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Network News - July 20, 2017


Azeneth M. Hernandez Funeral Service
The funeral is on Monday, July 23 at 11 am at Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetary. Her husband, Carlos Hernandez, preceded her in death four month ago. Azeneth went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 6, 2018. She was 88 years old. 
Please pray for the Hernandez family. 



Vendors at Adult Conference
Would you like to share your ministry or business at the Adult Conference in September? 

During the Adult Conference September 23-25, we want to offer ministries and businesses the opportunity to share their work with those who attend the conference. Each vendor will have a table and can display information and/or products. No sales can be made that day, but you are free to get contacts. You can give items to people for free or freewill donation. 

If you are interested in having a display, please contact Terrie attbrown@sacbaptist.org 

Priority will be given to ministries and non-profits and businessses related to aging and the needs of older adults. 

You can access the application form and more details here.


Update from Family Council on AB 2943: As we told you earlier this week, Assemblymember Evan Low and the LGBT Legislative Caucus have been rushing AB 2943 through the California Senate. This dangerous attack on people of faith bans counseling to help people who identity as LGBT change based on biblical principles. 

On Monday, the Senate Appropriations Committee waived their right to hearing, robbing us of a final chance to testify against the bill. Today, we expected Assemblyman Low to jam the bill through in the final floor session.

But in a surprising development, legislators adjourned for the month WITHOUT VOTING on AB 2943!

This is an encouraging development. Because both the Senate and the Assembly are now on Summer Recess, the earliest the bill could be reconsidered for a vote is Monday, August 6th.
Now, opponents have one month to persuade their Senators and Assembly members to vote no on AB 2943 when they return from their break.

Now it's up to us!
Your action is crucial at every step throughout the process. In the next few days, we urge you to:

The next few weeks will determine the fate of AB 2943. This bill has awakened a sleeping giant. Across the state, Californians are finally standing up and speaking out!
Please stand with us for freedom of speech and religious liberty for all in the Golden State. And if possible, please consider a special contributionto CFC as we fight for your values in Sacramento.
Together, let's remind legislators the First Amendment still applies to California!



The ESL Teacher Training scheduled for last weekend had to be postponed due to the teacher being in the hospital. Watch for details of the class being rescheduled.
The need for teachers working with refugees in our area is great. Come get the training you need to become an effective ESL teacher and build relationships with refugees who need our help. 


Bi-Vocational Worship Leader 
Madison Avenue Baptist Church is looking for a person to be our worship leader to lead congregational singing during the morning and evening worship services. The position is a bivocational position, we have a pianist and a key boardist, we have a congregation of about 25 on Sunday morning, and 10 on Sunday evening. We are offering a stipend of $100 a week. If interested call Ed Thompkins at 916-274-9708 or George David at 916-342-5741.


Internship with Stipend at Lake Tahoe, California for Fall, 2018 and Winter/Spring, 2019
Fall 2018:We are looking for one preschool teacher/intern who has completed 12 semester hours in any combination of the following types of classes: Early Childhood, Child Life, Child Development, or Human Development and Family Studies. August 7-December 21, 2018
Spring 2019:We are recruiting 4 preschool teachers and 4 school age teachers. Preschool teachers must have the qualifications listed above.  School age teachers need 12 hours in any combination of the following types of classes: education, art, music, dance, theater, physical education, recreation, psychology, sociology, child development, nursing, or home economics. January 2-June 8, 2019
You will receive round-trip airfare, housing, food money, a $500 per month stipend, and local ministry-related transportation.  You will experience quality training and supervision.  Previous students tell us that this is a life changing experience, and highly recommend this opportunity to you.


Part-time Musician/Worship Leader
Roseville Baptist Church is seeking a musician to join a growing church family to provide accompaniment for the Sunday morning worship time. This is a part-time position with a salary range that will be commensurate with amount of work done. Please email Pastor David atdavid@rosevillebaptistchurch.org to submit a resume.


English Pastor - Sacramento Korean Baptist Church
Part time position includes preaching and leading Bible study on Sundays and leading a small group during the week. Must be SBC ordained pastor with an MDiv. Pay is $1100 (negotiable). 
Send resume to jkk37@hotmail.com or call 916-966-0191 for more information.


Pastor - Valley Baptist Church in Salinas
Please see the file for details: Pastor Job Description 


Worship Leader - Sutter Creek Baptist Church
Worship Leader needed for small foothill Baptist Church for Sunday Morning traditional worship service only. Call Bill at 916-599-1318.


