Network News - October 12, 2018
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Network News - October 12, 2018

October is Pastor Appreciation Month

SRBN Annual Celebration Book of Reports and Directory of Churches
If you were unable to attend the Annual Celebration last Saturday, you are welcome to come by the office to get a copy of the Book of Reports and an updated Directory of Churches. Please call the office first to make sure someone will be here. Office hours are limited. Thank you.

Annual Church Profiles (ACP) 2018
2018 ACP packets were mailed to all CSBC congregations on Sept 25-27.

We’re encouraging churches to complete their ACP by Oct 31 - although surveys are gladly accepted on-line or by mail through March 2019, and will still be included by LifeWay in the SBC national statistics.

Here’s what we mailed to each church: 

  1. 2018 ACP instructions
  2. Statistical and Leadership surveys (Sacramento.pdf) *
  3. Return envelope addressed to CSBC, Fresno

* This file contains personalized ACP Statistical andLeadership surveys for all churches in our association. It includes your SBCworkspace login username andpassword

You can find Generic 2018 ACP Forms and other helpful information at

Jenness Park is excited to host #1 hit song writer and worship leader Travis Ryan will be leading the worship at their annual Winter Youth Retreat. The dates are February 16-18 and 22-24, 2019. Availability is limited so please reserve your spots today! Go to register today or or call 1-800-258-7554 ext. 101. 

CSBC Annual Meeting and Other Statewide Meetings
The California Southern Baptist Convention is composed of more than 2,300 culturally diverse congregations that will celebrate ministry in the Golden State during the annual meeting, set for Oct. 22-24 at Clovis Hills Community Church, Clovis. The CSBC meeting is held each October to celebrate achievements during the previous year and conduct business.

Each year the gathering features music and messages from a number of leading Southern Baptists.

Several items of business will be presented for action during the event:

Messengers and guests also will hear reports from:

The annual meeting is preceded by several auxiliary meetings including the NexGen Leadership Network, Pastors’ Conference, Evangelism and Missions party, CA Women’s Meeting, Fellowship of Church Musicians and several language fellowships.

CSBC Annual Meeting Schedule

First Session - Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -- "Empowering Church Vision - Revitalization"
1:15 p.m. Musical Celebration Joseph Rangel
1:30 Call to Order/Prayer A.B. Vines
  Committee on Resolutions, Credentials and Membership  
  Motion to Seat Messengers  
  Committee on Convention Operations David Macer
  Recommendation -- Program  
  Recommendation -- Time and Place  
  Appointment of Tellers A.B. Vines
  Election of Recording Secretaries Bill Agee
  Election of Boards and Committees  
  Committee on Board Nominations Report Andy Broese Van Groenou
  Committee on Committees Report Craig Hunnel
  Appointment of Committee on Committees A.B. Vines
1:45 Empowering Church Vision – Church Revitalization  
2:15 Election -- President  
  Recommendation -- Music Director David Macer
2:30 California Baptist University video  
2:35 Music  
2:45 Cooperative Program Video  
2:50 CSBC Executive Board, Business and Reports Don Fugate
3:05 Election of Vice President A.B. Vines
3:10 Miscellaneous Business A.B. Vines
3:20 Heritage Awards  
3:30 Gateway Seminary Report Jeff Iorg
3:35 The Baptist Foundation of California Video  
3:40 Music Joseph Rangel
4:05 President's Message A.B. Vines
4:30 Benediction A.B. Vines
Second Session - Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -- "Empowering the Vision - Church Planting"
6:30 p.m. Music  
  Music Joseph Rangel
  Closing Remarks and Benediction  
  Church Planting in California featuring new CSBC churches  
  Closing Remarks and Benediction  
  God's Word through proclamation Miles McPherson
Third Session - Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -- "Empowering Church Vision - Small Churches and Evangelism and Missions"
9:00 a.m. Worship Joseph Rangel
9:20 Prayer J. Larry McCain
  Empowering Church Vision - Small Churches  
9:35 California Family Council Jonathan Keller
9:40 The Baptist Foundation of California Philip W. Kell
9:55 Miscellaneous Business  
10:10 Music  
10:25 California Baptist University Ronald L. Ellis
10:40 Empowering Church Vision - Evangelism and Missions  
11:10 Music Joseph Rangel
11:20 Executive Director Sermon Bill Agee
  Benediction Mike Carlisle

Auxiliary Meetings of the CSBC Annual Meeting

Along with the 2018 CSBC Annual Meeting, several auxiliary meetings are scheduled including:

October 22 NexGen Leader Network
October 22 Forum for Wives of Church Planters and New Pastors
October 22 Evangelism and Missions Party
October 22-23 Fellowship of Church Musicians' Conference
October 22-23 Pastors' Conference
October 23 California Women's Gathering
October 23 Ministry Wives Luncheon

Centrifuge (FUGE) Camps this summer at Jenness Park
July 29-August 3, 2019
Spots fill up fast! Plan now to register soon: 

Join us this summer as we help students understand that God loves them and can RESTORE them into a right relationship with Jesus!

Restored: FUGE 2019 Theme
God made the world, including us, to be perfect—with a purpose. Sin entered the world, leading to a place of brokenness for all of us. God brought redemption through Jesus. We must admit our sinfulness, repent, and believe. When we do, God restores our relationship with Him and helps us navigate a broken world.

