Network News - August 31, 2018
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Network News - August 31, 2018

It's that time of year again!

We're getting ready to update and print out the SRBN Directory of Churches to have it available at the Annual Celebration and downloadable from our Website. We need you to check the entry for your church and make sure it is correct. Please check the directory here, and please check the map on our website to make sure the information is also correct there. 

Meet the SRBN Pastors! In addition, we are adding a page to our website that will feature each of our pastors. You will be receiving a note in the mail to remind you to please send us your bio and church info. If you can include a picture, that's even better!

You will also recieve a letter if your church hasn't filled out last year's ACP or aren't in compliance with SRBN membership. 

Also, if your church is in good standing with SRBN but hasn't yet registered with CSBC and SBC, you should be recieving an application in the mail from us so you can apply. If you have any questions about any of these items, please contact Terrie at the SRBN office. 

Please watch for these letters.

We had a change in the Adult Conference schedule. Please download the updated fliers and bulletin inserts.

You're sure to be well-fed during the conference both spiritually and physically! You are sure to be blessed!laugh
Register here.

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

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

31           End of Summer Youth Bath
               Country Oaks Baptist Church
               3-7 pm, ages 12 and up

8             Lasertag Fellowship - SRBN Youth
4 pm, Lasertag of Carmichael

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!

15-16    End of Summer Lock-in - SRBN Youth
15th - begins at 5 pm 
             16th - ends at 11:30 am

17         Andy Stanley "Deep & Wide" Conference
Mariners - 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA 92603
             Register 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

             Bulletin Insert
             Full-page flier

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

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
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. 
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.
Indivisible in theaters October 26Watch the trailer here.

I Still Believe in theaters October 30. This is the story of Russ Taff's life and testimony. Watch the trailer here.

Will Live Streaming Hurt Church Attendance? by Ryan Campbell for
A common question I often answer when working so closely with the video production teams at many churches in my profession and as a volunteer in my local church community is, “Why would I want to stream my service? Won’t providing the ability to watch it online keep people from coming in person?” 

It’s an acceptable concern and reflects many hesitations with new media and the convenience with which it is delivered. If we look deeper into the matter, we can see that not embracing new media such as streaming could hinder leaders from not only providing new ways to integrate and communicate to their flock, but possibly holding back a way to reach new members with the word and the great commission to “go and make disciples.”

As streaming continues to grow at a rapid pace, no truly comprehensive study currently provides (or could keep up with) statistics relating to attendance upon a church’s move to live streaming, but as an expert constantly working with new churches as they begin streaming, it’s been reported back to me time and time again that with the adoption of live streaming, attendance holds steady to keep current members involved, and in some occasions, even increases attendance at churches. Why is this?
Read the full story here.

Remember, What God Starts, He Finishes by Pastor Rick Warren

Before Saddleback moved to its present location, we bought a big chunk of land. While I thought at the time it was a dream come true, it turned out there were giants in the land.

The county began heaping on ridiculous requirements. First they wanted to allow us to build on only nine acres of the property.

Then they instructed us to build a berm — an eight foot ridge of dirt — along the front of the property to hide the building.

Then they decided we’d need to move 150 trees from the back of the property to the front of the property and plant them on that berm.

Next, they told us we couldn’t build a 7,000-seat worship center. Instead, we could build a 1,000-seat worship center and have seven services.

Then they demanded that we put in a charcoal filtration water system so that the water that ran off the parking lot would be nice and pure as it went into the gutter.

Then they told us we couldn’t build a parking lot. We’d have to build a parking garage.

Finally, they decided we couldn’t build a preschool because “that’s not a legitimate church ministry.” We said, “Since when did the government start deciding what is and what isn’t legitimate church ministry?”

We battled for four years. Some 25 articles appeared in The Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register during that time with headlines like, “Church Project Delayed” and “Church Project Delayed Again.”

I asked our people to write to the county supervisors. Shortly after, this headline came out: “Pro Canyon Church Project Letters Flood the County Offices.” Letters were coming in at the rate of 400 a day. Finally the county supervisors called me and said, “Please stop. You’re clogging up our mail system.”

The Orange County Register published an editorial supporting Saddleback Church called “A Church Beset, A Church Under Siege.” It said, “The church’s congregation has grown in 9 1⁄2 years from nothing to 7,500, but still meets in a high school gym. What this really amounts to is county bureaucrats trying to force and control their use of property along a pre-determined path. What gives people the arrogance to presume they have the right to do such a thing?”

Finally I took our church directory to our county supervisor. I laid it in front of that supervisor and said, “There are 18,000 names in this directory. They all vote and they’re all in your district.”

And that’s how we swapped for the piece of property we now own. We paid $3.5 million for the first piece of land. During the four-year battle it went up in value to $6.5 million, and we traded it evenly for a piece worth $9 million. We walked onto our Lake Forest property with $6 million in equity. That is so God!

The new land had more visibility, more usable space, more accessibility, a six-lane road on one side, a six-lane road on another side, and a toll road that goes up and down the entire county, putting one third of Orange County — or a million people — within a 20-minute drive of this church. God knew what he was doing.

Were the risks and the battles and delay worth it? Absolutely. Because what God starts he finishes.

Some in our congregation have said, “I really regret missing some of those early exciting tests of faith that Saddleback was in on. I wasn’t here during that time.” But the most exciting part of any race is not the start of the race. It’s the end.

Good things are ahead not just for your congregation, but for all of God’s people. We’re all in a battle, but we already know we’re going to win it because the Bible tells us. I don’t know a more exciting time to be alive.

As a pastor, there are many things you don’t have control over. You didn’t choose when or where you’d be born or what your natural talents would be. God, in his sovereignty, chose those things for you. But there is one thing you do have control over and that’s the most important thing: It’s how much you choose to believe God.

Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” (NLT).

You can trust him. Whatever he starts, he finishes — and finishes well.
Used with permission. Originally appeared here.

Why People are Reluctant to Discuss Faith from Research Releases in Culture & Media from
Social media and mobile devices have fundamentally changed the way we communicate—particularly about faith. Substantive spiritual conversations have become harder not only because of 280-character limits but also because of shifts in the way the public perceives or subscribes to religion in the first place. For his most recent book, Learning to Speak God from Scratch, Barna worked with religion columnist Jonathan Merritt to interview U.S. adults for whom spiritual conversations are rare or nonexistent to find out why they don’t talk more often about faith. This research can also be seen in Spiritual Conversations in a Digital Age, a new report in partnership with Lutheran Hour Ministries. The infographic excerpt below outlines the most common reasons for the reluctance of American adults to engage in spiritual conversations.

Read the full article here.


SRBN Youth Meet Up Laser Tag

SRBN Youth Meet Up at
Laser Tag of Carmichael
6031 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael
Bring your youth group and join the fun!

SRBN Youth End of Summer Lock-In

SRBN Youth End of Summer Lock-In
September 15th - begins at 5 pm 
September 16th - ends at 11:30 am
Meeting at The Church on Cypress
5709 Cypress Avenue, Carmichael
Permission Slips and info here

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

Full page flier
Bulletin Insert


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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