ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Regular Baptist Ministries is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John F. Klem to the position of director of Regular Baptist Press. …
In January, the Baptist Bulletin reported that the GARBC was positioning itself to make church planting a major priority in the immediate future. Funds were set aside and an initiative was launched to make this dream a reality.
It’s class time! Regular Baptist Web Community is in session! Eight exceptional topics for your church ministry are available through the Regular Baptist Web Community. …
Baptist Bible College and Seminary announces its search for a new president. Please see BBC&S Presidential Search bulletin for details regarding the institution’s mission, aspirations, qualification, location, and application procedure.
Nearly 1,000 women attended the LYFE Women’s Conference at Baptist Bible College and Seminary May 29–31 and June 5–7. It was a powerful time of spiritual refreshment and renewal. The event carried the theme “Breathe,” offering a focus on finding strength to breathe in times of stress, fear, and pain.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif.—After being united in marriage for 64 years, William and Patricia Thornton were not long separated in death. William died on April 27 at the age of 90. Sixteen days later, Patricia died at 84 years old.
A highlight for many woman at the GARBC Annual Conference is the opportunity to connect with other ladies in ministry. Sisters in Christ can share the joys and burdens of local church ministry. A great place to do this is at the Ladies Luncheon!
DES MOINES—Grandview Park Baptist Church hosted its 50th annual Iowa Talents For Christ competition. Though the categories in which teens competed varied greatly, the purpose behind the competition is the same: to encourage young people to use their abilities in their churches. Eight teens were awarded college scholarships for first or second [...]
Make plans today to attend the GARBC Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla. and save money! By attending the conference you will gain valuable insights on local church ministry, a greater awareness of doctrinal trends, and energy to continue your faithful service for God. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity at a great price! [...]
Much buzz about the gospel is taking place in evangelical circles. Where better to center our hearts and minds on the centrality of the gospel than the 2014 GARBC Conference! The June 23–27 Conference to be held at the Hilton Bayfront in St. Petersburg, Fla. has a great theme , “The Essential Gospel.”
Today’s the Day! Take an active role in the association! Council of 18 nominations end today. Now is your chance to shape the future of the association and assure it has strong leadership. Nominate individuals for the Council of 18 online or find ways to submit your print application. Also, GARBC Service Award nominations are [...]
Ensure teens in your church are using there talents and abilities to glorify God! Encourage them to participate in Talent for Christ. Teens that participate in this competition strengthen their skills and gain confidence in serving in the local church….
No winter blahs for you. RB Web Community is here! Eight exceptional topics for your church ministry are available through RB Web Community. Interact online with quality content from the comfort or your own home or office. View topics and register now before classes are filled.
Dig out your summer clothes and get ready to pack your bags for a June getaway to the Sunshine State! Attendees at the 2014 General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Conference, June 23–27, will have the opportunity to enjoy the sun and tourist attractions while basking in a week of spiritual edification and fellowship. The [...]
Competing in Talents is an excellent way to develop teens in your church for service. They will maximize their talents and have an eternal impact. Talents For Christ encourages students to develop their talents by practicing and through the feedback they receive throughout the process. Peer review, mentoring [...]
Christmas is a great time to start thinking about Talents For Christ! Special programs and activities give students an opportunity to begin using their talents in your church and gain confidence for when they compete later in the spring and summer. Identify a special gift that God has blessed each student in your youth group [...]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Meryl E. Welch, a musician who served with her husband for many years in pastoral and college ministries, died July 3. She was 92. She and her husband, Wilbert, were pastor and wife at North Casnovia Baptist Church, Bailey, Mich.; Calvary Baptist Church, Rome, Ga.; and Calvary Baptist Church, Muskegon, Mich. In 1959 [...]
DEARBORN, Mich.—When Dave Doran steps to the platform of the 2013 GARBC Conference, he’s not far from home. He grew up in Dearborn Heights, Mich., just a few miles from the Adoba Hotel and Conference Center in Dearborn. And he starts with a small confession: As a teenager he and a [...]
