Network News - November 10, 2017
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Network News - November 10, 2017

FBC Lincoln is performing a Reboot

Reboot (def.)

1. a process to refresh systems for more efficiency in performing tasks.
2. an act or instance of making a change in order to establish a new beginning.

On December 1st, FBC Lincoln will become First Street Community Church.  Under the leadership of Pastor Mike Sanchez, the church has spent 29 months actively working on spiritual and facilities revitalization.  The “reboot” is a major milestone in this ongoing process to fulfill our calling to Share God’s Love and Tell His Story.

You are invited to join us at our Reboot Ceremony at 1545 1st Street, Lincoln.

Annual (Senior) Adult Conference
Cande Ackler sent a report from the recent 11th Annual Adult Conference with a request for the 12th Annual Conference:
First Baptist Church of Orangevale has hosted this meeting for the past eleven years, and 2017 was one of the best we have had.
During the three days, we had a barbecue on Sunday afternoon followed by music led by John McDaniel and the worship team from Orangevale, and a presentation by Dr. Carl Morgan, Director and Curator of the Woodland Museum of Biblical Archaelogy.  Dr. Morgan also spoke on Monday and Tuesday mornings.  Early sessions on Monday and Tuesday included a presentation by the California Highway Patrol of their “Age Well Drive Smart” program for drivers age 65 and older.  The Senior Ombudsman from California Department of Motor Vehicles provided invaluable information for the senior driving community.  On Tuesday morning, representatives of First Call Hospice presented great information about the concepts involved in hospice care for patients of all ages approaching the end of life.
The conference was well attended  by representatives from seventeen churches, with 83 on Sunday evening, 64 on Monday, and more than 40 on Tuesday.  Of course great fellowship occurred during the lunches after each morning session.
Orangevale has enjoyed hosting the past eleven years of conferences, but is seeking another church to host the meetings in 2018.  Any church group interested in hosting may contact Richard Ackler, Senior Adult Ministries Coordinator at First Baptist Church of Orangevale, at (916) 601-6017, or email

Join The Church on Cypress in a Mission Project

The Church on Cypress has had an ongoing ministry that helps persecuted Christians and seminary students in Myanmar. Your church can adopt this same mission project very easily. You can take on the mission opportunity and partner with Cypress, or they have people who will come and share at your church during worship and help you get involved with this mission work.

What your church can do:
1. Show a five-minute video in your service about the ministry
2. Have 1-2 leaders/contact persons to lead this project in your church who can explain the importance of this project and what it is accomplishing and who can oversee the sell of the bracelets used to raise the money as well as forward the money to The Church on the Rock in Canada. (See below for more details). (If you are near the Sacramento area, we can provide a leader/speaker to coordinate with your church if you are willing to let us come and share).
3. Commit to sell at least 100 bracelets. (They are really beautiful and are hand-made by the families in Myanmar).
4. Contact Claudia Wreyford at 916-944-2225 with any questions or to adopt this project in your church.
The Church on Cypress in Carmichael has partnered with The Church on the Rock in Canada for many years. We need churches who, as part of their mission activities, would be willing to join us in supporting the mission churches in Myanmar. This project provides financial support for a lay pastor seminary (training 70-90 men from 15 outlying villages) as well as aiding Christian families being persecuted there. 
The families are making Kumihimo (braided) Bracelets which will then be offered for sale through churches here in the US. 100% of all monies collected go to the mission in Myanmar. There are no administrative costs. All work here is done by volunteers. 
We currently have 1,000 bracelets ready for sale, we just need your help by including this as one of your mission projects.  Here are links to both the informational video available for your use and to pictures/information on the Myanmar Mission activities:
Click here: Myanmar Mission Pictures Or: 

Job & Ministry Opportunities
Senior/Lead Pastor - Capital City Baptist Church
Capital City Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a full-time Senior/Lead Pastor.  Send resumes ONLY to Ray Torrez, Chairman of Search Team.  
Deadline: December 29, 2017 

Urgent Need: Preschool Teacher Interns
Teachers needed wot tork with the preschool program at Lake Tahoe. Teachers must be studying or have a dregree in Early Childhood, Child Life, Child Development, or Human Development and Family Studies. You need 12 semester hours in any combination fo these types of classes to qualify as a preschool intern. Round-trip air fare, housing, food money,a nd local ministry-related transportation provided plus a $500 monthly stipend. 

For more information: Debbie Wohler Reasoner-Internship Coordinator: 530-448-9359 (Eastern Time) or, Jayme Blanton, A+ Director: 530-583-1534 (Pacific Time) or, Pastor Scott Capshaw: 530-583-7458 (Pacific Time) or  

Live-In Home Health Care Helper
A pastor from Suisun whose parents live in Sacramento needs to find 24/7 live-in assistance for his mother and her husband. Please contact Pastor Richard Guy from Grace Baptist Church of Suisun. His number is 707-290-3200.

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.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.
In Christ,
Pastor James  Allen  and the FBCW Stewardship/Personnel Committee

Youth Mission Projects Needs
As part of the Ignition Conference at the end of December, the students will have the opportunity to help with several service projects in our area from 1:15 pm to 4:45 pm on December 29th. If you have a special project that you think it appropriate for students to help with, please contact the SRBN office to let us know.

