Network News - February 28, 2019
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Network News - February 28, 2019


Coping After the Fire
We are working from our homes during this interim while our building is being repaired from the fire last Thursday. It has taken a few days to get everything back to a kind of normal. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions or need to reach us, the office phone is being forwarded to Terrie's cell phone, and Bob is always reachable via his cell phone. We are also accessing our emails. 


Ordination at First Baptist Church, Elverta
Ordination council will meet on Friday, March 1 at 6 pm.
All SRBN pastors are invited to join.
The laying on of hands will be at the 11 am service on Sunday, March 3. 


40 Days to Palm Sunday Devotional Books Available!


We are offering up to 20 copies per church of these prayer booklets for your church members. If you would like some for your church, please contact Terrie. You can come and pick them up at her home or we can deliver them while supplies last. They will also be available at the Pastors Lunch Tuesday.



40 Days of HOPE is a season of seeking GOD as ONE Body through prayer and fasting, expressing our love and dependence through worship, and extending the love of CHRIST though service and evangelism TOGETHER throughout California. 
Uniting around the things we value to bring transformation

Learn more here.



FREE VBS Training for all Teachers, Leaders, and Helpers
March 30th at El Camino Baptist Church
2805 El Camino Avenue
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Clinic is 9:00 am to 12:50 pm
Closing rally and VBS materials raffle at 12:50pm to 1:00 pm
Training is for LifeWay's "In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus" VBS and "2019 Backyard Kids Club"
Please sign up all your teachers and workers!
Workshops and training offered for every section of VBS!
Register here



SRBN and Women's Evangelism - Women's 3rd Annual Retreat 
April 5-7, 2019
Location: Camp Alta
$150 per person

Theme: "Women's Warrior Boot Camp: Equipping Women to Become Warriors for Christ!"
Theme Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18
Register online.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12, NIV) 


Tahoe Spring, Summer, and Fall Teacher Intern Positions Open
Internship provides: airfare, housing, $500 a month stipend, food money, cars to drive, valuable work experience, and an opportunity to enjoy beautiful Lake Tahoe!
Ideal candidates are energetic, hard working, and people oriented. We are looking for college graduates or current college students. Some universities provide internship credit. Internship credits are not required to participate.
School age teachers: You will need 12 semester hours TOTAL in any combination: Education classes, Physical Education, Recreation, Music, Art, Dance, Theatre, Band, Psychology, Sociology, or Nursing. School age teachers teach their own class. There are 3 age groups: Kindergarten, 1st - 2nd, and 3rd - 6th. Four school age teachers are needed each semester (fall or spring); eight school age teachers are needed for the summer term. 

Preschool teachers: You will need 12 semester hours TOTAL in any combination: Early Childhood Education, Human Growth and Development, Child Life, or Child Development. We have two age groups: Busy Bee Class (2.5 - 3 year olds) and Friendly Frogs Class (4 - 5 year olds). There will be two teachers in each class. Four preschool teachers are needed each semester and summer. 
Contact Debbie Wohler Reasoner at 530-448-9359 ordebbie@fbctahoe.com For more information: www.fbctahoe.com


22 Wooden Pews Available
West Sacramento Baptist has approximately 22 wooden pews 14-16 feet long available for anyone who may want or need them. Contact pastorbob58@yahoo.com 


Youth Leader Internship
Our church is seeking to fill a vacant position for Youth Leader Intern immediately, and we are reaching out to other churches and Christian organizations in the area with hopes of finding the right person (or couple) for the job.  We are a small-town conservative church, and our active Youth Group currently consists of 8 – 15 students at our Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday gatherings.  The position will require about 15 hours of work each week.  We will offer a salary of $750 - $1000, along with a generous budget for Youth activities.
We hope you would be willing to share our description with anyone who you feel would be a great addition to our team at FBCW.   Please respond and we will send the application as a pdf file, or interested parties may contact the church at 530-795-2821 or fbcw@fbcwinters.org to schedule an interview.  