DEARBORN, Mich.—Messengers to the GARBC Conference elected six new members to the Council of Eighteen during the Tuesday afternoon business session. The GARBC Council of Eighteen is a group of men elected by the voting messengers from GARBC churches. Council members serve a three-year term and can be re-elected to a second three-year term. The [...]
DEARBORN, Mich.—Preaching on the second night of the GARBC Conference, Dave Doran offered conference guests a sermon of encouragement from 1 Corinthians 4. “God wants us to remain steadfast so that, in the words of this text, the glory of God can shine in the face of Jesus Christ,” Doran says. On a day devoted [...]
DEARBORN, Mich.—Seven Baptist churches are now in fellowship with the GARBC, after messengers of the GARBC Conference voted during the business meeting held on Tuesday, June 25. Incoming Churches to GARBC Fellowship Baptist Evangelical Fellowship, Eau Claire, Wis. (Pastor David and Ruth Christner) South Litchfield Baptist Church, Litchfield, Mich. (Pastor Ken and Jane Pierpont) Sunrise [...]
DEARBORN, Mich.—Guests are arriving at the Adoba Hotel and Convention Center in preparation for the 2013 GARBC Conference. “This is an annual tradition since 1932 in our association of churches,” says GARBC National Representative John Greening. “We get to see the association as an actual face-to-face entity at our annual meeting.” While summer church meetings [...]
It’s been a busy week for the GARBC Resource Center Staff. Video presentations, ministry displays, Council of 18 business items, registration badges, Regular Baptist Press bookstore resources, conference supplies, computers, and AV equipment have been readied for the 2013 GARBC Conference, June 24-28.
The GARBC Conference is a great place to connect! A get-together for The Quest, a network of Baptist pastors/ leaders, will take place at this year’s conference on Tuesday, June 25, 5:00 p.m., at Fairlane Town Center, across from Adoba Hotel, GARBC Conference site. The Quest, originally designed for pastors under the age of forty, [...]
Students Alive! offers students Bible-rich messages, fun activities, service opportunities, and a great place to make new friends. The teen program, to take place during the 2013 GARBC Conference, June 24-28, features speakers, Brian Cederquist, John Greening, Mark Holeman, Mark Shaw, and Lance Augsburger, director of the Students Alive! program.
Skilled workshop leaders who are passionate about their topics will be presenting at the 2013 GARBC Conference, June 24–28, in Dearborn, Mich. You will be encouraged and helped in your ministry by attending these workshops. Register now for the conference. “Pastoral Transitions: The Ethics of the Thing!” by Maynard Belt “Ashes to Ashes, Dust to [...]
Organizing a counseling ministry at your church can seem like a daunting task. Many churches already have counseling ministries taking place as pastoral staff members …
The Council of 18 is a critical part of our association that provides leadership and gives direction. Nominate candidates for the Council of 18 who will represent your church’s values. Make sure your church gets in its nominations by March 30.
The Talents For Christ deadline is quickly approaching. The registration deadline is March 6, which means there is just one week left to register!
Click here to register online or download the registration form.
Don’t miss out on this great oppor…
The endless mountains of northeast Pennsylvania are an inviting setting for the 2012 GARBC Conference, where guests can enjoy the magnificent beauty of God’s handiwork. Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, Pa., sits on a hillside overlooking this picturesque setting. Enjoy the beauty during the conference. Then extend that enjoyment by vacationing in the Poconos or [...]
Planning is well under way for the upcoming 2012 GARBC Conference to take place at Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pa., June 25–29. Under the leadership of Craig Golden, state representative of the Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches, the local committee gathered to give conference updates and coordinate plans. John Greening, GARBC [...]
Participating in Talents For Christ is a great way to strengthen a youth group as a whole. Here are some ideas to get the group involved: Find a place for everyone. There are categories that fit every interest. For individuals just beginning to develop their areas of interest, the open categories allow them to participate [...]
