Network News - October 26, 2018
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Network News - October 26, 2018

Check out our Website next week and see the "Meet Our Pastors" addition. If you have not sent your pastor's information to SRBN, please do so as soon as possible so we can update your page. Send your info to Terrie via email. Also, we would love to have a picture of each pastor to add to each page. Thank you!

This Saturday, October 27, at 6:30 pm 
The Church on Cypress in Carmichael
5709 Cypress Avenue
Everyone welcome! A FREE community event.
This is a rebroadcast of the live event.
For more information click here.

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

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

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

The Psychology of Progressive Hostility by Matthew Blackwell for Guillette
(This article is not from a Christian publication and has some "colorful" language quoted throughout, but it is an excellent article and well worth your time to read it).
You can read the article here.

Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey
This film tells the remarkable story of how God used Billy Graham to reach millions of people with the Gospel. This powerful program also features Franklin Graham sharing the same message his father dedicated his life to preaching. 
You can celebrate Billy Graham's life and continue a legacy of evangelism by hosting a special showing on or around his 100th birthday, Nov. 7, 2018. An Extraordinary Journey will inspire your members and reach your community with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Order a free digital download (available now through 12/31/18) of the program at and encourage your congregation to invite lost loved ones to the showing.

How to Strategically Communicate Your Church's Vision, Values, and Culture Online by Katie Allred for Chruch Communications

Does your first impression online match what someone experiences when they visit for the first time? How many people are turned off by your church’s online presence when they might actually enjoy your church in real life?

This article is going to cover how to strategically communicate your church’s vision, values, and culture online.

We’re going to begin with social media, chat a little about websites, and finish with some practical strategies for smaller churches just starting out.

The Voice and Tone of Your Social Media Matter

Your Facebook Page is your church’s online marquee. It’s your church’s front door. What you say through social media and how you say it—the pictures and videos that you post—and when you post—all tell a story of your church’s culture.
Read the full article here.

How to Have the Best Trunk-or-Treat Ever by Greg Atkinson for Outreach Magazine

I was at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta recently and was having dinner with two pastors that I coach and they both said they were doing a Trunk-or-Treat this year. I told them of how we did some serious evaluation of the one at my church and wanted to make sure that we had a way of collecting information and being able to follow up with guests (as opposed to just giving out candy).

My friend Chuck Scoggins, who is the Executive Director of the Center for Church Communications (maybe you’ve heard of Church Marketing Sucks) was with me and he decided to write about how to maximize this outreach opportunity. What follows is his guest post. Enjoy!

If you’re going to go through the effort to plan a Trunk-or-Treat, fall festival or whatever you call your Halloween-alternative event, make sure you have a plan in place to maximize the event by following up with them afterward. There are a variety of ways to get participants to return to your church, but one of the most effective is through an email campaign.

Below are a few tips for you to consider if you plan on leveraging an email campaign to get your trunk-n-treat families to come back to your church on a Sunday.


There’s no way around it: if your strategy is to use your event to get people to eventually check out your church, you have to collect their info. The key to getting folks to give you their info is to get creative, for example:

• Give Something Away

If you give away a compelling gift like an Amazon Echo, Apple Watch, etc. people will be quick to hand over their details as they register to win. Set it up where someone doesn’t have to be present to win as a good excuse to get an email address so you can “contact the winner.”

Pro Tip: Make sure you state at the bottom of your registration card that by registering to win, people are giving you information to send a follow-up email.

• Give Away Food

Cook up some hotdogs and a have a cooler of soft drinks (sodas and water for adults, juice boxes for the kids) and ask folks to quickly register (name and email address only) to get their ticket or wristband for concessions.

• Photo Booth

Family photos can often be a compelling reason to ask folks for their contact info.
Read the rest of the article here.

4 Things that Matter Most in Holiday Giving Campaigns by Pastor Rick Warren for

You’ll hear one word more than any other during the holiday season.

I’d like to say that word is Jesus or Gospel or even gratefulness. But it’s not.

The most popular word, by far, is gift. Everyone wants to talk about gifts they’re giving or gifts they’re getting. It’s not just a national obsession. It’s a global one. We spend at least a month—and these days, likely two months—in a mad dash to find the right gifts.

Many people think that the idea of giving gifts at Christmas began with the wise men bringing their presents to the Baby Jesus. It does begin in the Bible, but it isn’t the wise men who gave the first Christmas gift.

It was God himself.

The most famous verse in the Bible says it like this: “God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die” (John 3:16 CEV).

Jesus was the original Christmas gift. God loved us so much that he gave.

That’s why it’s natural to encourage people to give to ministry and missions causes during the holidays. Most churches have some sort of end-of-year-giving campaign.

It’s a time of year when people tend to have giving on their minds—and when many people are giving to other nonprofits around their communities. Did you know that nearly one-third of all donations to nonprofits are in December alone? In fact,12 percent of all giving to nonprofits happens in the last three days of the year!

No doubt about it. People give during the holiday season more than other time of the year. So if you have a giving campaign over the upcoming holiday season—whether it’s for a missions cause or a ministry need or a new building—here are a few tips to remember.

1. Share a compelling vision.

People don’t give to meet needs. They give to fulfill a vision. People give when a big dream captures their imagination. People give when they get a big-picture view of what you’re doing in the world and how their generosity can play a part.

At Saddleback, we’ve been privileged to be a part of some of the largest giving campaigns ever. People ask me all the time, “How do you raise so much money? How do you get big gifts?”

