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Equipped for Excellence
Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church, Riverside.
VBS Clinic - Saturday
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Seniors' Prayer Movement
11:30 AM
Pray for the association and the Sacramento area.
Madison Avenue Baptist Church
4148 Madison Avenue, North Highlands, CA 95660
(1st Thursday of every month)


Pastors and Ministry Leader's Retreat
March 17-19
Hartstone Bible Camp, Potter Valley
Retired Pastors & Wives Luncheon
1:00 PM
Hometown Buffet Copperwood Square
(Sunrise north of Greenback)
7028 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(1st Monday of every month)


Pastors and Ministry Leader's Retreat
March 17-19
Hartstone Bible Camp, Potter Valley
Minister and Staff Lunch
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Building Fellowship and Leadership
Bring your lunch to Cypress Avenue Baptist Church
5709 Cypress Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608
(1st Tuesday of every month)


Pastors and Ministry Leader's Retreat
March 17-19
Hartstone Bible Camp, Potter Valley
Bible Search
Summer Missionaries
Leader: Pastor Jeff Coburn


 As your church makes plans for summer ministries, a resource that you may consider is student Summer Missionaries. They will be available to serve as ministry support for your church.
Summer Missionaries are generally College students who have committed to serve the Lord for the summer in ministry settings all over the United States and around the world. They are placed in our area in response to our invitation and as part of a cooperative effort which joins national and state conventions, associations, churches, and the students that produces a widespread ministry to the students and to the ministry settings in which they serve. As an Association, we have the opportunity to be blessed by the ministry that the Summer Missionaries bring. Children, youth, and the adults that come into contact with these missionaries are quite often impacted significantly as they witness the fruits produced as a result of their servant hearts, their passion for ministering in the Lord’s name, and through their abilities to present God’s message to Californians of all ages.
The main setting for the ministry of the Summer Missionaries is in our local churches. The students are here as teachers, role models, and friends to the children and youth that they lead. Most often, they serve a church for a week long period as leaders in Vacation Bible School. They may also serve in preparation and leadership of other local church events or ministries. As part of their time here, they will serve the association and the state as leaders at the STRAM high adventure youth camp in Cisco Grove, in June, the Camp Alta Children’s Camp, and at the Migrant Ministry Christmas in July
The missionary students will be assigned to a host church for a time period of one week. It will be the responsibility of the hosting church to provide transportation for picking up the missionary, meals and lodging, laundry facilities, and one day of rest for the students during the week. We also ask that you as a hosting church take up a love offering or honor the service of the students in some other way for the ministry that they participate in while at your ministry setting.
If your church is an SASBC member and interested in requesting the ministry of the Summer Missionaries, please submit that request with the necessary information by email to as soon as the request date is open for 2013Requests will be given consideration on a first come-first served basis, but also with consideration to the intensity of the ministry need served in the church. 
In Christ,
Jeff Coburn
Sacramento Association Summer Missionary Supervisor

Meet Your 2012 Summemr Missionaries

This Summer we are blessed to have two students serving as missionaries to the Sacramento Association of Southern Baptist Churches. Cory Branscum is a Sojourner (a student appointed by the North American Mission Board (NAMB) who has completed either their Junior or Senior year of High School), and Christopher Mitchell who is serving as a Summer Missionary (a student appointed by NAMB who has completed at least one year of college). They have introduced themselves in the paragraphs below. Please lift them up with prayer support as they serve among our churches this summer.

My name is Cory Branscum. I am from Sidney, Ohio. I am currently finishing my junior year at Upper Valley Career Center. I am taking Ag and Power Technology. It’s working on tractors and that kind of stuff. I love agriculture. I am the secretary of our FFA chapter. I want to own my own farm one day. My hobbies would have to be rebuilding engines and working on tractors. Another hobby of mine would have to be hunting and fishing.

What called me to go to California to serve God this year. See last year at Super Summer Ohio, a Southern Baptist leadership camp, God told me He was going to lead me to do a big mission trip next summer. I accepted the call and God said He would provide. When we went to church camp a couple weeks later God presented NAMB. I always had a heart for people in California and after a lot of praying God led me to this mission. I am really excited and ready to serve God this summer in California and spread the word to all peoples.

Also I am 17, my birthday is July 3,1994 .... I have 4 siblings ... that’s me. All I can think of – lol

Cory Branscum


Hello Sacramento Association,

My name is Christopher Mitchell and I feel deeply honored to be serving with you this summer. I am reminded of Paul’s relationships with churches he had never before visited and feel that bond of commonality though our faith. I praise God for placing us together to do His work.

Here is some brief biographical information about me. I am currently a Freshman at the University of Texas at Arlington majoring in Architecture. I grew up in the small rural town of Wolfe City located in northeast Texas. My family now lives way out in west Texas in Pecos where my father is pastor of First Baptist Church and my mother is an elementary school teacher. I have two younger sisters who live with them as well. Growing up, most of my time was dominated by Boy Scouts, church, and sports. Now in college, I stay busy with campus organizations and drawing assignments. I feel very confident in my academic path and am excited about pursuing architecture as a career.

I believe I was called to do missionary work this summer because I realized that my life was speeding by and I may not have this opportunity ever again. I realize that there is a need for Christian influence right here where I am, but I wanted to experience a summer where I am forced to be out of my comfort zone and make evangelizing my number one focus. I also had the opportunity to work with children as staff at a Boy Scout ranch last summer and wanted to experience that again.

Thank you for your support in preparation for this summer. I look forward to what will happen and can’t wait to meet you all.

Christopher Mitchell


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