News – California Southern Baptist Convention

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Author Terry Barone

WEST SACRAMENTO—The Sexual Abuse Task Force report presented at the California Southern Baptist Convention, Oct. 25 recognized sexual abuse as a “fundamental theological issue” and called on CSBC churches to be places of “refuge and restoration.” The Sexual Abuse Task Force (SATF) making the report was appointed by CSBC President Victor Chayasirisobhon in accordance with…

Fue un placer el poder estar con muchos de ustedes en la celebración de la Alianza el mes pasado en la Iglesia El Camino.  Estoy sumamente agradecido por el lindo obsequio que nos otorgaron a mi esposa y a mí. La razón por mi mensaje de hoy es para dejarles saber de una oportunidad que…

WEST SACRAMENTO—Under the banner of “Better Together” messengers to the 81st meeting of California Southern Baptist Convention celebrated diversity and partnership, approved a  one percent increase in gifts to the Southern Baptist Convention, heard a report from the CSBC Sexual Abuse Task Force, and learned about a renewed partnership with the North American Mission Board. …

FRESNO—Ross Shepherd, who began planting churches in Montana while in college, retired in September after having served California Southern Baptist Convention as a member of one of the most prolific church planting teams in the Southern Baptist Convention. Even though that chapter ended in mid-September, Shepherd anticipates the next journey God has in store for…

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…

ROWLAND HEIGHTS—The Los Angeles-area community of Rowland Heights is “hard ground” to plough with the Gospel, pastor Mitchell Perez says. But thanks to a Halloween outreach, it’s gotten a little softer for The Home Church. The event left one single mother in tears of joy. When she and her child arrived at the church’s Fall…

You never know how the Lord will orchestrate ministry opportunities, but Dale Garland, Pastor at Hope in the Valley Baptist Church in Hemet, knows firsthand that simply being available was all he needed for God to work. It was Labor Day, and many from the Garland family had gathered for the holiday when neighbors began…

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…