Network News - January 11, 2019
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Network News - January 11, 2019

Harold Woodall's Memorial Service
Saturday, January 19 at 10 am held at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home located at 425 N. Soderquist Road, Turlock, CA 95380. A reception and fellowship will follow the service.

Gifts of remembrance may be donated on behalf of Harold Woodall, to On the Frontline Ministries based in Modesto, California; and can be done directly online at their website through this link: .

The Woodall’s have had a heart for the work missionaries Jerry and Wilma Mishler are doing in Cambodia.

If you would like to send your condolences to Gina and family:
Mrs. Gina Woodall and Family

1730 Smith Drive
Turlock, CA 95382

Ruth Ann Harris 
Ruth Ann Harris passed away Wednesday, 1/9/19. Please pray for Jerry and their family. 

SRBN Directories and Other Online Resources

The SRBN Directory, pastors available to supply preach, and more is available online at 
Also, please send us your pastor's bio to be added to the "Meet our Pastors" section of our webpage if you haven't sent it already.

Fellowship Luncheon with the Baptist Foundation of California
Please watch for your official invitation to attend the Fellowship Luncheon on April 8, 2019 at Hilton Arden West. 

Blueprint for Discipleship in El Cajon
Conference led by Dr. Robby Gallaty, Pastor of Long HOllow Baptist Church
9 am - 4 pm
Shadow Mountain Community Church, Lower Campus Chapel
2100 Greenfield Drive, El Cajon, CA 92019
$25 per person if pre-registered here.
$50 at the door.
More information here.
"When God determines the health of a church, he doesn't count the Christians inside; he weighs them." - Dr. Robby Gallaty

Contact Julie McFadzean at or call 619-275-2550.

Five Reasons to Attend Fuge in 2019

5. We'll take care of all the big stuff: camp pastor, worship band, mission sites, recreation, night life activities, lodging, food, and our awesome staff teaches Bible study! You get to enjoy camp with your students.

4. You can reserve your spots at no cost. Camps are filling up quickly! Register today to secure a spot for your group. Deposits ($60 per student) are not due until February 1.

3. There's a camp just for your group. Your students can participate in either recreation or missions with everyone at camp, or you can serve together. We offer Centrifuge, our recreation-based camp, and MFuge, our missions-based camp.

2. Location, location, location. Whether you want to stay close to home or get away to a new place, you're sure to find a camp location you love. Join us at university campuses and retreat centers that are both functional and comfortable.

1. Life change happens. We have seen God do incredible things at FUGE since 1979, and we would love for you to be a part of what He is doing in and through teenagers every summer.

Find a camp.

Tahoe Spring, Summer, and Fall Teacher Intern Positions Open
Internship provides: airfare, housing, $500 a month stipend, food money, cars to drive, valuable work experience, and an opportunity to enjoy beautiful Lake Tahoe!
Ideal candidates are energetic, hard working, and people oriented. We are looking for college graduates or current college students. Some universities provide internship credit. Internship credits are not required to participate.
School age teachers: You will need 12 semester hours TOTAL in any combination: Education classes, Physical Education, Recreation, Music, Art, Dance, Theatre, Band, Psychology, Sociology, or Nursing. School age teachers teach their own class. There are 3 age groups: Kindergarten, 1st - 2nd, and 3rd - 6th. Four school age teachers are needed each semester (fall or spring); eight school age teachers are needed for the summer term. 

Preschool teachers: You will need 12 semester hours TOTAL in any combination: Early Childhood Education, Human Growth and Development, Child Life, or Child Development. We have two age groups: Busy Bee Class (2.5 - 3 year olds) and Friendly Frogs Class (4 - 5 year olds). There will be two teachers in each class. Four preschool teachers are needed each semester and summer. 
Contact Debbie Wohler Reasoner at 530-448-9359 For more information:

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 

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 or to schedule an interview.  

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

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.

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

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:

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:,_California
Bridgeport Christian Fellowship on Facebook
Bridgeport CA on Facebook

26         Church Music Workshop North

             8:30 am-4:15 pm
             Trinity Baptist Church
             557 Olivina Ave.
             Livermore, CA 94551
             It's a hands-on workshop, so bring your guitars, instruments, voices, drums
             and willingness to participate and learn.

             Special Guests: The Worship Collective: California Baptist University

             Registration Details:
Early registration - $39 online by January 13
             Later registration - $43 online January 14-23
             At the door - $50
             Registration and more details here.

