Network News - November 30, 2018
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Network News - November 30, 2018

Week of Prayer for International Missions
Explore Cultures of the World During the 2018 Week of Prayer for International Missions
December 2-9
Your prayers sustain missionaries and transform lives throughout the world.
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Senior Pastor for Bridgeport Christian Fellowship
Bridgeport Christian Fellowship, an SBC affiliated church, located in Bridgeport, California is seeking a full-time pastor. The town of Bridgeport has a seasonal population of 500-800 people and is situated in the Eastern Sierra, at an elevation of 6500 feet. Although it is located in a naturally beautiful area, it is in a remote, rural setting where medical services and amenities are at least an hour away.

Bridgeport Christian Fellowship is an Elder led church with a congregation of approximately 20 members, and a seasonal attendance that fluctuates between 20-35. Our common goal is to worship and deepen our relationship with the Lord, to understand and pursue God's will, and to encourage others in faith. The current services and ministries are Sunday morning Bible Study, Sunday Worship Service, Wednesday evening Bible Study, a jail ministry, Spanish Bible Study, and community outreach events.  

Our Pastor and Elders are the spiritual leaders of the church and maintain oversight of those performing the corporate duties. The Pastor will meet the Scriptural qualifications of 1 Timothy and Titus. We are seeking a man with a "Pastor's heart" for his congregation and community, being a living example. He will demonstrate his passion for Jesus Christ through his worship, but also through his outreach to the church body and local community, discipleship, counseling and leadership.

Compensation is to be determined and will include use of the parsonage which is adjacent to the church (3 bdrm., 2 1/2 bath, 2 car garage.)

After prayerful consideration, if you sense God's calling, you may submit a resume with your responses to the supplemental questions, and a list of 10 references. Submissions may be sent to either our mailing or email address. Please note that we are seeking a Pastor who personally follows Jesus Christ and the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.

Bridgeport Christian Fellowship
Attn: Pastor Search Committee
P.O. Box 676
Bridgeport, CA 93517
Email contact: bcfpastorsearch@gmail.com

Supplemental questions: 
Tell us your salvatoin story. How is Christ working in your life today?
Why are you a pastor?
How will you reach our community for Christ?
Is there anything more you would like to tell us?

For more information about Bridgeport:
https://www.bridgeportcf.org
https://bridgeportcalifornia.com
https://www.monocounty.org/places-to-go/towns/bridgeport/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgeport,_California
Bridgeport Christian Fellowship on Facebook
Bridgeport CA on Facebook


22 Wooden Pews Available
West Sacramento Baptist has approximately 22 wooden pews 14-16 feet long available for anyone who may want or need them. Contact pastorbob58@yahoo.com 


Study Books Available
Our church has excess study books of the LifeWay Bible Studies for Life Small Groups series. We are interested in selling them at a much reduced price. We have 25 different titles with leader’s guide CD plus student books of each category. If anyone is interested, please contact me directly at 530-753-4315 or church@polelinebaptist.org.

TITLE

LEADER GUIDE

STUDY GUIDE

Awake

1

5

Beyond Belief

2

9

Connected

2

11

Distinct

1

8

Do Over

1

6

God Is…

1

10

Honest To God

1

8

Identity

1

9

Let Hope In

1

10

Like Glue

0

2

Like No Other

1

8

More Than Enough

1

10

Overcome

2

10

Pressure Points

1

14

Productive

1

5

Ready

1

14

Re-Finance

1

16

Resilient Faith

1

13

Stand Strong

1

16

Storm Shelter

1

12

The Dark Side

1

15

Thrive

1

11

Unstoppable Gospel

1

14

Unvarnished Truth

1

11

When Relationships Collide

2

8

     

Large Shipping Container for Sale
Hillsdale Blvd. Baptist Church has a 40 foot shipping container for sale. Container has two sets of
doors, one at each end, so can be divided for two separate purposes. $3995.00. Please call Sharlotte Ibarra at (916)425-0642.


