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Insight - October 2017

California Southern Baptist Convention is moving in a new direction. The Executive Board approved a new structure during their meeting in Fresno September 8. The new structure will allow resourcing the vision of our churches to be the primary focus as we move forward.

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Best ways to give in times of crisis

Mickey Caison has seen it many times in his disaster relief career. Well-meaning folks collect a truckload of food and clothing, drive perhaps hundreds of miles to a disaster zone, but can find no place to deliver the goods.

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'Christmas Code' kindles Advent-oriented evangelism

GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins had one goal for his new book, "The Christmas Code" -- providing pastors and churches a resource with short Advent devotionals as a church-wide evangelism tool during the holiday season.

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'God sent them,' flooded homeowner says of Baptists

"I spent three days trying to figure out what I had done to make God so mad at me," Matlock said as he watched SBDR volunteers carry items to the curb. "I've lived a pretty moral life. And [the hurricane] affected all of my immediate family and my wife's family in Louisiana."

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