29         Blueprint for Discipleship in El Cajon
             9 am - 4 pm
             Shadow Mountain Community Church, Lower Campus Chapel
             2100 Greenfield Drive, El Cajon, CA 92019
             $25 per person if pre-registered here.
             $50 at the door.
             More information here.

16-18     Winter Youth Retreat 2019 at Jenness Park
Go to 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

23        Tapestry 2019 - Unshakable Pursuit: Chasing the God Who Chases Us
Tapestry is an exciting Women’s Ministries & Missions event with one purpose: celebrating God’s amazing love through diversity. This event is planned just for you! Be blessed, encouraged and challenged as we worship the One who created us.

            Sessions are designed to help women be better equipped to make a difference in their community, family, church or workplace. Facilitators will deliver quality seminars and relevant, interactive workshops.
            Bell Road Baptist Church
            707 Bell Road
            Auburn, CA 95603
            Registration and more information here.

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


5-6         Disaster Relief Chaplaincy Training - Tracy
              Southwinds Church
              13400 W. Middle Road
               Tracy, CA 95304-9437
               Registration and more information here.

8            Baptist Foundation Fellowship Luncheon
              Hilton Arden West
              2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento
              11:30 am - 1:30 pm

17-19    2019 Ministers' Wives Retreat - Jenness Park
             Register at
             Cost: $190 

Run the Race in theaters February 22. Watch the trailer here.
The Least of These in theaters in 2019. Watch the trailer here.
Breakthrough in theaters in April 2019, but churches can schedule a theater before the release date any day between April 5-April 21. Check out the info and trailer.

Ten New Year's Resolutions for Every Pastor by Sam Rainer

t’s that time of year when people partake in the annual ritual of making well-intended promises. Most of them end up being broken by February. I also realize the presumptuous nature of this post—as if I could tell you what promises to make (and then inevitably break). However, I do believe every pastor should consider these ten resolutions. Perhaps they will get you thinking.

  1. I will pray for church members daily. Start by praying for your biggest antagonists. One of the best resolutions you can make is to pray more.
  2. I will share my faith at least once a week. Most church leaders bemoan the lack of evangelism in North America. If only us leaders would expend the same amount of energy in sharing Jesus as we do complaining about church members not sharing Jesus—we would have revival.
  3. I will read my Bible devotionally. If you preach regularly, you’re likely reading your Bible often. But too many pastors neglect the devotional reading of Scripture. Then we wonder why our sermons are dry.

Read the full article here.

10 Reasons for Optimism in 2019 - Rainer on Leadership #498 Podcast

2019 Checklist: Online Ministry Strategy by Tyler Rominger for Ministrytech
One of the biggest struggles with managing any group, organization, ministry, or business is coming up with an online ministry strategy that is understandable to everyone involved. Add onto that the need for applicable, pertinent content that leads to genuine action, growth, and success, and the task becomes even more difficult.

While the lack of a clear-cut strategy and organization is often a widespread issue within a ministry, an area that tends to suffer the most from this lack is a ministry’s online presence.

With that in mind, here are my thoughts, formed into a checklist of sorts, in order to help you form your organization’s online strategy for 2019.


Look, I’m in the business of website design, and I like a beautifully functioning, trendy site as much as the next fella.

In my experience, though, building the site itself is too often treated as the “final step” in a process that is so much deeper and more complex than just having a swanky looking series of web pages with content that was filled in months ago and then left to sit in a dusty, unvisited corner of the internet.

Honestly, creating a good online strategy in the modern-day requires a lot of other little steps if you want all of that hard work that went into your website not to go to waste.

I never get tired of pointing out that a website is THE key to a ministry’s communication these days.

It can be a hub of information as well as an outreach tool that helps churches stay relevant to the world around them.

In many ways, a ministry’s website has literally become more important than their geographical presence.

Why you ask? We’ve reached a point as a culture where someone is more likely to stop and look at a Facebook or Google Ad than they are likely to look up from their phones and see that steeple as they drive by.

With all of this said, I’m going to start my checklist at the point AFTER your website is made.


The bulk of this article is going to be condensing a much longer article I wrote titled “An Ultimate Church Plant Digital Marketing Guide.” While some of the specifics of the longer article are tailored towards newer churches or ministries with little to no marketing budget, the truth is, a ton of the content is applicable to any organization and can help bring a synergy to your online presence.

Read the rest of the article here.

