Network News - April 13, 2018
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Network News - April 13, 2018

Women in White Event

28th Annual City-Wide Women in White Workshop and Concert
"A Stroll Down Memory Lane" (Psalm 103:1-2)
Thursday, May 3, 2018-Friday, May 4, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Concert: Saturday, May 5 at 6:30 pm
New Testament Baptist Church
6746 34th Street
North Highlands, CA 95660
Register here.

Interested in Teaching ESL to Minister to Refugees?
Are you interested in teaching English to refugees in Sacramento?
Are you trained as an ESL teacher?
Would you like to be trained as an ESL teacher? 
If you answered yes to any of these, contact Terrie Brown ( or at the SRBN office and sign up for the ESL teacher training in July at The Church on Cypress.

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.

Worship Leader Intern and/or Keyboardist/Pianist
The Church on Cypress is looking for a music intern to help with worship at least for the summer; longer if desired. This is a volunteer position. Please contact Pastor Dave at 916-579-9562 or for more information.

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.
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

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 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 or Jeff Helton at, 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 

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 

14       Count the Cost Training with Dr. Agee
           First Street Community Church, Lincoln

21     SRBN VBS Clinic - El Camino Baptist Church

         Saturday, April 21st
         El Camino Baptist Church
         2805 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento
         8:30 - Registration
         9:00-1:00 Rally and Training
         Register here.

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

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

28     Priscilla Shirer Simulcast
         New Love Ministries
         6412 Tupelo Drive, Suite H
         Citrus Heights, CA 95621
         $25 per person ($30 at the door; group rates available)
         Contact: Carol Harmon 916-591-4063
                  or  Carrollynn Brown 916-983-9378

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

3           National Day of Prayer

3-4       Women in White Event 
            New Testament Baptist Church
            6746 34th Street
            North Highlands, CA 95660
            Mineola Fortson 916-425-3052

5          Concert at New Testament Baptist Church

            New Testament Baptist Church
            6746 34th Street
            North Highlands, CA 95660

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)

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

11-12   Volunteer Weekend at Camp Alta

18        Night of Worship & Celebration at Camp Alta
            Donation taken

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

19        ActNOW Conference
            New Love Ministries
            6412 Tupelo #H
            Citrus Heights
            Carol Harmon 916-591-4063

20-27   Celebrate Baptist Associations - Baptist Association Emphasis Week

10         Harvest America with Greg Laurie - Free Simulcast

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

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

2-5         ExO Couples at Camp Alta - $250

6-9         Special Ministries at Camp Alta - $280

15         FREE simulcast - A Race for Unity
with Miles McPherson
             Find out more here.

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
SURRENDER Only to One will be available to bring to your church, free resources available for Memorial Day weekend.
The Riot and The Dance - Encore Presentation April 19

National Day of Prayer - May 3, 2018
Each year since 1988, the National Day of Prayer has been designated as the first Thursday in May. A law that originated in 1952 was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and then signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 8, 1988. This year — May 3, 2018 — will be the 30th anniversary of the National Day of Prayer. 

According to the National Day of Prayer website, more than 30,000 observances of the 2017 National Day of Prayer were attended by 2 million people. From sunrise in Maine to sunset in Hawaii, 40,000 volunteers organized prayer observances for our nation from small towns to state capitals to Washington, D.C. Additionally, people stopped their activities to pray for America in schools, businesses, churches, homes, county courthouses, and on the steps of city halls. The National Day of Prayer was also experienced in some way in more than 80 countries of the world and is even printed on Hallmark® calendars.

The Need for Prayer in America has Never Been Greater 

Mobilizing unified public prayer for America may be the most important thing we can do right now for our nation. America is broken. Division is undeniable. Racial tension is alarming. Lawlessness abounds. Reconciliation appears impossible.

Government cannot fix us. Politics will not heal us. America needs God now more than any time in our generation. It isprayer that precedes and forwards the advancement of the gospel. It is prayer that precedes any great movement of God. It is prayer that will precede the revival of the church and the next great spiritual awakening.

In this desperate and urgent hour when turmoil and division are evident in America and security threats are very real, it is imperative that we do all we can to mobilize unified public prayer for America.