The Talents For Christ deadline is two weeks away. It’s not too late to get involved! Be sure to get involved personally, or encourage your friends and teens in your church to participate. Regardless of a person’s interests and abilities, there is a category that fits. Talents For Christ is an amazing experience that allows [...]
When we think of worshiping God, one of the immediate things that comes to mind is raising our voices in song. Significant occasions in history and throughout our lives are often marked with special songs that capture the emotions, feelings, and thoughts of the moment. A song captures the thankful exuberance we feel toward God at a time [...]
So what do you want to be? What major are you going to choose in college? What are your plans for the future? These are common questions for seniors in high school, preparing to head off into the next adventure in life. Often our interests change. When we are young, we have aspirations of being [...]
Acting and art—whether through painting, sculpting, photography, or digital presentations—can stir emotions and solicit a response. They can communicate in a way that simple spoken words cannot. They can stretch the imagination and challenge individuals to look at an idea in a new, fresh way. These two avenues can be extremely powerful in communicating the [...]
What new year’s resolutions have you created this year? How about considering a resolution to develop the talents in your church’s teens and encourage them to use those talents to serve God? Talents For Christ provides a great opportunity to do just that. Teens, encourage your friends to compete. Youth leaders, parents, and mentors, encourage [...]
Save the date now for the 2012 GARBC Conference–June 25-29, to be held in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. As you gather on the beautiful campus of Baptist Bible College, you will enjoy fellowshipping with one another and communing with the Lord in His Word. Take advantage of excellent preaching and teaching! Free registration is available to [...]
NAPERVILLE, Ill.—Emmanuel Baptist Church teens proudly display the Talents For Christ (TFC) team award they received for participating in the 2011 TFC competition at the GARBC Conference, June 27-July 1, in Denver, Colorado. The team award is a traveling trophy that is presented to the church with five or more competing teens, which has the [...]
The conference is making its way to Denver. The Resource Center staff has worked tirelessly over the past week to finish all the last minute preparations. Paul Stump, who works in the warehouse, led the effort to get supplies loaded onto the truck, and Michael Nolan, director of business administration, and his family are now on [...]
A church planting pastor would like to come to the 2011 GARBC Conference, but does not have the funds for travel, meals, and lodging. Please consider asking your church to sponsor this pastor and his family. The cost for their cross country travel to the conference would be approximately $1000. Individuals in your church might [...]
Expand your horizons by attending the International Ministries luncheon on Wednesday, June 29, at the 2011 GARBC Conference. Hear testimonies from international pastors, educate yourself about the expanding influence of our association through our partners, and maybe pick up an idea for your local church global outreach. You have to eat somewhere that day, why [...]
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Decorations at the GARBC Resource Center showcase a resounding answer to Charlie Brown’s question, “What is the true meaning of Christmas ?” Each department of the Resource Center decorated their area to focus on Christ’s birth and ministry. See photo gallery. The prize-winning RBP marketing team’s presentation, A Charlie Brown Christmas, displays Linus’s answer to Charlie [...]
Pastor Mike Hess and Kevin Wagler of Calvary Baptist Church were involved in a recent missions trip to Santa Marta, Colombia, to help and encourage missionaries Jonathan and Holly Boyd, who serve with ABWE.
Pastor Jacquelin Saint-Preux of Eglise Evangelique Baptiste welcomed Michael Nolan, director of Baptist Builders Club, to a special service acknowledging the GARBC’s ministry to and support of churches in Haiti.
AMES, Iowa—A group of missionaries and business leaders recently visited the Mango region of Togo, Africa, studying how to help the Togolese develop self-sustaining cottage industries. The Association of Baptists for World Evangelism is building the Wendell Kempton Memorial Hospital in Mango, a region where people spend half of their income for health care. ABWE’s [...]
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Community and business leaders from the greater Scranton region gathered together for a special time of fellowship at BBC&S during the fall 2010 President’s Breakfast. Amber Jacobs, the new women’s basketball coach and Assistant Athletic Director, was guest speaker.
