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By RJ McCauley, CSBC Youth Teenagers are going through a very difficult season in our country. Before the pandemic, Lifeway Research revealed that 66% of the youth were not attending church after graduation, but today’s conditions feel even more drastic in the church due to the effects of pandemic lockdowns and isolation. The last few years haven’t…

The SBC 2022 convention is next month, and California pastors and other CSBC faith leaders are encouraged to make the most of this opportunity to attend while activities will be relatively “local.” The business that historically occurs during the annual gathering has a far-reaching impact, particularly as it relates to the SBC presidential election. The SBC…

It’s time to start thinking about how your church can help serve in our statewide, summer migrant ministry. Below you can view the summer projects schedule and find out more about our ministry here. Reach out to Oscar Sanchez at osanchez@csbc.com to get plugged in.

By Cathie Smith “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. So now I give him to the Lord.  For His whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” (1 Samuel 1:27-28) Ever since a young child, I have dreamed of becoming a mother and…

52 Sundays is a downloadable resource to help your church better understand missions and stewardship. Each Sunday’s materials include graphical slides of the missionary in the story and PDF versions of the missionary stories. These resources can be used in many ways: Share with the congregation during the worship service. Distribute them to the Prayer…

By DeAnna Sanders When you think of a fun family night, you may envision a fast-food dinner, popcorn, and a kid-friendly movie.  You are not thinking of turning the conversation to the topics of rape, sexual assault, or physical abuse.  These are not the themes of a happy family fun night.  But the reality is,…

PRAYER LINKS AND RESOURCES Pray today for this annual meeting. Ask the Lord to draw His people into close fellowship and love one another. Pray for messengers and guests to feel God’s presence and yield to His leading. Pray for attitudes and actions to be born out of love for one another and love for…

CSBC’s 2021 mission giving report includes all CSBC churches listed in alphabetical order by association, city and church. The report lists gifts to the Cooperative Program, California Mission Offering and other designated donation including, Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and world hunger.  Other reports available include the top 100 churches giving to the…

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we take a look at CSBC’s Women’s Ministry Network Sarah M. Graham Most of us know that March is typically Women’s History Month, but did you know each year has its own theme? I didn’t! (And I’m a woman!) “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope” is the 2022…

Please read this article by our friends over at littler.com. California Labor Commissioner Issues 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Posters and FAQs, But Many Questions Remain These mandatory 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave posters must be displayed in all churches that have at least one employee (including the pastor).  We’ve uploaded them below for your reference.