7 Ideas for a Fresh Start in 2019 by Cathy Hutchison for Church Production
What is it about a new year that makes us ready for new things? We instinctively know that it's the perfect time to let go of what has passed and start over. It's the perfect time to reboot our faith and make an outward demonstration of it. 
The desire for a fresh start touches everything.
As we all move into a new year, church technical leaders share their best strategies for creating a fresh start.
1 - Read out and touch faith

What if you start the year investing in encouragement? Ryan Howell, director of production at Watermark Church in Dallas, shares:

“A couple of years ago, our team engaged in 'The Reach Out and Touch Faith Project”' (thank you Depeche Mode). Every member of our team had a phone call or a lunch (if proximity allowed it) with at least three other leaders of Production Teams across the country. The goal was to learn what others are doing, and why; and then see if there is anything we can adapt to our team. Social Media, regardless of what you may believe, will never replace the relationships that can grow from real conversations. The exercise helped form relationships that are still on-going. It helped us realize we are not alone in the challenges that we face. It helped us be grateful for what we are doing, and not fall victim to the ditch of comparison. A great way to start fresh is to identify some churches and church leaders that you admire and respect and start a friendship.”

2-Make it personal

Brian Dunaway, director of communications at Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas shares that one of the best ways to create a fresh start in 2019 is to commit to pray for each volunteer daily:

“When we discipline ourselves to pray for anyone or anything it forces and focuses us to understand the details. If we truly care about our volunteers and will be committed to interceding on their behalf, then we will see the relationship grow far beyond what they accomplish for you or for the church but will help grow the body of Christ. We must remember even though our responsibility is technical, we are responsible many times for the spiritual condition of our people. Prayer raises that understanding high and much will come from this focus.”
Read the rest of the article here.
You may also be interested in Top 3 New Year's Resolutions for Church Techs

4 Steps to Achieving Your 2019 Goals by Pastor Rick Warren for

You’ll never find the ideal time to take the next step toward your goals.

So do it now. Those three words could change your ministry. The Bible says, “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done” (Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB).

You can’t wait until your life settles down to reach for that elusive goal. You can’t wait until everyone else is on board to do what you know the Lord has called you to do.

The time is now.

Your ministry must thrive under imperfect conditions or it will never thrive. So get started today with these four steps.

1. Clarify your goals.

God gave you an amazing ability to choose what’s important in your life. Many ministry leaders never stop to think through and identify what’s really important to them. You can’t do what’s important in your life until you clarify what it is.

Take a half day, if possible, and pray about two specific things: What do I value? What do I want to change?

Yes, you should think about your ministry goals, but don’t stop there either. I also usually think through:

  • Intellectual goals: What do I want to learn?
  • Physical goals: How can I improve my health?
  • Spiritual goals: How do I deepen my relationship with God?
  • Social goals: How can I serve other people more effectively?

2. Write your goals down.

You won’t complete any goals you don’t write down. As you write them down, word them so they are SMART goals. That means they are:

  • Specific: Give a number when possible. How many books will you read? How many pounds will you lose?
  • Measurable: You need to be able to measure your progress and know if you are getting closer to your goal.
  • Achievable: You’ll get discouraged if the goal is impossible for you to complete.
  • Relevant: Choose a goal that is based upon what matters to you. Don’t set a goal you think other people want you to complete. Your goals should be your goals.
  • Time-sensitive: A goal is a dream with a deadline. A goal says that by the end of this amount of time or by this date, I’m going to reach this goal. It’s specific, it’s measurable, and it should be achieved within a specific time frame.

3. Get support from other believers.

Too many pastors try to achieve goals by themselves. You probably preach this truth to your congregation all of the time: “You weren’t made to go through life on your own.” Guess what? It applies to you and me, too.

If you’re going to reach the goals you set for yourself in January, you need other people to cheer you on. Maybe this means you create a local pastors’ group so you can share your goals with your peers. But it doesn’t have to be this. You just need to gather with people who care about you and what you’re doing.

4. Ask God for help.

Pastor, if you’re going to complete your ministry and personal goals this year, you need to expect that God will help. Pray expectantly.

The Bible says, “Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be dismayed. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will. And I know that I will triumph!” (Isaiah 50:7 NLT).

You can only accomplish the impossible if you see the invisible. Living in the light of eternity is the only thing that’ll keep you on track in 2019.

You and I only get a limited time to make an impact through our lives. So let’s make the most of this year.
(reprinted with permission)


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


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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