LIFELINE is an intentional & missional plan through which God can build His Church. LIFELINE is designed to assist in developing healthy local church ministry on the Sacramento District of the Church of the Nazarene from Manteca & Tracy to the south, Yreka & Dorris to the north, Fairfield & Vacaville in the west, and Fallon, Nevada in the east.
LIFELINE Update 2018
LIFELINE is: starting NEW churches, equipping VISIONARY churches, revitalizing EXISTING churches.
LIFELINE is assisting the following ministries with over $ 190,000.00 in grants in 2017-2018:
AXIOM – OROVILLE, CA – Founded and sponsored by the Oroville Church – A community outreach center for youth located in downtown Oroville.
BETHESDA CHURCH – HOUSE OF MERCY, ELK GROVE, CA – Pastors Israel & Erika (Murrillo) Alvarez – The third congregation planted by El Buen Samaritano/Manteca in six years. We are grateful to Pastor Jerry Copp and the Elk Grove Cornerstone Church for hosting this new church!
THE POINT – YUBA CITY, CA – Pastor Rev. Ray Benesh – A three year old congregation (birthed by Yuba City Hope Point Church & the Sacramento District)
SOUTH RENO – RENO,NV – Pastor David McDowell – A four year plan to start a new church in southe Reno (sponsored by Sparks First & the Sacramento Distict). We are grateful to Pastor Todd Renegar and Sparks First for hosting this new church.
FRIENDS IN JESUS – SACRAMENTO, CA – Pastor Tim Wulah – This wonderful congregation is being assisted so that they can move into a newer, much larger facility for worship & ministry. Special thanks to Pastor Sam Miller/Sacramento New Covenant for helping to facilitate this new partnership.
CELEBRATION CENTER CHURCH – WOODLAND, CA – Pastor Rev. Pete Hohmann – This congregation has been serving their local community for 87 years. LIFELINE has come alongside this church to assist with pastorl compensation so that the pastor can dedicate their time and ministry to full time service through the church and the community.
In the history of Sacramento District LIFELINE, Church/Ministry recipients have included:
Alturas GracePoint, Angels Camp, Carson City Connected, Dorris Shasta View, Elk Grove Bethesda, Solano New Life, Galt, Lincoln Emmaus, AXIOM of Lincoln, Lodi Faith, Oroville, Redding Living Hope Compassionate Ministry Center, Sacramento District Compassionate Ministry Center, Sacramento Friends In Jesus, Sacramento Hispanic, Sacramento New Covenant, Stockton First Hispanic, Sparks First Hispanic, Sparks First/Reno South, The Crossing Church/Sacramento, Stockton Samoan, Tracy Praxis, Tahoe Forest Church/Truckee, Vacaville SonRise, Willows, Woodland, Yerington, Yreka.