Network News - July 13, 2018
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Network News - July 13, 2018

Summer hours for the SRBN office are going to be different. Terrie is involved with some ministry opportunities and a short vacation that will cause her to be in the office at different hours through July and the first part of August. Please call the office before you come by or contact Bob at 916.996.0964 if you cannot reach anyone. Thank you!

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

Please tell us what you've been doing as a church and send some photos for us to share.
Remember to send information about events you're hosting that SRBN and the community are invited to.

Internship with Stipend at Lake Tahoe, California for Fall, 2018 and Winter/Spring, 2019

Fall 2018:We are looking for one preschool teacher/intern who has completed 12 semester hours in any combination of the following types of classes: Early Childhood, Child Life, Child Development, or Human Development and Family Studies. August 7-December 21, 2018
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.

Part-time Musician/Worship Leader
Roseville Baptist Church is seeking a musician to join a growing church family to provide accompaniment for the Sunday morning worship time. This is a part-time position with a salary range that will be commensurate with amount of work done. Please email Pastor David at to submit a resume.

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.

Senior Pastor - Woodward Park Baptist Church, Fresno
Send resume and cover letter
Read info here.

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.

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 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 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



15-19 ExO Session 2 at Camp Alta - $250

16-19 Day Camp Session 3 at Camp Alta - $130

21-26 FamilyFest Mission Trip - Long Beach
More info and registration online

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

9-10 Global Leadership Summit
simulcasts available in our area

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

22-24 CSBC State Convention Annual Meeting
Clovis Hill Community Church
10590 N. Willow Avenue
Clovis, CA 93619

Unbroken: Path to Redemption in theaters September 14
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 Village in 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.

Seeing Christianity through Post-Christian Eyes by James Emery White for Outreach Magazine

The mission of the church is to reach those who are far from Christ with the life-changing message of the gospel. In today’s post-Christian culture, that means our primary cultural currency needs to be explanation. So why do many churches seem to have trouble when it comes to offering that explanation? Much of the problem rests with what has been called the curse of knowledge.

Try something: tap out the beats to “Happy Birthday” with your hand on a desk or chair or whatever is handy where you are reading this. You’re singing the song in your head while tapping out the beats with your hand or fingers.

Okay, now that you’ve done that ask yourself, “Do I think most people would guess the song based on my beats?” It’s such a familiar song that, if you’re like most people, you probably imagine they would have.

This was an actual experiment conducted at Stanford University. Researchers found that listeners were able to guess a song right only about 2.5 percent of the time—getting three songs out of about 120. But here’s what’s interesting. The person tapping out the songs thought those listening were getting it right at least 90 percent of the time. So the listeners were getting the song right only one time out of 40, but the tapper thought they were getting it right one time out of every two. The difference was that the tapper was hearing the song in their head. While they were tapping, they couldn’t imagine the other person not hearing the song in the background.

This is called the curse of knowledge. Once we know something, we find it hard to imagine what it’s like not to know it.

Have you forgotten what it’s like to be apart from Christ?

The world needs you to remember.

We’re so used to talking to the already convinced that we have lost our intuitive sense of what it means to talk to someone who isn’t a Christ follower.

When I’m preparing a message, I assume those listening have no knowledge whatsoever in terms of the Christian faith. I never use terms such as Trinityrevelationsin or grace without explaining what they mean. Even something as elemental as how I reference a passage in the Bible is explanatory in nature. Instead of saying, “This passage is from John 1:14,” I say something along the lines of, “This is from the biography of Jesus written by John, one of our four biographies in the Bible.”
Read the full article here.

Podcast: Thom Rainer - Equipping Millennials in the Church - Rainer on Leadership #443

3 Reasons Why Church Leaders Need to Be Familiar with Secular Worldviews by Eric Geiger for LifeWay Pastors

People are hungry for content and take it in at an unprecedented clip. In the second quarter of 2017, Netflix surpassed 100 million subscribers. Netflix members stream over 42 billion hours worth of programming each year. Recent studies suggest that the average person spends up to 5 hours a day looking at a smart phone and receives as many as 10,000 brand messages a day. We are a people who are deeply connected to and influenced by the content we absorb.
Most people are aware of the amount of time we spend in our church absorbing content. What we think about far less often is that nothing we watch on our TVs or read on our phones comes with a neutral perspective. Embedded in all the content we consume is a vision of how the world works. The creators of this content have ideas about what is true and what is ultimate, and it naturally shows up in the content they created. Their ideas may or may not square with the ultimate truth available to us in Jesus.
As our culture becomes more relativistic, pluralistic, and me-centered, these types of secular worldviews shape the messages we see and the content overall. Leaders in the church need to become wise observers of our culture so that we can learn to identify the worldview of the content we take in so that we can point ourselves, the people we lead, and the people we serve back to Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). In light of that, here are three reasons church leaders need to understand how secular worldviews have influenced our culture.
Secular worldviews influence the way you view the world.
Secular worldviews influence the people you lead.
Secular worldviews influence the people you are seeking to reach.
Read the full article here.

Evangelism in a Digital Age: An Infographic from Barna 

When Your Calling Feels like Death by Mandy Smith for CTPastors
Doing God's will, even in ministry, isn't always fun and flourishing.
What makes your flourish?
It’s a helpful question to ask when discerning our calling. It assumes that God’s call grows from our gifts and passions, that we experience blessing as he works through us to bless others. And that’s scriptural and true.
But what about when our calling feels not like flourishing but like dying?
Yes, I’ve known seasons when following God felt like life and growth. Times when praying for someone brought transformation, when obeying the call to start something new brought growth. But I’m not in that season right now.
Right now it feels more like obedience. Like setting aside what I’d like to do and choosing instead to do what he asks. More like endless spreadsheets and emails and starting big challenges and less like seeing lives transformed. Seasons like this mean stepping into places that feel unsafe, that make me look foolish, daring to care about broken things that may never be fixed. God dares me to pray for release for the person who seems beyond hope. Personally, I’d rather not go there. I might be disappointed.
Yes, I believe that God leads us into life and growth. At times, though, I believe he prunes us.
We have admiration for martyrs—people who die publicly because of their faith. We know their stories from the Bible and church history. But what about the kind of martyrdom that slowly draws the life from us, not in an execution, but from a daily choice of being poured out like a drink offering?
In today’s ministry, we easily equate our work with life fulfillment and career goals. So what do we do with these words of Jesus?
“If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23).
“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it” (Mark 8:35).
Read the rest of the article here.


Basic Literacy Missions ESL Teacher Training

The Basic Literacy Missions / English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) Workshop is designed to train participants to minister in one of three areas including ESL, Adult Reading & Writing (ARW) and Tutoring Youth & Children (TYC). This literacy training will focus on ESL only. Literacy Missions training is designed to:

  • prepare participants from churches and associations to begin new ministries to share Jesus Christ in their community
  • provide resources to promote and support literacy missions ministries
  • allow like-purposed volunteers to build relationships and strengthen their commitment to follow God's call

The Basic Literacy ESL Workshop provides 11 hours of training for certification in teaching ESL.

Cost for the workshop is $40 per person for members of CSBC churches and $50 per person for others. The training manual and supplies needed to complete the class are included in the registration fee. For the maximum benefit of the participants, training will be limited to 20 participants so register early.

On Friday evening a light dinner will be provided, and lunch will be provided on Saturday.

Register online at

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


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
Registration opening soon
For all teachers, leaders, and small group facilitators

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