The Mission Statement of the Western District is "We Multiply". We multiply...to the fourth generation...truly devoted followers of Jesus. We are authentic, gracious lovers of people longing to bring perspective and hope to people yet to find Him.
We believe in a Creator of all, and that this calls for surrender to Him. In surrender we find peace. In peace we find hope. And apart from Him these values are a v***r. A life well-lived for any and every follower of Jesus is to be self-feeding in the nurture of God's truth as offered in Scripture, and to be reproductive as a way of life, to the fourth generation (2 Timothy 2:2). Thus our logo: wd4.
Operating as usual
Still room for you -
[07/28/18] Josh Thompsons last update (50minutes ago: so, 11:00am) was that West Redding is a ghost town, but still no reports of loss. Keep praying!
[07/25/18] If Jesus said, "I will build up those whom I've called out," and we accept his invitation to resist reading back into that intention, our current day iteration of "church," might we be taking one step closer to what our post-christian neighbor's heart longs for?
ONE Week out - 2018 DLD - "Fleshing Out the Gospel" -
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ONE MONTH AWAY - 2018 DLD - "Fleshing Out the Gospel" - Hugh Halter -
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[01/23/18] Sign up NOW for 2018 DLD - "Fleshing Out the Gospel" - Hugh Halter
[07/12/17] Today, at the campus of Vintage Grace, El Dorado, Hills, CA, the pastors and friends of The Western District will spend three hours with EFCA President, Kevin Kompelien!
President Kevin Kompelien to meet with all Western District Pastors July 12th
The SAINTS will gather all over the world this week. We will demonstrate our "holy ones" status in services with unique remembrances on Thursday, Friday, even Saturday, and, of course, Sunday.
Those SET APART will reverently convene, not because we feel the pull of tradition to OBSERVE, but for a better, higher, deeper reason. The transformative reason.
We will gather on days others have offered to us on calendars, and we've received as helpful, though inexact, because we know it isn't about the day of remembrance, but the substance of that remembered.
History records that Jesus bar Joseph lived, ate one last meal with his friends and followers, was tried, executed, buried, and rose alive from that grave. And we have days when the religious OBSERVE these important historical moments. But that is not the transformative reason. There will be little, if anything, life-giving about ceremonial observations of historical events. We gather, we observe, we remember, we practice because...
This is the line of demarkation.
This is the birth of transformation.
This is the clarity of commission.
Or transformatively BELIEVE?
Go to http://www.efcaone.com to register TODAY
Here's the link to the video from Monday's DLD on "Work Matters" with Tom Nelson
"Work Matters: Connecting Sunday to Monday" with guest speaker Tom Nelson
Work Matters DLD
us14.campaign-archive1.com , will offer biblical insight and helpful Q&A concerning "work as worship." The practicality of this day cannot be overstated. Here is the biblical potential for releasing the believer-priesthood into the marketplace!
[02/07/17] "Christian, meditate much on heaven, it will help thee to press on, and to forget the toil of the way. This vale of tears is but the pathway to the better country: this world of woe is but the stepping-stone to a world of bliss." - Charles Spurgeon
[02/03/17] "Never do the flowers of grace grow more, than after a shower of repentant tears." - Thomas Watson
[01/29/17] If you haven't signed up for our e-mail list, you can do so at this link: http://eepurl.com/czzMej
Church Planting Update
[01/25/17] "Passion for missions demands a commitment to Reformation. How much the gospel makes an impact abroad depends significantly upon the health of churches at home. Churches need to exemplify that which they would commend to others." - Tom Ascol
[01/24/17] "Be merciful to yourselves. Seek the Lord early, and so you will be spared many a bitter tear." - J.C. Ryle
[01/15/17] "Prayer must not be our chance work, but our daily business, our habit and vocation. As artists give themselves to their models, and poets to their classical pursuits, so must we addict ourselves to prayer." - Charles Spurgeon
[01/12/17] "In Christ's finished work I see an ocean of merit; my plummet finds no bottom, my eye discovers no shore." - Charles Spurgeon
[01/11/17] "The reason the stone was rolled away on Jesus's tomb was not so that Jesus could get out, but so that we could get in." - Tim Keller
[01/09/17] "Take this year's mercies as earnests of next year's blessings. The God who has kept you so long, you may rest assured will never leave you. If He had not meant to do good continually to you, He would not have done it at all." - Charles Spurgeon
[01/07/17] "Suffering is not an obstacle to God’s purpose but a means to achieving it." - Sinclair Ferguson
This is a helpful read:
www.sermoncentral.com Preaching Article: A Word to the Small Town Pastor by Ron Edmondson
Here's a special Thanksgiving Post from Neal
brokenbridges.us There is nothing more traditional than giving thanks. And that’s above and outside of the day we’ve designated for it. This year, I’m aiming to discipline myself to be thankful for the truly best things, the things that cannot be…
Here's the link to Neal's latest blog post on Broken Bridges
brokenbridges.us “It doesn’t shape character, as much as reveal it.” What used to be the apt description for the game of golf has a better home now. Two homes, in fact: This election cycle Television We’re all feeling it. Those for…
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This is a tremendously encouraging article for the wives of our pastors: https://9marks.org/article/the-privilege-and-power-of-a-praying-pastors-wife/
9marks.org We might say we believe prayer is important, but are we praying regularly, specifically, and expectantly?
The Crushing Burden of Any Missionary
shepherdsnotes.com This is a quote from What it Means to be Free, which is a history of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). In chapter 16 the author is recording some of the early missionary endeavors of the EFCA when he says this: Conveying the gospel effectively to those of such diverse... #missions
Judy and I wanted to let you know that we've published a third, revised edition of Discover the Life, our tool for leadership development, disciplemaking, small groups, and personal spiritual investigation of biblical faith. Check out the following link to order:
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[05/20/16] Those who have left the deepest impression on this sin-cursed earth have been men and women of prayer. —D.L. Moody
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