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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By Pulse

MIKE’S PICKS: RESOURCES FOR MINISTRY Mike Hess, GARBC national representative, shares these helpful resources for ministry. Article: Pastor James Williams shares “Should We Pursue Unity at All Costs?”—a useful article…

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Classifieds

By Pulse

ASSOCIATE PASTOR NEEDED IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA Fellowship Baptist Church in Lakeland, Florida, is currently looking for an associate pastor. Those interested in applying should contact Pastor Rick Piatt at 863.602.9151….

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Association Updates: January 2021

By Pulse

NEWS FROM REGULAR BAPTIST MINISTRIES Mike Hess, GARBC National Representative I’d imagine that most reading this are enthusiastically and optimistically welcoming in the year 2021. While the past 12 months…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By Pulse

MIKE’S PICKS: RESOURCES FOR MINISTRY Mike Hess, GARBC national representative, shares these helpful resources for ministry. Article: Read “Godlier than Last Year,” David Qaoud’s article for a New Year goal…

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Classifieds

By Pulse

ASSOCIATE PASTOR NEEDED IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA Fellowship Baptist Church in Lakeland, Florida, is currently looking for an associate pastor. Those interested in applying should contact Pastor Rick Piatt at 863.602.9151….

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Classifieds

By Pulse

ASSOCIATE PASTOR NEEDED IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA Fellowship Baptist Church in Lakeland, Florida is currently looking for an associate pastor. Those interested in applying should contact Pastor Rick Piatt at 863.602.9151….

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By Pulse

MIKE’S PICKS: RESOURCES FOR MINISTRY Mike Hess, GARBC national representative, shares these helpful resources for ministry. Article: “Four Consequences of Bad Bible Interpretation” discusses four results of bad Bible interpretation…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By Pulse

MIKE’S PICKS: RESOURCES FOR MINISTRY Mike Hess, GARBC national representative, shares these helpful resources for ministry. Article: “Even in 2020 God Is Good” is timely encouragement to base our view…

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Classifieds

By Pulse

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED Summit Christian Academy in South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, just outside of Scranton and 2 miles from Clarks Summit University, is accepting applications for an administrator for…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By Pulse

MIKE’S PICKS: RESOURCES FOR MINISTRY Mike Hess, GARBC national representative, shares these helpful resources for ministry. Article: 2020 GARBC National Conference keynote speaker Steve DeWitt wrote “Beware the Hero Pastor,”…

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Classifieds

By Pulse

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED Summit Christian Academy in South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, just outside of Scranton and 2 miles from Clarks Summit University, is accepting applications for an administrator for…

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Association Updates: September 2020

By Pulse

NEWS FROM REGULAR BAPTIST MINISTRIES Mike Hess, GARBC National Representative The book of Ecclesiastes gives us a solemn reminder that life is full of different “seasons” and “times” (see Ecclesiastes…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By Pulse

MIKE’S PICKS: RESOURCES FOR MINISTRY Mike Hess, GARBC national representative, shares these helpful resources for ministry. Commentary: “Five Ways to Encourage Your Pastor during a Global Crisis” is a timely…

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Classifieds

By Pulse

ORDER YOUR FALL RBP CURRICULUM NOW RBP features an adult Sunday School course every quarter, but you can also choose from more than 35 other elective courses for your adult…

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Association Updates: July 2020

By Pulse

FIVE KEY INITIATIVES FOR THE GARBC At the 2020 virtual GARBC Conference, National Representative Mike Hess presented five key initiatives to strengthen pastors and churches in the association. Look for…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By Pulse

MIKE’S PICKS: RESOURCES FOR MINISTRY Virtual Conference articles, photos, and audio: Read “2020 GARBC Conference Recap” by the Regular Baptist Ministries news team to read articles, view photos, and listen…

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Classifieds

By Pulse

ORDER YOUR FALL RBP CURRICULUM NOW RBP features an adult Sunday School course every quarter, but you can also choose from more than 35 other elective courses for your adult…

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Now Available: RBP Adult Curriculum in Spanish

By Educational Resources Feed, Ministry Highlights

Regular Baptist churches and associations around the country have caught the vision of ministering to Hispanics. RBP and EBI are both contributing their strengths to provide such a curriculum for Spanish-speaking adults. EBI is now translating and contextualizing RBP’s Life Design curriculum. The result is a trustworthy curriculum line that has the potential for great influence.

