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By Terry Barone CLOVIS, Calif. (BP)— After a 24-month hiatus due to COVID-19, messengers to the 80th meeting of California Southern Baptist Convention were exhorted to “RE-ENGAGE” with communities, church members, and the state convention, approved a motion to look into sexual abuse among California Southern Baptists, passed a resolution on race and racial reconciliation…

By Scott Barkley FRESNO, Calif. (BP) – As the Hispanic population continues to grow nationwide and in the Southern Baptist Convention, its impact will be observed not only culturally but in strengthening the SBC’s efforts to fulfill the Great Commission, said a California denominational leader. Pete Ramirez, associate executive director for the California Southern Baptist…

By Terry Barone FRESNO—A proposed budget of $6.7 million and hiring three staff members to serve the churches of California Southern Baptist Convention topped the agenda of the Executive Board when it met, Sept. 15-17. The budget, $6,717,620 includes a Cooperative Program objective of $6 million which is based on 2020 CP receipts, the last…

By Terry Barone FRESNO—After a 24-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California Southern Baptist Convention is scheduled to meet October 26-27 at Clovis Hills Community Church in Clovis for fellowship, inspiration, and business. More information at csbc.com/annualmeeting. Stephen Jones, chairman of the Committee on Convention Operations and associate pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in…

By David Roach QUINCY—As pastor Daniel Hanna ministered to Northern California residents displaced by the Dixie Fire, he learned about a senior adult whose dentures had been lost in the blaze—which has burned nearly 700 homes. She hadn’t eaten solid food in days, so Hanna asked if he could help. One call to a local…

ANAHEIM (BP) – In terms of national influence and Gospel impact, the importance of Southern Baptist work in California cannot be overstated, agreed SBC leaders and pastors from the state gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center Aug. 17. “Southern Baptists are made up of a lot of different people and this room personifies that,” said…

Max Herr, Our HR and Church Compliance Ministry Specialist, hosted a conversation with the guys at Church Growth Services on Stewardship in the 21st Century. Stewardship is the stabilizer of the church. Without stable General Fund giving, a church will fail. Without adequate General Fund revenue, a church will not be able to pay its…

FRESNO—Changing the 2021 annual meeting venue from Sacramento to Clovis and electing a new communications director for California Southern Baptist Convention topped the May agenda of the CSBC Executive Board. CSBC Annual Meeting, October 26-27 Not knowing what COVID-19 might look like in October and to provide a larger venue for the CSBC annual meeting,…

In 2017 Bill Agee, California Southern Baptist Convention executive director, presented a four-team strategy to empower the vision of CSBC churches. Since then, the four initiatives teams – Church Planting, Church Revitalization, Small Church, and Evangelism & Missions – have developed and implemented strategies to accomplish their goals. “The fruit from the churches which have…

Revitalization is the action of giving something new life and vitality. It is renewal, rebirth, and revival. Revitalization is important for churches and their continued effectiveness in impacting their communities with the gospel. It requires three crucial changes: A mindset change: there must be a change in the way the church thinks. A structural change:…