Resources – Initiatives

Our Church Revitalization Initiatives team hosted an informative conversation on counting online attendance. If you’re one of the thousands of pastors and church leaders asking this question, this video gives some great guidance and information. Ralph Neighbour and Roger Byrd host Sabina Brady (online chat host), Cory Smith (Pastor of Spiritual Life/Creative director at The…

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…

Written by Ken Sartain The top ten resolutions for most people: 1. Lose Weight2. Get organized3. Spend less and SAVE more4. Enjoy life to the fullest5. Stay fit and healthy6. Learn something exciting7. Quit Smoking/ Take care of your lungs8. Help others in their dreams9. Fall in love10. Spend more time with family According to…

Watch Ralph Neighbour, our Church Revitalization Initiative team leader, as he interviews three amazing church leaders about engaging new people online. Andy Springer of Heartwood Church, Bogdan Kipko of Forward Church, and Marla Neighbour of Humanity Church provide helpful and practical ideas to reach people in our post COVID-19 world. This interview is a 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 (2 sizes available) Worship folder inserts of the missionary story (PDF) December 2020: Josh and Kimber Thrower…

To all church planters, “Therefore my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and my crown.” Philippians 4:1 I hope you are well and that you are willfully encouraging yourself and your people in the Lord. This is a unique time in history, but we are eased in knowing our God is…

Whether you are a sending, sponsor, or partner church, there are three ways you can successfully come alongside a new church plant. Pray – Take your active role by growing the spiritual success of CA church planting. Pray for a pipeline of church planters Adopt an unreached people group Raise up church planters in every…

by Micaiah Irmler | Lead Pastor, Southridge Church We often hear people say that planting a church is “not for the faint of heart. It’s the front lines of ministry. Make sure you’re strong.” Words like this, although well-meant, have left me feeling frustrated and doubtful of my calling, and have made me want to…

The Process Count the Cost was developed by California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Director Bill Agee to assist healthy churches, churches needing revitalization, and new church plants. The process is based on Luke 14:28: “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has…