Network News - July 6, 2018
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Network News - July 6, 2018



Summer hours for the SRBN office are going to be different. Terrie is involved with some ministry opportunities and a short vacation that will cause her to be in the office at different hours during July and through the first part of August. Please call the office before you come by or contact Bob at 916.996.0964 if you cannot reach anyone. Thank you!


Happy 4th!
Have a safe and blessed Independence Day!  "Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!" (Psalm 144:15b, GNT). 



Learn to Teach English as a Ministry
The Basic Literacy Missions / English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) Workshop is designed to train participants to minister in one of three areas including ESL, Adult Reading & Writing (ARW) and Tutoring Youth & Children (TYC). This literacy training will focus on ESL only. Literacy Missions training is designed to:

  • prepare participants from churches and associations to begin new ministries to share Jesus Christ in their community
  • provide resources to promote and support literacy missions ministries
  • allow like-purposed volunteers to build relationships and strengthen their commitment to follow God's call

The Basic Literacy ESL Workshop provides 11 hours of training for certification in teaching ESL.

Cost for the workshop is $40 per person for members of CSBC churches and $50 per person for others. The training manual and supplies needed to complete the class are included in the registration fee. For the maximum benefit of the participants, training will be limited to 20 participants so register early.

On Friday evening a light dinner will be provided, and lunch will be provided on Saturday.
Register online



Frank Erb, Missionary to Sacramento State Capitol, Sharing
This Sunday, Frank Erb, missionary to the State Capitol, with Capitol Commission will be the guest speaker at The Church on Cypress. If you'd like to hear how God is working in the lives of the leaders and decision-makers in our state, come here Frank as he shares. 
For more information about his ministry go here.



Important Article
New Tax Law Could Cost Churches, Non-Profits a Billion Dollars by Bob Smietana for Facts & Trends
A new tax law could cost churches and other nonprofits a bundle.
As in a billion dollars—just for offering free parking and other benefits to employees.
Last year’s tax reform bill changed the law so for-profit businesses could no longer write off such benefits. Unfortunately, says Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), that change affects churches and other nonprofits.
“A nonprofit organization that simply allows its employees to park in a parking lot or garage that is part of the organization’s facilities will be subject to a tax on the cost of the parking provided,” says the ECFA.
Nonprofits could now owe a 21 percent tax on the cost of employee parking, gym memberships, and meals, reports Politico.
Churches and other nonprofits would have to file a tax return reporting “unrelated business income tax” or UBTI. They’d also have to pay accountants to sort out how much parking and other benefits are worth.
Read more here.


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 at david@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.


Senior Pastor - Woodward Park Baptist Church, Fresno 
Send resume and cover letter topastorsearch@woodwardpark.org
Read info here.


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.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.
In Christ,
Pastor James  Allen  and the FBCW Stewardship/Personnel Committee


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


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


Calendar
July

8-11      4th-6th Kids Camp at Camp Alta - $155

11-13    1st-3rd Kids Camp at Camp Alta - $140

13-14    Basic Literacy Missions ESL Workshop - Carmichael
             
The Church on Cypress
             5709 Cypress Avenue, Carmichael
 
            For more information or to register, go here.

15-19    ExO Session 2 at Camp Alta - $250

16-19    Day Camp Session 3 at Camp Alta - $130

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

6-9        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
22-24    CSBC State Convention Annual Meeting
            Clovis Hill Community Church
            10590 N. Willow Avenue
            Clovis, CA 93619


MOVIES
Unbroken: Path to Redemption in theaters September 14
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 Village in 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.


Storytelling to Share the Gospel and Engage Your Church's Community by Katy Munson for Ministrytech.com

Stories are some of the most powerful tools in a church communicator’s belt. They have the power to engage us in something beyond ourselves and pass life-giving faith from one generation to another.

In the Church, we don’t tell stories to entertain or to boost numbers. We tell stories to share the Gospel. This post is an excerpt from Katy Munson’s new ebook, Storytelling to Share the Gospel & Engage Your Church’s Community, in which she teaches how to use storytelling to tell people what’s going on with your congregation and, ultimately, to point them to Jesus.

