involved in church work all my adult life. I was a taskforce worker. As an intern in Southern California, I ran a VBS and day camp for an entire summer without having conducted either one before. I worked briefly as an associate pastor and as a pastor. I’ve worked in communication and public relations at all levels of the church.

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Yes, It's Time to GO!

Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, ‘Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza’ Acts 8:26, NKJV...

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Ministry Spotlight - Women's Ministries

The Lord has a work for women as well as for men. They may take their places in His work at this crisis, and He will work through them.... They can do in families a work that men cannot do, a work that reaches the inner life.

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