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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 2014 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference, themed "Show Us Your Glory," included speakers calling believers to persevere in suffering and live passionately for Christ. The June 8-9 sessions in the Baltimore Convention Center preceded the June 10-11 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
About 1,500 people participate in the church Hal Seed started 22 years ago - New Song Community in Oceanside - which last year he decided to bring into the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
Though a motion at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Baltimore to "discipline" New Heart Community Church in La Mirada because of its views on homosexuality was ruled out of order, the SBC is looking into the process of "withdrawing fellowship" from the congregation. Read More
California law prohibits pre-teens from using tanning salons, even with their parents' approval. At the same time, California law permits girls of the same age - 12-and-a-half - to have an abortion without a parent's knowledge, approval or notification. Read More
For 2014, California Southern Baptists are being asked to "Be Bold" for Christ in praying for and giving to the California Mission Offering. "Be Bold" is the theme of 2014's CMO based on Act 4:29, and the statewide goal is $475,000. Read More
If you're a member of New Life Community Church in San Jose and you need surgery, your pastor may also be your anesthesiologist. If you're a member of Gualala Baptist Church in Gualala and you go to one of the two grocery stores in town on a Tuesday afternoon, you'll see one of your pastors working at the deli counter. Read More
With only a couple of weeks notice, churches in Redwood Empire Baptist Association put together an evangelistic block party with the help of a student choir/mission team from Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. Read More
Click here to read articles from previous issues of the CSB. Read More