The Story of Our Salvation

The stories a family tells forge their identity as a unit, shaping their mindset and interactions. As the family of God, our identity takes root in Jesus, so we tell stories that point to Him. Some use the term “Heilsgeschichte,” which means “salvation history,” when talking about this focus of God’s Word. Stories contained in Scripture, though recorded thousands of years ago, show us that there’s nothing new under the sun, and that includes God’s faithfulness and forgiveness.

Story is ingrained in our lives as Christians. At the 2013 Theological Symposium at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Dr. David Schmitt discussed the topic of telling God’s story. Dr. Schmitt proposed the idea that faith is a story-shaped experience, an experience that takes place in community, as the body of Christ, as we are brought into God’s master story.
Read the article here.


Podcasts from [twelve:thirty]media:
Episode 139: How to Tell Compelling Stories with Brian Mann (Part One)
Free Resources from Episode 139
Episode 140: How to Tell Compelling Stories with Brian Mann (Part Two)
Free Resources from Episode 140 



Free ebook and other information about helping your church tell its stories: http://www.tellmorestories.co/


What Is the Gospel in Jesus' Own Words? by Bill Hull and Ben Sobels for Outreach Magazine
Excerpted from The Discipleship Gospel by Bill Hull and Ben Sobels

THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF JESUS’ GOSPEL

When we speak of the gospel that Jesus preached, it’s critical that we examine the New Testament Gospels. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are inspired records that reveal Jesus’ gospel to us. While you could use any of the four Gospels, we have chosen to primarily use Mark’s account for the purposes of this book because biblical scholars generally accept that Mark wrote his Gospel before the others, giving us the first written record of Jesus’ life and teachings. Another reason, and more to the point, is that Mark’s Gospel clearly reveals Jesus’ gospel in two specific passages: Mark 1:14–17 and Mark 8:27–31.

Jesus’ own words in these Scriptures make it clear that there are seven essential elements of his gospel: four declarative statements, which form what we might say is technically “the gospel proper,” and three imperative responses. Each of the seven elements is not only deeply embedded with discipleship; they also call us to it. In this chapter, we’re examining several passages to discover these seven essential elements.

THE WORD ‘GOSPEL’ ITSELF
Before we begin unpacking each of the elements, we need to lay a foundation by addressing several matters that will help us create categories and language that breed clarity. Let’s begin with the word “gospel” itself because its meaning is extremely informative in our quest to define Jesus’ gospel.

The English word “gospel” finds its origins in the Greek word euangelion, which literally means “good news.” In ancient times, euangelion was used to describe an announcement of victory or celebration heralded through the streets for all to hear. As such, the ancient idea of gospel, or good news, is a declaration (Ps. 96:2–3). This helps us make sense of why insightful New Testament scholars like Scot McKnight speak of the gospel as being “a narrative declaration” about Jesus. (We’ll get into what “narrative declaration” means below when we define the discipleship gospel.) Correctly understood, the gospel is a Scripture-based declaration about Jesus—who Jesus is, what he has done, how he fulfills all Scripture and how he calls us to respond to him.

DECLARATIONS AND RESPONSES
The gospel, a narrative declaration of Christ’s story, has two aspects to it.
Read the full story here.


5 Steps to Get to Know Your Group Members by Jon Noto for SmallGroups.com
The elements of story can help you uncover important details about the people in your group.

