Network News - September 21, 2018
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Network News - September 21, 2018

12th Annual Adult Conference
September 23-25, 2018
starting at 4pm with 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. Thank you to those of you who have registered. Looking forward to a great weekend!
An opportunity to give a love offering will be available at the conference
Full page flier
Bulletin Insert

Thank you, Pastors and Churches!
Many of you have responded to our requests for information, and we appreciate your quick replies. In the next two weeks, we should have all the corrections and updates made. We will have a new directory available at the Annual Celebration, so be sure to pick up a few copies. 

The "Meet Our Pastors" pages should be up in the next couple months. If we have not received your info, please send it as soon as you can. We're excited to be able to tell people more about each of your churches and pastors in SRBN.

If you haven't done this yet, we need three things from you:
1. Check your entry in last year's directory and let us know via email of any changes.
2. Check your entry on the SRBN map at sacbaptist.orgEmail any changes that need to be made.
3. Send us your pastor's and website's info so we can let people know about your church and pastor. These can also be emailed
You should have received a letter with more details. If you did not receive that letter, that means we don't have correct information for you. Please contact us today to let us know how to reach you through email and mail.  

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 orChief Financial Operating Officer

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
             Register online 
             Free Event
             Bulletin Insert
             Full-page flier

6           SRBN Annual Celebration
   4-5:30 pm at El Camino Baptist Church
             2805 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento

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

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

Unbroken: Path to Redemption in theaters September 14
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.
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.

Is Your Older Adult Ministry Effective? by Charles Arn for CTPastors

In researching effective older adult ministries, I have found four ingredients that are usually common in such programs: 1) Service, 2) Outreach /Assimilation, 3) Christian Formation, and 4) Fellowship.
Below is a self-scoring inventory that will help you evaluate your senior adult ministry in each of these four areas. These items can also provide you with a "road map" to plan more effective ministry in the coming year. As you move the items below from the "No" column to the "Yes" column, you will experience marked growth and morale. Here are the instructions:

  1. Check either Yes or No after each of the following statements, based on the most accurate assessment of your present senior adult ministry.
  2. When you are finished, total the Yes items checked in each of the four areas. On the "Scoring Guide" at the end, circle the number on each continuum that represents the appropriate number of Yes items checked.

Service (giving time and energy to Christ through giving time and energy to benefit others)

  1. There is an ongoing effort to identify and provide meaningful roles and tasks to our older adult members. Yes/No
  2. We provide training for our senior adult members prior to a role or task, which they assume. Yes/No
  3. Our older adult group helps members identify and use their spiritual gifts in ministry. Yes/No
  4. We provide appropriate and meaningful service opportunities for our homebound members. Yes/No
  5. Our older adult group has a method of identifying individuals/families who are in need in the church or community and providing appropriate assistance. Yes/No
  6. At least twice a year our older adult group sponsors a service project in which a large number of older adults participate. Yes/No

Outreach & Assimilation (reaching out to, and involving people as active members in the church and senior adult group)

  1. At least once each quarter we have an event specifically planned and promoted to reach out to unchurched older adults in our community. Yes/No
  2. We have had an evangelism training course specifically for our group during the past year. Yes/No
  3. Specific prayer for unchurched friends, neighbors, and relatives is part of our regular meetings. Yes/No
  4. Our group has a purpose statement that includes outreach to unchurched older adults. Yes/No
  5. We have an active and effective procedure for identifying prospective new members of our group. Yes/No
  6. There is a person(s) specifically responsible for greeting visitors and newcomers, introducing them to others, and making them feel welcome at all older adult group functions. Yes/No


  1. Our group has a method for obtaining the names of older adult church members and contacting them about our programs. Yes/No
  2. Our group sets yearly membership/attendance goals. Yes/No
  3. We have started at least one new group for older based on age, interest, or lifestyle in the past two years. Yes/No

Christian Formation (enabling men and women to grow toward Christlikeness)

  1. We have at least a monthly Bible study for senior adults other than in the Sunday school context. Yes/No
  2. Our group plans specific learning experiences to help members develop "Christlikeness." Yes/No
  3. Every older adult group activity has an element designed to help members grow in their Christian life. Yes/No
  4. Our members are learning about prayer and are encouraged to grow in their personal and group prayer life. Yes/No
  5. We have a plan where each group member is specifically prayed for at least monthly. Yes/No
  6. Members of our older adult group are encouraged to attend our church's worship service. Yes/No
  7. Our church provides resources (print, audio, video) related to spiritual growth, which our group members know about and use. Yes/No
  8. We sponsor at least one missions experience each year for our members. Yes/No

Fellowship (establishing close friendships and relationships among older adult group members)

  1. We have at least one quarterly outing for members and friends. Yes/No
  2. We have an intentional strategy to help members build stronger relationships with each other. Yes/No
  3. At least once a month every member of the older adult group receives a contact from the church or group. Yes/No
  4. We have a way to identify members with special needs and a way for members to respond and get involved. Yes/No
  5. Our members frequently get together informally outside the regular meetings. Yes/No
  6. Our group keeps records to recognize and celebrate special occasions in members' lives (i.e., birthdays, anniversaries, retirement, new grandchildren, honors, etc.). Yes/No
  7. We have a method/program designed to build and strengthen intergenerational relationships within our church membership. Yes/No

Read how to score this inventory here.

Senior Adult Ministry Ideas, free resource



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

Full page flier
Bulletin Insert


SRBN Annual Celebration!

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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