• Lázaro Silva was working with those who live on the street recently, and it caused him the reason for reflection. His thoughts and questions are poignant reminders of our work as Christians.

  • With the uptick in violence targeted at congregations nationwide, the safety of your congregation is likely a concern. On June 21, First presbyterian San Bernardino held a safety workshop. Pastor Sandy Tice recaps what they went over along with some next steps.

  • Many churches struggle with growth, be it in a new ministry or in the congregation as a whole. Pastor Lee has some ideas on how to reframe growth discussions so new ideas are easily introduced.

Reflection – How Are We Doing God’s Work?

These days I was thinking about paths. A few days ago, I had a very interesting moment at work, I was in San Bernardino organizing a breakfast to offer to some people that come to the project to get food every week, many of them live on the streets; these

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Keeping Each Other Safe

In response to the May shooting at Geneva Presbyterian in Laguna Woods, we invited our brothers and sisters in Riverside Presbytery to join us for a morning discussing security and safety on June 21.  We do not consider ourselves experts, but the mass shooting at the Regional Center in our

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Accepting New Ideas

“I’m not sure our members would like that.” During a recent discussion, this statement was made by a session member as we talked about a new direction for a church in the Presbytery.  I’m not sure our members would like that. Have you ever made that statement? Or has such a thought come

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Assembly Bill 506 Comes Into Effect; Congregations Look

Assembly Bill 506 became the law of the State of California on January 1, 2023.  It mandates that certain people who work with under 18 years of age children and youth are now mandated reporters of sexual and physical abuse and that all youth workers 18 years or over who

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The Proclamation Of The Gospel

The church isn't a building or an institution. It is the people of the congregations that are the church, and the church must spread The Gospel as far as possible.

Shelter, Nurture, & Spiritual Fellowship

The children of God need to be cared for, no matter their lot in life. As servants of Christ, we are called to shelter them, nurture them, and provide spiritual fellowship to them.

Maintenance Of Divine Worship

We bring all members of the church into the sacred space of worship, allowing the Holy Spirit to move fully through the body of Christ.

Preservation Of The Truth

The Divine Truth is available for all, but it is through interaction with it, discussion about it, and practical application of it that our lives are made whole through God.

Promotion Of Social Righteousness

Followers of Christ are called to serve their neighbors. Through "radical neighboring" we find the ways that the body of Christ around us is being underserved and offer what we can.

Exhibition Of The Kingdom Of Heaven

Christ called us to prepare the Kingdom of Heaven. God calls us to demonstrate what that looks like to the world through our actions.

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