Pastor Position in Mexico  San Felipe is a desert town on the western shore of the Sea of Cortez in Baja Mexico. Evangelical pastor sought who is excited about living in Baja, ministering to retirees and evangelizing the “snow-bird” community. This is a permanent, full-time position.
pastorsearch@missionsanfelipe.org 
missionsanfelipe.org
More details here.


Children's Ministry Volunteers
New Seasons church has a need for temporary/short term volunteers in their children’s church ministry.
Trained, experienced volunteers with proper clearances, and pastor approval preferred.
For more information contact Pastor Ron Jackson – 619-540-9294 or pastorron@newsesonws.com


Youth Leader Internship
Our church is seeking to fill a vacant position for Youth Leader Intern immediately, and we are reaching out to other churches and Christian organizations in the area with hopes of finding the right person (or couple) for the job.  We are a small-town conservative church, and our active Youth Group currently consists of 8 – 15 students at our Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday gatherings.  The position will require about 15 hours of work each week.  We will offer a salary of $750 - $1000, along with a generous budget for Youth activities.
We hope you would be willing to share our description with anyone who you feel would be a great addition to our team at FBCW.   Please respond and we will send the application as a pdf file, or interested parties may contact the church at 530-795-2821 orfbcw@fbcwinters.org to schedule an interview.  


Regional Ministry Director and Chief Financial Operating Officer for Great Commission Association of Southern Baptist Churches
Two employment opportunities for GCA. For more information, please contact Terrie at tbrown@sacbaptist.org or Jeff Helton at jhelton@slingshotgroup.org, 615-496-9860
Or read more here: 
Regional Ministry Director orChief Financial Operating Officer


Resources: Free Choir Music from El Camino Baptist Church. Contact Sallyann Brittain at 916-502-4277 or Debbie McGruder 916-402-1429 for more information or to schedule a time to pick up the music.


Calendar
July
21-26    FamilyFest Mission Trip - Long Beach
            More info and registration online

22-26    ExO Session 3 at Camp Alta - $250

29-Aug. 2 ExO Session 4 at Camp Alta - $250


August
2-5        ExO Couples at Camp Alta - $250

6-7        CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) 102, 9 am-4pm
             
2-day training presented by survivors of commercial sexual exploitation who are national experts on the topic. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sacramento-county-2-day-csec-102-tickets-46393846243. Any questions about the training can be sent to nikkiklasey@gmail.com 
If you have not taken CSEC 101, you can go online to the CalSWEC website to take this training online at https://calswechosting.s3.amazonaws.com/CSEC/csec_delv/csec.html 

6-9        Special Ministries at Camp Alta - $280

9-10      Global Leadership Summit
             
willowcreek.com/summit 
             simulcasts available in our area


September
15         FREE simulcast - A Race for Unity
             
with Miles McPherson
             Find out more here.
             
  ***If your church hosts this event, please let SRBN know so we can help publicize where people can go to watch the simulcast. Thank you!

17         Andy Stanley "Deep & Wide" Conference
             
Mariners - 5001 Newport Coast Drive Irvine CA 92603
             Registration opens June 7 here

23-25    12th Annual Senior Adult Conference 
             The Church on Cypress
             5709 Cypress Avenue, Carmichael
             begins at 4 pm Sunday, September 23rd with a BBQ
             Register online 
             Free Event


October
6           SRBN Annual Celebration
          
   4-5:30 pm at El Camino Baptist Church
             2805 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento

22-24    CSBC State Convention Annual Meeting
            Clovis Hill Community Church
            10590 N. Willow Avenue
            Clovis, CA 93619



MOVIES
Let There Be Light movie available for your church. Details here.
I Can Only Imagine movie can now be hosted by your church. Details are here.
Beautifully Broken - Coming to theaters August 24th, is a true story about the Legacy Mission Villagein Nashville, TN. It is the story of how it came to be and the work it does today. Three Families in two different worlds - US and Africa - are connected and so many lives changed because of it. Watch the trailer here. 
An Interview With God - a movie coming to theaters via Fathom events August 20-22. WHAT WOULD YOU ASK God if you were sitting across the table from Him? The website and trailer are coming soon.
The Trump Prophecy - In theaters October 2 & 4.More information here. This is a movie about prayer
Michael Jr.'s More Than Funny: Everyone Has a Punchline in three theaters on October 18. Tickets only available through this link.
Unbroken: Path to Redemption in theaters September 14
Moses in theaters September 13 & 15. This is a play filmed in front of a live audience. 


