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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.


More than 160 Christian Women’s Job Corps/Christian Men’s Job Corps site coordinators and leaders across the country gathered at Woman’s Missionary Union headquarters in Birmingham, AL Aug. 5-7, for the National CWJC/CMJC Event. Attendees sharpened their skills through conferences, networking opportunities, panel discussions and group seminars. Read More
In greater Miami, 38.8 percent of the population is foreign-born. That’s more than any other metropolitan area in the United States. But Miami is the only Florida city to make that “top ten” list. California, with its population of almost 39 million, has five: San Jose, in second place with 37.5 percent; Los Angeles, third with 33.2 percent; San Francisco, fourth with 29.7 percent; San Diego, sixth with 23.7 percent; and Riverside/San Bernardino in tenth place with 22.2 percent. Read More
A proposed $15.9 million ministry budget for California Southern Baptist Convention, with a Cooperative Program objective of $6.8 million, was approved by the CSBC Executive Board during their fall meeting Sept. 10-11. Read More
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