Unity Is Our Theme in 2018

Each year we choose a theme for the annual observances across America. This year our theme is “Pray for America … Unity,” and our Scripture text is “Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).

The culture’s dark, hopeless condition is the perfect backdrop to call America to unity. There is not one person who has lived in this nation in the past five years who would try to convince anyone that this nation is the picture of unity. Our culture is the complete opposite of unity.

The National Day of Prayer is positioned to pray for our nation to experience unity. That is why we are working hard each day to become a multi-church, multi-denominational, multi-ministry, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, and multi-generational movement of prayer for America. We need to infiltrate this entire nation with the message of unity.

Become Involved in Your Community’s Prayer Event

In this season of my life and ministry, I am deeply convinced that one of the greatest things we can do is rally millions of people to pray for America. A great spiritual revival is the greatest need in the church, and the next Great Awakening is the greatest need in America. Prayer must and will precede our generation’s realization of these great needs. That is why I have taken on this calling to lead the National Day of Prayer. I cannot do this without you. In your community, please help us mobilize unified public prayer for America. Whether you are a layperson or the God-called pastor of a local church, God can use you to make a difference through the National Day of Prayer. Here are five ways you can prepare to be involved on Thursday, May 3, 2018:

1. Begin to engage with us now. You can begin to participate with us by signing up for our newsletter on our website (see the banner at the top of the page). You will receive various articles and communication about all that is occurring between now and May 3. We will communicate consistently to keep you informed.

2. Plan now to participate in your community’s prayer events. Find an observance in your community or region, and plan to attend. If you do not know of an observance, start one with some friends or through your church.

3. Begin an additional or a new observance of the National Day of Prayer in your community. Our team is ready to talk to you about what this means. If you go to the “Volunteer" section of our website and you can find out how you can create an observance. We will equip you to do it.

If you are ready to ask others to be part of your team, together you can plan an event somewhere in your community. You can pray for America in schools, businesses, churches, homes, county courthouses, and on the steps of city halls. Your observance may last only 30 minutes in a business setting or as long as 90 minutes in a large event in your community. Regardless of how long it lasts, we can assist you in planning what is most important.

4. Involve your church in prayer for our nation. If I had the opportunity to personally speak with every pastor and church in America, I would explain that the National Day of Prayer provides a unique opportunity to engage all kinds of people in their communities who love America and hope for its best. Some of these community members may not know Christ personally, but this service or observance can introduce them in a positive, non-threatening way to the things of God and the claims of Jesus Christ. Therefore, talk to your pastor about your church leading an observance of the National Day of Prayer. A church can host an early morning observance as well as another one at a different time of day. Just think what would happen if each pastor and church in America established a service or observance on the National Day of Prayer.

Realize you can create as many observances in your community as desired and there will still not be enough to mobilize your entire community to pray for America. May 3 should be a day in America where at least 100,000 gatherings occur in observance of the National Day of Prayer. It is my hope that every Christ-follower would want to join with others to pray for America.

5. Support the National Day of Prayer in prayer and with a financial gift. For 364 days a year, we prepare for the National Day of Prayer on the first Thursday of May. Additionally, it is our desire to see God create a great prayer movement in every community that would become a catalyst for the revival in the church and a spiritual awakening in America. Pray for me and for our team. If God leads you, send a financial gift to the National Day of Prayer or to the National Day of Prayer Task Force, P.O. Box 64225, Colorado Springs, CO, 80962, (800) 444-8828. You can help us mobilize unified public prayer for America. You can make a difference.

Learn more about the Bible study Pray Like This

If you are inspired to use the National Day of Prayer to lead your church in a Christ-like prayer focus, Pray Like This will help you learn how to pray as Jesus did.

Prayer is the most dynamic discipline in the life of a believer. Yet it may be the most misunderstood and the least taught. This six-session Bible study shows believers that following Jesus' Model Prayer will lead them to fall more in love with God and grow in their desire to engage in conversation with Him. Impactful, inspiring video sessions introduced by Pastor Steve Gaines include interview segments with proven leaders: J. D. Greear, Robby Gallaty, Ronnie Floyd, Kelly Minter, Ken Hemphill, Lisa Harper, Ed Litton, H. B. Charles, Michael Kelley, and more.
(Several videos are available here.)
Free resources for the National Day of Prayer.