KANSAS CITY, Kans.—Fair Haven Baptist Church held a special event during the evening of October 31st to impact its neighborhood and community during the city’s regular “Trick or Treating” hours. In response to the city’s event, the church held a special outreach project called “Trunk Or Treat,” which involved church members parking around the parameter [...]
TOLEDO, Ohio—What might the director of an orphanage with over 215 children look like? Emmanuel Baptist Church, Toledo, Ohio, found out when they brought Pastor Prédestin Pierre Hérard from Haiti to the United States for the church’s annual fall missions conference.
Selecting good friends, using the right speech, and making wise decisions are competencies that every parent would like his/her child to possess. During RBP’s Impact Parenting Seminar, over 60 parents from the Kansas City area learned how to use the book of Proverbs to teach their children principles for living successful godly lives.
HAGERSTOWN, MD.—It’s autumn: Crisp, cool temperatures. Glorious color. Falling leaves. Retreating women. All over the country, women from GARBC churches enjoy getting away for a weekend of Christian fellowship, encouragement, and fun. On September 24 and 25, ladies in the DelMarVa (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) fellowship retreated to the Skycroft Conference Center outside Hagerstown, Md. Speakers [...]
“It’s the nursery. Just feed them, change them, and keep them out of their parents’ hair. That’s all there is to it. After all, they’re just babies.” This is how many people view their church’s nursery ministry. They see it as relatively unimportant and even as a nuisance. But nothing could be farther from the [...]
AURORA, Ill.—Wanting to emphasize multicultural ministry for its fall state meeting, the Illinois-Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches sponsored a Worship Celebration featuring groups from Ukrainian Baptist Church, Berwyn, Ill., Fil-American Baptist Church, Chicago, and Waukegan Baptist Bible Church, Waukegan, Ill.
Byron, Mich.—Byron Baptist Church dates back to the late 1800s, and for decades the congregation has celebrated Round-Up Sunday as an opportunity to regather “delinquent” members and friends of the church.
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Drawing a deeper connection between language and the certainty of the Bible was the focus of a unique meeting of Bible scholars and observers at Baptist Bible Seminary.
Waterloo, Iowa—After a flash flood caused thousands of dollars in damage to Iglesia Bautista Hispana (Hispanic Baptist Church) in July, partners worked together to help the church recover.
WATERLOO, Iowa—Jocelyn Green, a member of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, was awarded a Gold Medal by the Military Writers Society of America for her book Battlefields and Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jocelyn’s story demonstrates how God can use one experience and turn it into a ministry that touches thousands.
GREENE, Iowa—The 65th anniversary weekend at Calvary Baptist Church started off with a Saturday evening service focusing on the past. Pastor Ben Hartwig, preaching from 2 Thessalonians 1:3 and 4 in “Praising God for the Past,” drew attention to the congregation’s demonstrating godly characteristics through the years. Several longtime acquaintances of the church—Temple Baptist Church of [...]
Participants representing 21 churches in the Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches, led by tour organizer Craig Golden, state representative for the fellowship, visited famous California tourist sites.
FLINT, Mich.—South Baptist Church held an installation service for its new pastor, Scott Snyder. Scott and Carol and their children, Kayla, Juliana, and Payton, joined the leadership team on the platform while Ken Floyd, Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches state representative, led in a prayer of dedication of them and the church. The [...]
FORT JACKSON, S.C.—Navy Chaplain Brian D. Gibbons was awarded the Captain Stanley J. Beach, CHC, USN Student Leadership Award, an honor given to the Navy Chaplains School graduate who most exhibits exceptional potential for leadership in ministry.
KANSAS CITY, Kan.—After years of “helping” their children build pine cars for the annual Awana Grand Prix, a group of men decided to stage their own “men only” event at Fair Haven Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan.
UNION GROVE, Wis.—Shepherds College recently purchased an Automated External Defibrillator for the new Shepherds College residential buildings, funded by a $1,500 grant from the Union Grove Area Community Foundation.
