success stories!

REBA succeeds as we accomplish elements of our partnership mission through our churches serving together.

Here are some examples of how we collaborate for ministry, evangelism, and discipleship success!

  • $90,000 in fire relief funds raised for

    23 reba families that lost their homes

    The members and network of the Redwood Empire Baptist Association generously jumped into action to aid the 23 REBA church families that lost their homes in the October 2017 Tubbs wildfire. REBA distributed over $90,000 to families in need! Here is a sample of the heart-felt gratitude that fire survivors expressed to us. Letter 1. Letter 2.

  • leadership development - a team effort

    for churches and the church inside

    san quentin!

    Church leaders can grow greatly by pursuing diplomas and certificates in our seminary-sourced ADVANCE Program. The Redwood Empire School of Ministry has graduated over 75 students in the last eight years through contextualized leadership development - and all because of REBA church partnerships and collaboration. 

    Seven REBA churches have opened their doors as ADVANCE Learning Locations. Eighteen pastors and church leaders from fifteen different churches have served to deliver the training. Centers for ADVANCE at Mount Calvary in Fairfield and Thai-Lao, San Rafael make equipping for leadership more accessible than ever! Find out more HERE.

    REBA also partners with the Golden Hills Association and San Quentin Prison to bring ADVANCE courses to student inmates. YOU can support and be a part of this exceptional ministry. Apply to be an Instructor, or give to purchase books or to supplement our San Quentin Program Director's stipend. Learn more HERE.


  • leaders get power-up in core ministries

    Every year, REBA churches collaborate to produce a Leaders' PowerUp in a core ministry area for our Association. We have featured seminar leaders with solid track records in Community Ministry, Developing Disciples, Methods of Evangelism, Church Planting, and Educational Excellence

    In 2017, our PowerUp theme was Every Church Can!  (Can participate in church planting, that is.) Contact Church Planting Catalyst Howard Burkhart

    or Mission Catalyst Bob Lawler if you want to be part of a church planting effort in the Redwood Empire. We're planting in Dixon, Fairfield, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, and San Rafael!

  • the church - taking a stand on racism

    Recurring headlines of violent racist acts trumpeted a call to action among REBA pastors. They approached our Mission Catalyst and asked if a multi-church worship service could be held to demonstrate the unity in diversity of our Association of churches. Together, we would declare God's Word on the powerful position of the Church in society - That we are THE essential change agent for peace in the world. Five churches collaborated on the planning team, and ten REBA congregations participated. Scripture rang out in ten different languages at Bethel Community Church in Fairfield before 150 attendees. Worship, prayer, and the Lord's Supper were enjoyed, as REBA demonstrated love and harmony across ethnic and racial lines. Many, burdened by the painful realities of society, found fresh hope in the beauty

    of the Body of Christ and the reconciling gospel.

  • chinese church plant success

    A handful of Chinese believers meeting for study and prayer in a Vacaville home approached REBA with the desire to plant a church for Mandarin speakers. Together we made the vision a reality! The Solano Chinese Christian Church celebrates its 5th Anniversary in November 2018. Click HERE to begin your own church planting adventure! 

  • summer: a great time to collaborate

    Summer is a great time to get outdoors and minister to children, youth, and families. REBA churches collaborate to design and execute summer camp ministries at Camp Cazadero for children, youth, and adults. In addition, REBA churches support the camp financially and with their on-site labor. Campers come to Christ and grow in the faith, sometimes surrendering to full-time Christian service [like Saddleback Pastor RICK WARREN!] , all because of REBA churches working in partnership!

    REBA churches in Marin have worked together for several summers in a row to provide Sports Camp for children in the Canal District, where many Spanish-speaking families live. These family connections have benefited the sponsor churches and the San Rafael church planting efforts of Iglesia Bautista Renacer, a Vallejo REBA church. We coordinate across counties for Christ!

    REBA churches in Vacaville heard of a visiting youth choir from Atlanta that had one of its summer venues cancel suddenly. These six churches jumped into action and in 14 days planned and executed a Family Festival in Andrews Park, with free food, face painting, games, bounce houses, and a concert! Four adults received Christ as Savior in the park, and six churches garnered public awareness and a positive reputation in the city by their nimble partnership! 

  • financial help extended to all

    When First Missionary Baptist Church, Marin City needed assistance in strengthening their church finance team, they thought beyond themselves, they thought Associationally! An invitation went out to all their REBA partners to share the seminar and receive vital resources from Church Finance Experts. Nine churches participated including two new church-plant core teams.  Contact Bob Lawler if you want a copy of the Updated Financial Guidebook

    Thank you FMBC, for being unselfish and honoring your REBA partners.

    That's what we call missional SUCCESS!