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SAN DIEGO—Some pastors lament the lack of lasting fruit from their churches’ outreach events. Sean Beaudoin isn’t one of them. At New Vision Church in San Diego, where Beaudoin pastors, outreach festivals are more than fleeting opportunities for family fun. Thanks to effective follow-up, they’re a surefire way to reach people for Christ and assimilate…

This is it! It’s time to vote on those messengers and register them for our California Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, October 24-26 at Bryte Church in West Sacramento.  This year it is being held near the state’s capitol, Sacramento! If there is any place, we should all be gathering to pray for California it…

At the end of September, I had the opportunity to attend the 21st meeting of the Chinese Baptist Fellowship of the United States and Canada (CBF) at Crosspoint Church of Silicon Valley. The conference occurs biennially meaning this fellowship group has been gathering regularly for well over 40 years! Now, I have been in Southern…

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…