Part-Time Student Youth Director
Local church is actively searching for a highly motivated individual that is passionate about Christ and Youth. This individual must be a committed Christian, with a strong desire to see students grade 7-12 come to know Christ and mature in their faith. Responsibilities include teaching Sunday Bible Study, and leading Wednesday night Youth Bible study, planning/overseeing youth activities and outings. Assist others to develop a strong Youth Outreach Program, work with Pastoral staff, and be a Team Player. The position is part-time with up to 12hours per week. If interested, and for further information, please contact Sam Ibarra @ 916-947-5069 or at S.Ibarra51@sbcglobal.net


Bi-Vocational Worship Leader 
Madison Avenue Baptist Church is looking for a person to be our worship leader to lead congregational singing during the morning and evening worship services. The position is a bivocational position, we have a pianist and a key boardist, we have a congregation of about 25 on Sunday morning, and 10 on Sunday evening. We are offering a stipend of $100 a week. If interested call Ed Thompkins at 916-274-9708 or George David at 916-342-5741.


Pastor - Valley Baptist Church in Salinas
Please see the file for details: Pastor Job Description 


Worship Leader - Sutter Creek Baptist Church
Worship Leader needed for small foothill Baptist Church for Sunday Morning traditional worship service only. Call Bill at 916-599-1318.


Children's Ministry Volunteers
New Seasons church has a need for temporary/short term volunteers in their children’s church ministry.
Trained, experienced volunteers with proper clearances, and pastor approval preferred.
For more information contact Pastor Ron Jackson – 619-540-9294 or pastorron@newseasonsws.com


Senior Pastor for Bridgeport Christian Fellowship
Bridgeport Christian Fellowship, an SBC affiliated church, located in Bridgeport, California is seeking a full-time pastor. The town of Bridgeport has a seasonal population of 500-800 people and is situated in the Eastern Sierra, at an elevation of 6500 feet. Although it is located in a naturally beautiful area, it is in a remote, rural setting where medical services and amenities are at least an hour away.

Bridgeport Christian Fellowship is an Elder led church with a congregation of approximately 20 members, and a seasonal attendance that fluctuates between 20-35. Our common goal is to worship and deepen our relationship with the Lord, to understand and pursue God's will, and to encourage others in faith. The current services and ministries are Sunday morning Bible Study, Sunday Worship Service, Wednesday evening Bible Study, a jail ministry, Spanish Bible Study, and community outreach events.  

Our Pastor and Elders are the spiritual leaders of the church and maintain oversight of those performing the corporate duties. The Pastor will meet the Scriptural qualifications of 1 Timothy and Titus. We are seeking a man with a "Pastor's heart" for his congregation and community, being a living example. He will demonstrate his passion for Jesus Christ through his worship, but also through his outreach to the church body and local community, discipleship, counseling and leadership.

Compensation is to be determined and will include use of the parsonage which is adjacent to the church (3 bdrm., 2 1/2 bath, 2 car garage.)

After prayerful consideration, if you sense God's calling, you may submit a resume with your responses to the supplemental questions, and a list of 10 references. Submissions may be sent to either our mailing or email address. Please note that we are seeking a Pastor who personally follows Jesus Christ and the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.

Bridgeport Christian Fellowship
Attn: Pastor Search Committee
P.O. Box 676
Bridgeport, CA 93517
Email contact: bcfpastorsearch@gmail.com

Supplemental questions: 
Tell us your salvatoin story. How is Christ working in your life today?
Why are you a pastor?
How will you reach our community for Christ?
Is there anything more you would like to tell us?

For more information about Bridgeport:
https://www.bridgeportcf.org
https://bridgeportcalifornia.com
https://www.monocounty.org/places-to-go/towns/bridgeport/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgeport,_California
Bridgeport Christian Fellowship on Facebook
Bridgeport CA on Facebook


Calendar
March
5          Pastor and Staff Lunch
            Roseville Baptist Church
            1301 Coloma Way, Roseville
            12 noon to 1:30 pm, bring your own lunch

19         SRBN Executive Board Meeting 
              7-9 pm at El Camino Baptist Church


April
2           Pastor and Staff Lunch
            
 Roseville Baptist Church
             1301 Coloma Way, Roseville
             12 noon to 1:30 pm, bring your own lunch

5-7       SRBN and Women's Evangelism Annual Women's Retreat
            
 Camp Alta, $150 per person
             "Women's Warrior Boot Camp: Equipping Women to Become Warriors for Christ!"
             Register online

 

5-6         Disaster Relief Chaplaincy Training - Tracy
              Southwinds Church
              13400 W. Middle Road
               Tracy, CA 95304-9437
               Registration and more information here.

