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CSBC Facts

Here are a number of facts to help with promoting the California Mission Offering in your church. These facts could be used in sermons, learning sessions for different age groups, presentations to Sunday School, small group, Bible study classes, etc.

CSBC Churches/Missions 2,229
     Anglo 838
     African-American 451
     Hispanic 345
     Korean 195
     Chinese 71
     Other Ethnic 329
Cooperating Congregations         1,278
New Congregations in 2014 122 (48 Language; 61 Anglo; 13 African-American)
(114 new starts; 8 newly affiliated)          
Total Church Baptisms in 2014 (most recent) 12,496 (Ranks 9th of the 42 state Baptist conventions for total baptisms)
Total Membership Approximately 500,000
Languages Preached/Distinct Ethnic Groups Reached Weekly 77/60
CSBC Field Missionaries/ Ministry Resource Center Staff/ Jenness Park 72 - MRC (37); Field Missionaries (19); JP (16)
Associations 29
Schools 1 – California Baptist University
Foundations 1 – California Baptist Foundation
Christian Camps 1 – Jenness Park
Professions of Faith at Jenness Park in 2014 281
Number of Baptist Community Centers 1 – Telegraph Baptist Center, Oakland
Disaster Relief Units 46, including mobile kitchens, communications unit, recovery units, shower units, medical units, dental units and clean-up units
Trained Disaster Relief Workers 3,000+
Number of Christian Job Corps Sites 3 –  Fresno (2), El Monte
Number of Partnership Mission Endeavors 2 – Russia, Ukraine
Cooperative Program Objective for 2015 $6,800,000
Percentage for World Missions 33.5%  ($2,278,000)
Percent for California Missions 60.5%  ($4,114,000)
Percent for California Baptist University 5%  ($340,000)
Percent for California Baptist Foundation 1%  ($68,000)
Cooperative Program Gifts in 2014 $6,660,769
California Population 37.3 million (2010 U.S. Census)
California's Unchurched Population 33 million (an estimate)
Last Published: July 13, 2015 12:39 PM
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