Part-Time Student Youth Director
Local church is actively searching for a highly motivated individual that is passionate about Christ and Youth. This individual must be a committed Christian, with a strong desire to see students grade 7-12 come to know Christ and mature in their faith. Responsibilities include teaching Sunday Bible Study, and leading Wednesday night Youth Bible study, planning/overseeing youth activities and outings. Assist others to develop a strong Youth Outreach Program, work with Pastoral staff, and be a Team Player. The position is part-time with up to 12hours per week. If interested, and for further information, please contact Sam Ibarra @ 916-947-5069, or at S.Ibarra51@sbcglobal.net.


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.


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 
hello@whitneyshin.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.


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 Jeff Helton at jhelton@slingshotgroup.org, 615-496-9860
Or read more here: Regional Ministry Director or Chief Financial Operating Officer

December
1-31     Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

2          Winds of Faith Christmas Concert
             
Town & Country Lutheran Church, Sacramento
             4049 Marconi Avenue

             6:00 pm
             Free concert, a freewill offering will be taken during the concert for the Ensemble

The concert will include a variety of familiar sacred and secular Christmas music built around the theme--“The Story”. Other selections will include “O Holy Night”, “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” with Jim Tilton, Narrator, Jester Hairston’s “Mary’s Little Boy Child”, with Carole Brewer, vocal soloist and “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, with Todd Peterson, vocal soloist, and music from “Polar Express”. 

9          Winds of Faith Christmas Concert
            
St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church
            1800 Wildcat Blvd, Rocklin
             6:00 pm
             Free concert, a freewill offering will be taken during the concert for the Ensemble
 
The concert will include a variety of familiar sacred and secular Christmas music built around the theme--“The Story”. Other selections will include “O Holy Night”, “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” with Jim Tilton, Narrator, Jester Hairston’s “Mary’s Little Boy Child”, with Carole Brewer, vocal soloist and “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, with Todd Peterson, vocal soloist, and music from “Polar Express”. 

27-29    Ignition Student Conference at the Ontario Convention Center
            Ignition is a high-energy conference for students in grades 7012, college age, leaders and parents
            A $20 deposit is due when registering


February
16-18     Winter Youth Retreat 2019 at Jenness Park
              
Go to www.csbc.com/events for more information


23              CSBC State VBS Clinic North
                  El Camino Baptist Church
                  2805 El Camino Ave., Sacramento
                 
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
                  (Continental breakfast included)
                   No Child Care Provided
                   Register: www.csbc.com/events


April
5-7       SRBN and Women's Evangelism Annual Women's Retreat
            
Camp Alta, $150 per person
             "Women's Warrior Boot Camp: Equipping Women to Become Warriors for Christ!"
             Register online

              


May
17-19    2019 Ministers' Wives Retreat - Jenness Park
             Register at www.csbc.com/events
             Cost: $190 



MOVIES
Run the Race in theaters February 22. Watch the trailer here.
The Least of These in theaters in 2019. Watch the trailer here.


Nine Updated Trends about Christmas Eve Service by ThomRainer.com
Christmas Eve is less than a month away. Most churches have some type of Christmas Eve services, but we are seeing clear trends in how churches approach them. Every time we write or podcast something about these services, we get a lot of comments and questions. In that context, here is an update on nine clear trends we are seeing:
1. It is growing in importance.
2. There are three popular times for the service. Whether a church has one or multiple Christmas Eve services, three times are more popular than others: later afternoon (typically for families with young children and for older adults); early evening (the more traditional time); and late evening (for empty nesters and families with teenage or grown children).
3. The services are traditional.
4. The services are brief.
5.
The pastor’s message is brief.
6. Most churches include candlelight services.
7.
More unchurched are attending these services. 
8. Churches are building in processes for follow-up.
9. All ministry staff are expected to be there. 
Read the full article here.


Four Ways Your Church Can Care for the Poor by Pastor Rick Warren from Pastor.com
I’ve always found it significant that Jesus mentions the poor in his very first sermon: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor” (Luke 4:18 NLT).
We must care about the poor because Jesus did. We don’t have a choice. So how can we help the people in our churches minister to the poor? Here are a few ideas I have; perhaps you have more:

1. Treat the poor with dignity.
We’re not smarter, we’re not more talented, and we’re not more valuable than people who are poor. The Bible says, “Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all” (Proverbs 22:2 NIV). I like to say that our self-worth isn’t based on our net worth.

