Bible Study and Small Groups
As part of our commitment to our core values to live in Community Bible Fellowship Groups help us to enrich our relationship with God and connect to the life and fellowship of the church. We offer classes on campus for all ages as well as off campus Short-Term Study Groups. - See more at:
As part of our commitment to our core values to live in Community Bible Fellowship Groups help us to enrich our relationship with God and connect to the life and fellowship of the church. We offer classes on campus for all ages as well as off campus Short-Term Study Groups. - See more at:
As part of our commitment to our core values to live in Community Bible Fellowship Groups help us to enrich our relationship with God and connect to the life and fellowship of the church. We offer classes on campus for all ages as well as off campus Short-Term Study Groups - See more at:
   October 2018   
Today's Events
Week of September 9, 2018


2805 El Camino Ave / Sacramento 95821
916 488-1522

Bible Study 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am

Our Vision:
To be a family of love reaching up to God and out to the world through effective worship, Bible study, outreach, mission support and ministry to the needy.

Our Aim:
To ensure that every aspect of the life, purpose, and work of our church will reflect and facilitate ...


What's happening September 9-15


Sunday's Message
September 9, 2018



When I was five years old my dad took me to a theater in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana to see Ben Hur. At that moment I fell in love with the Bible. Later we went back downtown to get my picture taken for the church newspaper because I was being honored for not missing a single day of Children’s Choir for three years. He told me I could pick out whatever toy I wanted at the downtown department store. I chose a chariot driven by a Roman soldier.


I remember my pastor preaching wonderful sermons from the Old Testament. I remember a Sunday School teacher who taught how Joshua divided and conquered the Holy Land. I remember going to a concert of Handel’s Messiah. I remember staring at the Biblical artwork by Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel. I remember walking on Jerusalem’s walls and snorkeling in the blue Mediterranean over Solomon’s seaport at Dor. These and many more memories over the course of my life have added to my passion for God’s word.


This Sunday I’m preaching on “Teach & Learn the Word” from 2 Chronicles 17:5-9 wherein King Jehoshaphat sent officials, Levites and priests to teach Judah God’s word so the country would have success. People wonder today what will save our nation. Salvation will come when we teach, learn and apply the word through the Holy Spirit. Please come this Sunday to Bible Study and worship to help us in that quest.


With love in Christ,

Dr. Jim Meek






Sepember 9, 2018



Many of the Old Testament Minor Prophets repeat the same themes: Israel/Judah, you messed up bigtime; Assyria/Babylon is gonna gitcha; God will restore his people and honor his promises, just be patient. The book of Micah follows this pattern with some extra details. Micah prophesied around the times of Isaiah, before Assyria conquered Israel. He speaks of the people of his time using these words:

“[Israel’s] leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they look for the Lord’s support and say, “Is not the Lord among us? No disaster will come upon us.” Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.” Micah 3:11-12

Israel’s leaders were more concerned with their own wealth than with the health of their nation. Had they truly been lead by the God they claimed to serve, they would have judged fairly, taught freely, and prophesied rightly with faith that God would provide for their well-being. Due to the leader’s failings, the nation of Israel would be destroyed. They were supposed to be God’s representatives to the people, and yet they proved to be using that reputation for their own benefit.

Micah’s rebukes should challenge us to examine our own motives. Do we listen to what we want to hear, teach who we feel like teaching, or judge based upon what seems more appealing to us, or do we seek God’s counsel in everything? God does not seek for us to be paralyzed in indecision, awaiting a guttural growl from heaven followed by “…thus sayeth the Lord!”, but He does seek us to be aware of His commands, open to His leading, and willing to submit to His authority. We should always be examining our motives that we be in alignment with who God has called us to be; we do not want to be in the Goat line come judgment day (Matthew 25:31-46).

Upcoming Lessons:

  • Sunday 9/9:

    • Luke 12:49-53: Division? Isn’t Jesus the “peace and love” guy?

    • PDYM Part 1: What does PDYM even mean?

  • Wednesday 9/12: The Book of Nahum: The fall of all “great” nations.

Event Updates:

  • September 8th: Lasertag Fellowship

  • September 15th-16th: End of Summer Lock-In

Prayer Requests:

  • Upcoming Events: There is much to do and little time to do it. I keep waiting for a rabbit with a pocket watch to show up. Pray for my leadership team’s peace with God’s timing.

  • School: The students have all started school, and many of them have come to me with praise stories about how the school year is going so far. Please pray and praise God for His provision.



This program is designed to be an opportunity for our students to earn donations toward their entry to large youth events. This is an opportunity for students to learn to manage their money properly and budget towards large goals.

How this program works:

1) Fill out a Student Work Scholarship Submission Form (online form) and turn it into the church office attention, Greg Horton, either by putting it in the offering plate on Sunday or handing it to Greg in person.

2) All submissions will be reviewed by the youth leader and put on the submission board in the youth room.

3) Students will select which jobs they are willing to take on and will work with their parents to fulfill the request.

4) Once the job is done, the student or parents will collect the agreed upon amount. Please do not write a check to the church or to the youth ministry, but rather the student who did the work.

5) If the job is not taken within the period of a month, or before the due date, for any reason, the youth leader will contact the affected party.