Baby Boomers Are Returning to Church by Thom S. Rainer
The rebellious generation may become the religious generation.
Baby boomers, those born between the years 1946 to 1964, are becoming more involved in church.
One of the most significant longitudinal studies (a study over many years) ever done provides a treasure trove of information for church leaders.
And one of the most significant findings is the increasing number of baby boomers becoming more involved in religious activity like churches.
This discovery is the major finding from the latest wave of data collected from the Longitudinal Study of Generations, which was originally developed in 1970 at USC by then-assistant professor Vern Bengston. His successors have collected a ninth round of data in this 45-year study. The research was funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
It is amazing. Absolutely amazing.
Here is the gem in the study: One in five boomers have increased their religious and church activity in the past few years.
Don’t take that statement lightly. Among the boomer generation, 20 percent are becoming more receptive to faith and church. That’s approximately 19 million boomers when the percentage is applied to the entire generation.
The study cited three major reasons for this shift:
Read the full article here.


Why We Need Sexual Discipleship by Juli Slattery for Outreach Magazine
Let’s take a pop quiz. Remember those from your school days? Take out a sheet of paper, and write what you think are the cultural views and biblical views in response to the following questions:

1. My marriage is lifeless and has lost all sexual spark in the bedroom. A friend of mine recommended erotic novels. They seemed to work for a while, but now I’m back to square one. What else can I do to get in the mood?

2. My daughter is marrying another woman. I’m a Christian and am confused about gay marriage. Should I support my daughter? Should I even go to the wedding?

3. My wife hasn’t been willing to have sex with me for years. I’ve asked and asked her. I’ve even offered to go to counseling, but she refuses to even talk about it. I’m about ready to give up on our marriage. What’s your advice?

4. I walked in on my teenage son masturbating. I’m not sure what to do. Should I just ignore that it ever happened, or should I talk to him about it? What should I say?

5. I think it’s crazy to marry someone whom you haven’t slept with. Sex is very important, and what if you are sexually incompatible?

Chances are you had an easier time identifying how our culture would respond to these questions than what the Bible has to say about them. Why? Because throughout your lifetime, you have absorbed millions of messages teaching you the cultural narrative of sexuality. You have been encouraged over and over again to think about sexuality from the world’s perspective. If you went to public school, you were probably introduced to a value-neutral view of sex, and told not to judge other people. If you went to a secular university, your professors and fellow students encouraged sexual promiscuity and experimentation as critical landmarks of maturity and identity formation. Over the years, you’ve seen countless movies and television shows, listened to music, read books and consumed news reports that have taught you what to think about practically every sexual question.

Now, let’s compare that clamor to what you’ve learned about sex from other Christians and from biblically based sources. Did you just hear that cricket chirping?

I have found that most believers have little idea of how their sexuality interfaces with their Christian faith. I’ve met men and women who know the Bible backward and forward, have been in Bible studies and discipleship groups, yet still struggle to make sense of sexual brokenness, sexual problems in marriage and the larger cultural questions swirling around them.

One day it dawned on me. We have been sexually discipled by the world. What I mean is that we have been taught to see sexuality from the world’s narrative. I find that most Christians are more familiar with how to view sexuality through a cultural lens than with a biblical perspective. As we confront questions such as “Why can’t I kick the porn habit?” or “Where was God when I was being abused?” or “How can I enjoy sex with my spouse when we are so sexually incompatible?” we are more likely to address these issues with a secular mind-set. We conclude that we should have what we desire, that God is powerless to stop our pain and that sex can’t be good until you find the perfect partner. Why? Because the world has sexually discipled us, while the church has given us at best slices of information.

When we hear a word such as discipleship, we may assume it is a uniquely Christian or religious term. For that reason, the concept of being sexually discipled by the secular culture may be a leap for you, but let me explain. Discipleship is the integration of what we believe into our everyday lives and relationships. It involves three things: (1) knowing what we believe, (2) living what we believe and (3) passing on what we believe.

Unlike education, discipleship isn’t relegated to a certain time of the week or a specific area of life. Instead of telling you what to think, it trains you how to think. It doesn’t solve your problem but forms your worldview.
Finish reading the article here.


