Network News - March 30, 2018
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Network News - March 30, 2018


Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday! He is risen!


Grace Network Seminar: The Psychology of Sex Trafficking
Tuesday, April 3rd, 6-7:30 PM
Corinne Somers, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been serving kids, teens, and adults in Sacramento County for the past seven years, will be conducting a training about the psychological implications of sex trafficking and the importance of mental health support for victims. She will also share about the development of GraceCity's counseling program and our hope to see trafficking survivors and vulnerable youth find healing. We hope that you will leave with some simple stretegies to implement in your everyday life to help the fight against human trafficking. 
GraceCity Center
701 Dixianne Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Please RSVP to emily@gracecitycenter.org or 916-798-2533


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 


North Bay School of Theology Registrar for San Quentin State Prison program
If you have administrative gifts, love Christian education, and carry a burden for those condiered by many as "marginal" people, here's a great opportunity for you!
The North Bay School of Theology serving San Quentin State Prison is looking for a program Registrar. Inmates at San Quentin are earning certificates and diplomas from Gateway Seminary's ADVANCE leadership development program. 
This is an amazing ministry! The Christian men who are serving and leading the Chruch behind the walls are eager to elarn and be better equipped to take their community into a deeper faith and maturity in Christ. 
Pastor Miguel Rodriguez of Lincoln Hill Community Church in San Rafael is the Program Director, supported by the Golden Hills Baptist Association and the Redwood Empire Baptist Association.
Are you ready to step up and serve a unique people group with your admin skills and your love of edcuationa nd mercy?
The need is URGENT, so please respond as soon as you are able. Contact Program Director Miguel Rodriguez at sqciddirector@gmail.com 


Calendar
March
28-30 Journey to the Cross
         Capital City Baptist Church
         8050 Jacinto Road, Elk Grove
         916681-2551 capitalcitybc@frontiernet.net
         capitalcitybc.org
         10:30 am to 7:00 pm

29-31 Stations of the Cross
           The Church on Cypress
           5709 Cypress Avenue, Carmichael
           5-9 pm 
           EasterinCarmichael.com or churchoncypress.org 

31       The Case for Miracles encore showing
           The Church on Cypress
           5709 Cypress Avenue, Carmichael
           3-5 pm, free event

30       Good Friday Service
           The Church on Cypress
           5709 Cypress Avenue, Carmichael
           6:30 pm
           
EasterinCarmichael.com or churchoncypress.org 

30     Good Friday


April
1      Easter Sunday

1      Community Easter Sunrise Service at Carmichael Park
        5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael
        6:45 am

3      GraceCity Seminar: The Psychology of Sex Trafficking
        6:00-7:30 pm

4-7   Disaster Relief Training - Petaluma
        
Learn more or register here.

6-8   Women's Retreat - The Woman God Sees
         
Camp Alta, $150 per person
         Contact Lori Coburn at lori@metrolist.net
         Register online 

13         Lee Strobel Event Encore - The Case for Miracles and the movie The Case for Christ
             6-10 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)
             childcare available upon request
             free popcorn and soda, free event 

13-14  Tapestry - Women's Ministry and Missions Event
           First Baptist Church, Fair Oaks
           4401 San Juan Avenue
           Both days: $75 per person by March 30, $85 on-site
           Single day registration: Friday OR Saturday - $40 pre-registered, $45 on-site
           Register online at CSBC.com 

14       Count the Cost Training with Dr. Agee
           First Street Community Church, Lincoln
           10:00am-4:00pm

21     SRBN VBS Clinic - El Camino Baptist Church

26     Church & Small Business Security Summit
         FREE
         9:30 am - 12:30 pm

           River City Christian Church
         10933 Progress Court
         Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
         Register online


May
2          Imagine Zero Missions Conference with the Seed Company and Barna Group
            Seed Company is hosting a free mini-conference
           for pastors and mission pastors to equip and
           reimagine how missions is done locally and
           around the world.
           9:30 am - 1:00 pm   
           
Golden Hills Community Church
             2401 Shady Willow Lane
             Brentwood, CA 94513
             Free, lunch will be provided
             Register online

4-6       Father/Son Retreat 2018 at Jenness Park
            For more information or to register, go here.

