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52 Sundays is a downloadable resource to help your church better understand missions and stewardship. Each Sunday’s materials include: One-page story of a missionary supported through the Cooperative Program (PDF) PowerPoint slide of the missionary in the story August 2021 Downloads CP Story Highlights Aug. 8 Powerpoint Aug. 15 Powerpoint Aug. 22 Powerpoint Aug. 29…

Max Herr, CSBC HR and Church Compliance Specialist, hosted a conversation with the team from Church Growth Services on Stewardship.

Our HR and Compliance Ministry Specialist, Max Herr, walks you through preparing your budget for 2022.

By Ralph Neighbour After 18 months of Zoom-only meetings, more than 50 pastors and leaders from across California gathered in La Jolla, July 12-13 for a “Count the Cost” Summit to cast a vision for the future of the church revitalization process.   Count the Cost is a metric system that helps church staff develop…

Feeding Those Who Feed Us, for eight weeks in the summer (July and August), draws California Southern Baptists together to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of migrant workers and residents of impoverished California communities, primarily in the San Joaquin Valley. Ministries to more than 20 California Migrant Centers and low-income communities include: distribution…

By Roger Byrd Nearly every church needs revitalization in some area. An active and growing church may be healthy in many areas, and yet have need to revitalize a few vital systems. It may be like going to the doctor for an annual checkup. Your body may be generally healthy and in overall good condition,…

By Ralph Neighbour The CSBC Church Revitalization Team is hosting Count the Cost “Huddles” around the state with almost 250 churches that have completed a Count the Cost Assessment.  Listening sessions reveal the biggest challenge churches face is making weekly contacts with potential attendees.  A ‘potential attendee’ is a person who occasionally attends your church,…

by Roger Byrd, Church Revitalization Team, CSBC Usually, depending upon how “part-time” the position is, the focus of the music leader’s ministry can be on a “segment” of the music ministry. If a music leader is hired to spend 10 hours weekly in that ministry, then worship planning, working with the choir, praise team, soloists or…

Did you know your church can save thousands of dollars with the Employee Retention Credit? And it’s not too late. In 2021, your church can receive up to $14,000 per qualified employee. The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a fully refundable tax credit for employers equal to 50% (2020) or 70% (2021) of the first…

Has your church considered the value of its electronic data assets? Can you even begin to put a price tag on its worth? Are your church’s data properly protected from unauthorized viewing, corruption, loss due to fire or theft? Your data is no less valuable, and deserves the same sorts of protection, as your buildings…