National Office News Updates


November 1, 2017

Alliance Church-Planting Leaders Webinar

From Dave Reynolds, Church Multiplication National Team Leader

WHAT: A one-hour Webinar with Exponential’s Dave Ferguson on “The Five Best Practices of a Hero-Maker,” available at no cost to the Alliance family

WHEN: Tuesday, November 21, 11 a.m. (Central Standard Time) and 10 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time)

RSVP: E-mail Dave Reynolds, reynoldsd@cmalliance.org, by Thursday, November 16

Help our family affected by the northern California forest fires

More than 5,000 homes were destroyed in the northern California fires—3,000 in Santa Rosa alone. To learn about “Adopt a Family” opportunities, contact the Central Pacific District at servicecenter@cpdistrict.org.

Watch the new 2017 Alliance Year-End Offering Video

Alliance Peacemaking Level 2 Conflict Coaching Training at Smokey Point, Feb 27-28

This is a two-day live training open to anyone who has taken the Level 1 Resolving Everyday Conflict training. Alliance Peacemaking strongly recommends it for anyone in a leadership position within the church.

Registration is $275 with $25 discount if registered before the end of the year.  To register, visit: https://cma.ungerboeck.com/prod/emc00/register.aspxOrgCode=10&EvtID=5967&AppCode=REG&CC=117110218000

2017 National Hispanic Education Summit and Nyack Scholars Symposium

WHAT: This event brings together university and faith leaders throughout the nation to present scholarly research and discussion to help successfully recruit, retain, and graduate Hispanic university and college students. The keynote speaker is Dr. Carlos Camp, president of Ashland University. All interested Alliance leaders are invited to participate.

WHEN & WHERE: Education Summit – November 8 at Nyack’s Manhattan (New York) campus
Scholars Symposium – November 9 at Nyack’s Rockland campus

COST: FREE if you register

Register and learn more. Address, map, and list of workshops are accessible at the registration link. For questions, contact Dr. Vilma Balmaceda, director for the Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement and political science professor at Nyack College, Seminary, and Graduate Schools, vilma.balmaceda@nyack.edu.

 

Older (but still relevant) stories from C&MA:

CAMA still needs our help with hurricane relief efforts

Between Harvey, Irma, Maria, and the earthquakes in Mexico, our brothers and sisters elsewhere in North America have had a difficult season, some losing their homes or even loved ones. CAMA Services, the relief wing of the Alliance, has boots on the ground in each of these locations and is administrating relief efforts.

We are already seeing positive signs in these locations, thanks to the generosity of churches within the Alliance NW as well as other districts:

  • In Houston, CAMA expects to see 150 homes restored by the local churches for those affected by Harvey
  • In Cuba, 140 families are receiving food and assistance because of our donations to the Irma relief efforts
  • In Puerto Rico, CAMA is working to quickly organize relief, depending on our donations and the 63 Alliance churches there
  • In Mexico, the Disaster Relief Fund has enabled CAMA to come alongside the Mexican church and provide hundreds of supplies and care packages

Will you continue to pray and support these efforts? Donations toward the CAMA Disaster Relief Fund will go directly to assist these efforts. To learn more and donate, click here.

If you had Global Staff come to your church, please fill out this survey

Below is the link for you to evaluate the Global Staff that shared at your church this year.  Please take a few minutes to fill it out; this helps improve systems and procedures for future tours. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5RJQGKG

 

Church Electronic Transfer of Funds

From Ken Baldes, vice president for Operations/treasurer

I’m pleased to let you know that your churches can now electronically remit their Great Commission Fund, CAMA, and other Alliance ministries funds to the National Office. During August and September, 27 C&MA churches beta tested the system, successfully transferring a total of $135,000 to the National Office.

Here is a user guide for churches wishing to take advantage of this new capability that eliminates checks and postage costs.

For questions, contact Tom Gannaway in our Technology Group at (719) 265-2078 or gannawayt@cmalliance.org.

 

Wireless System Frequency Change

Changes are in place to the 600MHz frequency spectrum to remove 614-698MHz frequencies from use by wireless systems. As a result, churches must plan to replace their wireless systems in this range by the end of 2017. The attached document provides helpful information.

 

Save with Alliance Purchasing Program

The National Office has negotiated special group pricing with several companies that may benefit your church—including Dell, Microsoft, Staples, T-Mobile, Xerox, and Stewardship Payroll Service. Two new partnerships with Arria Live Media and Sennheiser Electronic GmBH & Co. (Sennheiser) provide churches with low-cost, high-quality products for their audio needs. Please see the attached file for more information.

For more information on these special rates, contact Kris Rickert.