Pause: Making Space
Jan
28
to Jan 30

Pause: Making Space

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Making Space Retreat is an opportunity to press pause and pay attention to the current stirrings and stresses and Spirit-Invitations in your life. 

  • Where might God be inviting you to a deeper intimacy and cooperation with what the Spirit is already up to?

  • What are the most pressing needs of your life and work?

Join us for this time of pause, Scripture, personal reflection, conversation, and prayer along with a couple deeper dives into spiritual formation and leadership development.  Rob Loane from VantagePoint3 will be facilitating our time together at Christ The King Retreat Center.

Individual Cost: $299. or Couples Sharing Room: $499 per couple. 
Includes lodging and all meals, no refunds following the 1/14 deadline.

https://mailchi.mp/20161ff21e8b/pausejan2019-1378433

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Feb
25
to Feb 27

BLUE OCEAN - Gathering 2 of 3

The Formation of God's People - Sacramento, February 25-27, 2019

This second week will be at a retreat center as we focus on being shaped into the image of Christ.  We will pay attention to the process of how Christ is formed in us, both as individuals and as a community of faith.  Being at the retreat center allows us to have times of silence and solitude, as well as to be taught and led by others who have walked this journey ahead of us.

(Third gathering will be in Chicago, April 30-May 1, 2019)

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Apr
30
to May 3

BLUE OCEAN - Gathering 3 Living as a Faithful Presence

Chicago, IL

In this event, we visit with David Fitch as his church near Chicago.  David will help us learn what it means for us, as God's people, to reflect the image and presence of Christ in the context of our current culture.  There is an emphasis on participating in spiritual practices as a community, where we learn to identify the presence of God in the midst of our neighborhoods.

("The Bonfire" follows in Chicago, May 1-3, 2019)

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May
1
to May 3

The Bonfire - Chicago

Come and join those who have journeyed together in first four rounds, as well as others who have been on this missional/formational journey, as we gather for two days to encourage one another, tell stories, and learn more about who God is and how He is at work in the world.

At these events we will be taught by key authors and practitioners, as well as working together to create an excitement around what god is doing in our conference.

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Nov
14
11:00 AM11:00

Student Leader Connection Lunch

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TOPIC: Student Anxiety - identifying and applying appropriate coping skills

  • Description: We all have anxiety because we all have fears.  Your students will be stronger when they know how to identify the fear and apply appropriate coping skills - the main one being our faith.

  • Alison McGregor will be leading this conversation. 

RSVP by 11/6/18

More info…click here

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Nov
12
to Nov 13

EXCELLERATE - Fall 2018

If you are planning on attending please contact Rick for registration code and more information about hotel accommodations (Holiday Inn Express ^ Suites - Santa Clara).

Excel Leadership Network's EXCELLERATE two-day event is set for November 12-13th in San Jose, California. The event starts on Mondy, November 12th at 12 pm, and continues to Tuesday, November 13th at noon. You will experience some great training and practical help for your ministry. Our top leaders and coaches will be there for one-on-one and small group coaching sessions. You will also be encouraged as you share with and pray for one another. Plus, we'll be attending the San Francisco 49ers/New York Giants game at Levi's Stadium! Great speakers are lined up, it should be an excellent time! We hope to see you there! 

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Oct
15
to Oct 17

BLUE OCEAN - Gathering 1 of 3

Fourth round of Blue Ocean will meet for three events:

 

Gathering 1 - Missional Theology and Ecclesiology - Vancouver, Canada

This first week aims at understanding God's missionary nature.  Throughout scripture, God sends His word and His people as He seeks to redeem all things.  There are many implications for the way in which we, as a sent people, live together to bear witness to God.  In this week, we will focus on creating a sense of team and common journey together, as well as encountering a couple of churches who are developing local and international missionaries.

Gathering 2 - The Formation of God's People - Sacramento, February 25-27, 2019

Gathering 3 - Living as a Faithful Presence - Chicago, April 30-May 2, 2019

 

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NorCal Annual Celebration 2018 (starts with breakfast)
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

NorCal Annual Celebration 2018 (starts with breakfast)

PASTORS     STAFF     LEADERS
Presenter: Greg Henson
 

TOPIC: Leadership Development Across Generations

Description: According to a study conducted by Deloitte, Millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025. In short, Millennials are already a dominant force in society. That sparks at least few questions: How is the church responding? What do we need to learn in order to embrace rather than push against this tide? The question that most resonates with me is, What does leadership development look like given this reality? To address these and any other questions that may arise, we must first listen to and celebrate the generations within a local church. Let's begin that task together. In our time together, we will consider some of the things churches may need to be aware of as they design a leadership development process, think critically about how we can structure opportunities to listen to and learn from one another, and consider some practical steps forward for your local church. The future of leadership development will no doubt be different, but it must remain rooted in the unshakeable truth of God's Word. Greg Henson, President of Sioux Falls Seminary will be leading this conversation.  Join us!