Thank you,

Greg Horton
Youth Director


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Call Jim Moore at (916) 966-2895 or the church office at (916) 488-1522.



Sundays 9:00 am
Bible Study for all ages

Sundays 10:30 am

Worship Celebration

Sundays 11:00 am
Children's Church

Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Bible Study for all ages


Highlights of activities coming your way soon.

Sep 10 Women's League Bible Study 6:30 pm
Sep 10  Hispanic Bible Study 7:00 pm
Sep 11  Finance Committee 5:30 pm 
Sep 11  Deacons Meetting 7:00 pm

Sep 12  Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study  6:30 pm
Sep 12  Drama Practice 6:30 pm
Sep 15  Men's Breakast 7:00 am
Sep 15  Hispanic Fellowship
Sep 15 Youth Lock In at Cypress Church


Each Thursday from 3-5 pm Pastor Jim will lead a visitation team out into our community. If you are interested in joining us, show up at the church office no later than 2:50 pm.


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September 8, 2018
8:30 am
Fellowship Hall

Come and Enjoy the Food & Fellowship!


Women's Ministry Potluck and Pool Party

Date:   September 14 at 5:00 pm

Place:   6141 Rampart Drive, Carmichael

Contact:  Tenille Stewart 707-287-7309





Rehearsals begin
Wednesdays 6:30 pm

September 12, 2018
Children's Department




September 30
12:00 pm

Dear Friend,

Please call the church office or text me at 925 784-0402 by September 23, if you would like a booth.

You’ll need to set up no later than Saturday, September 29. You’ll also have to have at least one person manning your booth after the worship service.

This should be fun and it should help our people know what we have to offer, what our church is doing and where people can make a difference.

Let's pray for a great Ministry Faire and a church that pleases our Lord.

With love in Christ
Jim Meek




August 2018
Country Club Lanes

We had a marvelous time together at Country Club Lanes.


We are blessed beyond measure.

Good scores, bad scores; we are family!


I Will Offer to God My Spiritual Worship with My Financial Gifts

Give and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over. Luke 6:38




Remember to support our Southern Baptist work with your financial gifts as well as through prayer. Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22


California Southern Baptist ConventionNEWSLETTER

Emphasize CMO in September and beyond!
CSBC annual meeting program
empowers church vision

Help with church budget planning
Opportunities for churches to Count the Cost


Sacramento Region Baptist Network ►NEWSLETTER

srbn directory update
12th Annual Adult Conference
Youth End of Summer Loc-In
12th Annual Adult Conference

CMO Missions Offering


Other Articles of Interest for Church Leaders and Pastors

How to Be a Decisive Leader By Pastor Rick Warren
When I find myself stuck over a decision, I go back to the basics with these four steps: more

3 Ways to Replace Busyness with Purpose in Your Ministry By Pastor Rick Warren

Your purpose is more than what you do on Sunday mornings. It’s more than what you do in meetings and hospital visits. Those activities may help you fulfill your purpose, but they must not define your purpose. God wants something more from us. He wants us to live purpose driven lives. ... read more

8 Steps to Getting Out of Debt By Pastor Rick Warren
It’s impossible to estimate the kind of good the church could do for the world if every believer was financially healthy and spiritually mature in the area of generosity... read more

5 Keys to Building a Solid Foundation for Your Small Group Ministry By Pastor Steve Gladen @

Ideas can provide wonderful breakthroughs for your ministry. However, trying to implement too many ideas at once can crush or fragment your ministry. Here are five important keys to begin building a solid foundation for your small group ministry . . . read more

Keep Growing by Avoiding These Seven Leadership Traps By Pastor Rick Warren @
God doesn't want ministries to stagnate. Not only does he want them to succeed, but he also wants us to succeed as ministry leaders... read more


Heart of Ukraine Ministries

Mark & Laura Bohannan, members of El Camino Baptist Church, have devoted their lives to run David’s House Rehabilitation Center in Vinnitsya Oblast Ukraine where they minister to the many needs of men in the area.

Thank you for your generous donations given to meet specific needs of mark & Laura and their cliens.

Mark & Laura Bohannan. To know more about us and our ministry
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Progressive politicians in Sacramento have succeeded in pushing legislation onto Governor Jerry Brown’s desk that drags the Golden State even further away from biblical values. Read more



Let There Be Light movie available for your church. Details here.
I Can Only Imagine movie can now be hosted by your church. Details are here.
Beautifully Broken - Coming to theaters August 24th, is a true story about the Legacy Mission Villagein Nashville, TN. It is the story of how it came to be and the work it does today. Three Families in two different worlds - US and Africa - are connected and so many lives changed because of it. Watch the trailer here.
An Interview With God - a movie coming to theaters via Fathom events August 20-22. WHAT WOULD YOU ASK God if you were sitting across the table from Him? The website and trailer are coming soon.

Unbroken: Path to Redemption in theaters September 14
Moses in theaters September 13 & 15. This is a play filmed in front of a live audience.


The Trump Prophecy - In theaters October 2 & 4.More information here. This is a movie about prayer
Michael Jr.'s More Than Funny: Everyone Has a Punchline in three theaters on October 18. Tickets only available through this link.

Indivisible in theaters October 26. Watch the trailer here.

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