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Insight - September 2018

As the staff prepares for the CSBC annual meeting in October, this year at Clovis Hills Community Church, I want to give you an insight into what to expect.

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TRUSTEES: LifeWay begins search for new president

The trustees' presidential search committee will be led by Kent Dacus, vice president of student services at California Baptist University, as committee chair. Dacus is a member of The Grove Community Church in Riverside.

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Baptist promoted to Air Force Deputy Chief of Chaplains

The U.S. Senate confirmed the promotion of U.S. Air Force Chaplain Colonel Ronald M. Harvell to the rank of Brigadier General on Aug. 20. With the promotion, Harvell, a Southern Baptist, becomes the Air Force's 26th Deputy Chief of Chaplains.

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FIRST-PERSON: A church bids farewell

Two longtime church families from Antioch Baptist Church in Cambridge, Mass., were appointed in May to join our global outreach -- the Choi family in a former Soviet republic and the Lee family in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Saddleback celebrates 50,000th baptism

Not long after Saddleback Church held its first services in 1980, Rick Warren waded in the water and baptized a handful of new believers. Nine people came forward that day to declare their newfound faith in Jesus. Since then, at least 49,991 people have followed in their footsteps.

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FIRST-PERSON -- An untended garden

Just as a garden needs a gardener, the church needs shepherd leaders to teach God's Word and care for God's little ones.

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