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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.

Churches that improperly use their assets to intervene in the campaigns for or against candidates for public office and/or ballot measures risk losing their federal tax-exempt status under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Does this mean that pastors are prohibited from speaking on matters of politics from the pulpit? Must churches remain silent amid the chaos? Absolutely not! But there is…

By Terry Barone FRESNO—For more than a half century Racial Reconciliation Sunday has been observed in the Southern Baptist Convention and California Southern Baptists “have the special opportunity to display how the good news of Jesus brings racial reconciliation because we already are so ethnically diverse,” according to a Los Angeles area pastor. D.J. Jenkins,…

By Terry Barone FRESNO—In 2021 California Southern Baptist Convention recorded a Cooperative Program surplus to build operational reserves for the second consecutive year and received the largest California Mission Offering in its history. CP gifts for 2021 totaled $5,836,903, or 90.8 percent of the $6.425 million objective. The surplus totaled $606,747 and has helped in…

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,…

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…

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…