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Here is the California Southern Baptist Convention mission giving reports for January-December 2020. In 2020, unaudited CP gifts from churches totaled $6,014,539, or 93.7 percent of the $6,435,000 CP objective for the year. “This is excellent considering a global pandemic coupled with the loss of Jenness Park,” said Bill Agee, CSBC executive director. CSBC finished…

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:…

Every year, churches need to approve housing allowances for eligible ministers as well as accountable reimbursement plans for their pastors and other employees. Many churches are still doing things incorrectly by giving their pastors undocumented auto allowances and improper reimbursements for personal health insurance. Income tax-free reimbursements for individual health insurance premiums were prohibited beginning…

Here is the California Southern Baptist Convention mission giving report for January-September 2020. The report includes all CSBC churches listed in alphabetical order by Association, city and church. The report lists gifts to the Cooperative Program, California Mission Offering and other designated gifts – Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and world hunger….

California Southern Baptist Convention staff are working from home until January 4, 2021 as the coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise in Fresno County. Bill Agee, CSBC executive director, noted that CSBC staff are working as needed to ensure essential business functions are fulfilled during this time. “I want to assure our churches that the CSBC…

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…

California Southern Baptist Convention and the International Mission Board have officially entered into a partnership to minister among the East Asian Peoples Affinity Group. The agreement was signed by officials of both organizations in late October with the partnership beginning November 1, 2020. The purpose of the partnership is to proclaim the gospel, make disciples,…

By David Roach FRESNO—A budget recovery, ongoing pandemic ministries and an East Asia missions partnership were among topics highlighted in reports at the California Southern Baptist Convention’s virtual annual meeting October 27, 2020. The 40-minute video presentation replaced this year’s in-person CSBC annual meeting, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until the 2021 annual meeting,…

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic and regulations by the State ofCalifornia governing large, in-person meetings, the 2020 CaliforniaSouthern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting was canceled. Originallyscheduled October 27-28 at Clovis Hills Community Church,CSBC premiered an online event on October 27 to report informationabout the Convention and its ministries during 2020. The Baptist Foundation of California California…

“Fall 2020 is another record-breaking enrollment increase on top of a sustained 26 years of significant growth,” President Ronald L. Ellis said. He noted the increase puts CBU ahead of schedule to reach an enrollment goal of 12,000 students by 2025.