8            Baptist Foundation Fellowship Luncheon
              Hilton Arden West
              2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento
              11:30 am - 1:30 pm

21          Easter Sunday

22-25     NorCal Pastor/Leader Retreat
              
Speaker: Phil Kell
              Theme: "Men of Issachar"
              Cost: $120 per person, includes all meals
              Place: Camp Cazadero
              Registration opens on 2/18 here


May
7           Pastor and Staff Lunch
            
 Roseville Baptist Church
             1301 Coloma Way, Roseville
             12 noon to 1:30 pm, bring your own lunch

17-19    2019 Ministers' Wives Retreat - Jenness Park
             Register at www.csbc.com/events
             Cost: $190 

21          SRBN Executive Board Meeting 
              7-9 pm at El Camino Baptist Church



MOVIES
Run the Race in theaters February 22. Watch the trailer here.
The Least of These in theaters in 2019. Watch the trailer here.
Breakthrough in theaters in April 2019, but churches can schedule a theater before the release date any day between April 5-April 21. Check out the info and trailer.
Paulau, the Movie in theaters April 4 & 6. Watch the trailer here



Preaching Amid Pluralism by Tim Keller for Christianity Today
A Muslim cleric and I were on a discussion panel a few years ago, describing the essence of our two religions to college students. The Muslim explained there is no god but God, and that asserting Christ's divinity is blasphemous. I explained that Jesus Christ's claim to be the unique God is the core of Christianity. But then a student stood and responded, "I don't see any difference between the two."

The cleric and I explained the differences again, but we could not convince the young man that if one of us was right the other must be wrong. Religious pluralism had taught the student he must never claim that one religion is superior to any other. Such claims are to be categorized quickly as intolerant and exclusionary.

Following the World Trade Center tragedy, unchurched New Yorkers began looking for churches that would address their pain and questions. Redeemer Presbyterian Church has been like flypaper, attracting and keeping those that would normally stay away from Christianity.

While skeptics and unbelievers have always been a significant part of Redeemer's congregation, now nearly 30 percent of our attendees are non-Christian. Many of them are steeped in religious pluralism and have little patience for claims of Christianity's superiority.

Maintaining my ministry to people of a pluralistic culture requires me to preach in a way that neither forsakes the truth of Christianity nor needlessly alienates those raised to assume a plurality of religions.

One of a kind

I don't directly make the naked claim "Christianity is a superior religion," and I certainly don't malign other faiths. Instead, I stress Christianity's distinctiveness.

My father's pastor recently provided a living example. My mother had suffered a stroke, and my father needed someone to lean on. His pastor sat with him for hours in the hospital, ministering not with profound answers, but simply with his presence.

In the same way, Christianity does not so much offer solutions to the problem of suffering, but rather provides the promise of a God who is completely present with us in suffering. Only Christians believe in a God who says, "Here I am alongside you. I have experienced the same suffering you have. I know what it is like." No other religion even begins to offer that assurance.

After the World Trade Center tragedy, between 600 and 800 new people began attending Redeemer. The sudden influx of people pressed the question, "What does your God have to offer me at a time like this?"
Read the full article here.


Hashtag MIssions: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conferences: Gen Z's digital natives bring followers along for hte experience. by Morgan Lee for Christianity Today.
“I think what I learned can be summed up like this: I can either live missionally, or live for nothing,” read an Instagram caption posted by Max Park, one of 7,000 young adults who attended the Cross Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, at the start of the year.

That week, another 40,000 showed up for Passion in Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington, DC, and more than 10,000 for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Urbana in St. Louis.

For decades, Christian college students have gathered en masse to praise, pray, and hear the Word preached at national conferences like these, then returned to their campuses reenergized about the gospel and ready to share what they’ve learned.