Gay Girl, Good God, feat. Jackie Hill-Perry--Pastor Talk, Ep. 63 Podcast


Show Love to MK's Transitioning to College in the US by Adult Resource Team

Throughout the summer, many International Mission Board workers will send their kids back to the United States to start college. This is an incredibly emotional time for us as parents, and it can be so challenging for our kids as they navigate a new culture—the American culture!

Because these missionary kids—sometimes called third-culture kids (TCKs)—look and sound like other Americans (mine even have a proper Southern drawl), people expect them to feel at home when they come to the States for college. But many of them have spent most of their life outside of the States and the transition for them can be like riding a rollercoaster: both exhilarating and terrifying with lots of ups and downs. Please pray for these kids and for their parents in these next weeks and months.

Here are a few insights and ways to help, in case you have the opportunity to love on some of our kids. It will mean so much to parents who must return to the field and to the kids they leave behind!

  1. Invite TCKs (and maybe a friend of theirs) over for a meal at your home, giving a specific date and time for them to come. Many well-meaning church members offer an open invitation: “We’d love to have you over; come any time!” However, very few of our kids will call someone they barely know, saying, “Hey, can I come over for dinner tomorrow?” For those kids living in a dorm, weekends can be especially lonely as others head home and they’re left behind in an enormous empty building. When you have them over for a meal, ask them to tell you about some things that they liked about their overseas home or about things they are missing. Give them an opportunity to share their world with you.
  2. Ask if you can help them settle into their new home, and again, offer specific ways. In our case, a friend’s father knows about cars. He searched online for good options in the area. Then we came in and in a few days were able to find the right used car for our daughter, Bekah. Other friends donated furniture they no longer needed. This was a huge blessing for Bekah! Because she previously had no home in America, she brought only what could fit in her suitcase; she had no bed, no dresser, no towels/sheets/blankets—nothing that she could move out of her room at home and into her dorm room. If a TCK doesn’t have a car, offer to take him or her to a discount store or a second-hand shop at a specific day and time.
  3. Ask if there are any automated processes that they want help with. Opening a bank account (even using an ATM or using a debit card at the checkout line), choosing a phone plan, signing up for cable/Internet, pumping gas at a digital pump—all these things are necessary but can be extremely intimidating to someone who has lived in a country where they are not common.
  4. If you know their parents, then write them and ask if they know of any needs for their child. When our daughter was a sophomore, even though she’d been living in America for 2 years, she had no idea where to go when her car needed to be inspected. Because we had never lived in that city, we didn’t know either. (You could also write and ask for the recipe for a favorite dish or dessert that Mom makes and surprise them with it!)
  5. Offer a ride to the airport if they have the opportunity to return overseas to spend Christmas with their family. Or invite them to join your family if they are not able to go home and have nowhere to go to celebrate Christmas. This is particularly lonely. Even if they have plans for the actual day, Christmas break can be several weeks, and they may need somewhere to spend a few nights until dorms reopen for the spring semester.
  6. Make your storeroom or extra space in your garage available for TCKs to store some of their things when they return to the missions field for the summer. At this moment, Bekah has things stored with several people.
  7. And while it may seem silly, take a picture with our kids and let us know you’re loving on them. We love every opportunity to see our kids, and what a blessing to know that someone else is looking out for them in our stead!

You can also help TCKs transition to college life in the United States through scholarships and retreats. Visit the WMU Foundation to learn more about supporting these opportunities.

Jackie Kirkpatrick is a missionary in Macedonia and she sent a child back to the United States to start college in 2015.


A man entered a restaurant bathroom and found someone had written the question, “What Would Jesus Do?” on the wall. Another person wrote directly underneath that, “Wash his hands.” The man took out a pen and added, “. . . and your feet.” (from CTAnewsletter)


Announcements

12th Annual Adult Conference


12th Annual Adult Conference
September 23-25, 2018
starting at 4pm with a BBQ on Sunday
The Church on Cypress
5709 Cypress Avenue, Carmichael

Register online

The event is free, but we need to know how many to plan for.

An opportunity to give a love offering will be available at the conference



 

SRBN Annual Celebration!

Sunday School/Small Group Leader Training

SAVE THE DATE


Northern California Sunday School/Small Group Leader Training
August 24, 2019 (pre-session training on August 23 for Associational leaders)
Tentatively in Vacaville
For all teachers, leaders, and small group facilitators

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