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FRESNO—The announcement that California Southern Baptist Convention has become Send Network California with the North American Mission Board was announced to the CSBC Executive Board at the fall meeting Sept. 16.  Board members also approved a 2023 proposed budget of $6.3 million which includes a Cooperative Program objective of $6 million, unchanged from the 2022…

Find mission giving reports for California Southern Baptist Convention churches from January through June in 2020.

BAKERSFIELD—Volunteers from two Central Valley churches and one Southern California church hosted a multicultural block party for migrant families in Bakersfield on Aug. 27. Members of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Lamont, Mountain View Southern Baptist Church in Lake Isabella, and Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles in Alhambra came together to host the festivities…

WESTLAKE VILLAGE–California Southern Baptist leaders from across the state gathered July 17-20 for what most understood to be a traditional Count the Cost training. It proved to be much more. Count the Cost is a church assessment initiative introduced by former CSBC Executive Director, Dr. Bill Agee to help churches measure church health and battle…

FRESNO—Plans are underway for the California Mission Offering to be transformed from a “one-time” to a new “year-long” emphasis to better meet the needs of California Southern Baptist Convention churches. Pete Ramirez, CSBC executive director, said he has asked the Office of Communications to redesign and promote CMO differently in the future because “we know…

FRESNO—California Southern Baptist staff reported progress toward annual goals of “empowering the vision of churches” to reach their communities for Christ during the first staff week gathering with recently elected Executive Director Pete Ramirez. Ramirez said people have been asking him about his vision for CSBC. “I want my vision to be a collective one…

For the last 49 years, America has been subject to the unjust and immoral Roe v. Wade decision. This ruling from 1973 overturned every abortion regulation across the country and blocked both state and federal legislators from passing new laws aimed at protecting mothers and unborn children. But in the next few weeks, everything you…

FRESNO—California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Director Bill Agee will begin a transition to retirement on Feb. 1 and conclude by Dec. 31. The CSBC Executive Board approved a transition plan to find a new executive director for the 82-year-old organization on Jan. 27. Board members also elected an Executive Director Search Committee. The plan allows…

FRESNO—California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Director Bill Agee will begin a transition to retirement on Feb. 1 and conclude by Dec. 31. A transition plan to find a new executive director for the 82-year-old organization was approved by the CSBC Executive Board Jan. 27. An Executive Director Search Committee also was elected. The plan allows…

After a year break due to COVID restrictions, California Southern Baptist Youth assembled for “Ignition,” CSBC’s annual State Youth Conference at Magnolia Church in Riverside on January 21 – 22. This year CSBC joined forced with Student Leadership University to bring the Lift Tour to the west coast. RJ McCauley, youth pastor at Magnolia Church…