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

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

27         A Race for Unity free Event
6:30 PM
             The Church on Cypress Education Building
             5708 Cypress Avenue, Carmichael

             Free Event
Building bridges, healing hearts
Race has divided our country and our churches. The Church must do all it can to forge a new understanding and dialogue. Culture tells us we must choose one of two “sides” – yours or mine, black or white, Asian or Hispanic. We invite you to join us in learning about The Third Option: honoring the priceless value of God’s image in everyone you meet.
Please RSVP by calling Melissa at 916-972-8200 or by email at
You are welcome to invite friends to join you, but please let us know how many people will be attending.

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.

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

Michael Jr.'s More Than Funny: Everyone Has a Punchline in three theaters on October 18. Tickets only available through this link.
Indivisible in theaters October 26. Watch the trailer here.
I Still Believe in theaters October 30. This is the story of Russ Taff's life and testimony. Watch the trailer here.

Pastors Addressing #MeToo, Research Shows by Bob Smietana for Outreach Magazine

In recent months, churches have been rocked by high-profile accusations of sexual misconduct among clergy.

While the Catholic Church’s continued abuse scandal has dominated the headlines, Protestant churches have also seen high profile pastors accused of sexual misconduct.

More accusations are likely to come—from congregations big and small. One in 8 Protestant senior pastors say a church staff member has sexually harassed a member of the congregation at some point in the church’s history. One in 6 pastors say a staff member has been harassed in a church setting.

Two-thirds of pastors say domestic or sexual violence occurs in the lives of people in their congregation. And many pastors believe the #MeToo movement has made their churches more aware of how common sexual and domestic violence are.

More pastors say they are addressing these issues from the pulpit. Still, half say they lack training in how to address sexual and domestic violence.

Those are among the findings of a new study on pastors’ views on #MeToo and sexual and domestic violence in churches from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. The study, sponsored by IMA World Health and Sojourners, is a follow up to a 2014 survey.

Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research, says the #MeToo movement—and more public discussion of sexual and domestic violence—seems to have gotten pastors’ attention.

“Pastors are starting to talk about issues like sexual harassment and domestic abuse more than in the past,” McConnell said. “They don’t always know how to respond—but fewer see them as taboo subjects.

For the study, LifeWay Research conducted a phone survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors earlier this year—then compared the results to a similar survey in 2014.

Researchers also asked additional questions specifically about the #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements.
Read the full article here.

Resource Available from Brotherhood Mutual: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct: Preventing a #ChurchToo Experience. 

Kick Off Faith-Based Family Conversations

Most kids aren’t talking with their parents about faith - you can change that!

by Alison Zeller

recent survey asked nearly 11,000 churchgoing teenagers if they talk to their parents about faith. The results speak for themselves: 12% of the kids reported talking to their mom about their faith and 5% said the same about their father.

That takes a moment to sink in, doesn’t it? Those numbers are astonishing - in a terrible way. If children aren’t talking about their faith with their parents, are they talking about their faith at all? And, if moms and dads aren’t teaching and nurturing the faith in their children, who is?

But, there is a silver lining - the survey talked to churchgoing teenagers. It would seem that the majority of these teens are at church with their parents. Perhaps moms and dads value the faith of their children, but they can’t see past Sunday mornings. Let’s change that.

Start by emphasizing the importance of faith-based conversations at home. Parents can talk to children of all ages about their faith - even babies who can’t talk back yet! There are opportunities for faith-based conversations everywhere. Think about parents driving their kids to and from school, weeknight dinners, or bedtime. Whenever parents have five minutes, they have time to talk about Jesus.

If you’re hosting a fall festival, Halloween alternative, or trick-or-treating event, send parents and kids home with the Pumpkin Prayer. It’s a kid-friendly, visual way to remember to pray. Plus, parents can use the light of Jesus’ love to shine through the darkness of fear and violence that many celebrate on Halloween.

Another great resource for encouraging prayer in families is CTA’s Walking with Jesus prayer box. Parents can easily assemble the prayer box. Then each morning or evening, children can grab one of the prayer tokens, read the Bible verse, and pray for the person mentioned on the token - friends, teachers, police officers, neighbors, teachers, and more. In addition, this theme offers a FREE prayer page and lunch box notes for parents to use at home. These are quick-to-use resources that really make a difference in a child’s faith walk.

Older kids may not want to talk about faith because it’s too touchy-feely or uncool to discuss with their parents. And, that’s okay. You don’t want parents pushing faith on their children. But, these same kids may be more receptive to acting on their faith or expressing their faith using more than words. That’s exactly what they’ll find in Jesus! Devos, Designs, and Discoveries for Kids and Promises, Projects, and Prayers for Kids. With experiments, baking, drawing, singing, and much more, these books take faith-based conversations to a whole new level.

Remember, CTA offers a “Faith Talk at Home” section in every Ministry Message. Be sure to print copies and hand them out so that your families can continue the conversation at home. For example, you can include this prayer from a Faith Talk at Home in your fall festival goodie bags.

Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us faith in our Savior, Jesus, and for making us members of your family here on earth. Keep each of us filled with faith until the day we become members of your forever family in heaven. Teach us to show your love every day to each member of our earthly family. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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© 2018 CTA, Inc. Used with permission.


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