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District Conference 2019

District Conference 2019


October 1-3, 2019


Seminar Options



or order by phone 1-800-965-9324.
     Please complete a separate registration for each person who will be in attendance.
     • Child care is available at District Conference. Notify Marcia asap, or 814-938-6920.


  Rob B.
Rob and Jess B. served in the middle east with the Alliance for twelve years before returning stateside where they now pastor. Rob is a Preaching Pastor and Pastor of Mulitplication at Salem Alliance Church in Oregon and also a dean at the Alliance's newest college, Reach Training Institute. Rob is putting his final edits together on his thesis to complete his DMin at Alliance Theological Seminary. Jess teaches theology, helps manage a refugee social business and mentors and leads women coming out of incarceration and addiction. They are parents of three highschoolers and a middle schooler - life is full and life is good.  
  Tim Crouch
Tim Crouch is the vice president for Alliance Missions of U.S. C&MA. Prior to this role, Tim and his wife, Shelly, served as Alliance international workers (IWs) in Russia from 1995-2009. When the Alliance created the new North and Central Asia Region to provide leadership and coordination for work in this part of the world, Tim and Shelly were appointed the regional leadership couple. Tim’s heart is to see Alliance Missions propel Alliance people and churches toward meaningful contribution to the completion of the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. Tim and Shelly reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have four children—Anna, Joshua, David, and Michael. 
  Terry Smith
Rev. Terry D. Smith is the vice president for Church Ministries for the U.S. C&MA. Terry has served with the C&MA since 1981. He pastored Alliance churches in FL and in PA before assuming the role of assistant superintendent of the Eastern PA District in 2012, overseeing church planting and worker accreditation. He was elected superintendent of that district in August 2014. He is the author of “Changing Course: Leading Older Churches in a New Direction.” Terry has been married to Ruth since 1977. They have two married, adult sons and one grandchild.


Loving People in Challenging Times – Jess B.
The word the Lord has given me for this time is INTIMACY. Intimacy with God and intimacy with others. God desires us to grow in knowing him and being deeply connected with other people. 
  Meaningful Impact Presence – Tim Crouch

Tim’s heart is to see Alliance Missions propel Alliance people and churches toward meaningful contribution to the completion of the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. Much of this comes as Alliance people are equipped, deployed, and supported for the type of longer-term life and ministry among host peoples that has been an Alliance hallmark, and that has proven effective for making disciples and planting reproducing, missional churches. Also, growing collaboration of our global staff and people in our U.S. congregations, in various creative forms and configurations, is an increasingly vital part of maximizing our effectiveness as a U.S. Alliance family.

  Missional communities – Joel Repic
Missional communities are small, multiplying families on mission that have the ability to engage different contexts, reach unbelievers, and onboard believers into everyday missional living. By empowering people to start and multiply missional communities, we can embed gospel communities in places traditional programs might never reach. This breakout session will provide a basic introduction to this model and provide a starting point for organic multiplication in your local context. 
  Small Community Outreach – Jeremy Gorham
Jeremy will be sharing about how their small-town church used a multisite model to revitalize struggling churches in other communities/cities. You’ll learn practical, transferable principles that will help multiply a Gospel presence and Gospel proclamation in your community and beyond. You’ll also learn some of the obstacles, challenges, and blindspots to church revitalization when using a multisite model. There will be a Q&A time at the end to answer specific questions on topics like, the role of the campus pastor and senior pastor in the new campus/church, sending out of a launch team, leveraging technology, and much more.  
  Turnaround churches - Terry Smith
How can a stagnate church turn the corner and not only survive but thrive? We will focus on key changes that need to be addressed by leaders if a church is to experience turnaround.  

Tuesday, October 1
8:00 am                                   Registration opens for committee members only
8:30 am                                   General registration opens, Committee work begins
9:00 am                                   Prayer room opens
10:30 am – 11:45 am            Worship/Prayer – Brad Sickler
11:45 – 1:00 pm                     Lunch (Hosted on Site)
1:15 – 2:30 pm                       Session 1—Rob B.
2:30 – 3:00 pm                       Break
3:00 – 4:30 pm                       Session 2— Rob B.
5:30 – 6:45 pm                       Dinner
7:00 – 8:30pm                        Worship Service, Service, Retirement Awards & PBI
8:45 pm                                   Ice cream fellowship
Wednesday, October 2
7:00 – 8:00 am                       Prayer – prayer room open
8:00 – 10:00 am                     Session 3 – Worship / Communion / Healing Service Rev. Terry Smith
10:00 – 10:30 am                   Break
10:30 – 11:45am                    Session 4 – Rob B.
12:00 – 1:45 pm                     Lunch
12:00 – 1:45 pm                     WIM and PW connection / Pastors wives and credentialed women in ministry
2:00 – 3:00 pm                       Breakout 1- Seminars
3:00 - 3:30                               Break
3:30 – 4:30pm                         Breakout 2 - Seminars
5:00 –7:00 pm                         Dinner
7:00 – 8:45 pm                        Missions Celebration – Rev. Tim Crouch, WPA International Workers
Thursday, October 3
7:00 – 8:00 am                       Prayer—prayer room
8:30 – 10:00am                      Vision Session with District Superintendent
10:00 – 10:15am                   Break
10:30 – 12:00                         Business
12:00 pm                                 Adjournment                          
12:30 pm                                 Network 300 Luncheon

*Several International Workers are attending District Conference; consider sharing a meal with one.


Service Awards 2019

15 Years:

Osvaldo A. Alvarado

Terry W. Brown

Joshua I. Dean

Nathan D. Grossoehme

Alan A. Petke


25 Years:

Daniel R. Aluise

John L. Buchmann

Eric L. Swartzbaugh


50 Years:   

Paul G. Cope



David K. Muir, Jr. (9-1-19) 39 years
William G. Murphy (12-31-2019) 42 years
Richard W. Pukl (9-15-19) 9 years

James E. Weikal (8-26-2019) 13 years


Pennsylvania Bible Institute Graduates: 

Cohort 9 - Pittsburgh

James Jackson

E. Douglass Sprague

Cohort 10 - Pittsburgh

Hank Kaczynski

David Lee

Jesus Origel

Robert Russell


Everyone is responsible for their own lodging arrangements.

Room blocks have been arranged at:

Hampton Inn Butler- $109+tax, call 724-431-2400 or click here

Days Inn Butler- $69+tax, call 724-287-6761

SpringHill Suites by Marriott-$109+tax, call 724-256-9844 or click here

The Group Name for each is Western PA District.

Community Alliance Church
800 Mercer Rd.
Butler, PA

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