2014 Men’s Retreat

The men went up to Twin Peaks again this year for the 2014 Calvary Chapel El Monte’s Annual Men’s Retreat. It seems like each year the Men’s Retreat just gets better and better. This year was an outright blessing, for many of the guys it was their first time. Once again we were blessed to partner with Calvary Chapel LAX.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Cross Training.” We were honored to welcome Pastor & Author, Gayle Erwin of Servant Quarters Ministry as our guest speaker. Pastor Gayle has been around ministry & Calvary Chapel for decades, and travels around the globe playing, as he puts it, “the one string on my guitar.” That “one string” is the Nature of Jesus, a message developed over a lifetime of study and experience – a simple message of servant lifestyle.

As always the Twin Peaks Conference center is a great place to be – the facility, staff, and of course the food are always fantastic, but the teachings and fellowship are the highlights every year. God is always faithful to do an amazing work in establishing real brotherhoods between the guys. If for some reason you weren’t able to go with us this year, seriously pray about making plans to go next year, if the Lord wills.

Sister’s Night Out

Sisters Night Out

All the ladies were so blessed to hear Katie Schmitz share from her heart on the trials and triumphs of being a wife, mom, and missionary in Cambodia. We suggest you take some time, open your Bible, maybe get a box of tissues and be encouraged by her words.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – Personal Testimony, by Katie Schmitz

Men’s Fellowship BBQ

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The Men’s Fellowship BBQ was a major blessing. Over 70 guys came out on Wednesday, May 28 for a time of fellowship, breaking bread, worship and a Bible study. It’s so encouraging to see the men gather together for these events. It’s vital to be continually reminded and challenged from God’s Word about our responsibilities as God’s sons! Pastor Tony Scotti from Calvary Chapel Pasadena delivered that challenge as he taught out of 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; a study entitled, “Running our Priorities.” If you weren’t able to make it, Lord willing, you can join us next time!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – “Running Your Priorities,” by Associate Pastor Tony Scotti, from Calvary Chapel Pasadena

Women’s Spring Luncheon

Womens Spring Luncheon 2014

What a blessed time we had at this year’s Spring Women’s Luncheon! The theme of the luncheon was, “Great is Your Faithfulness.” The ladies were first fed, and then led in worship by Golden Preciado and her daughter Avalon, followed by a rich study from God’s Word given by Maureen Schaeffer. If you weren’t able to make it, click on the link below to hear the study – and Lord willing, all you ladies will be able to join us next time!

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 – Lamentations 3:22-23, by Maureen Schaeffer

A Few Days in Cambodia

A few of us spent a few days in Cambodia, primarily to spend some with our missionaries – the Schmitz family. Please remember them in your prayers, and seriously pray about going with us one day.

Here are a few pics put together so you can get a little glimpse of this country that is so open to the Gospel!

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A Few Days in Cambodia

Marriage Retreat

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The theme of the retreat was “A Deeper Love.” It was a great time to get away with our spouses to seek the Lord together, endeavoring to grow in our marriages! Our guest speaker was Pastor Dale Goddard from Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, and we were also blessed to have Michael and Golden Preciado leading us in worship.

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Session 1 – Romantic Love, by Manny Coronilla


Session 2 – Friendship Love, by Dale Goddard


Session 3 – Agape Love, by Dale Goddard


Session 4 – Family Love, by Rich Aguilar


Session 5 – Growing in Love, by Manny Coronilla

Men’s Retreat

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Calvary Chapel El Monte’s 2013 Annual Men’s Retreat was an absolute blessing. We had over 40 men go up to the mountains of Twin Peaks – for almost half of them, this was their first retreat – ever! We again teamed up with Calvary Chapel LAX who also took 40 brothers.

We had the privilege of welcoming Pastor Dan Finfrock of Intensive Care Ministries as our guest speaker. Pastor Dan who is a football coach, a long time pastor, and missionary taught us the importance of being, “Men of the Playbook.” He stressed the importance that, like an athlete who should know, breathe, and live their playbook, we should do the same with God’s Book, His Word.

As always the staff and the food at the retreat were top notch, but the highlight of the weekend was the fellowship. We believe that God did an amazing work in establishing brotherhood bonds between the guys. If for some reason you weren’t able to go with us this year, we pray you make plans to join us next year, if the Lord tarries.