FOREST LAKE, Pa.—Members of Forest Lake Baptist Church have mothballed their traditional Sunday School picnic, replacing it with a new event: “Drive your tractor to church Sunday.” After two months of preparations, the church was assaulted by a slow-moving army of 35 farm tractors. In addition, a few wannabes showed up on riding lawn mowers, [...]
BREESPORT, N.Y.—As a national champion in the Decathlon and captain in the United States Marines, Mike Riddle from Answers in Genesis kept the attention of the 265 young people as he interwove science, creation, and Bible challenges during his two-hour powerpoint presentation. The teens acquired a crash course on how to defend their faith, along [...]
Debbie and your family, Daria and I extend our deepest sympathies to you. To the First Baptist family we grieve with you in the departure of your beloved pastor. I represent tonight in this memorial service the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. Our association lost a champion of local church commitment and interchurch cooperation [...]
GREENVILLE, Mich.—Hiking on trails, swimming in Lake Superior, cliff-jumping at Montreal Falls. These activities blended with a 200-mile bike trip organized by Lincoln Lake Baptist Camp and sponsored by Dr. Paul Sweetland, member of First Baptist Church, Middleville, Mich. Mark Shaw, pastor of Calvary Baptist, Greenville, was the Bible teacher for the weeklong trip, whose theme was “Asking [...]
SAN JOSE, Calif.—What does Sunrise Valley Baptist Church in San Jose, Calif., have in common with the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.? It’s what’s in their steeples. Both structures house at least one cell phone tower.
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Some students at Baptist Bible College arrived on campus a week ahead of fall classes, preparing with a week of leadership training. Most of the group has ties to Regular Baptist churches.
LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill.—Approximately 12 years ago, as a church planter serving with ABWE, Mark Wood had the privilege along with his family of helping to start New Life Baptist Church. VBS has been most effective in developing people into disciples of Christ. During the early years, the church depended on youth groups from [...]
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Great Commission Baptist Church has hosted an outreach in a local Schaumburg, Ill., park to help church members make new friends and share the gospel. In preparation for the outreach the church mailed 1,000 postcards inviting participation of the households surrounding the park, also plastering 100 posters in local business and inviting personal friends [...]
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—“A bike for Pastors Jonathan and Gonpa is a joy to my heart,” says Pastor Sam Quapourlee, director of the African Fundamental Baptist Mission, Monrovia, Liberia.
Children at summer Vacation Bible Schools gave more than $27,000 to purchase bikes and books for international pastors. The money was given through Gospel Literature Services, part of the [...]
SAO PAULO, Brazil—Bryan Augsburger, pastor of First Baptist Church, Arlington Heights, Ill., traveled to Brazil to speak at a conference sponsored by Regular Baptist Press of Brazil. Chris Hindal also participated in the conference, introducing the International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries to the pastors of Brazil’s association of churches.
The invitation came through Baptist Mid-Missions [...]
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—“We’ve got some remarkably talented people working here,” says National Representative John Greening, leading 11 teens through the Regular Baptist Press. The youth group of Grace Baptist Church, Plover, Wis., toured the Resource Center on their recent missions trip.
KODIAK, Alaska—Teens from Berean Baptist Church have traveled 3,000 miles for a week of work at Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. The church of about 160 people is located on Kodiak Island, off the southwest coast of Alaska.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla.—Five teens sat around a lunch table at Faith Baptist Church during a break between rehearsals for the performance of The Slingshot Heard ‘Round the World. Too old to be in the musical, Joshua Leonard, Ethan Mulford, Josh Baker, and Jonathan Fielder helped with the technical side of the production. Stephen Simpson, the [...]
NEVADA, Iowa—Thirteen members of Nevada Baptist Church recently spent two weeks assisting Baptist churches in Haiti in the aftermath of the January earthquake that devastated the capital city of Port-au-Prince.
