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We are excited to have Scott Warren, pastor of Union Grove Church in Atkins, Arkansas, as our speaker. Scott is a native of Arkansas. He has been happily married to his wife, Staci, for 24 years and they have two children, Mia – 12 and Jude – 10. The Warrens have spent time as church planters in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Scott also served as a chaplain for a professional hockey team and for the Unified Police Department – Greater Salt Lake. Scott is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and the U.S. Center for World Mission’s Perspectives program.
Date: February 27-29, 2020 (Thursday afternoon through Saturday morning)
Theme: Rock Bottom: Accepting & Embracing Humility (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Location: Silver Spur Christian Camp & Resort Center
17301 Silver Spur Dr.
Tuolumne, CA 95379
Cost: $154.00 per person (plus registration fees)
Every man attending the retreat will need to complete an “Individual Registration Form” found on the registration site. This form is important to have proper contact information in case of an accident.
You can also pay for the retreat online, during the registration process. If you prefer to send a check, you can still do so after completing the online registration process (make sure you select the “pay by check” option during registration). Make your checks payable to California State Association Men’s Retreat and send a list of all attendees with your check to:
Send all registration forms and checks to:
CAFWB Men’s Retreat
PO Box 8577
Fresno, CA 93747-8577
Over the next two months, be praying for this retreat. Pray that God would make a way for men all over the state to attend this retreat. Pray that God will protect those who travel to Silver Spur. Pray that The Lord will be at work in the hearts of our men, even now, preparing to be changed by His Word. Pray that The Lord will bless this retreat and bring us a sweet spirit of rejuvenation and humility to be His men at home.
Click HERE for the Registration Site
2019 Women’s Retreat
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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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 5:00pm
State General Board Meeting 1:30pm
Meet & Greet with National Reps 4:30pm
Evening Worship 7:00pm
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.