Central Valley Justice Coalition presents

Human Trafficking 101: Central Valley Issues & Response

Monday Nights 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Oct. 22-Nov. 19
$25 per person (limited scholarships available)

People’s Church, Student Ministries Building

This is a 5 week training that will survey the issues of human trafficking in our Central Valley and will include lessons by experts in the field.
We will devote much time to discussing and developing next steps to create movement in the greatest areas of need.
If you want to get involved and take action, or just to learn more, THIS IS FOR YOU. Training is required for all who wish to be involved in direct services.

To sign up for the class, register here
To pay registration, click here

NOTE: When giving through Paypal, note “Human Trafficking 101” in the “OTHER” line to ensure proper allocation of funds.
For more information, contact Kathy at 559-725-1865 or email cvjusticecoalition@gmail.com.

In partnership with the Central Valley Justice Coalition, People’s Church and Clovis Hills Community Church present

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls

Thursday, October 4, 2012

7:00 pm
Peoples Church – Main Auditorium
7172 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93720

Free admission. Due to content, the screening is recommended for viewers 17 and over. Please be advised that content may be particularly upsetting to some viewers.

Nefarious exposes the dark world of sex trafficking, with accounts from survivors, former sellers, and those working to free victims of sex trafficking. This documentary has a global focus, and is invaluable gaining a deeper understanding the reality of human trafficking.  It includes testimonies of hope and stories of Christ’s redemption in the lives of survivors and former perpetrators.

Promote Nefarious in Your Congregation! We encourage churches to promote Nefarious both within and outside of their congregations. There are huge injustices occuring in the Fresno area relating to human trafficking that can only be addressed through the church. Resources will be available at this event to equip people to get involved locally.

People’s Church is providing promotional materials for churches free of charge (donations are welcome but not required). For more information, publicity materials, or other questions, contact Jed & Bethany von Steinbergs at 559-298-8001 x235 or visit the Nefarious Documentary page on the People’s Church website. To view the Nefarious trailer and learn more information about this documentary, click here.

Central Valley Justice Coalition is pleased to invite our supporters to attend Mount Hermon Conference Center’s conference entitled “The Church and Human Trafficking,”which will take place  June 1-3.
This three-day camping event is set in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains and is a collaborative effort to connect, encourage and equip Christ-followers in Central California who care deeply about human trafficking.
The event includes four great general sessions, four seminars with multiple choices including beginning to advanced content, prevention, victim advocacy, rescue and aftercare, updates on current issues in our local area, global topics, self-care for workers, practical ways individuals and churches can be involved, a fair trade boutique and exhibit hall with resources, and recreation opportunities for relationship building and refreshment.
Main speakers include Mark Labberton, a professor, author, speaker and pastor with many  years of ministry experience engaging hearts and minds for social justice, and Zachary Hunt, a young activist,  leader and author of the youth-oriented book “Be The Change.”
Organizations involved include Bay Area Coalition for Anti-Trafficking, Out of Egypt, Salvation Army, San José Police Department,South Bay Coalition, and iSanctuary. Central Valley Justice Coalition will also be present at the exhibit hall.
Go to http://mounthermon.org/adult/professionals/human-trafficking for more information and to register.
 Contact us if you plan on attending, so we can keep track of all the Central Valley participants.
Break forth like the dawn… (Isa. 58:8)

Devotional: Be Still And Know I Am God
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
There are many scriptures where God is calling us to action to seek justice. Simultaneous, He calls us to be still and know He is God. One version says to “cease striving and know He is God.” We encourage you to ask Him, “what does that mean in my life?”
He desires for us to do justice, to act. We believe that He doesn’t want us only to act, He wants us to know Him, the God of justice, more deeply; to immerse ourselves in His loving presence as He speaks to our hearts about His justice, both in and around our lives. Out of this is where our ministry flows. He also desires for us to not strive, but to trust Him enough in this to be still. He will be exalted here. He will be exalted in His work of justice in our community, just as in all the earth, as He declared that He will not cease until He has established justice throughout the earth. It is not by our own effort, but His righteousness that we will see slavery end. In this victorious place do we partner in seeking justice. In the midst of the movement, we encourage you to rest, ask Him “what do you want to do now, in me and through me?
Not For Sale has provided devotionals and bible studies to aid in engaging Him concerning justice.