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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…

On Friday, September 16, CSBC leaders announced an exciting new agreement with the North American Mission Board, officially making California a “SEND State.” SEND Network California launched on September 6, but the trajectory of this new partnership has been in the works for several months. In May of this year, California Baptist University served as…

With the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting in Southern California, an exciting prospect came with it as local churches were given the opportunity to participate in a regionalized evangelism initiative called Crossover. Since 1989, the North American Mission Board has reported more than 30,000 professions of faith in Christ through Crossover events. Many CSBC churches signed…

Find mission giving reports for California Southern Baptist Convention churches from January through June in 2020.

FRESNO—More than 59 messengers from 31 churches representing 15 associations registered during the first week of preregistration for the 2022 California Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting at Bryte Church in West Sacramento. Sarah Graham, director of the CSBC Office of Communications, made the report during the monthly CSBC staff meeting on August 30. She also…

BAKERSFIELD—Volunteers from two Central Valley churches and one Southern California church hosted a multicultural block party for migrant families in Bakersfield on Aug. 27. Members of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Lamont, Mountain View Southern Baptist Church in Lake Isabella, and Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles in Alhambra came together to host the festivities…

CSBC’s church planting initiative, led by team leader, Ross Shepherd has announced 29 new church starts in California from January to July. Church plants have proven to be a significant growth strategy in the expansion of the kingdom, and those efforts are not led by the convention, but by other churches. “Conventions don’t start churches….

MARIPOSA—With more than 19,000 acres having burned in the oak Fire since July 22, California Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief volunteers in early August ministered to more than 100 homeowners affected by wildfire. DR volunteers helped with one of the most vital resources they can provide, personal property recovery (PPR). But the thing that leaves…

FRESNO—It started with a Facebook Messenger note from pastor Tito Villegas’ former college professor. He found a rare Lottie Moon doll among his father’s belongings and wanted to know if Villegas would like to have it—since Villegas was a vocal supporter of Southern Baptist missions. Villegas said yes. Now he’s using the doll to help…

MADERA – This summer marks the return of the Feeding Those Who Feed Us (FTWFU) Ministry outreach events at migrant centers throughout the state in nearly two years due to Covid. With 26 centers throughout the state, The Madera Center was the sixth to celebrate the return of this ministry on August 13th. Outreach events…