WINNEBAGO, Minn.—Minnesota Regular Baptist Camp at Bass Lake marked its 50th anniversary with a Jubilee Celebration to remember God’s blessings of the past and look forward to His leading in the future. Special guests for the day—joining the 281 attendees—were John Greening, GARBC national representative, and his wife, Daria. Koleesa Amundson, a harpist from New Prague, Minn., as [...]
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Dressed in matching black dresses and suits, His Excellence Youth Choir is hard to miss. The 16 teens from Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton, Ill., competed as a large vocal ensemble during the Talents For Christ group competition on Wednesday.
But for director Wendy Allen, Talents For Christ presents her teens with an opportunity [...]
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Camp directors call Wednesday the hump day—that day when grumpy campers seem to tire of the food, the accommodations, the perpetually peppy counselors. But camp directors have learned another axiom: If the preaching is good, no one cares about anything else, not even rain.
And this week, the preaching has been [...]
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—“We can be born with high IQs, but no one can make us wise,” Dan Davey said in introduction to his sermon from Daniel 2 during the second day of the 2010 GARBC Conference. “It has never been about the intellectual knowledge of God, but about the brokenness of the [...]
Schaumburg, Ill.—The General Association of Regular Baptist Churches meets this week for its annual conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Schaumburg.
The conference will feature a series of 12 expository sermons from Daniel, led by featured speakers Dan Davey and Tim Jordan. Other speakers include Bernie Augsburger, Joe Earle, William [...]
The book of Daniel will be the subject of fine expository preaching during the 2010 GARBC Conference, June 21-25, in Schaumburg, IL. The theme, “Our God Reigns” will be reinforced chapter-by-chapter by Conference speakers, Daniel Davey, Tim Jordan, Bernie Augsburger, Joe Earle, William Gasser, Ken Spink, Mike Stallard, and John [...]
John Greening, GARBC national representative, invites you to attend the 2010 GARBC Conference, June 21–25, hosted at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield–Schaumburg. Refresh in your service for the Lord! You won’t want to miss the stirring messages from the book of Daniel, reflecting on the theme ”Our God Reigns!” Wrap a mini-vacation around the conference and visit outstanding [...]
This is the last week to book your room for the GARBC conference. Get in on the incredible deal of $99 at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Hotel before it’s too late. Special rate ends May 19. Staying at this top-notch facility allows you to be right where the action is for the GARBC Conference. Take [...]
Evolution and the Public Schools, 1972 GARBC Conference resolution, passed by voting messengers. GARBC resolutions reflect the Association’s desire to uphold doctrinal integrity and to …
Capital Punishment, 1972 GARBC Conference resolution, passed by voting messengers. GARBC resolutions reflect the Association’s desire to uphold doctrinal integrity and to respond to ecclesiastical …
Pornography 1971 Annual Conference resolution, passed by voting messengers. GARBC resolutions reflect the Association’s desire to uphold doctrinal integrity and to respond to ecclesiastical and …
Profanity on T.V., 1971 Annual Conference resolution, passed by voting messengers. GARBC resolutions reflect the Association’s desire to uphold doctrinal integrity and to respond to …
“Wow! What a weekend!” reports Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches representative Craig Golden. Teens from 106 churches enthusiastically considered the theme “Unshackled: The …
Effective evangelism ideas are available to you in Synergy! This GARBC e-newsletter for pastors and wives and ministry leaders provides great ideas for your ministry. …
PERU—Dear fellow workers in the harvest,
At this point of the year we have many reasons to praise God and thank Him for His works.
At the end of January, God sent Luis Escobar and his family to Tarapoto (Peruvian Northern rain forest). Luis is doing a wonderful job promoting in the new church a faithful obedience [...]
HAITI—Please keep me in your prayers because I travel to Haiti on Tuesday, Nov. 10. I have meetings with 28 teachers at Bethel Hope Christian Schools and speak in four Bethel Baptist churches with their pastors for two weeks down there in Cap Haitian, north of Haiti. I will need thousands of dollars to help [...]