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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:…

CSBC Compassion Ministries For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…  -Matthew 25:35  With a global pandemic and record-breaking wildfires throughout our state, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. While much of the hardship is covered…

To all church planters, “Therefore my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and my crown.” Philippians 4:1 I hope you are well and that you are willfully encouraging yourself and your people in the Lord. This is a unique time in history, but we are eased in knowing our God is…

Whether you are a sending, sponsor, or partner church, there are three ways you can successfully come alongside a new church plant. Pray – Take your active role by growing the spiritual success of CA church planting. Pray for a pipeline of church planters Adopt an unreached people group Raise up church planters in every…

by Micaiah Irmler | Lead Pastor, Southridge Church We often hear people say that planting a church is “not for the faint of heart. It’s the front lines of ministry. Make sure you’re strong.” Words like this, although well-meant, have left me feeling frustrated and doubtful of my calling, and have made me want to…

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…

Jason Blankenship, Director of Missions for Mid-Valley Southern Baptist Association since 2016, was elected evangelism team leader for California Southern Baptists. Blankenship, a long-time California Southern Baptist has ministered in the state since 2000 and has 15 years of experience serving CSBC churches in ministry roles such as senior pastor and youth pastor. Blankenship has…

​FRESNO—California Southern Baptists led the Southern Baptist Convention in the number of new church plants in 2019 while also recording increased baptisms for the second consecutive year, according to figures released by SBC entities.

Forward, a 3-year-old church plant averaging 50-70 in worship before the COVID-19 shutdown, has seen at least 20 people accept Christ and become involved with the church through its online ministry during the pandemic.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages have yielded an opportunity for one Riverside church to share the love of Christ with health care workers and emergency personnel.