Every School Partnership by Jeff Kreiser

Can churches and schools really work together? Can churches act as great partners to the local schools and the other nonprofits helping our local schools? Everyone working with schools wants every student and faculty member to have an incredible experience at their school. This is best accomplished by having the school be a place students […]

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UBUNTU: Togetherness by Lamar Pringle

The concept of Ubuntu, loosely translated as togetherness, is where we need to focus our efforts. The intertwining of community based organizations, schools, and churches exemplifies Ecclesiastes 4:12, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” When we work together we are stronger and more […]

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Loving Sacramento’s Immigrants and Refugees

loving the refugee and immigrant When I met Abdul, he had come by for assistance at the church in which I was serving. A refugee from Afghanistan evacuated because of his work with the U.S. military and the threat on his life, he was trying to establish himself, now, in a new country. Educated, fluent […]

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Pastor and Principal luncheon for FCUSD

On Tuesday, August 25, Jeff Kreiser, Executive Director of The ACTS Group , shared the vision of the Every School Partnership with the Folsom Cordova Unified School District principals, administration, city representatives and Rancho Cordova and Folsom area pastors. The gathering of leaders heard testimonies of positive church/school partnerships happening in several Folsom and Rancho […]

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The Least of These by Addie Ellis

“Who do I want me to be?” This was the question buzzing in my head while getting ready for this talk. I asked this question to my nephews and they all answered in the exact way that I would hope. They told me the things that I have always encouraged them to do: respect others, […]

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Stories of Service: Day of Hope in Oak Park

On Saturday, August 29th over 300 volunteers from 9 Oak Park and Downtown/Midtown churches came together to serve the families of the Oak Park community in a Back-to-School Day of Hope at American Legion High School. Over 1,000 individuals were served with free haircuts, clothing, footwashing/pedicures and family portraits. Live music, free food and a […]

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Friendship, Not Partnership by Enoch Yeung

Christians have the opportunity to help cultivate a community inside and outside of the local school. Community building is important because it provides an infrastructure for the families to be supported. Building community and long lasting genuine friendships, though, seems almost to be a lost art. To this void, volunteers and churches can bring the […]

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