Archive: September, 2020

California churches responding to needs during wildfires

“One of California Southern Baptists’ best resources is our local churches,” Mike Bivins, director of the CSBC office of disaster relief, said. “Many of our churches located near the fires are preparing and responding to the immediate needs of evacuees by providing water, snacks, gift cards, temporary evacuation points and coordinating with other organizations active in disaster.”

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Church members minister to wildfire evacuees in Clovis

When Pastor Shawn Beaty and his congregation began helping evacuees of the Creek Fire near Fresno, he had no idea it would “grow and spin bigger” than he could have ever imagined by serving as many as 2,000 families in one week.

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2020 Annual Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19

The Board also voted to produce a webcast to premiere Tuesday, Oct. 27 to celebrate achievements of California Southern Baptists since October 2019. The video presentation(s) will remain online after its premiere.

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CSBC Executive Board cancels 2020 annual meeting

Cancellation of the 2020 California Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting topped items of business at the CSBC Executive Board meeting held virtually on Sept. 10.

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Urban, rural churches benefit from ‘Caring Well Challenge’

Anthology Church of Studio City, which is part of Los Angeles, and Hunter First Baptist Church, which is near Elizabethton in northeast Tennessee, were two of more than 1,000 congregations that participated in the “Caring Well Challenge” in its first year.

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Key VP transitions begin at Gateway Seminary

​Gateway Seminary has launched executive searches for a new Vice President for Academic Services and a new Vice President for Business Services to be added to the Executive Leadership team.

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TRUSTEES: Gospel defines priorities, Moore tells ERLC

Every point of advocacy, every point of moral teaching, every article, every curricular video, every advocacy agenda, every meeting, every coalition call, all of it starts with: ‘How does this relate to the cross of Jesus Christ and to the Gospel of the crucified and resurrected Christ?’

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True compassion comes from Christ living in your heart and then putting action into that emotion.

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‘See You at the Pole’ moves online due to pandemic

This year the theme is “Return. Restore. Revive.” However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have planned an alternative – a student-led livestream Sept. 23 that anyone can join. The stream will be available at 7 a.m. in the viewer’s time zone.

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