Network News - November 2, 2018
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Network News - November 2, 2018

Fall Back!
This weekend we go off of Daylight Savings Time and fall back one hour. 
Remember to change your clocks and enjoy the extra hour of sleep!

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted
IDOP is this Sunday, November 4, but if you are not able to observe it this week, plan another week in November for your church or small group to pray for those who are persecuted for their faith. 
Here are some free materials you can use.
Also, you can join a free webinar on Saturday, November 3rd joining others in praying for Christians in North Korea. You can join here.

Planning Calendars
We have a limited supply of the pocket-sized planning calendars and of the full-sized calendars. If you would like one, please come by the office to pick one up. First come, first served, while supplies last. Please call first as Terrie has been called for Jury duty, so her hours could be very limited for a couple weeks. 

Christmas is less than two months away! Here are some resources offered for free.
Graphics and Resources from Life Church
Checklist for your Church

RightNow Media offers many small group studies and videos for the Christmas season
Free Advent Resources
Please be sure to let us know what you're doing that is open to the community and SRBN family. 

Discipleship Conference
Discipleship Blueprint: A Model for Making Disciples in the Local Chruch
Tuesday, January 29, 9am-4pm
Shadow Mountain Community Church, San Diego
$25 per person (cost is $75 per person, but if you register in advance, your registration is being subsidized by a grant). At the door: $50, Non-SBC, $75 at the door/$50 in advance.
Discipleship Task Group Video (8 Minutes)

Robby Gallaty’s Invitation to San Diego Workshop (I minute)

World Changers
The Mission of World Changers
Equipping students to confidently share the gospel is our primary goal. It's imperative that students leave your ministry as lifelong gospel sharers, and we want to do everything we can to help you provide them with the training and experience needed. This is accomplished through providing focused, meaningful missions experiences.

Our camp model:

  • Choose from 5-day or 7-day construction or church planting projects
  • All groups are provided a pre-project study to help prepare them for a successful week of missions
  • Groups are typically housed in local schools or churches
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided
  • Participants engage in approximately 8 hours of ministry each day
  • All participants attend a nightly worship gathering led by a worship leader and speaker

Find a project: 
Rec Camp

Mission Camp

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 storsy. 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

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 

Study Books Available
Our church has excess study books of the LifeWay Bible Studies for Life Small Groups series. We are interested in selling them at a much reduced price. We have 25 different titles with leader’s guide CD plus student books of each category. If anyone is interested, please contact me directly at 530-753-4315 or







Beyond Belief









Do Over



God Is…



Honest To God






Let Hope In



Like Glue



Like No Other



More Than Enough






Pressure Points












Resilient Faith



Stand Strong



Storm Shelter



The Dark Side






Unstoppable Gospel



Unvarnished Truth



When Relationships Collide




Large Shipping Container for Sale
Hillsdale Blvd. Baptist Church has a large shipping container for sale. If you are interested, please contact Sharlotte at 

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.

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 or Chief Financial Operating Officer


3             Webinar about persecution in North Korea, 4 pm PST
Register here

4             IDOP (International Day of Prayer) for the Persecuted

11         Winds of Faith Concert


16-18   Mission Fest 2018
            First Baptist Church, Fair Oaks
            for more information: Missions-First Baptist Church of Fair Oaks

MissionFest 2018 Open to All

First Baptist Church Fair Oaks is holding their first annual Missions Conference, November 16-18, 2018. Everyone is invited to attend this FREE event to get an up-close and personal look at opportunities available to serve, pray, give and go with ministry organizations including:

  • International Mission Board
  • North American Mission Board
  • Woman’s Missionary Union
  • Gateway Seminary
  • California Southern Baptist Convention
  • Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Ministries
  • Sacramento Region Baptist Network
  • Women of Fair Oaks Ministries
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Alternatives Pregnancy Center
  • Awana

Come and meet missionaries and staff to hear how the gospel is being proclaimed in our communities, around the region, and around the world. This free event is for the entire family! Childcare is provided for kids 5 and under (call to reserve your spot). Saturday morning there is a special hands-on interactive program for school-age children where they will learn about missionaries in Peru. 

Friday 11/16

7 :00 - 8:30 pm


Worship Around the World



Saturday 11/17

8:30 am - 12:00 pm w/continental breakfast


Mission Workshops/Kids’ Interactive Event



Sunday 11/18

9:00 - 10:30 am w/coffee & snacks


Festival of Mission Displays


10:45 am - Noon


Special Mission Worship Service

We hope to see you there! Call if you have questions or need childcare.

First Baptist Church Fair Oaks
4401 San Juan Avenue
Fair Oaks CA 95628

29         Disaster Relief - Ham Radio Operators
California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief would like to use your passion and skills, whether you have your own Ham Radio equipment of not. If you are a licensed operator or a DR volunteer, and are willing to help in the event of a major disaster in California, you are invited to attend a free Disaster Relief training on Thursday, November 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ministry Resource Center in Fresno. Lunch will be provided.

Register online or download the mail-in form.

2          Winds of Faith Christmas Concert
Town & Country Lutheran Church, Sacramento
             4049 Marconi Avenue

             6:00 pm
             Free concert, a freewill offering will be taken during the concert for the Ensemble

The concert will include a variety of familiar sacred and secular Christmas music built around the theme--“The Story”. Other selections will include “O Holy Night”, “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” with Jim Tilton, Narrator, Jester Hairston’s “Mary’s Little Boy Child”, with Carole Brewer, vocal soloist and “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, with Todd Peterson, vocal soloist, and music from “Polar Express”. 

