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The California Southern Baptist is the official newspaper of California Southern Baptist Convention. The monthly publication features news, opinions, information and promotional material for and about Southern Baptist congregations, mission endeavors, ministries, programs and emphases. While focusing primarily on California, the CSB also includes news about national and international Southern Baptist ministries.


The perfect location, innovative marketing and a casual worship service have combined to grow church plant New Song Seaside. It's the first in an anticipated series of a dozen or more churches to be planted in Oceanside by New Song Community Church, where Hal Seed is pastor. Read More
One California Southern Baptist ministry is excited to see what happens when it starts giving away money. That's right. SoCal Baptist Ministries exists for the sole purpose of giving missions and ministry grants to California Southern Baptist churches and their related organizations and ministries. Read More
After 10 years ministering each summer in Clovis, this year World Changers moved over to Fresno. World Changers is a week of construction-related missions done by students between the ages of 12 and 20, which is spearheaded by the Southern Baptist Con-vention's LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More
When World Changers went to Fresno this year, they partnered with the Fresno County chapter of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat Fresno applied for and received a $25,000 grant from Lowe's home improvement stores for materials and supplies needed by Southern Baptist teens as they volunteered their labor on a church, school, marketplace, community center and five homes. Read More
Click here to read articles from previous issues of the CSB. Read More