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Due to advances in Biblical Scholarship and input from Biblical scholars, pastors and readers, the Holman Christian Standard Bible was updated in order to improve on the balance of faithfulness and clarity. The name was also changed from the Holman Christian Standard Bible to the Christian Standard Bible. The CSB is as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. Visit for more information.

We will begin using the CSB across each of our ministries beginning Sunday, October 29, 2017.

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Hurricane Harvey Response

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Many people are wondering what things we, as a church, can do to respond and serve those impacted by the rain and floodwaters. Right now, we can do two very tangible things: pray and give.


Pray for comfort and peace for those overwhelmed with anxiety or fear and for their comfort and peace to ultimately come from the hope of the gospel.

Pray for emergency teams and responders as they are actively working to rescue and protect others.  Many are now working long shifts as needs for rescue grow.

Pray for the relief and recovery efforts in the weeks, months and even years ahead.

Some of our closest partners are already on the ground serving and caring for so many in need.  We can help directly support those efforts through our financial giving.

Send Relief and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) teams began responding before Hurricane Harvey made landfall, deploying hundreds of crisis buckets and sending other supplies that would be needed in the immediate aftermath of the storm. Now we have been asked to assist in the care of up to 60,000 displaced Texans in addition to preparing thousands of hot meals and performing mud-out, chainsaw and cleaning services to restore survivors’ homes.

SBDR teams will be on the ground for months to come. Will you join us in supporting our volunteers as they work tirelessly to care for strangers, neighbors, families and friends?

You can be a part of Christ’s love in action, today. And please pray for those affected by Hurricane Harvey’s destruction. Thank you.

Send Hope. Send Help. Send Relief.


Be sure to choose DISASTER RELIEF from the drop down menu on the GIVE page

You can also make check payable to Jersey Baptist Church. 
Please include DISASTER RELIEF on the memo line.

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