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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.


"When I was diagnosed with depression, I felt as though I finally understood why I felt alone," said one man, after seeking help through his doctor. "However," he continued, "I still was afraid of telling anyone in my church about my condition because of the fear of being ostracized, which made my depression even more desperate." Read More
Messengers to the 2014 California Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting weighed in on several issues including motions regarding church affiliation, a 2015 proposed budget and Cooperative Program objective, and amendments to the CSBC Constitution and Bylaws. Read More
Pastors were encouraged toward "Courageous Leadership" through trials and transitions, during the annual Pastors' Conference, held this year at Clovis Hills Community Church in Clovis Oct. 20-21. Read More
Learning to give "All For You: Surrender, Sacrifice and Serve," participants at the California Women's Meeting Oct. 21 heard from their own, as well as international missionaries. Read More
Click here to read articles from previous issues of the CSB. Read More