Network News - January 25, 2019
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Network News - January 25, 2019

Discipleship Workshop Is Full
Originally the Blueprint for Discipleship Workshop on Jan. 29th in El Cajon was offering the option of paying at the door, but they have filled all of their nearly 400 spaces for the workshop and cannot add any more seats. If you have not already bought your ticket, you will not be able to attend.
There will be another workshop in 2020, and we will share those details when we get them.

New Ministry to Muslims in Sacramento
Victor John and Roseville Baptist Church are launching a new ministry to Muslims in the SRBN area. Victor is available to speak at your church and share. If you have questions, please contact Viktor at 
If you would like to give to help support this ministry, please go to Roseville Baptist Church, Giving, and under the drop down where it says "tithes and offerings" choose "Missions - Viktor John Support." 

Pastor Supply List
We have the Supply Pastor list on our website under "Info Center" - "Resources" on our home page. Please check that your information is correct on the document. Thank you. 

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.  

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.

Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God? by Nabeel Qureshi for Outreach Magazine

In April 2015 I had an opportunity to encourage Christian students to reach out to their Muslim neighbors. It was a chapel service at a Christian college in upstate New York, and at the center of the mostly Caucasian audience was an Iraqi woman clearly distinguishable by her hijab, the headscarf that Muslim women commonly wear.

I have learned the hard way that, whenever I address an audience, I should try my best to present my message without offending people more than I have to. If people are going to find the gospel offensive, I would rather it not be on account of my presentation. So for the allotted hour, I was trying to read her reaction to my arguments and testimony, but she showed no reaction whatsoever. She simply listened. At least she was not obviously offended—so far so good!

At the very end of my presentation, a woman in the audience asked me a controversial question: “Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?” My answer to this question had offended Muslims in the past, and I was worried it would do so again. But another thing I have learned the hard way is, when asked a question, I should try to answer it directly. So I offered a quick prayer in my heart and began.

I started by stating the obvious: Christians worship Yahweh, the Trinity, whereas Muslims worship Allah, a monad. This is not an incidental difference; Islam makes every effort to condemn the Trinity as blasphemy (4.171). The Quran rejects the relational aspects of God, saying that he is not a father (5.18) and he is not a son (112.3). It establishes its own doctrine of God, tawhid, in diametric opposition to the Trinity, and that doctrine becomes the central doctrine of Islamic theology.

Most people who say Christians and Muslims worship the same God are aware of this difference, but they treat it as relatively inconsequential. This is not a trivial difference, though; it has major implications. Since mankind is made in the image of the triune God, love is woven into our very nature. The Trinity gives us the most consistent, most powerful basis for being self-sacrificial and altruistic.

This is an important point to unpack.
Read the full article here

Six Symptoms of a Dysfunctional Church podcast from Thom S. Rainer

Six Creative Ways to Deal with a Deteriorating Facility - Revitalize & Replant #077 podcast


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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