Church Revitalization – California Southern Baptist Convention

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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—A California Southern Baptist church started in the 1950s with a small group of believers and it grew steadily until the 1980s when it began to decline. By 2020 there were only a handful of members left and before they knew what had happened, the church no longer retained its affiliation with California Southern Baptist…

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…

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:…

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…

CSBC executive director lays out financial future of Convention

Today, more than 10 years later, Windsor Hills — now called The Hill Church — is back from the brink of collapse.

Ken Sartain is the newest CSBC staff member, leading the Small Church Initiatives Team

CSBC Executive Board elects Ken Sartain as new Small Church Initiatives Team leader

During the May 10 CSBC Executive Board session, Ken Sartain, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Hughson, was elected to lead the Small Church Initiatives Team. He will begin his duties June 1.