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Start planning to get away from the hectic schedule of life, and enjoy a weekend of personal renewal, spiritual refreshment, and some rest and relaxation. Pacific Church Network has five weekend retreats in 2016.
Hispanic Youth Retreat: September 9-11 (sold out)
Spanish Women's Retreat: September 16-18 (at Murrieta Conference Center, Murrieta, CA)
Men's English Retreat: September 23-25
Women's English Retreat: September 30-October 2
Men's Spanish Retreat: October 14-15
New City Church in San Diego is one of Pacific Church Network's 2016 church plants. Pastor Vince Larson shared a great story of God working through their church. He writes, "This past year we have seen so many evidences of God's grace at work in New City. One example is the story of Scott, a divorcee and recently retired airline pilot. He came to know about New City through his son, Kenny, and honestly it's hard to tell one story without the other.
Kenny - one of the most highly intelligent people you'll ever meet - had been in a death metal band, smoked a lot of pot, and seemed to be on a serious downward spiral when God found him. A friend had invited him to one of our Sunday Gatherings and before we knew what hit us, Kenny was asking to be baptized and even leaning into leadership soon after. He's now newly married and helping lead one of our missional communities.
His father Scott had witnessed this drastic turn-around from the sidelines. Scott had grown up in Judaism but hadn't been practicing for some time, identifying as an agnostic. In an effort to reconnect with Kenny and to figure out what was responsible for the amazing changes happening in his life, Scott began attending New City on Sunday mornings. He attended over a year, listening in during communion times and hearing the gospel proclaimed. As the questions piled up in his heart, he began reading "Reason for God" by Tim Keller and discussing it with us on a regular basis. A few weeks ago he told us he was ready to be baptized... that God had saved him and he believed Jesus was the Messiah! We took him out to his favorite spot on Coronado Island and baptized him! This past Sunday, he came up to us with a glimmer in his eye and said, 'This is it... It's finally here...I've been waiting to take communion for a long time.'
We are excited for the work God is doing in lives like Kenny & Scott, and thankful that we get to bear witness to His grace at work all around us as we try to paint a daily picture to this broken city of San Diego of what that coming city will be like."