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Camps

By Network

National Association of Regular Baptist Camps (NARBC) Camp experiences are effective tools in facilitating God’s transforming work in the lives of youth and adults. NARBC camps offer Biblically sound, Christ-centered…

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Schools

By Network

Schools exhibiting at the GARBC Conference or sponsoring the Talents For Christ program: Appalachian Bible College Mount Hope, Wva.; www.abc.edu Baptist Bible College & Seminary Clarks Summit, Pa.; www.bbc.edu Central…

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Agencies

By Network

Ministries exhibiting at the GARBC Conference Association of Baptists for World Evangelism New Cumberland, Pa.; www.abwe.org Association of Baptists for World Evangelism Good Soil New Cumberland, Pa.; www.goodsoil.com Alpine Ministries…

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Iowa Holds 50th Annual Talents For Christ Contest

By GARBC News, News

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 […]

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Money-saving Deadlines for Conferees!

By Featured Stories, GARBC News, News

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! […]

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2014 GARBC Conference Centers on the Gospel

By GARBC News, News

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.”

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Racism: How Far Have We Come?

By Commentary, Network Blogs

One of the best things I’ve seen over the past several years in the world of sports took place on Sunday in Oakland. In silent protest to the remarks of Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling, the team walked onto the court, gathered at its center, and removed their team warm-ups to reveal inside-out undershirts.

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Being God’s Giver

By News

Reaching Children for Christ Children who live in the hilly, tribal part of Bangladesh get only about five years of education. If parents want their children to be educated beyond…

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Association Updates: May 2014

By News

Five Days of Great Preaching Immerse in God’s Word at the 2014 GARBC Conference! Each day brings new messages to challenge and renew. Check out the conference preaching schedule: Monday…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

Valuable Workshops for Men and Women GARBC Conference workshops address current issues and offer practical ministry helps. Plan now to attend the conference June 23–27 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Register…

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Classifieds

By News

Voices of the Past, Voices of the Present Reel-to-reel tapes of messages by R. T. Ketcham, Paul Jackson, Joseph Stowell, Ernest Pickering, John Balyo, and other great preachers of the…

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Being God’s Giver

By News

Prayer for Conferences in Liberia Please support our Liberian brothers and sisters in prayer with whom we fellowship in the International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries. Chris Hindal, director of…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

Equipping Together! Outstanding GARBC Conference Workshops This year’s GARBC Conference will offer stimulating topics and practical ministry helps for men and women through its excellent workshops. Begin making plans to…

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Classifieds

By News

Five-Lesson Evangelistic Studies for 99 Cents! RBP’s evangelistic studies are affordable tools to use in your community. Outreach Bible studies are normally $4 to $5 each, but RBP has just…

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GARBC Nomination Deadline

By GARBC News, Miscellaneous, News

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 […]

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Registration Deadline March 3

By GARBC News, News

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….

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Being God’s Giver

By News

GARBC Service Award Nominations Due March 28 Has your Christian walk been impacted positively by a godly believer or couple in your church? Consider nominating that person (or persons) for…

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Association Updates: March 2014

By News

Council of Eighteen Nominations Due March 28 “GARBC—by the churches, for the churches.” The Council of Eighteen is elected by churches to provide oversight for GARBC ministries. Every year six…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

Five New Regular Baptist Web Community Topics Great topics, superb teachers! Check out the following Regular Baptist Web Community online training events: “Updating and Rewriting Your Church’s Articles of Faith”…

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Classifieds

By News

Vintage Conference Messages A large collection of message recordings from GARBC conferences has been given to the GARBC. Included are messages by R. T. Ketcham, Paul Jackson, Joseph Stowell, Ernest…

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Telling Your Story

By GARBC News, News

Whether you are involved in local church ministry or on the staff of a ministry organization, effective communication through photos and the written word plays a powerful role in developing…

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Being God’s Giver

By News

Church Planter to Church Planter Church planting is hard work! Church planters evangelize, disciple, counsel, lead singing, facilitate Bible studies, clean bathrooms, prepare coffee, paint walls, pick up food, make…

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Association Updates: February 2014

By News

“The Essential Gospel”: 2014 GARBC Conference Plan now for a June getaway to the Sunshine State! Attendees at the 2014 General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Conference, June 23–27, will…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

