Evangelism Initiative – California Southern Baptist Convention

Evangelism Initiative

The Evangelism Team exists to equip churches to be on mission beyond the walls of their buildings by resourcing the vision of the local church. There are 2,405 Southern Baptist churches and missions tasked with reaching 40 million people in California with the gospel.  We are here to resource, equip, and encourage churches and leaders to advance their strategic plan to reach their communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Through leadership development, skilled training, local church ministry development, the Evangelism Initiatives Team assists congregations to share the gospel throughout California.

FRESNO—The California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC) led one of the Golden State’s largest evangelistic campaigns last year. But the convention’s evangelism team didn’t realize it until they started adding up the numbers from a grant program to help churches share the Gospel. As they counted the 1,200 professions of faith in Christ through the program…

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August 8, 2023

Fresno – The temperatures in California weren’t the only thing piping hot as the CSBC Staff met for their July all-staff meeting. This was the first staff meeting for Jason Robertson and Kendrick Neal, two newly elected leaders of the CSBC Leadership team. Marc Tempesta, CFO and Business Services Team Leader started the meeting with…

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July 25, 2023

FRESNO – March 28-29 marked the monthly CSBC Staff Week for leaders and staff members. The meeting began much like a homecoming for former CSBC staffer Pastor Greg Sumii. Sumii, who was first introduced to the CSBC ministry 35 years prior, preached at Chapel for the CSBC ministry teams. During his message, he recollected his…

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April 4, 2023

Evangelism Grants

Did you know that CSBC offers grants to assist evangelism efforts in CSBC churches? The grants are made possible by the financial support from California Churches. Please note that a prerequisite to receiving the grant is that the requesting church must have supported the Cooperative Program and/or California Missions Offering consistently within the last year.

Click here to apply for a grant for your church or organization.

For questions related to the Grant Request process, please contact Janessa Paez | jpaez@csbc.com

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