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Effective January 1, 2022, all churches in California that have any form of “youth service organization” within their ministries, which most likely includes Sunday School in addition to more recognizable ministries such as AWANA, Vacation Bible School, and youth sports league participation, must now adhere to a new three-prong “Standard of Care” which includes training…

Merry Christmas season CSBC Family! It’s me, Victor Chayasirisobhon, and I am glad to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Christmas can be a very busy time for churches and their leadership teams. It sometimes gets so busy that we forget about the Lord and each other!  Isn’t it funny how that happens?  So,…

California Southern Baptist Convention is excited to announce a new counseling/coaching support resource to ministry leaders of cooperating CSBC churches. Full Strength Network was created by Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company to come alongside leaders for Christian counseling and support. For a limited time, CSBC and Brotherhood Mutual are offering 350 paid ministry leaders a free,…

We have a Facebook community of Women in Ministry all over California. Join us here!

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions is named for Lottie Moon, who served as a missionary in China for more than 30 years in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Without this offering Southern Baptists’ international mission efforts would cease to exist. Each year, the International Mission Board (IMB) sets a national…

A California Court of Appeal decision in September 2021 makes it increasingly difficult for employers, including churches, to conduct criminal background checks of prospective employees, contractors, and volunteers. The result is that most, if not all, courts in California must immediately stop allowing electronic searches of their databases using the known date of birth and/or…

By Margaret Colson It’s not about basketball. It’s not about the baby doll. As New Vision Church in San Diego gives away thousands of toys to children each Christmas, it’s “not about the toys,” insists Sean Beaudoin, outreach, life groups and connections pastor at the church. “That’s not the gift. The gift is the hope…

By Anthony Beaird As the Creek Fire burned nearly 400,000 acres and destroyed 856 structures in the Sierra National Forest just north of Fresno in 2020, California Southern Baptists found avenues to provide hope for evacuees amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “The reports we were getting was that the fire was moving closer to Oakhurst. That…

By David Roach BAKERSFIELD—The wrestling coach at a local high school was a member at Crossover Church of Rosedale and wanted to determine how he could serve. So he and pastor Kyle Hogg came up with an idea: a wrestling ministry. The coach, a sought-after wrestling instructor, teaches boys to wrestle, and Hogg shares the…