Regular Baptist Web Community’s Great Winter Lineup Eight exceptional topics for your church ministry are available in the Regular Baptist Web Community’s 2014 winter session. Online instruction includes updating your…

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Classifieds

By News

Investigation Destination Investigation Destination super kits are available at www.RBPstore.org/ID. Challenge your students to prepare for the return of the King with this five-lesson Vacation Bible School resource, as they…

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The Essential Gospel

By Featured Stories, GARBC News, News

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 […]

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Being God’s Giver

By News

Praise for Filipino Church Relief Praise God for our Filipino churches that are working on the ground assisting believers and unbelievers, sharing the good news of the gospel and showing…

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Association Updates: January 2014

By News

20/20 Vision for GARBC Future A challenge from John Greening, GARBC national representative: Our association has a significant opportunity before it. How we respond will determine if we position ourselves…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

Regular Baptist Web Community in Session Soon More terrific offerings from Regular Baptist Web Community to enrich your ministry will be available in February and March. Online information will be…

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Classifieds

By News

Immediate Help Needed for Relief Efforts At the 2013 GARBC Conference, Baptist Builders Club Director Michael Nolan announced the creation of the Disaster Relief Fund. After consulting with a variety…

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Remembering Ron Clark

By Miscellaneous

The Christmas carolers from Calvary Baptist Church stopped by Ron Clark’s house in Lansdale, Pa., just long enough to sing a few songs and drop off some brochures. “They left all this material for us to look at,” Ron recalls later.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like TFC!

By GARBC News, News

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 […]

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Being God’s Giver

By News

Philippine Relief Effort by GARBC International Ministries Our hearts are heavy as we think of the losses in the Philippines that occurred from Typhoon Haiyan. Many organizations are launching relief…

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Association Updates: December 2013

By News

Give a Special Christmas Gift for Pastors The 2013 GARBC Christmas project will provide online training scholarships for pastors, associates, and leaders. Often pastors and ministry leaders would like to…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

NEW! The Baptist Bulletin, Digital Edition Experience everything you enjoy about the Baptist Bulletin with the convenience of reading it online and, starting in January, on your mobile device! The Baptist…

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Classifieds

By News

Arrow Island–RBP’s Exciting New VBS! Are you looking for a gospel-centered VBS program that weaves the salvation message into each lesson? Look no further than RBP VBS! Our Vacation Bible…

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Kenneth Eisentrager, Pastor

By Miscellaneous

BYRON CENTER, Mich.—Kenneth Eisentrager, a retired pastor, died Oct. 21 at age 92. Ken was born in a farmhouse in Red Rock Township, Minn. After reading his Bible when he was a teen, he knelt by his bed and accepted Christ as his Savior. He sensed God’s call to be a pastor and, following graduation […]

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Being God’s Giver

By News

GARBC Project to Help Pastors This Christmas adopt a GARBC project for gift giving! By doing so, you, your family, and your church can further the gospel and build up…

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Association Updates: November 2013

By News

IPFBM All-Partners Conference, Bangkok, Thailand The International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries will meet near Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 4–8. Please pray for the leaders as they gather to worship, learn,…

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Classifieds

By News

Digital Version of GARBC Directory Now Available! It just got easier to network within our association! New this year, we are releasing a digital version of our annual GARBC directory,…

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OCTOBER 2013: A Whole Lot More!

By News

A WHOLE LOT MORE—that’s what you get with the Baptist Bulletin, Digital Edition, now available for your browsing! GARBC ministries joyfully announces the arrival of the Baptist Bulletin, Digital Edition, which…

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Being God’s Giver

By News

This Christmas adopt one of the GARBC Ministries for gift giving! By supporting one of the following projects, you, your family, and your church can further the gospel and build…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

Three New Regular Baptist Web Community Offerings: Preaching, Worship, and Assimilation Coming to you: Superb instruction in the comfort of your home or office. You can call in or participate…

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Classifieds

By News

Investigation Destination Super Kits Now available at www.RBPstore.org/ID. Challenge your students to prepare for the return of the King in this five-lesson study, as they investigate Biblical accounts of Christ…

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Donald MacKenzie, Pastor

By Miscellaneous

BINGHAMTON, N.Y.—Donald Norman MacKenzie, a former pastor, went to be with his Lord Aug. 23. He was 75. Donald was a graduate of Southside High School in Elmira and of Practical Bible Training School (Davis College) in Johnson City, N.Y. He was the pastor of many churches in New York State, and was pastor emeritus […]

