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Although churches are not the typical target of cybercriminals, church computers and network systems remain vulnerable to hacking and the personal information of donors and employees is subject to compromise. Innocently clicking on links in so-called phishing or spear-phishing, and similarly authentic-looking, emails inadvertently opened by an employee, volunteer, or anyone else with access to…

There are four models of homeschool co-ops which churches may want to explore to provide a quality education and environment for learning?  While each has its own set of pros and cons, many churches are ideally suited to becoming involved in any one of these models. With many Christian families seeking alternatives to public education,…

Do you know what your church building policy includes? CSBC partnered with Ministry Pacific Insurance to review the intricacies of church insurance policies and their coverage.  Fritz Hahn, founder of Ministry Pacific, covered:  Where most insurance policies provide inadequate coverage The role leadership plays in reconstruction Why it’s not too late! Key Topics: Who determined…

Ralph Neighbour, our Church Revitalization Team leader hosted Charlie Cutler, President of ChurchWest Insurance Services on June 10, 2021 to discuss the updated legal issues churches need to know. Watch the replay below! Reference the presentation slide deck:

Looking for risk management or legal assistance?  The California Southern Baptist Convention, through ChurchWest Insurance Services, is offering complimentary legal assistance on issues that you face in ministry. Need your employee handbook reviewed? Upload it here and have it reviewed. Launching a new ministry? Tell us what you are doing and have an attorney provide you…

Important changes to the Child Tax Credit will help many families receive advance payments starting this summer. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 expands the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for tax year 2021 only. As noted on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, the expanded credit means: The credit amounts will increase for…

The church cannot experience renewal or revitalization without an active prayer culture which is alive and connected to the power of Christ and His work. It begins with the pastor-leaders and moves through the congregation setting ablaze the hearts desiring to be used of God to bring revitalization to His church. It is the work…

The California Southern Baptist Convention Annual – directories, statistical information and official minutes of the CSBC Annual Meeting – is published each year. The directories are compiled using CSBC data, while the statistical information is compiled from the Annual Church Profile sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.The ACP is an instrument…

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…