You get big gifts with big dreams. By far, your most important responsibility when inspiring generosity is to cast the vision. The vision isn’t the amount you’re trying to raise. The vision is what God wants to do with the money. It’s about the people you’re going to reach. It’s about the needs you’ll meet.

Always start with the why—never the what. Vision is about the why. When you clearly communicate the why, God will show you the what and the how. Make sure you answer these questions for your congregation: Why should people give to this cause, and why must they give now?

Once you’re clear about the vision behind the need, you can help the people in your congregation understand their part in fulfilling it.

2. Remind people that generosity is an attitude, not an amount.

God couldn’t care less how much your people give. He cares about how they give and why they give.

Radical generosity is an attitude, not an amount. The Bible says, “If you are really eager to give, then it isn’t important how much you have to give. God wants you to give what you have, not what you haven’t” (2 Corinthians 8:12 TLB).

God doesn’t need our money. But he does want our hearts.

That’s why it’s so important to encourage everyone to participate in any giving opportunity you have. It’s a myth that some people can’t give. Remember the story from Mark 12 of the widow who had just two small coins and gave it all to God. People can give in lots of ways. If they don’t have cash, encourage them to make a pledge of faith toward a later time. It’s really a matter of trust for those who give.

By the way, this is one reason we never have a corporate goal for a giving campaign at our church. If we don’t want the campaign to be about an amount of money for our members, it shouldn’t be tied to an amount of money for our congregation as a whole.

Plus, people tend to focus on the goal instead of the vision. I don’t want people to give so we can reach an artificial goal. I want them to give as a step of faith. I want them to give because God is leading them to give. I don’t want them to give money that God isn’t leading them to give.

3. Give people a model of generosity.

We learn generosity best through models. I learned to be generous by watching my parents. All these years later, they’re still the most generous people I have ever known. I watched them give everything away in their lives to other people. They gave away hospitality, food, income, energy, effort—whatever they had. But what really caught my attention was seeing how joyfully they gave. My parents taught me what it means to be generous.

But let’s face it. Not everyone has parents like I had. It’s safe to say many of the people you’re leading every week have never seen what generous living looks like up close. That’s why you have to lead the way in generosity.

I’ll never forget our third giving campaign in 1995. Kay and I eventually decided on an amount to give over a three-year period. To put it in perspective, the amount was equivalent to my entire three-year salary at the time. I had no idea where I would come up with the money.

Around that time, I was reading the story of the Israelites raising money for the temple in 1 Chronicles 29. David explicitly states what he would give to the effort. I sensed God wanting me to do that as well.

I didn’t want to do it. I figured I couldn’t win. Some people would think I was giving too little. Other people would think I was showing off. But I obeyed and began our giving campaign by telling the rest of the church about the pledge. When I did so, I had absolutely no idea where we’d get the money.

But God came through (as he always does). As we prepared to give the offering five weeks later, I was able to tell the congregation how God had already performed a miracle. During those few weeks, Zondervan had asked me to write The Purpose Driven Church. My advance was the exact amount we had committed to giving.

When I told the congregation about that, the place went crazy. It motivated many others to give.

4. Focus on raising people’s faith—not funds.

Like I mentioned earlier, God isn’t interested in our money. He doesn’t need it. God could fund whatever ministry, whatever project you’re raising funds for in an instant. He doesn’t need your congregation to do what he wants to do in the world.

God is far more interested in growing the faith of those you lead than whatever cause you’re raising the funds for. Because of the elevated place of money in our society, giving is an incredibly important act of faith. I’ve often said that if you want to get an inside look at people’s spiritual maturity, see how they spend their money and how they spend their time. Our congregations need to be constantly encouraged to say no to consumerism and say yes to generosity.

Our job as churches is to build disciples. You can’t help people become like Jesus without teaching them how to give. No one gave more than Jesus did. Although I’m always excited about what God will do through the gifts, I’m much more excited about making disciples who are growing more like Jesus as they learn to give sacrificially.

I know many pastors who don’t like to talk about money. The thought of leading an effort to give toward a specific cause may make you break out in hives. But you can’t make disciples without teaching people to give. It’s what God calls us to do.

11 Strategies to Reach the Unchurched During Christmas by Carey Nieuwhof for Outreach Magazine

Any idea what the best outreach opportunity of the year at your church is?

You might think it’s an event you do, or perhaps it’s Easter. But whether Christmas has historically been your best opportunity to reach unchurched people or not, I believe it could be.

You may think it’s far too early to start thinking about Christmas but think again. Whenever I share these ideas about Christmas each year, people say “Hey, I wish you’d talked about this earlier.” So we are.

So why can Christmas become your very best outreach event of the year?

As our culture becomes more and more post-Christian, we’re seeing far fewer times when the holidays of the church and the holidays of culture sync.

I remember about a decade ago hearing a Toronto DJ refer to Easter as “the first long weekend of summer” (in Canada Good Friday is a holiday and schools still take Easter Monday off—a relic from Colonial days). Good Friday and Easter were completely lost on him. It was simply time off.

Christmas is completely different. It’s the one time each year mainstream culture still pays attention to a Christian holiday.

Our culture still loves Christmas. Sure, you can yell and scream that the motives are commercial.

But Christmas is the only time of year when you’ll hear restaurants, malls, radio stations and Spotify playlists belt out explicitly Christian songs like Charles Wesley’s “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”:

“Veiled in flesh the Godhead see Hail the incarnate Deity.
Pleased with us in flesh to dwell Jesus, our Emmanuel.”
Read the full article here.


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