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Being God’s Giver

By News

Great Commission Giving It is a thrilling experience to hear a first-person account from an international pastor about souls being saved and added to the church. You can play a…

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Association Updates: September 2013

By News

Baptist Bulletin Preview The September/October Baptist Bulletin is full of news and information for you. Look ahead for the following articles! “When a ‘Cherished Myth’ Shatters” by Kevin Mungons Sorting…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

“Preaching Ecclesiastes” Learning Lab: Beginning Sept. 3! Hone your ministry skills from the comfort of your own study. Take advantage of the strategic strengths of leaders in our association. “Preaching…

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Classifieds

By News

Church Pews Available Cross Bridge Baptist Church, Indianapolis, Ind., has 20 upholstered pews available to any church in need. Each pew is 13 feet long with three hymnal/Bible racks on…

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Harry Cole, Pastor

By Miscellaneous

SEBRING, Fla.—Harry Eugene Cole, 92, went to be with the Lord Aug. 12. The retired pastor was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, serving during WWII. Harry pastored various churches for 26 years and then served 12 years on staff of Cedarville College in Ohio. He was the first pastor of Grace Baptist […]

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Being God’s Giver

By News

New Partner Enters IPFBM The Council of Eight of the International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries rejoices in the acceptance of its newest partner, The Association of Soul Winning Baptist…

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Association Updates: August 2013

By News

New Online Ministry for Singles One Plus, an online ministry sponsored by Calvary Baptist Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., is for Bible believing, Baptist singles active in their churches and screened…

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Classifieds

By News

Children’s Program to Meet Your Church’s Needs Reviews are in! Churches are giving thumbs up to RBP’s It’s Grow Time for their children’s ministries. This children’s program is perfect for…

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Being God’s Giver

By News

International Scholarship Fund The International Partnership will hold its second All Partners Conference in Bangkok in November. A major hurdle for our internationals to attend is the expense to get…

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Association Updates: July 2013

By News

Churches New to GARBC Fellowship The GARBC gives a big welcome to the following churches who became part of the fellowship at the 2013 GARBC Conference! Baptist Evangelical Fellowship, Eau…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2013 REGULAR BAPTIST WEB COMMUNITY NOW OPEN Regular Baptist Web Community offers exceptional instruction to enrich your ministry. Interact online with quality content from the comfort of…

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Classifieds

By News

GARBC Ministries Video Presentations for Your Church Three video presentations for GARBC ministries premiered at the 2013 GARBC Conference that you may download free-of-charge for your church’s viewing. These videos…

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Meryl E. Welch, Pastor’s Wife and Musician

By GARBC News, News

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 […]

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Ross DeFelice, Pastor

By Miscellaneous

GENEVA, Ohio—Ross DeFelice, a church-planting missionary with Continental Baptist Missions for 28 years, died June 23 at age 74. He was the first pastor of Chardon Baptist Church, Chardon, Ohio, serving there for 12 years, and ministered at Grace Baptist Church, Geneva, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley, and his […]

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2013 Talents For Christ Winners

By Featured Stories, Miscellaneous

DEARBORN, Mich.—The following students won first and second place at the Talents For Christ national competition on Thursday, June 27. Download a high-resolution photo of the TFC winners Art First Place: Anna Smith, First Baptist Church (Elyria, Ohio) Second Place: Samantha Parsons, Fellowship Baptist Church (Wadsworth, Ohio) Female Public Speaking Second Place (Open): Celeste Scott, Emmanuel Baptist Church […]

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GARBC Messengers Elect New Council Members

By GARBC News, News

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 […]

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High Resolution Display

By Miscellaneous

DEARBORN, Mich.—What does it mean to “serve the Lord?” For some Talents For Christ national competitors, it could mean anything from hard labor, to singing, to Bible teaching. At least that’s what the teens from Nevada Baptist Church, Iowa have been doing the last two weeks. The group of 11 is almost done with their […]

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Get Back Up and Do It Again!

By GARBC News, News

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 […]

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Seven New Churches in Fellowship with the GARBC

By GARBC News, News

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 […]

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Renew Our Strength

By GARBC News, News

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 […]

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It Takes a Team!

By GARBC News, News

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.

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Quest Pastors to Meet at Conference

By GARBC News, News

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,  […]

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Students Alive! for 2013 Teen Conference

By Featured Stories, GARBC News, News

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.

