Church Revitalization – California Southern Baptist Convention

Resources – Church Revitalization

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…

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 October 2021 Downloads These resources can be used in many ways: Share with the congregation during the…

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…

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…

Mike Proud, our Orange County Director of Missions chats with Pastor Bogdan Kipko of Forward Church and Chris Abbott of Church Growth Agency about Facebook Ads. Pastor Bogdan has seen people connect with his church and come to Christ after finding them through an ad he set up on Facebook. Listen now and try it…

by Jerry McCullah I want to encourage pastors, and at the same time, plead with church members to be aware of your pastor and go beyond to see into your pastor’s heart. Check your pastor’s spiritual condition and his physical well-being often, and also that of his family. This past year and a half have been…