7-8       WorshipLIfe Event at CBU, Riverside
            $99 per person ($159 with meals)
            http://worshiplifeevent.com/riverside-2018

7-10     Nor Cal Pastor and Ministry Leaders Retreat
            
Register online.

11-12   Volunteer Weekend at Camp Alta
            $20

18        Night of Worship & Celebration at Camp Alta
            Donation taken

18-20   Minister's Wives Retreat - Jenness Park
            
Register online.

20-27   Celebrate Baptist Associations - Baptist Association Emphasis Week


June
11-14    Day Camp Session 1 at Camp Alta - $130

17-21    ExO Session 1 at Camp Alta - $250

18-21    Day Camp Session 2 at Camp Alta - $130

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

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


MOVIES
God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness in theaters March 30, 2018
Let There Be Light movie available for your church. Details here.

The Amendment in theaters April 12, 2018 (this is a Christian movie, but it is not suitable for children. It is based on a true story. Learn more here.)
The Dating Project in theaters April 17
Like Arrows in theaters May 1 & 3, from the makers of Fireproof and War Room


New CA Bill Outlaws Helping Anyone with Unwanted Same-Sex Desires or Gender Confusion By
The chair of the California LGBT Caucus recently introduced a bill to outlaw Christians and others with a Biblical view of sexuality from helping people with unwanted same-sex desires or gender identity confusion.  Assemblyman Evan Low’s bill, AB 2943 , declares “advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual” as illegal under state’s consumer fraud law.

The implications of this legislation spread far beyond regulating the type of counseling offered by licensed counselors, who are already banned from helping minors with unwanted same-sex attractions. Several legal experts have confirmed that this bill targets the ability of religious non-profits, churches, and pastors from teaching and practicing their faith regarding sexual orientation and gender.

“The language used in this bill casts a wide net calculated to entangle religious institutions and ministers,” said Kevin Snider, Chief Counsel Pacific Justice Institute.  “Any exchange of money for goods or services that provide a biblical perspective on the power of the Gospel to deliver from certain types of sexual sin springs the law and entraps the ministry.”

The bill would also ban books from being sold in California that tell people to trust in the power of Jesus Christ and His Gospel to help them change their same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria, according to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).

“California AB 2943 makes it unlawful for any person to sell books, counseling services, or anything else that helps someone overcome unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion,” said ADF Attorney Matt Sharp. “As a result, it could be a violation if a pastor encourages a congregate to visit the church book store to purchase books that help people address sexual issues, perhaps including the Bible itself, which teaches about the importance of sexual purity within the confines of marriage between a man and woman.” (Read complete ADF bill analysis here)

Alliance Defending Freedom is so concerned about this bill, that they flew Sharp out to California’s capitol last Friday for television and radio interviews, and to speak to legislative offices, warning them about the implications of this bill.

Joining him were several psychologists and a medical doctor who told legislative staff how this bill would prevent them from providing services to clients seeking their help.

One of those psychologists, Christopher Rosik, Ph.D., works with the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity, an organization dedicated to preserving the right of individuals to obtain the services of a therapist to help them with unwanted same-sex attractions. He presented California legislative offices with a journal article he authored rebutting critics who use “incomplete and dishonest presentation of the scientific record” to discredit this type of therapy. The article also corrects the “false caricatures of licensed therapists who do this work.”

“The professional associations are making moral and philosophical statements here, not
scientific ones,” Rosik stated, explaining why many profession associations oppose counseling to change sexual orientation.  “They are blurring the line between science and scientism. Science is simply a methodology, a way of discerning what “is” through empirical research and replication. Scientism is a form of worldview, structured not unlike a religious belief system, which brings certain values and beliefs to the scientific endeavor, and this in turn impacts how findings are interpreted.”