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June 2013 E-Info: Renew Our Strength!

By News

This year’s GARBC Conference is designed to renew the spirit, passion, and vision of our churches. We all need the renewal that comes by turning to God as He is revealed in the Scriptures. Read about the upcoming 2013 GARBC Conference in the June 2013 E-Info.

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Bernice Miller, Missionary

By With the Lord

MANNING, Iowa—Bernice Pauline Miller, a retired missionary, died June 10. She was 89. Bernice and her husband, Louis, were missionary builders with Continental Baptist Missions. She also served alongside Louis when he ministered as a pastor in Iowa and a camp director. She is survived by her husband, Louis; two daughters; eight grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; […]

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Being God’s Giver

By News

Children’s Workers Minister at GARBC Conference Not only does the GARBC Conference offer a terrific program for adults, but it hosts outstanding Bible instruction and activity times for teens and…

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Association Updates: June 2013

By News

Refresh at 2013 GARBC Conference Spiritual, physical, and emotional refreshment will be yours at this year’s GARBC Conference, June 24–28, in Dearborn, Mich. Come and experience the benefits of  a…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

Three Great Commission Conversations Church planting, outreach, and multicultural ministries are three topics that individual interaction groups will explore on Wednesday afternoon at the GARBC Conference. Attend these interactive conversation…

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Classifieds

By News

Baptist Resources for Your Church People Most likely you have people in your congregation who do not come from a Baptist background. Did you know that Regular Baptist Press has…

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Ron Urban, Pastor

By With the Lord

ELIDA, Ohio—Ronald E. Urban, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Elida from 1978 to 1998, died June 5. He was 76. Prior to accepting the pastorate of Faith Baptist, he was an associate pastor at Massillon Baptist Temple, Massillon, Ohio. Ron retired from the pastorate of Faith Baptist in 1998 following a stroke. He and […]

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Dr. David Doran, 2013 GARBC Conference Featured Speaker

By Miscellaneous

A 2013 GARBC Conference update from John Greening, GARBC national representative: “I am pleased to report that Dr. David Doran, pastor of Inter-City Baptist Church and president of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary in Allen Park, Mich., has graciously consented to speak at our 2013 GARBC Conference. Dr. Doran is speaking in the main sessions previously […]

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Being God’s Giver

By News

Operation Liberia: Building a Christian School By using RBP’s VBS Investigation Destination, you can be part of an effort to build a Christian school in Liberia. Children in Mafla Village…

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Association Updates: May 2013

By News

Renew Your Strength! Be ready to be encouraged and refreshed at this year’s GARBC Conference, June 24–28, in Dearborn, Mich! Come enjoy an incredible lineup of speakers and workshops, plus…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

Great Ministry Workshops at GARBC Conference Skilled workshop leaders who are passionate about their topics are presenting at the 2013 GARBC Conference, June 24–28, in Dearborn, Mich. You will be…

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Classifieds

By News

Building Male Leadership Develop strong leadership in your church by engaging men with the Word of God. The Real Men Bible studies are excellent resources for use in one-to-one discipleship,…

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Donald Mueller, Retired Pastor

By News

BANCROFT, Iowa—Donald Oscar Mueller, who pastored five churches in the Midwest, died on Easter Sunday, March 31. He was 77. Donald was ordained to the ministry by Temple Baptist Church, Omaha, on May 26, 1961. He went on to pastor five Baptist churches—in Dunlap, Iowa; Smith Center, Kan.; Alta Gardens, Ill.; Belmond, Iowa; and Bancroft, […]

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Enjoy Renewal at the GARBC Conference

By Miscellaneous

This year’s conference offers renewal and enjoyment for the whole family. Kids to adults will experience spiritual refreshment during the general sessions, workshops, and times to get together. The Adoba Hotel and Convention Center is an impressive structure with a beautiful 15-story atrium and lots of amenities. This will provide the perfect backdrop for physical […]

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Being God’s Giver

By News

Fire Victims in Myanmar Timothy Sui Lian Mang, president of Myanmar Biblical Baptist Fellowship, Yangon, Myanmar, sends the following letter regarding a fire that occurred in two Christian family homes:…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

Church Planters’ Cohort Provides Support Would you like to connect with fellow church planters in a learning-rich environment? Join the online discussion that happens monthly. The next Church Planters’ Cohort…

