The ACTS Group
Activating Unified Gospel Initiatives
From the Director
When I last wrote before the Easter holiday, we had just come out of the first month of a new and unprecedented encounter with a pandemic. Now, through the visceral and public killing of George Floyd, the nation is shaking again because of the ongoing virus of racism that has infected individuals and systems for 401 years in America. It may very well be that the Covid-19 pandemic’s shuttering of cultural distractions prepared more people than ever before to look long and hard at what our Black and Brown brothers and sisters have had to live with all their lives.
The ACTS Group was founded in 2012 at a time when the Sacramento region began seeking to pull together in new ways that included intentional conversations and efforts around racial justice. Many different leaders of all ethnicities and from many churches, non-profits and businesses initiated events. marches, conferences, conversations, relational networks, videos and educational journeys like Micah Groups. It has been amazing to witness these leader’s intentional and diverse efforts to build honest and vulnerable conversations and courageous actions to advocate for needed changes.
We live in a dynamic world. I believe it is a time when God is removing American idols and exposing root sins of violence and injustice. It is a time and an opportunity for myself and all who have shaped the majority culture to listen, learn and repent for the first time or more deeply. I wonder where we will all be when I write the September update. I hope we are in a place of more real and tangible actions of humility, love, repentance, reform, reconciliation, justice and generosity, especially among the followers of Jesus. Hopeful through Jesus / Jeff Kreiser
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Life On Mission
Are you living your life on mission? By this we mean that you are living in a way that is taking steps of faith with God that impact those around you. It means intentionally engaging in the lives of those with whom you live, work, learn and play so they can know Jesus for the first time or journey further in their own walk with Jesus. It is a ripe time to love our neighbor and to share the hope we have in Jesus.
The ACTS Group is continuing to build a Life on Mission suite of products and services that help leaders, pastors, churches, nonprofits and businesses activate and connect their people in life on mission. National launch of the Life on Mission "training of trainers" and the sermon series will happen in July and August, with a small group curriculum soon following.
The next Life on Mission live training is happening on June 27. Do you live in the Sacramento area? You can register for that training here.
Board Profile - Donna Trumbo
Donna has been serving churches as Executive Pastor, Director and Administrator for more than 30 years. Now retired, she dedicates her time to address social justice issues and to support local and global compassion projects. Donna also facilitates several racial healing series through GlobalMarketplace.org. in various cities in the Sacramento and Placer County area.
A veteran of community relations and outreach, she loves building strong partnerships with schools, organizations and local businesses and connecting the dots with various difference-makers in the city. She believes that building strong, honest relationships with like-minded organizations can help one another fulfill their mission, while keeping a shared vision of making a positive impact in the city.
In addition to the TAG Board, Donna currently serves on the Steering Committee for Sacramento Martin Luther King Jr., the Placer County MLK March, Diversity Training and Development and also is a consultant for small churches. She serves as board secretary for H204ALL, a non-profit dedicated to profit safe water to communities in developing nations that was established by her husband, Joel.
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The ACTS Group
The ACTS Group is a consultancy that helps you define, refine and activate your mission into growing desired tangible outcomes. Based in the Sacramento, CA area, The ACTS Group works with churches, networks, non-profits, movements, agencies and businesses across the United States.