The ACTS Group

Activating United Gospel Initiatives in May

God Moving in Different Ways

As May begins, there is something fascinating happening in the Sacramento region. In the same confluence of days, Hillsong Young & Free Youth Revival, National Day of Prayer, Thrive Leadership Conference and the Northern California Kickstart are all taking place. Each of these serve a purpose and seek to build up God’s people – but so differently! Consider just these two. Up the highway 80 corridor in South Placer County, Bayside Church’s Thrive Conference has brought Christian pastors and leaders together for inspiration and equipping for more than a decade. With the expansion of Bayside to include the Adventure Church campus, the conference will serve more than 4000 people this year. Strongly rooted in the evangelical ethos, many of the leaders are coming for handles and examples of how ministry can be done effectively in our changing times. Out the highway 50 corridor to the east, almost 1000 will gather for Northern California Kickstart where evangelist Torben Sondergaard will equip those attending to walk out the book of Acts. This event is designed to teach believers to pray for others, heal the sick and share the gospel. In this conference, the people will take what they learn and "go out" to local malls and different locations to talk to people about Jesus. Many in Sacramento and in Northern California have been praying for God to move in and through his people. Looks like it is happening, in very different ways.

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Activator of the Month

Megan McCleary is someone who has been very active in her faith and leadership over the last seven years in the Sacramento Region. She has worked for Sacramento Steps Forward and Church Volunteer Network and has been working on staff with the ACTS Group and Serve United for the last four years. Her heart is for helping people put their faith into action. She has directly helped facilitate many of the key activities, initiatives and meetings of Serve United that are inspiring and activating people to show the love of Christ. She, and her husband, Matthew, also do this actively from their own church through youth outreach activities to urban and rural environments.

Get to know Serve United

Serve United’s roots go back to 2011 when, in preparation for the 2012 Luis Palau Sacramento Festival, Serve Sacramento was formed to promote and mobilize churches to show the love of Jesus through a Season of Service. Serve Sacramento continued as the strategic service organization of the ACTS Group, continuing the Season of Service from 2013-2016. In 2014, a shift of focus began to form around service in the context of church-school partnerships. In 2015, Serve Sacramento strategically transitioned into Serve United to better facilitate the Every School Partnership initiative and cause oriented service initiatives. You can learn more at

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Are you giving?

In Northern California and in many places around the nation, "the big day of giving" has become a key fundraising opportunity for nonprofits. One reason you don't see some of your favorite non-profits on the list, is that it is curated in such a way that churches and many religious-based nonprofits do not get to participate. We encourage you to give to your local church and the nonprofit that you feel is fulfilling God's purpose in the area that you're passionate about. To give toward the work of the ACTS Group, follow this link

The ACTS Group is...

activating united gospel initiatives in communities and cities. Gospel-based activators provide expertise, guidance, training and outcome tracking that helps leaders accelerate gospel movement in their local community and the spheres of cultural influence of the city.