Resources – Initiatives

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.

There are so many distractions that keep pastors away from integrity, pornography is one of them. Ralph Neigbour, Team Leader for Church Revitalization Initiatives, sits with Russell Willingham, Director of Counseling at New Creation Ministries and author of Breaking Free, for a conversation about pursuing integrity in a pornographic world. Mike Manzie, Executive Director for New…

Train for the Dig Pack your bags and grab your gear. LifeWay’s VBS 2021 is headed to present-day Israel for Destination Dig. As junior archaeologists, kids will explore where Jesus walked and examine artifacts that bring the Bible to life. They’ll study tangible pieces of the past to learn about who Jesus is and why He came. Along the…

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…