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VBS Cooperation Among Churches

In The Beginning Ministries - Friday, September 26, 2014

As we settle into the school time of the year, we can still take a look at what God did during the Vacation Bible School season (summer).  The message from Pastor Jeff Alkire of Church on the Hill in Joshua Tree (formerly known as First Southern Baptist Church of Joshua Tree). shows how God's people can work together for His Glory. Read More

TRANSFORM Sunday School Conference

In The Beginning Ministries - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Transform! Isn’t that what happens when we are saved?  Isn’t that what we work on as we grow in our faith?  If you are a Sunday School Teacher, shouldn’t you want to help those in your class to transform?  Well, on Saturday, September 27, 2014 you have that opportunity through the  Read More

First Baptist San Bernardino Sends Team to Broken Arrow Bible Ranch

In The Beginning Ministries - Friday, August 01, 2014

Recently a team from First Baptist Church San Bernardino sent a team of ten church members plus Pastor Jim Newell to spend a week helping the Broken Arrow Bible Ranch.  The ranch is located in New Mexico some 20 miles south of Gallup.  The ranch is run by the United Indian Missions who conducts eight week long camps every summer. Read More


In The Beginning Ministries - Friday, August 01, 2014

As the title says, there are emerging legal issues for the church that weren't even thought of a few years ago.  To assist IESBA member churches to better understand these issues, Reverend John Sandy will be conducting a special workshop on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Read More

Unified Baptist Church’s One Day Mission

In The Beginning Ministries - Monday, June 02, 2014

It’s called a One Day Mission trip and it is designed for one church to come along side another church to assist them in sprucing up the church and more importantly joining together to outreach the local community.  CrossPointe Community Church of Fontana did just that with Unified Baptist Church this past Saturday, May 31, 2014.  This was a unique ODM in that the three ministries that operate on the property at Unified all participated.  The Hispanic Church Iglesia Bautista Emanuel de San Bernardino and Set Free Highland also jumped in to make it a Godtastic day of outreach for the Lord.  The day called for prayer walking the neighborhood around Unified Baptist, followed by a big church clean-up and finally a block party in the afternoon. Read More

Wranglers for Christ

In The Beginning Ministries - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

We all know about the huge number of men and women serving time in jail and prison.  But have you ever thought about their children?  According to Barna research, statistics show that seven out of ten of these children who have one or both parents incarcerated will themselves wind up in prison.  These are very at risk children.  Sadly, there are way too many of these at-risk children here in the Inland Empire. Read More

Golden Gate comes to the I.E.

In The Beginning Ministries - Thursday, May 22, 2014

 Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary which recently announced the sale of their headquarters campus in Mill Valley,California hosted a luncheon for Inland Empire Southern Baptist Pastors.  The luncheon was held at Magnolia Church in Riverside and attendees included past or present students of the Seminary. Golden Gate President Jeff Iorg was here to tell those at the luncheon why the Seminary had chosen the Inland Empire as the area for the new headquarters campus. Read More