August 2016  
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Pastors' Breakfast at Denny's
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Denny's, 3333 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA, just north of the 405 Freeway.


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Congratulations!  You've reached the website of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, with churches in 31 cities of southern Los Angeles County.  Welcome!  We exist to Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip the leadership of local churches, empowering them to make disciples and launch new churches and ministries.  We are here to empower our pastors and church leaders to run their RACE--Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip!

Dear Pastors, Ministry Leaders and You, 

Grace to You.

The Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association is personally inviting churches, friends, neighbors and you to the “EMPOWER” Leadership Associational Sunday School Training Event on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The “EMPOWER” Training Conference will be held at the Neighborhood Church of Long Beach 3435 San Anseline Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90808. The cost is only $25.00 per person, which includes continental breakfast, and a delicious catered lunch, plus resources provided in each conference.

We will begin with RAISING THE PRAISE TOGETHER because we want your “EMPOWER” to be motivational as well as empowering.  We want you to leave not only knowing something about church ministry/leadership, but fired up to make your worship experience a more vibrant vehicle for God to reach people. 

Below is a list of some  of our “EMPOWER” Conference Training Conferences:

  • Keynote speaker:  Marty Leach, former Director of E4E
  • Pastors Conference Leader:  Pastor Brian Kennedy, In a dialogue format Pastor’s and leaders will learn principles for developing a practical growth plan within you giftedness, and the gifts of those entrusted to your care.  We will learn to balance God, family and ministry, how to evaluate success, cultivate creativity, and have joy and peace as a Pastor.  We will finish with how loving, genuinely caring, and developing people will help Pastors nurture a “dream church” that fulfills the Great Commission.
  • Strengthening Your Sunday School Ministry: Marty Leach
  • All Things Outreach: Richard Graham, materials worth $100 to be given away to first 10 registered attendees
  • Disaster Relief:  Mike Bivens (CSBC)
  • Find Them and Keep Them (Session 1) / How To Create Dynamic Powerpoint Presentations (Session 2): Don and Deborah Ford
  • Unpacked Youth Ministry: Johnnell Williams
  • New Small Group Ministry for New Church Starts: Don Overstreet
  • College and Single Adults: TBA (CSBC Collegiate Coordinator)
  • Defending What You Believe:  Bill Peters
  • California Council on Alcohol Problem (Alcohol Narcotic Education Foundation: Rev. James Butler Executive Director), will include the latest on the marijuana advance in California
  • So What’s The Difference:  Amy Stump (between the world's religions)
  • Divorce Care:  Ashley Salmeron (focus on caring for children, and how to teach this conference)
  • Strategy Development Seminar: Harold Hambley / Walter Carter
  • The Art of Being a Pastor’s Wife / C.O.G.:  Marian Graham, how to live your calling without losing your mind
  • Helen Harris: Children's Sunday School Workers
  • Dr. Groza, professor at California Baptist University, two topics TBA
  • 10 Traits for Christian L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P.: Gil De La Rosa
  • Connecting the Dots in Missions for Children:  Eva De La Rosa
  • How Children Learn, Teaching, Methods, Building Relationships:  Sharon Bennett
  • Deacons Growing in Character and Commitment/Deacons Family Ministry: Robert Miller

There are 3 Ways to Register for “EMPOWER”:

  1. Register early by completing the registration form and emailing it to or mailing to address below.  Print out from "For Pastors/Churches" above link.
  2. Register online at  Again, print out from link above.
  3. Register at the door

We are proud of our conference and conference leaders. Pastors, thank you for investing in the work of God’s Kingdom. Your willingness for you and your church participation speaks volume. I look forward to greeting you and your church on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Because He loves us,

Lizz Bell, Sunday School Director

Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association

Richard Graham

Director of Missions/CPC Missionary

Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association

4508-A Atlantic Avenue, #101, Long Beach, CA 90807

Cell 562-676-5640,


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40 Days of Prayer for the Pastors, Churches, Cities, and Requests of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association.  See Prayer Resources above for full lists and definition of "SIG Alert."

