News & Information
2019 CAFWB Annual Meeting
Bakersfield First FWB Church
2236 E California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Theme: Designed to Stand (Acts 5:12-42)
Sunday Evening Speaker: Pastor Jordan Looney
Monday Evening Speaker: Pastor Juan Carlos Cabreras
Evening Worship 6:00pm
State General Board Meeting 1:30pm
Meet & Greet with National Reps 4:30pm
Evening Worship 7:00pm
2019 Men’s Retreat
Theme: Obedience (1 John 2:1-6)
Speaker: Don Matchett
The 2019 CAFWB Men’s Retreat is schedule for February 21-23 at Silver Spur Christian Camp in Tuolumne, CA. Our featured speaker is Don Matchett, Director of Church Relations for IM, Inc., the Free Will Baptist International Missions Department.
Register here. (Costs included registration for the retreat, fees for the registration site, and additional fees if you choose to pay by credit card).
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2018 Men’s Retreat
Join us February 22-24, 2018 for our annual Men's Retreat. We are moving to NEW venue this year, Sugar Pine Christian Camp, near Oakhurst. The facilities are phenomenal and I know our men will appreciate the improved amenities Sugar Pine provides, including more electrical outlets in each room! And, depending on the weather, Sugar Pine offers a ropes challenge course and paintball (at an additional expense).
We are pleased to announce that Jason Taylor, Lead Pastor at The Vertical Church in Yuma, AZ, will be the speaker for this retreat. Jason is a husband, a father and a writer ("Risking Crazy" and "Walking in Power").
The cost for each man starts at $145 per man, for basic cabins, or $155 / $163 per man for upgraded cabins/rooms (more details to come). We will share more information in the coming months as we work with our new venue and as we try to grow this event for the glory of God and the benefit of the men who follow Him.
Click HERE to go to the registration website.
CAFWB Annual Meeting May 7-9
May 7 - 5:00pm Worship Service @ Harmony FWB Church
featuring Ruben Sanchez
(Pastor, Pinos Del Libano FWB Church, South Gate, CA)
May 8 - 7:00pm Worship Service @ Harmony FWB Church
featuring Kurt Lindgren
(Pastor, Harvest FWB Church, Bakersfield, CA)
May 9 - 9:00am General Business Session @ Harmony FWB Church
CAFWB 75th Annual Meeting
In 2018, the California Association of Free Will Baptists will celebrate 75 years of service for the The Lord. Make plans to join us May 6-8, 2018 in Turlock, at LifeGate FWB Church, where the State Association held it's very first meeting.
More details to come!
California Youth in Ministry Scholarship
Deadline for summer applications – March 1, 2017
Each summer many high schoolers from our Free Will Baptist Churches will be involved in some type of ministry—whether it be the Truth and Peace Leadership Conference sponsored by the National Youth Conference; E-Team which is short term mission trips sponsored by Free Will Baptist International Missions; or local church sponsored mission trips. There also may be mission projects sponsored by other Ministry groups that would qualify. The potential for Christian growth and blessings is great, but so is the cost. This is the reason California Women Active for Christ (CWAC) started the California Youth in Ministries Scholarship fund in 2005 with $500—monies raised as part of that year’s state project. We continued to add to this fund until gifts totaled $2,000 and we awarded the first scholarship in 2007 and every year since then, women have given scholarships to many of our Free Will Baptist young people involved in ministry projects.
The scholarship is exclusively for high school students from California Free Will Baptist Churches who must meet certain requirements and complete an application that includes writing 2-3 paragraphs explaining why they want to be involved in this particular missionary project, explain their personal goals as well as their salvation experience. They also must include a letter of recommendation from their pastor or a church leader. There is a deadline and each application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee which presently is made up of the Executive Board of the CWAC. Scholarships will be announced and awarded in April, 2017.
Click HERE for application.