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Grieving Well

My brother and sister-in-law were killed in a car accident two weeks ago.  Scott was barely 49—my only sibling. I’m writing this while in the beginning stages of grief over the tragic loss … more

CSBC Baptism Sunday

FRESNO (CSBC) — May 31 — “Pentecost Sunday” — has been designated as Baptism Sunday for California Southern Baptist Convention. Churches are encouraged to baptize … more

Harold Brown is this year's El Cajon Citizen of the Year!

Each year El Cajon's civic, service, and fraternal organizations select the El Cajon "Citizen of the Year" from the many people in El Cajon who contribute to El Cajon through years of volunteer civic … more

Encouraging Dads Ministry Brings Healing, Help and Hope to Hurting Dads

Storyteller and creator of the movie, The Father Effect, John Finch saw a need for Christian community, belonging and support for men with various struggles. The post Encouraging Dads Ministry … more

Outspoken: Katie Leigh’s story

Once you hear the voice of Connie Kendall from Focus on the Family's “Adventures in Odyssey” radio drama you never forget it. The post Outspoken: Katie Leigh’s story appeared first on … more

Chicken Tortilla Soup

There’s nothing like a hearty bowl of soup in the winter months. Not only are soups satisfying on a cold evening, the one-pot wonders usually make great left-overs for later in the week. Or … more

Breaking Barriers Video

OverComing 8 Common Barriers to Church Renewal Most churches encounter barriers in one of these Eight Common Areas at some point in their story: Prayer, Preaching, Evangelism, Discipleship, … more

Encanto Community Health and Resource Fair

The annual Encanto Community Health & Resource Fair sponsored by Encanto Southern Baptist Church at 6020 Akins Ave., San Diego, Ca. was held on Saturday, October 26, 2019. This Out Reach event … more

9 Dynamic Ways to Widen your Church’s Front Door

Would you like to have more newcomers to your church each weekend? Yes, please. As you develop your outreach strategy,  consider including a plan for equipping your church … more

Over 13 years of volunteer service to its neighbors in Mexico

(Santee, Ca) The San Diego Christian College foundational pillars of Truth, Purpose and Impact can be seen in the dedication of its missions teams and their service to people, communities and … more

San Diego Christian College ranked as one of the best online schools third year in a row

(Santee, Ca) San Diego Christian College was ranked in the top 25 for Online Colleges in California for 2020, according to SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher. SR Education … more

Discipleship (D-Groups) in Holtville, CA

San Diego Southern Baptist Association leaders, Mike and Judy Carlisle, were recently invited by Pastor Richard Moore, and his wife Tammy of Trinity Baptist Church, to visit with their congregation … more

'Power of ONE'

Fourteen years ago Juvenal Gonzalez, his wife Maria and their children were living comfortably in North Carolina where Gonzalez served as pastor of Iglesia Bautista Betel (Bethel Baptist Church), … more

My Rashionale

I love watching people who enjoy connecting a need with a resource — and even more I want to learn from them.  A recent visit to southern California and the northwest corner of Mexico … more

Migrant MINISTRIES

Immigration news reports in the United States frequently focus on the processing and detention centers while also attempting to explain the existing policies and positions of politicians, federal … more

From refugee camps and high crime rate neighborhoods, to the soccer field

(Santee, CA) It’s a rare occurrence when athletes with completely diverse backgrounds can come together to form a foundation that can leave a legacy for future teams. That’s exactly what … more

FIRST-PERSON: The Collegiate Mission Field

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- When you think of the mission field, what comes to mind? Perhaps a foreign country or exotic locale, plane tickets and passports? In the Great Commission, Jesus … more

Evangelism Workshop Videos

Joel Southerland Joel Southerland became Lead Pastor of Peavine Baptist Church in December, 2016. He serves in a dual role and is also the Executive Director of Evangelism for … more

'Rise up,' Floyd urges churches at inauguration

NASHVILLE (BP) -- At more than 47,000 churches strong, Southern Baptists can have a massive spiritual footprint -- they just have to harness the power of prayer and their resources for the sake of … more

TRUSTEES: Mandrell celebrates 'new day' at LifeWay

NASHVILLE (BP) -- In his first trustee meeting as president and CEO, Ben Mandrell gave board members an optimistic vision for the future of LifeWay Christian Resources. He described the current … more
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