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Our Church Revitalization Initiatives team hosted an informative conversation on counting online attendance. If you’re one of the thousands of pastors and church leaders asking this question, this video gives some great guidance and information. Ralph Neighbour and Roger Byrd host Sabina Brady (online chat host), Cory Smith (Pastor of Spiritual Life/Creative director at The…

All employers in California, including churches, must file by June 30. 2022 with CalSavers, a retirement plan for employees whose employers do not offer a qualified retirement savings plan. Launched in July 2019, all employers with five or more employees must register with the CalSavers program. The registration deadline is based on the number of…

California Southern Baptist Convention provides an online resume and search committee service for ministers and search teams. Ministers may submit their resume and biographical information online, which is shared with inquiring congregations according to the minister’s instructions. CSBC also provides biographical information on prospective ministers to inquiring pastor search teams. Search committees should complete the…

Cooperating churches and related entities of the California Southern Baptist Convention currently benefit from the Group Determination Letter issued to the Convention by the IRS in 1964. The letter formally acknowledges the CSBC’s tax-exempt nonprofit status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), retroactively to the founding of the Convention in 1944. Under the current Revenue…

February 1-April 30, 2021 The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions focuses on Southern Baptist mission efforts in the United States and Canada. The 2021 theme is “The Mission Moves Forward” based on 1 Corinthians 15:58. The offering traditionally is featured near Easter each year (April 4, 2021) and supports ministries of North…

GuideStone® has released its most popular annual publication, the 2021 Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2020 Returns. This publication helps answer the most common tax-related issues affecting ministers and churches. The tax guide includes tax highlights for 2021 — including 2021 annual contribution limits, 2021 standard business mileage rates and certain tax implications of the CARES…

California’s SB1159 created a law addressing employees who get sick or injured due to COVID-19 on or after July 6, 2020. The law creates a presumption that any COVID-19 related illness of an employee arose out of and in the course of employment for purposes of awarding workers’ compensation benefits if all of the following…

Misclassifying employees is not a new problem among churches; many have been doing this incorrectly for decades. In fact, it’s been done wrong for so long, some don’t believe it’s a problem even when they’re shown the facts. Just because the IRS hasn’t called your organization out for it doesn’t change the fact that the…

Written by Ken Sartain The top ten resolutions for most people: 1. Lose Weight2. Get organized3. Spend less and SAVE more4. Enjoy life to the fullest5. Stay fit and healthy6. Learn something exciting7. Quit Smoking/ Take care of your lungs8. Help others in their dreams9. Fall in love10. Spend more time with family According to…

Watch Ralph Neighbour, our Church Revitalization Initiative team leader, as he interviews three amazing church leaders about engaging new people online. Andy Springer of Heartwood Church, Bogdan Kipko of Forward Church, and Marla Neighbour of Humanity Church provide helpful and practical ideas to reach people in our post COVID-19 world. This interview is a part…