2. Offer the poor opportunities.
The Bible says, “When we have the opportunity to help anyone, we should do it” (Galatians 6:10 NCV). As I’ve talked to people in various ministries, they all say that the best way to help the poor isn’t to give them a bunch of money. It’s to give them opportunities.
Maybe people need training. Maybe they need help finding a job. Maybe they need a network of folks who can connect them with mentors and resources. We can teach our members to watch for ways they can give opportunities to the poor.

3. Defend the poor.
The Bible says it’s our responsibility to care about injustice. We’re called to speak up when we see the poor (or anyone else) mistreated. The poor are vulnerable to abuse. They’re often the ones who get taken advantage of by unfair practices of businesses and landlords. And it’s the poor around the world who are most likely to get sold into slavery.
We can look for opportunities to defend them. In fact, at Saddleback, we’re mobilizing members with legal backgrounds to help us do this.

4. Share what we have.
This is how we can be the church. The Bible says, “Share your food with everyone who is hungry; share your home with the poor and homeless. Give clothes to those in need; don’t turn away your relatives” (Isaiah 58:7 CEV). We want people to start meeting needs when they find them, not just expect someone at the church to handle them.
A church dispersed can serve many more people than a church gathered. If your church has 100 members for every staff member, your church dispersed has 100 times as many opportunities to help people who are poor than if it’s just left to the staff.
And as we teach people to help the poor, we’re helping them to worship God: “If you oppress poor people, you insult the God who made them; but kindness shown to the poor is an act of worship” (Proverbs 14:31 GNT).
Used with permission. Article first appeared here.


How to Become a Trauma-Informed Congregation by Heather Davediuk Gingrich for Christianity Today
Since October 2017, the #MeToo movement has helped an increasing number of sexual assault survivors break the silence that bound them with shame. Sexual assault in its many forms—including, but not limited to, rape—is traumatic at any age. Unwanted touch, comments about an individual’s sexuality, and even lewd looks may cause trauma. Any survivor can experience posttraumatic symptoms—flashbacks, nightmares, and feelings of terror and anxiety—or full-fledged post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They may avoid people or places that remind them of the trauma and block out memories of the event. Survivors may become depressed or develop distorted thinking about themselves or the world: It must be my fault, God doesn’t love me or he would have protected me, or All men are dangerous
. The onset of these symptoms may be delayed, appearing for the first time months or years after the assault. Left untreated they can torment for decades.

 

As debilitating as these posttraumatic symptoms can be, adult survivors of child abuse have even more to contend with. Such children may be unable to form secure, healthy attachments if their violator was someone who was supposed to protect them (e.g., a parent, relative, pastor, coach). They may not learn to appropriately regulate their feelings, and their sense of identity may become fragmented, sometimes to the extent of developing multiple personalities (dissociative identity disorder) if chronic abuse happened before age six.

In my 35-plus years as a Christian counselor, I have specialized in working with adults who have experienced sexual abuse and other forms of relational trauma, most of them self-identifying as Christians. Giving care to abuse survivors is not easy, particularly when church staff or lay helpers do not understand why survivors think, behave, or relate in certain ways. Simplistic solutions are sometimes offered in an attempt to bring about constructive change, but can frustrate helpers if their suggestions do not work and further damage survivors. But churches can be safe, healing places for wounded people. While every individual is unique, here are some general principles to help make your congregation better trauma-informed.

Educate

Preach on topics that survivors face, but always give warning so survivors are not caught off-guard. For example, sermons that address the evils of abuse and acknowledge the reality of suffering give survivors permission to be more open about their struggles. Once survivors are identified, you can help them access resources within the congregation or within the broader community, including referrals to counselors who specialize in trauma.
Read the rest of the article here.


Announcements

Women's Retreat


April 5-7, 2019
Location: Camp Alta
$150 per person
Theme: "Women's Warrior Boot Camp: Equipping Women to Become Warriors for Christ!"
Theme Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18
Register online.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12, NIV) 

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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