It takes more than listening well and asking good questions to make a great small-group leader. Great small-group leaders seek to understand their group members. They want to know what makes each person tick. They are fully aware that discipleship requires a deeper level of connection than average relationships. In discipleship relationships, we need more than the CliffsNotes on our group members—we need a deep understanding of who they are. Instead, we must think of every person in our group as people with full stories, and we can approach getting to know them like getting to know a good book.
Just like a story, each of us is a mix of important factors. They interact to give depth and development to our lives. If you're like me, you learned the five elements of a story in middle school: setting, characters, plot, conflict, and theme. These are fantastic lenses through which we can understand the members of our group.
Think through the following five story elements for each person in your group and consider: What can I learn about him or her? How can I better lead them and serve him or her?
Setting
Where has this person lived? What is his or her heritage?
My first time volunteering in the church was to help lead a small group of middle-school boys. The director, knowing I was brand-new, paired me with the ministry's most experienced leader. I got to tag along and learn. Over time, this leader asked me to contribute, but it didn't always go smoothly. This first time I was asked to pray at the end of one of our sessions, I said, "Dear God, thank you for this conversation, and help us to do your will as a result. Goodbye."
Goodbye? Who says that at the end of a prayer? All the boys giggled. I laughed it off, but I wondered what they and the more experienced leader thought of my mistake. It's dangerously easy to make some assumptions in those moments, especially when we don't know the person's background.
If they had known my story they would know the church setting in which I grew up. I was very experienced in prayer, but they were memorized or read out loud. I had never been in a situation where I needed to pray out loud, coming up with the words on my own. Without seeing my prayer through the lens of my history, it could have been seen as a lack of a personal prayer life.
Do you fully understand the pasts of your group members? Do you know where they come from, their heritage, and their family life growing up? These are important factors in understanding them today.
Characters
Who has influenced this person's life? Who matters to him or her?
Read the rest of the article here.


Boldly Speaking the Gospel No Matter the Cost by Juan Sanchez for LifeWay Pastors

Admittedly, much of the persecution we face in America today doesn’t result in imprisonment, torture, or execution. Instead, it results in intimidation, ridicule, and loss of rights or freedoms. You might be surprised to learn that initially, this is also the kind of persecution the early church faced. We find the first persecution of the church recorded in Acts 4. One important lesson we learn is that all persecution, whether great or small, results from a clash of authorities, a clash of kingdoms. As prophesied in Psalm 2, God has placed his king, Jesus, on the throne, and the nations rage against God’s king. Because we are subjects of King Jesus, we can get caught up in the nations’ rage against God’s king.
The question we must face is, “How will we respond when persecution comes?” We will cower under the world’s authorities? Will we retreat and keep silent? Or, will we stand in the name and authority of King Jesus and speak the gospel with boldness, no matter the cost? The first biblical account of persecution helps us answer these questions.
Remember! When we speak the gospel with boldness, we WILL be persecuted (Acts 4:1-3).In Acts 4, the apostles represent the name of King Jesus, and that authority is a threat to the authority of the old Jewish temple system. So, the Jewish authorities arrested the apostles. We shouldn’t be surprised by persecution; it’s the norm for faithful, bold Christians (John 15:18-19).
But, when we speak the gospel with boldness, SOME will believe (Acts 4:4). Persecution is not the only result of boldly speaking the gospel. While some may persecute us, others may hear the gospel and believe (Acts 4:4). So, regardless of the consequences, let us boldly share the gospel of Jesus Christ. But, since persecution is certain, what should we do when we face it?
When persecuted, continue speaking the gospel with boldness (Acts 4:5-22). This may sound counterintuitive, but that’s exactly what the apostles did. Peter and John were arrested, brought before the Jewish officials, and spoke the gospel with great boldness. Here we see four reasons why we too should continue speaking the gospel boldly:
1. We have the Holy Spirit (4:5-10).
2. We offer the only way of salvation (4:11-12 ).
3. We have been with Jesus (4:13-14 ).
4. We cannot help but tell others what Jesus is doing in our lives (4:15-22 ).
Read the full article here.


Announcements

Basic Literacy Missions ESL Teacher Training

The Basic Literacy Missions / English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) Workshop is designed to train participants to minister in one of three areas including ESL, Adult Reading & Writing (ARW) and Tutoring Youth & Children (TYC). This literacy training will focus on ESL only. Literacy Missions training is designed to:

  • prepare participants from churches and associations to begin new ministries to share Jesus Christ in their community
  • provide resources to promote and support literacy missions ministries
  • allow like-purposed volunteers to build relationships and strengthen their commitment to follow God's call

The Basic Literacy ESL Workshop provides 11 hours of training for certification in teaching ESL.

Cost for the workshop is $40 per person for members of CSBC churches and $50 per person for others. The training manual and supplies needed to complete the class are included in the registration fee. For the maximum benefit of the participants, training will be limited to 20 participants so register early.

On Friday evening a light dinner will be provided, and lunch will be provided on Saturday.

Register online at CSBC.com

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



 

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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