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The United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors is preparing to seek its annual cost of living increase in postage of about 1.5% over current rates. However, it is now expected that the Board will seek an additional 5-7% rate increase to cover the structural deficit in budgeted postal service operations. If your church…

Kyle Hogg came to pastor the Crossover Church of Rosedale (Bakersfield) in September 2018. The church was struggling to survive and running about 50 people at that time. In November 2018, Pastor Kyle attended a Count the Cost event. He heard about the tool and process of following seven targets month by month to connect…

Ralph Neighbour hosts a webinar with the team from legible.org to chat about creating an online presence and building your ministry’s marketing plan. Churches can move towards connecting with their community and share the gospel in a variety of ways.

This Four Pillars to Volunteer Program Guide from our friends at Vomo is a great resource for you and your ministry. Take a look at the comprehensive information here for building your volunteer teams.

As our churches begin to emerge from the year-long chaos of COVID restrictions, this volunteer guide from our good friends at Vomo.org is incredibly helpful.

There are so many distractions that keep pastors away from integrity, pornography is one of them. Ralph Neigbour, Team Leader for Church Revitalization Initiatives, sits with Russell Willingham, Director of Counseling at New Creation Ministries and author of Breaking Free, for a conversation about pursuing integrity in a pornographic world. Mike Manzie, Executive Director for New…

Train for the Dig Pack your bags and grab your gear. LifeWay’s VBS 2021 is headed to present-day Israel for Destination Dig. As junior archaeologists, kids will explore where Jesus walked and examine artifacts that bring the Bible to life. They’ll study tangible pieces of the past to learn about who Jesus is and why He came. Along the…

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…

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…