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Network News - August 10, 2018

Please continue to pray for the fires and those affected. Our California Disaster Relief teams are helping in the Carr Fire area. Please pray for them as well. 

12th Annual Adult Conference News
enlightenedCalling all volunteers! If you plan to attend the Adult Conference in September, we could use your help. We are providing three meals during the conference and need volunteers to help cook and serve. If you would like to help, please email Terrie
enlightenedVendors! If you'd like to share about your ministry or business that meets the needs of today's older adults, please return the vendor form toTerrie
enlightenedBreakout Sessions: We have several choices for breakout sessions this year. We're trying to speak to the needs of many different people. 
     Monday, 9:30 AM:
     Estate Planning Seminar: Wills & Trusts - Judy Logan, CSBC
     Power of Practical Prayer - Pastor Dave Brown
     Walking through Grief - Jane Daly, author
     Tuesday, 9:30 AM:
     Compassion Burnout: Caring for Aging Parents - Jane Daly, author
     Nutrition & Aging - Annalyssa and Terrie Brown
     Telling Your Story - Robynne Elizabeth Miller, author
enlightenedKeynote speaker: Pastor Richard Dwyer
     Returning to Your First Love:
     "Back to the Future"
     "Back to the Basics"
     "Back to the Divine Dream"
enlightenedFiles for sharing with your church: bulletin insert or full-size flier

Meet with the Mayor of Stockton
A gathering of Clergy, Mayor Tubbs, and lunch on Wednesday, August 15th, 12noon to 1:30pm at St. Joseph's Medical Center, 1800 N. California Street, Stockton, CA. RSVP by calling 209-944-8362. Leave your name and faith community name. 

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 Winter/Spring, 2019
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.

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 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

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.  

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, 615-496-9860
Or read more here: 
Regional Ministry Director orChief Financial Operating Officer

10         I Can Only Imagine Movie
            Roseville Baptist Church, 6 pm
            1301 Coloma Way, Roseville

11           Patriot Day Simulcast
               A FREE event to remember our warriors who fight fo rus every day and a chance to share the gospel message with your community. The simulcast will feature the 60-minute film SURENDER ONLY TO ONE along with other features. The event length is around 75 minutes. You will be able to show it any time between 9/11 and 9/16. Sign up here.

11         "The Leader I Want to Be" Conference with Johnny Hunt
             Tuesday, 9/11, 9 am to 2:30 pm
             Trinity Baptist Church, Vacaville

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

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

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

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. 
Indivisible in theaters October 26. Watch the trailer here

Master Class Pastor Training: 7 Brutal Facts about How Porn Is Affecting Local Churches
"Freedom Fight" Helps Churches Fight Porn Addiction
Video explaining the problem and the program

Taking a Stand in a Self-Destructing Culture by Josh McDowell
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here I am! Send me." -- Isaiah 6:8
Where do you stand?
As a Christian apologist, I stand for truth. I woudl be remiss if I watched our culture self-destruct and did not make a stand for truth. 
Living a pure life as a follower of Jesus Christ has been my passion for over 55 years. Why? It is because the nature and character of God is true and pure. As believers, God calls us to live our lives characterized by truth and purity. As a father and grandfather I am concerned for my children adn grandchildren as they face life in a culture where truth and purity are no longer valued.
Last month, a study I commissioned from the Barna Group found that among Christian young adults:
   76% actively seek out pornography on the Internet.
   93% say they talk with their friends about porn in neutral, accepting and encouraging ways.
   52% say that not recycling is wrong while only 32% say pornography is wrong.
   Only 1 in 20 have a friend who says that pornography is wrong.

This represents just one of the groups surveyed. The statistics for men, women, children, and especially pastors and Christian leaders are equally startling.
Technology has ushered in many wonderful improvements into our lives. Having access to biblical content on a mobile device is facilitating the spread of the gospel around the world. Social media allows us the privilege of staying connected to the world around us. But there is another side to technology. Internet pornography is a silent epidemic that is eroding our credibility as Christians. Chuck Swindoll put it this way:

“Pornography is the greatest cancer facing the church today.” — Chuck Swindoll

It is not a popular topic — most churches and pastors are not addressing this issue within their churches because it is difficult to discuss. Read the full article here.

SBC Camp Sued
Baptist Press published a story this week about a SBC camp in Oklahoma that was sued because a child was raped as a camper by a volunteer cook at the camp. Not only was the camp sued, but the church that brought the volunteer was sued for not performing a background check on the volunteer, and the church who brought the camper was also sued for not doing a background check on all the adult chaperones. The case was settled, terms were not disclosed, but it was inferred that all sued parties were impacted. 
One sentence of the settlement agreement is not under seal: "Following this incident, the BGCO conducted a review of its policies and procedures and has recognized additional efforts to provide as safe [an] environment as possible for campers visiting Falls Creek."
Read the article here.

'Mind the Alligators': A Lesson in Spiritual Vigilance by Kurt Bubna forOutreach Magazine
I took a day off at the end of two very long and successful weeks of serving the church in Botswana. Well, most of the day anyhow. The morning started very early as I spoke at the national police academy for the country. It was powerful and moving, but that’s another story.
Later that day, the team from Eastpoint and I went on a safari to a game preserve. I love Botswana, and I love animals, so this was an incredible day for me. We saw everything from baboons to giraffes. Without a doubt, however, the highlight of the day was two male hippos.
Our driver let us get out of the Land Rover and allowed us to move fairly close to the water. Frankly, I was a bit surprised because the last time I was there the previous guide wouldn’t let us out of the truck. He said something about getting eaten.
Seeing hippos in the wild is hard to describe. They’re enormous and fascinating. The hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world and is considered by many as one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. In fact, hippos kill more humans in Africa than any other wild animal. That being the case, our guide cautioned us. Though they are only territorial while in the water, an angry hippo can easily outrun most humans.
I’d read about hippos, so I wasn’t too concerned, and the males were still a reasonable distance from all of us. However, as we approached the water and the tall grass, our guide kept saying, “Mind the alligators. Mind the alligators!” He was more worried about the gators than the hippos, so he cautioned us to keep a watchful eye out for them while we were enjoying the sights.
Of course, being a pastor, I started thinking about the lesson to be learned in this situation.
Here it is: So often we are focused on something entertaining, fascinating and cool (like a hippo or two) that we aren’t paying attention to the other lurking dangers around us.
Read the full article here.

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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


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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