Network News for May 10, 2019
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Network News for May 10, 2019

New VLOG Post

Ministers' Wives Retreat 2019
If your husband is in vocational ministry, you are invited to unplug for a weekend with other ministers' wives and reconnect with God, with other women, and with yourself!

Date: May 17th-May 19th
Where: Jenness Park

Visit the CSBC website for more information.


Evangelism Block Party Trailer
Summer is coming!
The Evangelistic Block Party Trailer is a mobile trailer that is perfect for your Summer Gatherings, Youth Events, and Movie Nights! 
Visit our website to reserve the trailer for your upcoming events!

"Beans and Rice for Christ"
Churches are being asked to be the hands and feet of Jesus by collecting 5-pound bags of dried beans and rice for distribution to migrant families this summer. Even though Sunday, April 28 is designated "Feeding Those Who Feed Us" Sunday, the deadline for collecting beans and rice is Sunday, May 26. This is an opportunity for church members to partner with other congregations while participating in a mission endeavor.
Visit the CSBC website to schedule pick up of beans and rice.

Did you know that your staff here at SRBN are authors?
Bob has published two books: Barnacle Busters and Closing the Communication Gap.
Terrie has published three books, but we're featuring two of them: Joy in the Journey of Faith and A Mother's Look at the Father's Heart

 Closing the Communication Gap: After reading this book, you will understand how to be a better listener, how to use social media in marketing, how to deal with difficult people, and helpful tips for public speaking. You will gain valuable insights on how to talk to your employees, how to talk to your boss, and the best ways to communicate with a corporation.
 Barnacle Busters: Have you wished your church was better and thought that it might have room for improvement? Has the thought that it might not conform exactly to the biblical model visited your mind? Have you been involved in church conflict situations and failed at helping resolve the issues? Are you at the point of dropping out or are you just faking it? ReadBarnacle Busters.
 Joy in the Journey of Faith: "We were willing to go where and when God led, but the journey of getting there wasn't always smooth (Is it ever?)." 
In this book, you'll see one family's journey of faith as they follow God's leading to the mission field. God often calls each of us to step out in faith. And that faith grows through a process of trusting and obedience. We grow as we hear each other's stories. 
"Join us through this personal journal as we share our hearts. Our hope and prayer is that it encourages you in your own journey of faith."

 A Mother's Look at the Father's Heart: Sixty devotional messages about God as our Father. Lessons learned from my children about being His child. A perfect gift for new parents or anyone who is a child of God wanting to understand Him better as our Heavenly Father.

Have you published any books that would encourage believers? Please let us know.
Join Terrie's mailing list now, and you'll receive a free Interactive Children's Story about Joseph and trusting God.


The Process

Count the Cost was developed by California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Director Bill Agee to assist healthy churches, churches needing revitalization, and new church plants.

The process is based on Luke 14:28: "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it ... ."

Benefits to Churches

Count the Cost helps churches get ahead by providing a glimpse into the future, showing potential dangers and helping map out a plan to achieve the vision. By using Count the Cost, a church will not only know what they are starting with and what they hope to end with, but they also see what the middle looks like, according to Agee. "If you know what the middle looks like, the entire church planting or revitalization process is easier."

Areas covered by Count the Cost include determining the current reality of the church, dreaming where the church could be in five years, a month-by-month plan to get to that dream, and consulting to address the first "rock" keeping the congregation from growing.

Two of the greatest deliverables from completing a "Count the Cost" plan are:

  1. A month-to-month breakdown of where God can take you on the journey.
  2. A growth plan, based on projections, detailing how many relationships must be established and when, and how many church leaders need to be trained for service and when.

Agee noted Count the Cost is comprehensive so "nothing catches you by surprise; you can see the numbers from start to finish."

The Count the Cost Workshop is built around the theme of “Getting Started Well With Count the Cost.” Topics to be covered are:

  • Why Count the Cost?
  • Understanding Count the Cost and the data needed
  • Developing an outreach strategy
  • Establishing an effective leadership plan
  • How the mighty fall
  • Joining a Count the Cost Network

Cost: $10 per participant (to cover the cost of Dinner on Friday night and Snacks on Saturday)

The Count the Cost Training works BEST when it is taken together by a church's leadership team. Pastors (and their wives), Church Leadership, and Treasurers are highly encouraged to attend this training together as a team.

To start the Count the Cost process with your church, download the Count the Cost information sheet 
HERE, fill it in and email it to If possible, include a copy of your current budget. All information will remain confidential.

If you only have time to go to one event this year, we HIGHLY RECOMMENDthat it be this one!

Please register online by clicking on the link below:

Click on each link to learn more:
SRBN DOM (Sacramento Region Baptist Network Director of Missions)

Tahoe Teacher Intern Positions Open
Internship provides: airfare, housing, $500 a month stipend, food money, cars to drive, valuable work experience, and an opportunity to enjoy beautiful Lake Tahoe!

22 Wooden Pews Available, 14-16 feet long

Youth Leader Internship at First Baptist Church, Winters
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.

Part Time Student Youth Director for 12 hours/week

Bi-Vocational Worship Leader at Madison Avenue Baptist Church, $100/week
Call Ed Thompkins at 916-274-9708 or George David at 916-342-5741.

Pastor - Valley Baptist Church in Salinas

Children's Ministry Volunteers Needed

Senior Pastor for Bridgeport Christian Fellowship 


17-18     Count the Cost East Bay
               East Bay Baptist Association Office
              1221 Pacific Ave
               San Leandro, CA 94577
               More information at CSBC

17-19    2019 Ministers' Wives Retreat - Jenness Park
             Register at
             Cost: $190 

19        Winds of Faith Concert
            Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church
            11427 Fair Oaks Blvd. in Fair Oaks
            5 pm - Free admission

21        SRBN Executive Board Meeting 
            7-9 pm at El Camino Baptist Church

26        Winds of Faith Concert
            Lincoln Hills Community Church
            950 E. Joiner Parkway in Lincoln
            5 pm - Free admission

1          Youth on Mission
             Foxworthy Baptist Church
             1774 Foxworthy Ave
             San Jose, CA 95124

22-23    Basic Literacy Missions ESL Training
              East Bay Baptist Association
              1221 Pacific Ave
              San Leandro , CA 94577
              More infomation on the CSBC site



SRBN Prayer Breakfast

You are invited to the SRBN Prayer Breakfast
June 1, 2019
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
First Baptist Church Rancho Cordova
10720 Coloma Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Special Guest Prayer Leader: Thomas Bush
A time of Worship, Prayer, and Food
God's People Seeking God Together
Cost: FREE
Register here.
Download the flier/bulletin insert here.
Please register by May 20th.

New Vlog Post

New Vlog entry. Watch it here.

Bob interviews Jack Weatherford from Sonshine Hacienda in San Felipe, Baja Mexico.

Pastor and Staff Lunch

First Tuesday of each month
at Roseville Baptist Church
12:00 - 1:30 pm

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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