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Sep
27
10:30 AM10:30

Worship Connection

Caring for the soul of the worship leader.  Manuel Luz will be leading the conversation.  

Coffee Bar will be open.  Barista will be ready prepare your specialized coffee order at 10:30AM
RSVP by emailing Annie.weber@comcast.net

 

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Sep
11
to Sep 12

ETHOS 2018 Retreat


Retreats are held at Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center, 6520 Van Maren Ln, Citrus Heights, CA 95621

2018 Cohort dates:   Oct 16 and Nov 13 (SanFran and Sac)

For more info contact rick@norcalnab.org

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Aug
8
11:00 AM11:00

Mental Health and the Church

Over the past several months there has been a new awareness regarding mental health.  This is not a surprise to health care professionals, pastors and lay counselors.  We are constantly helping people within our circle of ministry who are wrestling with mental health, suicide, and a variety of related struggles.  Statistics show pastors and leaders themselves deal with depression and anxiety more than they often admit.  In every context there are resources and key people you utilize to help those who are struggling. 

Dealing with mental illness, like other chronic conditions, can feel overwhelming.  Patients often feel as if their diagnosis defines their life, while counselors and even pastors can forget that people with mental illness still have a spiritual life.  As a result, churches sometimes miss the chance to minister to those with mental illness.  "Because of the way we have ignored mental illness, we are huting people," says Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research.  "We've created a stigma."

We thought it would be good to connect over a lunch event to discuss the challenges in today's ministry context.  Horizon Community Church in Galt will host us.  Kevin Brown, Horizon Executive Pastor and Therapist will facilitate our conversation.  We want to encourage you to participate and/or send key people who work in your congregation to address mental health issues.  We want to hear how you are addressing the issues and what resources are most helpful.  As we gather there will be shared learning and peer-to-peer resourcing that will benefit us. 

We want to face the challenge, encourage one another and address the stigma of mental illness.

Rick Weber , NorCal Regional Minister
and Kevin Brown, Horizon Executive Pastor/Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


Lunch provided.  Please RSVP to annie.weber@comcast.net by July 25th.

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Jul
26
to Jul 29

NAB Triennial

Triennial
The 2018 Triennial will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 26–29, 2018. The main session will be held at the Shaw Centre in downtown Edmonton.
The 2018 Triennial will include dynamic times of worship, instruction, and fellowship. Business sessions will cover important reports and decisions for NAB governance and oversight.

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Apr
10
to Apr 11

ETHOS 2018 Retreat

FYI Upcoming 2018 Retreats:   

April 10
Retreats are held at Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center, 6520 Van Maren Ln, Citrus Heights, CA 95621

2018 Cohort dates:   May 8, June 12, Oct 16 and Nov 13 (SanFran and Sac)

For more info contact rick@norcalnab.org

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Feb
23
2:30 PM14:30

NEXTGEN event

Student Ministry Leaders - I wanted to connect you to this resource in the Sacramento area - https://www.citypastors.net/nextgen/ 

A number of you have participated.   Here are the next two dates for the remainder for 2018.   The next event will be posted at the link above.

February 23, 2018              Leadership Collective - During My City at Capital (please confirm time of event)

May 17, 2018                    Better Together (relationally, outreach, discipleship) - please confirm time of event

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Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

ELEVATE conversation

Join us at Creekside Church - Elk Grove (8:30am coffee/tea bar will be available)

Greg Henson, president of Sioux Falls Seminary will be our resource person and facilitator for our time together.  Back in November, NORCAL and NAB held a joint effort in select a group of 10 millennial NORCAL church leaders for three days of conversation with Greg.  We called it "Elevate".  Now is opportunity for you to join in the conversation and continue with us as we listen and learn together in NORCAL.