Day 36 – Psalm 100.4-5: Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

  1. Pray that we will continually give to the Lord a feast of thanksgiving and praise, for He is good and worthy, and His faithfulness endures forever.
  2. Pray for Be The Message South, their pastor Joe Hernandez and his wife and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
  3. Pray for Tabernaculo Biblico Bautista “Amigos de Israel,” their pastor Rev. Roberto Ramos, his wife Auxi and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
  4. Pray that our congregations will be granted Mission Service Corps, and other types of workers on short term mission projects, who will help them achieve the visions that God has given to our churches.  Pray for the churches of the California Southern Baptist Convention; the California Missions Offering; the Ministry Resource Center staff and the field staff as they serve CSBC congregations to reach the lost with the gospel; for our California Baptist University in Riverside, the faculty and staff, and the students who have come there from all over the world; for the California Baptist Foundation, who help congregations and individuals in financial ways; and for the California Migrant Ministries, “the ministry to feed those who feed us.”  Pray for Gateway Seminary of the SBC (new name) as they have now moved from Mill Valley to Ontario, built a new branch campus in the Bay area, and still maintain their effectiveness in training ministers and leaders for God’s Kingdom.
  5. Pray for discernment and understanding of God and His plans for our families and congregations, and the resources to fund, develop, and continue His plans.  Pray that God will show every leader of our churches how to develop and make disciples of the people under his or her care, so that more and more leaders will be brought into the fields to work in God’s Kingdom.  Pray that God will show us how to impact with the gospel every ethnic and unreached group within our 440 square miles (20x22 miles), and how to lead them to impact their people for Christ.


Thoughts for Thinking: (Changed Mondays & Thursdays.)

We have been given ‘power’ to witness for Christ.  We have ‘love’ to cast out all fear, and we have ‘a sound mind’ in Christ to faithfully testify to the truth of the gospel—that God is holy, that hell is real, and that the cross is the only way of escape. (2 Timothy 1:7) --A New Zealand surfer

Preach Christ to the careless sinner by reasoning ‘of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come’!  --John Wesley

He is not seeking a powerful people to represent Him.  Rather, He looks for all those who are weak, foolish, despised, and written off; and He inhabits them with His own strength.  –Graham Cooke

Never look where you’re going.  Always look where you want to go.  –Bob Ernst

It’s  not the arrow, it’s the Indian.  --Tony Gwynn, San Diego State head coach.  (RG--or, the Native American, if you want to be PC)  from PT news article

Make your own grass green.  --Coach Pat Hill, of the Fresno State Bulldogs

A church without the broken is a broken church.  —Ed Stetzer

To believe in Jesus means to quit relying on anything that I believe would make me acceptable before God.  —Alistair Begg

The only person doing evangelism wrong is the person not doing it at all.  —Peyton Jones

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.  The time will pass anyway.  —Earl Nightingale

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.  —Seth Godin

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.  —Seth Godin

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.  --Abraham Lincoln

We tend to get what we expect.  --Norman Vincent Peale

When you affirm big, believe big, and pray big, big things happen.  --Norman Vincent Peale

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.  --Ralph Waldo Emerson

We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.

Choice, not chance, determines our destiny.

Contact Us  
Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association
4508-A Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, California 90807
Phone 562-676-5640 or 562-676-5740
Mobile 562-676-5640
Regular Schedule  
  • Praying Each Day for the Salvation of 3.5 Million Lost People!
  • Prayer Fellowship 2nd Wednesday of each month at succeeding churches (see calendar at left)
  • Pastor's Breakfast @ Denny's 3333 Atlantic Ave Long Beach on 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of each month.
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See Under "Info Center" on Making Donations to LBHA through Donation Button on LBHA Website


To Send Mail-In Donations to This Ministry

Make checks out to the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, and mail to our new address at 4508-A Atlantic Avenue, #101, Long Beach CA 90807.

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