NexGen Leadership Network

The CSBC invites our younger pastors and leaders to join us for a special panel just prior to the start of the 2019 CSBC Pastor’s Conference. Whether you are launching, transitioning or inheriting ministry we all need to start well. NexGen is not only a great time to learn, it's your best chance to meet other new and younger ministry leaders in the CSBC.

2019 Emphasis

The theme of this year's pre-conference panel is "The Pastor-Theologian: Raising up the Next Generation of Shepherd Scholars." Stephen Jones, Pastor, Crossview Bible Church, will moderate a panel discussion with three friends to discuss

  • the state of theology within evangelicalism,
  • how to be doctrinal without being divisive, and
  • practical ways to cultivate sound doctrine in our preaching and discipleship.

Current issues facing the SBC will also be discussed, and there will be opportunities to network with other young pastors from across the state. Dinner will be provided.


Adam Groza
VP of Enrollment and Professor of Philosophy at Gateway Seminary

Tony Chute
Assoc. Dean of the School of Christian Ministries and Professor of Church History at Cal Baptist University

Matt Smith
Senior Pastor at Barabbas Road Baptist Church in San Diego, Instructor at Barabbas University


Stephen Jones
Pastor at Crossview Bible Church and Adjunct Professor at California Baptist University


The CSBC Church Revitalization Team has kindly offered to sponsor this event, but to offset cost of dinner, we asking for $5/ticket.

An Eventbrite invitation will be sent out soon.

We will host the event at Shadow Mountain Community Church - pending availability of a room. Otherwise, we’ve made arrangements to meet at another local church nearby (as a backup plan). The venue should be finalized within the next week.

But for now, we at least want to make sure you are aware of the event and save the time on your calendar.

Let me know if you have any questions, and please spread the word by forwarding this email and even sharing our Facebook event page. Hope to see you there!

Your co-laborer in the gospel,
Stephen Jones, Pastor
Crossview Bible Church
(760) 365-5771

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