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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…

Legal & Risk Management Guidance for Ministry Leaders on Navigating Religious Exemptions in Their Congregation, August 25, 2021. Have you had a congregant ask you for a signature to help them get a religious exemption for vaccines? If so, you’re not alone. While the topic is a touchy one, it is important that we address…

By Roger Byrd We do many things as Christians to help our walk with Jesus be a daily life of worship. We witness and minister many times during the day through our regular expressions of living. Where we work, where we shop, the next-door neighbors, the friends across the street, and schoolmates are all part…

For the first time ever, clergy and church workers engaged in religious education, worship, and proselytizing—and who have carried debt from federal Direct student loans for at least 10 years—are now eligible to seek forgiveness through the US Department of Education’s (DOE) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The change went into effect on July…