From the Alliance Defending Freedom
Dear Allies:
As you may know, there is an important case on the ministerial housing allowance case pending at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. This is an appeal of a district court decision striking down the allowance for impermissibly favoring pastors and religious interests over non-religious uses. Obviously, the case is of enormous interest to churches and religious non-profits. It is inspiring a wide coalition of amicus interests of all political and theological persuasions because of its potential and far-reaching impact on all pastors.  
A negative ruling would be particularly harmful to churches with modest budgets and a limited ability to pay a pastor. For this reason (among others), ADF will be submitting an amicus brief highlighting the real world impact to churches if this dangerous ruling is not reversed.    
We’re looking to make the brief as impactful as possible by opening the brief to all pastors/churches that wish to sign on. Please view and share this brief for pastors to sign onto HERE. Our hope is that thousands of pastors will add their names in support of the brief between April 11 and April 23rd, at which point we won’t be able to add any additional names.   
We encourage you to share this information with pastors in your network, and to take the opportunity to alert them to the danger they face if this decision is not reversed. Because of the limited time window, the logistics of adding names (and screening for duplications) will be challenging. If you know pastors who would be inclined to add their names, sooner is much preferable than later. Of course, if these pastors are represented in another amicus brief, either individually or through their church network or denomination, there is no need to add their names.   
Blessings to all of you, and thank you for your partnership and work to defend religious freedom.
The Alliance Coordination Team

From Pastor's Rapid Response Team:

Dear California Pastor,

A dangerous piece of legislation, AB 2943, passed out of the California Assembly Judiciary Committee two days ago (Tuesday) and has now moved to the Assembly floor for a vote by the CA Assembly, probably next week. It will affect you and your work directly!

AB 2943 will use California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act to punish anyone who receives financial remuneration for counseling an individual of any age who has unwanted sexual desires or gender identity issues, even when they ask for help and healing, known as sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE). Counseling someone in the matter would be considered fraudulent. 

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), an coalition of attorneys and others who advocate for your right to freely live out your faith, has stated that the bill’s vague language extends its scope well beyond one-on-one therapy, saying ,”At its core, AB 2943 outlaws speech, whether offered by a licensed counselor, a best-selling author, or even a minister or religious leader. It targets a specific message - that an adult who is experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion can find help to address those issue - for censorship. The breadth of this censorship is staggering."

You can read ADF’s complete legal analysis here. It identifies what types of actions could trigger the law as follows: “[U]nder the bill, a person or organization who is paid by a consumer for goods or services cannot engage in any practice - including pure speech - that tells someone that they can overcome unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion.” Essentially money must change hands, but that could potentially be as simple as selling a book on the topic, even a Bible, or a ministry charging for an event where a speaker shares his or her testimony about their personal transformation.

As pastors ourselves, we understand that your desire is to focus on evangelism, discipleship, and meeting the needs of your congregation. However, this measure will seriously impact your ability to do that, so we are asking you to pray and take action.

AB 2943 will probably reach the Assembly floor within a few days. Please let your congregation know as soon as possible, asking them to pray and then contact their Assembly member by phone or online via a contact form on their Assembly member's website. They can find their Assembly member here.

Your congregants can say something like, "Please oppose AB 2943. This bill blocks the ability of individuals to set their own therapy goals and seek the help they desire. It also threatens book sales, marriage retreats, teaching at a school, and activities where the ability to address unwanted desires is communicated and a financial transaction takes place.”

Also, we ask that you please pass this information to other pastors in your community, along with Christian school administrators, counseling centers, and other Christian organizations and individuals.

Additional talking points:

  • AB 2943 prevents adults from setting their own therapy goals.
  • AB 2943 violates the First Amendment by banning books and church events to help people live according to their faith.
  • AB 2943 uses threats of lawsuits and punitive damages under the consumer protection act to punish people for speaking about views the government doesn’t like. 

With thanks for uniting with us,

Pastors’ Rapid Response Team

Pastor Jim Garlow, Skyline Church, La Mesa, CA

Pastor Chris Clark, East Clairemont Baptist Church, San Diego, CA


Tapestry Women's Event

April 13-14
First Baptist Church of Fair Oaks
4401 San Juan Ave., Fair Oaks
register online at

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.  


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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