Free Supplies:
Folding Machines Available Free

The Church on Cypress, Carmichael, is giving away two folding machines. The big one folds newsletters, bulletins, and possibly tri-folds. Both have manual adjustment, and instructions are included for the smaller one. For more information or to request them, please contact Melissa Burgess at 916-972-8200 or


Used Materials for Bible Study
Materials are available to any mission or church plant that would want materials for Bible Study or Sunday School. Please contact Martha Kelly at First Baptist Church of Fair Oaks at (916) 966-2295

Many Christian movies are in theaters or are coming to theaters this fall and next spring! It's exciting to see family-friendly movies in theaters and movies with a meaningful Christian message! Here is a list of the ones we know about:

Let There Be Light in theaters now, Free Resources
Genesis Part 1: Paradise Lost in theaters November 13 only
The Star: The Story of the First Christmas in theaters November 17 
Alien Invasion in theaters January 11, 2018
Tortured for Christ in theaters Spring, 2018

10    SRBN Youth Leaders Meeting
El Camino Baptist Church, 6 pm

11    2nd Saturday Outreach
        10 AM - 1st Time orientation

1-2  Disaster Relief Roundtable for Cal Blue Caps
      More details:

5   Minister and Staff Lunch
     12 pm to 1:30 pm, bring your own lunch
     Roseville Baptist Church, 1301 Coloma Way

9   2nd Saturday Outreach
     10 AM - 1st Time orientation

28-30  Ignition Student Conference
          Sacramento Convention Center
          Learn more:

27      Church Music Workshop - North

16-19   Winter Youth Retreat Week 1

17        Clinicas para Escuela Biblica de Vacaciones - San Jose

21-Mar. 5 International Commission Kenya Mission Trip
             Contact Sonia at

23-25     Winter Youth Retreat Week 2

24         State VBS Clinic at El Camino Baptist Church
2805 El Camino Ave., Sacramento

24         Clinicas para Escuela Biblica de Vacaciones - Manteca

The Secret to Finding True Joy by Matt Chandler for LifeWay


We all want it. Everything you do in life stems from a desire to experience joy, pleasure, satisfaction or relief.

We're driven by the conviction, based on appetites living naturally inside the human heart, that certain actions will lead to happiness. We seek this satisfaction in all kinds of places. We'll do anything for it.

The surprising reality is that joy is a God-given gift. And ultimately what we're seeking is found in the gospel. This driving hunger is what fuels us to continually seek Christ—to persevere in the ongoing ethics of sanctification.

It's True: We're Hardwired for Joy

Regardless of how you've come to think about happiness and pleasure, God wired that desire in you. It's true that some twisted pursuits are broken and sinful, but the desire for pleasure is God-given. You were designed to be ultimately satisfied and happily dependent on your Creator. The Bible is clear: our greatest joy is in Jesus.

Life with Him is better than anything else. Knowing Him and being reconciled to the Father through Him is the one way we find the most pleasurable, long-lasting and irreplaceable joy known to humanity.

Nothing in this world will ultimately satisfy. No amount of grain and wine (ancient symbols for wealth) will ever make you happy, and sometimes people need to come to this conclusion for themselves before they truly embrace it.

Read the article here.

Church Security: How Do We Keep Our Churches Safe in a World Where Evil Is Present? by Ed Stetzer for Christianity Today

As we think through how to keep our people safe, we remember that our hope is secure in God. 

The shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs continues to shock the nation. As stories of the victims begin to filter out into the news, our heartbreak is compounded by the contrast between their faith and the violence, hate, and cowardice of the act.

In my article for CNN, I called for the body of Christ to persist in prayer and to take seriously our call to humbly seek solutions to this kind of violence. We must reject our inclination to retrench behind the superficial political talking points parroted in these times and ask what we—as the Church of Jesus Christ—can and should do to keep those that bear his image safe from this violence.

In response to the article, I received many questions from churches asking what they can do to protect their people. I can empathize with their situation, as I’ve actually had a security incident at a church that got dangerous. I imagine I’m not the only one.

While there is comfort in knowing that the faithful gathering of believers endures despite this act and will continue this Sunday around the United States, the tragedy in Texas presents a pressing need facing ministry leaders. In light of this past weekend, churches across the country will begin thinking and praying through security for their upcoming service—painfully aware that, on any given Sunday, it could be them facing this situation.

While I have experience in consulting in church security, I have always tried to connect churches with experts in the field of security who can give recommendations out of their weight of experience and training.

So, in trying to help pastors, my team reached out to security professionals both in and out of the church to ask how we can think through questions of security while at the same time remaining welcoming and open to our communities. So as pastors, elder teams, and ministry leaders begin the hard and complex process of refining their security processes, I want to offer a mix of pastoral and practical advice for us all to consider.

First, the time is past for naivety about the need for security.

Read the article here.



SRBN Youth Leaders Meeting

Friday, November 10, 6 pm
(2nd Friday of each month)
El Camino Baptist Church
2805 El Camino Ave., Sacramento

For more info: Gregory Horton

Donation of Turkeys Needed for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners

For His Glory Church is looking for free turkeys. We are serving FREE Thanksgiving Dinner and Free Christmas dinner again this year to families who otherwise won't have a dinner on those days.

If you can make a donation of any kind we appreciate it.
Tax deduction.


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