There are many ways to financially support California Southern Baptist Convention ministries and special offerings. Although giving to mission causes through local churches is the preferred method, some may want to contribute directly to support these endeavors.
Cooperative Program Ministries
Cooperative Program Ministries is a financial channel through which mission dollars are combined into a unified budget to support Southern Baptist Convention missionary, education and benevolent ministries in each state, across the nation and throughout the world. Through Cooperative Program Ministries some 10,000 missionaries are supported in the United States and more than 100 international settings. Also supported are six Southern Baptist seminaries educating more than 13,500 students. Distribution of the funds is: California Southern Baptist Convention – 60.5 percent; Southern Baptist Convention – 33.5 percent; California Baptist University – 5 percent; California Baptist Foundation – 1 percent.
California Mission Offering
The California Mission Offering is emphasized each September and supports church starting, healthy churches, disaster relief and mission action, associational projects and mission support in the Golden State. The ministries of more than 100 missionaries, 31 associations and more than 2,000 churches benefit from California Mission Offering gifts annually. One hundred percent of the gifts to the California Mission Offering are spent in reaching the world in California.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions focuses on Southern Baptist mission efforts in the United States and Canada. Named in honor of Annie Armstrong who served as a missionary in Baltimore, this offering helps support the ministries of more than 5,000 North American missionaries who serve through Baptist centers, language ministries, church planting, resorts and inner cities. All gifts to this offering are forwarded to the North American Mission Board for use throughout the United States, its territories and Canada.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions focuses on Southern Baptist mission efforts outside the United States and Canada. The offering was named in honor of Lottie Moon, a missionary to China from 1873 to 1912, because of her encouragement to support missions so others could be sent. Because of the offering, more than 5,000 missionaries spread the gospel through a variety of international ministries. Gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering are forwarded to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention to spread the gospel worldwide.
CSBC Disaster Relief
California Southern Baptists are vitally involved in Disaster Relief by responding through a variety of ministries. California Southern Baptist volunteers contribute manpower, ministry and financial help during floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes and urban disasters. Disaster Relief donations are used in meeting physical needs as and sharing the gospel. Donations to Disaster Relief may be used for multiple disaster responses as needs arise; gifts are used in California to meet the needs of the Golden State in times of catastrophe.
Hunger ministries assist churches, associations and California Southern Baptist Convention to distribute food and share the gospel with people in need. CSBC uses hunger donations for helping fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Hunger funds are administered through the International and North American Mission Boards of the Southern Baptist Convention. World Hunger gifts are forwarded to the Southern Baptist Convention, with the International Mission Board receiving 80 percent and the North American Mission Board receiving 20 percent of the gifts.
Donating to any/all of the above ministries is easy by using the online form.
Jenness Park Christian Camp
Jenness Park Christian Camp is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Sonora CA. Owned and operated by California Southern Baptist Convention, the park's 160 acres provide a beautiful, secluded setting for enjoyment, relaxation and spiritual growth. Since 2000, more than 5,000 individuals have made professions of faith at Jenness Park. Each time a camper commits his life to Christ, he has the opportunity of ringing a special bell to let everyone know about his life-changing decision. The camp is outgrowing its current facilities. Predominantly used in the summer months, Jenness Park needs several improvements for year-round use by all age groups. Please join us in this endeavor by making an investment in the future of reaching people for Christ at Jenness Park Christian Camp.
Donate to Jenness Park by using the online form.