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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…

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…