One of the initiatives of the North American Baptist Conference is to elevate young leaders.  It is no secret that our conference of churches is aging, and with this aging there can come an aging of ideas and perspectives as well.  The world is changing so rapidly that it is likely that we do not even know the issues that must be addressed, nor the changes that must be made, in our current way of leading and ministering in this world.    And perhaps in the process, our churches can begin to discover at least some part of the road that we must walk together.
 
 When Greg became President of Sioux Falls Seminary in 2013, he was the first ever Millennial president of a seminary in North America.  Greg deeply understands Millennial issues, as well as the issues facing the Church today, and he is a creative leader and thinker in the area of change management.  We’re very excited that Greg will be with us to help us learn from each other.

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Jan
16
to Jan 17

ETHOS 2018 Retreat

FYI Upcoming 2018 Retreats:  April 10-11 and Sept 11-12
Retreats are held at Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center, 6520 Van Maren Ln, Citrus Heights, CA 95621

2018 Cohort dates:  Feb 13, March 13, May 8, June 12, Oct 16 and Nov 13 (SanFran and Sac)

For more info contact rick@norcalnab.org

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Dec
7
11:00 AM11:00

Student Leader Connection Event

Held at CreeksideChristian Church
8939 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624

Do you find yourself caught in the "black-hole" of promoting events, creating curriculum, attending meetings and cleaning the youth room far too often?  Is it possible that actual relationships with students is what is being sacrificed by all that good and even Godly activity?  Come get energized with a renewed vision on how to reach kids "beyond the walls" of the church!

Fritz T. Moga will be presenting and guiding our conversation. 

Fritz T. Moga Bio
I was blessed to have spent over 18 years in full-time youth ministry in just two churches.  I oversaw all aspects of the Junior High, High School and at times the College ministries.  I love organizing, planning and dreaming about ministry but it’s always the relationships that take center stage!  I believe my spiritual gifts are in leadership, pastoring, teaching and exhortation.  I am now starting my 18th year of working and teaching at William Jessup University!  One of my passions is serving both locally and globally.  I’ve been able to serve in many countries including India, Germany, Honduras, Brazil and others.  My theme Bible verse for ministry is Psalm 71:18 “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come”.  

 

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Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

NEXTGEN Event

Student Ministry Leaders - I wanted to connect you to this resource in the Sacramento area - https://www.citypastors.net/nextgen/ 

A number of you have participated.   Here are the next three dates for the remainder of 2017 and into 2018.   The next event will be posted at the link above.

November 17, 2017             NextGen Family Night

February 23, 2018              Leadership Collective - During My City at Capital

May 17, 2018                    Better Together (relationally, outreach, discipleship)

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Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

NORCAL Annual Celebration

Enjoy celebrating all God is doing in the NORCAL churches!

9:00AM Complimentary Breakfast & Live Music
       provided by Light to the World Church

9:30AM-Noon Celebration:

  • SPIRITUAL Formation - Mike Lueken/Oak Hills-Folsom
  • ETHOS Reflection - Steve Weisenburger/Bernal-SanJose
  • COMMUNITY Engagement - Alison McGregor/One-Eighty
  • EXCEL Leadership Network - JD Pearring
  • CHURCH Planter Videos


Annual Report Booklet (electronic copy) will be available on NORCAL website prior to the celebration:

  • NAB International Office
  • Church Investors Fund
  • Sioux Falls Seminary
  • Taylor College and Seminary
  • Hispanics for Christ
  • NORCAL Financial Reports

Meeting at:
Light to the World Church - Granite Bay
5635 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746 - map for directions

 

 

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Sep
26
to Sep 27

NORCAL Ethos Retreat

Held at Christ the King Retreat Center
6520 Van Maren Lane, Citrus Hts, CA 95621

Participants Cluster Dates:
Oct 24, Nov 15


FUTURE 2018 DATES:

RETREATS: Jan 16-17, April 10-11, Sept 11-12

COHORTS: Feb 13, March 13, May 8, June 12, Oct 16, Nov 13

 

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Aug
24
11:30 AM11:30

NextGEN - City Pastors Event

Student Ministry Leaders - I wanted to connect you to this resource in the Sacramento area - https://www.citypastors.net/nextgen/ 

A number of you have participated.   Here are the next four dates for the remainder of 2017 and into 2018.   The next event will be posted at the link above.

August 24, 2017                   11:30am-1:30pm// Resource Fair

November 17, 2017             NextGen Family Night

February 23, 2018              Leadership Collective - During My City at Capital

May 17, 2018                    Better Together (relationally, outreach, discipleship)

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