Then Laura Haynes, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and Chair of Research and Legislative Policy for the National Task Force for Therapy Equality also defended sexual orientation and gender identity therapy. She presented legislative staff with evidence right out of the APA (American Psychological Association) Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology that states that sexual and gender variations are not simply biologically determined, and can be influenced by sexual abuse.

According to Haynes, if AB 2943 is approved, victims of sexual abuse can no longer get counseling for “unwanted emotional and sexual ties to their abuser” if their abuser is the same sex as the victim. Ironically if the abuser is the opposite sex, the victim can get counseling. In the same way men who struggle with desires to have sex with little boys, won’t be allowed to get counseling to change these unwanted desires, but they can if they are attracted to little girls.

“Our clients have the same freedom and the right as everyone else to resolve unwanted feelings, love who they want, and choose their gender identity. No one should take that away from them,” Haynes stated in her fact sheet titled, “What Happens When Therapy is Banned?” “Some want to live and love according to their religious faith. No one should deny them that right.”

Take Action

AB 2943 has been assigned to the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection.  Please call the legislative members of this committee found here, and  politely express your opposition to AB 2943. Tell them that everyone should have the right to live and to love according to their religious faith. The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m on April 3. 

Also call the offices of legislators sponsoring this bill, all of which are part of California’s LGBT Caucus, and give them the same message. Freedom and tolerance should be a two way street.

Assemblymember Evan Low – 28th Assembly District: Capitol # (916) 319-2028

Senator Ricardo Lara –  33rd Senate District: Capitol # (916) 651-4033

Senator Toni G. Atkins – 39th Senate District: Capitol # (916) 651-4039

Senator Scott Wiener – 11th Senate District: Capitol # (916) 651-4011

Senator Cathleen Galgiani – 5th Senate District: Capitol # (916) 651-4005

Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes – 60th Assembly District: Capitol # (916) 319-2060

Assemblymember Susan Eggman – 13th Assembly District: Capitol # (916) 319-2013

Assemblymember Todd Gloria – 78th Assembly District: Capitol # (916) 319-2078


7 Last-Minute Steps to Prepare for Easter by Pastor Rick Warren
On Easter Sunday, churches around the world invite their communities to come in and listen to two big, bold claims. First, that Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of the world, died for their sins and then came back from the dead. And second, that anyone who puts their trust in the risen Jesus will live forever.

That’s a lot to take in for someone who has never given serious thought to the Good News of Jesus before. So when people find their way into your congregation on this very important Sunday, remember how vital it is to practice the ministry of hospitality and be good hosts to spiritual seekers.

Obviously, we should be preparing for the evangelistic opportunity of Easter Sunday long before the big day, but there are still some things you can do in the last 24 to 48 hours leading up to your Easter weekend services that can make a big difference in how effectively you reach people.

1. Do one last big promotional push on social media.
2. Challenge your church to pray and invite.
3. Remind your staff and leaders about their responsibility this weekend.
4. Prepare to share the Gospel well.
5. Make it as easy as possible for people to respond.
6. Be ready to follow up.
7. Worship with your whole heart.
Read the full article here.



 

Announcements

Women's Retreat 2018


At Camp Alta
April 6-8, 2018
$150 per person (can be paid in two $75 payments, due by March 29th)
Register here.
For more information, contact Lori Coburn at lcoburn@metrolist.net

Count the Cost Workshop led by Bill Agee

The Sierra Butte, Feather River, and SRBN want to invite you to a workshop directed at helping churches being planted or those in need of revitalization find their way as the church they were designed to be.  First Street Community Church (formerly First Baptist Church), Lincoln will host.

Churches – Fill out the CTC Information Request either online or hard mail to Fresno before April 10th.  This will give them time to populate the spreadsheets and have them at the workshop.  Their goal is for every participant to walk out with a spreadsheet and an initial plan of work.  

SRBN VBS Clinic

SAVE THE DATE!
SRBN VBS Clinic
Saturday, April 21st
El Camino Baptist Church
2805 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento
8:30 - Registration
9:00-1:00 Rally and Training
Register here.

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