But in the age of social media, their testimonies don’t wait until they’ve left the stadiums; attendees like Park take their followers along. They process the event through snapshots and social media posts, proclaiming the Good News to their friends in real time.

“These past four days have been incredibly eye-opening and overwhelmingly convicting. … It breaks my heart to see how I have failed to truly live for Christ the way he has called me to,” Rachel Carroll wrote in January, beneath a picture of her smiling with a pack of friends outside Passion’s Dallas event, her third year attending.

This year marks a shift in student ministry from the last of the millennial generation to Generation Z, which the Pew Research Center defines as those born after 1996, a cutoff based largely on technology. Millennials came of age as internet connectivity spread; Gen Z never knew life without it.

At Passion, Louie Giglio declared the advent of the iPhone as one of the most formative things in their lives.

“The phone has put the world at your fingertips,” the Atlanta preacher told the crowd, aglow with stadium lights and phone screens. “That’s a good thing because tonight it’s possible that millions of people around the world could see an impression of Jesus because of Passion 2019, because of what the phone in your hands can do.”
Read the full story here.


The Biggest Hindrance to Your Kids' Faith Isn't Doubt. It's Silence. by Kara Powell and Steven Argue for Christianity Today.
uring a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school kids reflected on the changes she’s witnessed over the years: “I think if I were to go back and re-parent, I actually would allow my kids more freedom in their high school years to explore and express their questions about faith.”

Her instincts align with what teenagers need. According to our study, which looked at 500 youth group graduates, over 70 percent of churchgoing high schoolers report having serious doubts about faith. Sadly, less than half of those young people shared their doubts and struggles with an adult or friend. Yet these students’ opportunities to express and explore their doubts were actually correlated with greater faith maturity. In other words, it’s not doubt that’s toxic to faith; it’s silence.

Researchers for the National Study for Youth and Religion discovered that young people have become inarticulate about their faith, often lacking the language to express their beliefs and convictions. Further exploration revealed another telling part of this story: so have their parents.

Somehow, young people and their parents have lost the ability to speak of faith in real life. Like learning Mandarin as a young person then forgetting it as an adult, Christian adolescents and emerging adults often become less fluent in faith over time. But faith needs to be talked about and processed, and if these conversations diminish as our kids get older, we miss opportunities to help them remain fluent. What we call “faithing,” or the ongoing act of faith, depends on practice and use for it to become deeply part of us. It is through faithing that language, behaviors, beliefs, and values are internalized.

As we interact with parents nationwide, they confess that when it comes to discussing spirituality, they’re worried about saying the wrong thing and either messing up or revealing their ignorance. The good news for parents is we don’t need to be theologians or super-Christians to talk with our kids about our faith or theirs. We only need to be willing to go there.

Faith in many families has become a lost language, but parents can bring faithing language back into everyday life by finding small ways to speak it again. Like any language, it will seem awkward at first, but consistency will bring fluency.

First, create spaces for faithing to happen.
Read the full article here.


Announcements

New Vlog


We've started creating a vlog. Our first video is up...it's a litlte rough, but we're getting there! 
Watch it here.

Watch for the next three videos to be posted soon...three short interviews about an exciting new ministry!

Pastor and Ministry Leader Retreat

Pastor and Staff Lunch

First Tuesday of each month
at Roseville Baptist Church
12:00 - 1:30 pm

SRBN VBS Clinic


March 30th at El Camino Baptist Church
2805 El Camino Avenue
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Clinic is 9:00 am to 12:50 pm
Closing rally and VBS materials raffle at 12:50pm to 1:00 pm
Training is for LifeWay's "In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus" VBS and "2019 Backyard Kids Club"
Please sign up all your teachers and workers!
Workshops and training offered for every section of VBS!
Register here

Women's Retreat


April 5-7, 2019
Location: Camp Alta
$150 per person
Theme: "Women's Warrior Boot Camp: Equipping Women to Become Warriors for Christ!"
Theme Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18
Register online.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12, NIV) 

Sunday School/Small Group Leader Training

SAVE THE DATE


Northern California Sunday School/Small Group Leader Training
August 24, 2019 (pre-session training on August 23 for Associational leaders)
Tentatively in Vacaville
For all teachers, leaders, and small group facilitators

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