9          Winds of Faith Christmas Concert
St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church
            1800 Wildcat Blvd, Rocklin
             6:00 pm
             Free concert, a freewill offering will be taken during the concert for the Ensemble
The concert will include a variety of familiar sacred and secular Christmas music built around the theme--“The Story”. Other selections will include “O Holy Night”, “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” with Jim Tilton, Narrator, Jester Hairston’s “Mary’s Little Boy Child”, with Carole Brewer, vocal soloist and “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, with Todd Peterson, vocal soloist, and music from “Polar Express”. 

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

Run the Race in theaters February 22. Watch the trailer here.
The Least of These in theaters in 2019. Watch the trailer here.

I Needed a Place to Vote, and You Invited Me In by Jake Corn for CT Pastors
When your church is a polling place, Election Day is an opportunity to show hospitality.
For several years, I had been on the fence about my church operating as a polling place in our community. I was sick and tired of having my ministry work interrupted. Then, this last primary, we had an incident that turned me off to the idea completely.

Our church runs a preschool which results in a long line of cars for child pickups. When voting day rolled around, my preschool line clashed with the voting traffic. Worse, the two major political parties had set up tables at the entrance to our parking lot and were hounding parents to take flyers and participate in exit polls. At one point, our preschool teachers asked the pollsters to please stop harassing these young parents. The pollsters’ solicitations were causing the preschool drop-off line to back up and spill out into the main street, creating a morass of angry-toddler gridlock.

The pollsters did not respond well to my preschool teachers asking them to keep their solicitation limited to the folks on campus for the election. My sweet, gentle teachers were thanked for their trouble with a shouting match filled with curse words and threats. The end result was a full police blockade, replete with sirens, lights, interrogations, and all sorts of bad optics for my church and preschool.

That was the last straw. 
Finish reading the article here.

What Parents Need Most from Their Pastors after a Miscarriage by Adriel Booker for CT Pastors
Pregnancy loss is more than a "difficult season." It's a death in the family.

he four of us sat in a crowded café catching up on life and ministry when the topic turned to miscarriage and pregnancy loss. My friend, a pastor of many years with a fierce devotion to Jesus and to warm pastoral care began recounting the story of a relative who lost her baby before birth. “So many of us didn’t know what to say,” he confessed through tears, “and so we said nothing at all.”

My friend is not alone. As the culture shifts and public conversations include more and more previously taboo subjects, many ministers grapple with how to best care for those in their congregations seeking support after pregnancy loss. Many admit to feeling ill equipped to speak into this sensitive area, which has historically been considered a women’s issue rather than a family issue.

According to Mayo Clinic, “10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy.” (Some estimate the number is as high as one in four.) Based on these statistics, there’s little doubt this tragedy has impacted your church community—whether in secret or in plain sight.

It’s also likely impacting the health of marriages in your congregation.
Read the rest of the article here.

5 Characteristics of Resilient Leaders by Charles Stone for Outreach Magazine

Inevitably all leaders face disappointment, setbacks and difficulty in their roles. As a pastor, I’ve faced my share at times: significant budget deficits, losing crucial staff members, people leaving the church in a huff, programs that didn’t meet expectations and painful conflict.

This side of heaven we can’t avoid the pain that leadership sometimes brings. Some leaders bounce back quickly from such adversity. Some don’t. So what does a “bounce back” leader look like?

As you read the following list, ask yourself how many of these qualities would characterize your leadership when you face adversity. The term often used for this “bounce back” quality is resilience.

Resilient leaders …
1. Don’t lead from perpetual caution. They take reasonable risks, but don’t “bet the farm” on risky leadership options.

2. Admit they hurt when they face setbacks.They are honest about how much it hurts. However, they don’t wallow in their pain. The more we ruminate over our disappointments, the more we actually strengthen the fight-flight-freeze-appease parts of our brain which in turn dampens our ability to think clearly.

3. Seek to learn new insights from their setbacks. 
Read the rest of the article here.

How to Get Your Confidence Back by Alan Pastian for Outreach Magazine
We all have experienced moments we have lost our confidence. That moment we felt like we weren't going to succeed. 

That moment when we thought Someone else should be doing this, not me. That moment when we suddenly realize I don’t believe in myself. I can’t do this. Every leader has or will experience moments in their lives where they don’t trust themselves. Confidence lost.

So if you lost some of your confidence or want to grow in confidence then consider the following:

Trust the Right Source.
Let’s define confidence for a moment by defining what it is not. Confidence is not arrogance. There is a difference. Arrogance is an overbearing pride and extreme self-importance. Confidence is a trustworthy reliance and belief in someone.

The word confidence has a word embedded in it that is critical to being confident. It’s the word, confide. True biblical confidence is found when we trust and confide in Christ. It’s easy for people, especially driven people, to put their trust in their network, their title, their paycheck, their personality, etc. But the second we lose any of those, we lose our confidence as well.

When we intentionally put ourselves in the presence of Christ, when we are vulnerable with our fears and insecurities, when we place our trust back into God’s hands and take it out of our hands, that’s when our confidence is strengthened. Practically speaking, the more you are in God’s presence, reading God’s word and speaking regularly to God, letting God fill you, letting God inspire you, the more confident you will be.

Become Secure in Who You Are.
Read the rest of the article here.


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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