Resources – CSBC

The United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors is preparing to seek its annual cost of living increase in postage of about 1.5% over current rates. However, it is now expected that the Board will seek an additional 5-7% rate increase to cover the structural deficit in budgeted postal service operations. If your church…

Kyle Hogg came to pastor the Crossover Church of Rosedale (Bakersfield) in September 2018. The church was struggling to survive and running about 50 people at that time. In November 2018, Pastor Kyle attended a Count the Cost event. He heard about the tool and process of following seven targets month by month to connect…

Ralph Neighbour hosts a webinar with the team from legible.org to chat about creating an online presence and building your ministry’s marketing plan. Churches can move towards connecting with their community and share the gospel in a variety of ways.

This Four Pillars to Volunteer Program Guide from our friends at Vomo is a great resource for you and your ministry. Take a look at the comprehensive information here for building your volunteer teams.

As our churches begin to emerge from the year-long chaos of COVID restrictions, this volunteer guide from our good friends at Vomo.org is incredibly helpful.

California Southern Baptist Convention provides an online resume and search committee service for ministers and search teams. Ministers may submit their resume and biographical information online, which is shared with inquiring congregations according to the minister’s instructions. CSBC also provides biographical information on prospective ministers to inquiring pastor search teams. Search committees should complete the…

Cooperating churches and related entities of the California Southern Baptist Convention currently benefit from the Group Determination Letter issued to the Convention by the IRS in 1964. The letter formally acknowledges the CSBC’s tax-exempt nonprofit status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), retroactively to the founding of the Convention in 1944. Under the current Revenue…

GuideStone® has released its most popular annual publication, the 2021 Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2020 Returns. This publication helps answer the most common tax-related issues affecting ministers and churches. The tax guide includes tax highlights for 2021 — including 2021 annual contribution limits, 2021 standard business mileage rates and certain tax implications of the CARES…

Misclassifying employees is not a new problem among churches; many have been doing this incorrectly for decades. In fact, it’s been done wrong for so long, some don’t believe it’s a problem even when they’re shown the facts. Just because the IRS hasn’t called your organization out for it doesn’t change the fact that the…

Every year, churches need to approve housing allowances for eligible ministers as well as accountable reimbursement plans for their pastors and other employees. Many churches are still doing things incorrectly by giving their pastors undocumented auto allowances and improper reimbursements for personal health insurance. Income tax-free reimbursements for individual health insurance premiums were prohibited beginning…