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Association Updates: April 2013

By News

Teaching and Preaching Learning Labs Begin in April “Teaching to Impact Adult Learners” Learning Lab (4 sessions) First session: Tuesday, April 16 at 11 ET/10 CT/9 MT/8 PT REGISTER. Instructor:…

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Classifieds

By News

Bible “Baseball” Cards Do you remember when you were young and many boys collected baseball cards of their favorite ball players? Regular Baptist Press has a version of that! As…

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Gene Swim, Pastor

By With the Lord

TOPEKA, Kan.—Gene R. Swim, 88, died on March 14. For over 30 years he was pastor of Faith Baptist Church, where he loved preaching the Word. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, on Sept. 4, 2012. They would have celebrated their 67th anniversary on Sept. 9. Also preceding him in death are […]

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Bob Currier, Pastor

By With the Lord

TORRANCE, Calif.—Bob Currier, pastor of First Baptist Church of Walteria, went to be with the Lord March 13. He had been pastor of the church for 30 years. Bob is survived by his wife, Hazel, and daughters, Beth Ann and Debbie. A praise/memorial service will be held on March 30.

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Rachel Lones, Pastor’s Daughter Featured in Baptist Bulletin

By News

CLOVERVILLE, Mich.—Rachel Lynn Lones, the 45-year-old daughter of retired pastor Clifford and Janet Lones, experienced new joy and freedom when she entered the presence of God on Jan. 12. Rachel was born in Springfield, Ohio, on Sept. 10, 1967, and had a traumatic birth resulting in cerebral palsy. As a result, Rachel would never talk […]

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Being God’s Giver

By News

GARBC Service Award Nominations Has your Christian walk been impacted positively by a godly believer or couple in your church? Consider nominating that person (or persons) for the 2013 GARBC…

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Association Updates: March 2013

By News

Nomination Deadline Approaching: Council of 18 Candidates Nominating candidates is an important way to influence the GARBC. On behalf of your church, you may nominate candidates online or by downloading…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By News

Church Ministries Conference Church Ministries Conference for local church leaders will be held on March 8 and 9 at Calvary Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, Mich. The conference, sponsored by the…

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Celerina Lubaton, Missionary

By With the Lord

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Celerina Lubaton, missionary and interim pastor’s wife, died Jan. 25 after suffering a stroke a few weeks earlier. She was 78. Rafael and Celerina Lubaton joined Independent Gospel Missions in 2007 as missionary field coordinators for the Philippines after previously serving with Baptist Church Planters. Rafael is the interim pastor at Grace Community […]

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Willard Stull Jr., Missionary to Brazil

By With the Lord

Willard Stull Jr., 93, died on July 4, 2012, in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, where he was a longtime missionary. At age 16, Willard dedicated his life to Christ, having accepted Christ as his Savior at age 12. After that commitment at age 16, he says, God changed his life’s direction from planning to attend a […]

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John W. Rawlings, Baptist Bible Fellowship Leader

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John W. Rawlings, a leader in the Baptist Bible Fellowship International and the longtime pastor of Landmark Baptist Temple, Cincinnati, Ohio, died on Jan. 30, one day after his 99th birthday. Born Jan. 29, 1914, in Cave City, Ark., he was saved at the age of 13. He later testified how his mother had prayed […]

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Being God’s Giver

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2013 RBP VBS Sponsors a Liberian Christian School In Mafla Village, children cannot afford to attend school, but land and building plans have been donated for a school for these…

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Association Updates: February 2013

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2013 GARBC Conference: “Renew Our Strength” Online registration is now open for the 2013 GARBC Conference! Whether you are experiencing fruitful or barren days, ministry takes much physical, mental, and…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Three Great Venues for Pastoring Know-How “Preaching That Connects” Learning Lab, taught by Rich Van Heukelum, pastor of Shawnee Baptist Church, Shamong, N.J. Four sessions, beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 12….

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Classifieds

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Tom Meyer: Ministry of the Spoken Word God’s Word is powerful. In the Facebook, Tweet, copy, paste, file, and forget world we live in, many find it difficult to hide…

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Developing Teens for Service

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Encourage teens at your church to use their talents to reflect Christ. Whatever their interest or level of experience/skill there is a category for them. Individual and group competition is available. Encourage teens in your youth group to sign up today!

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Victor Decker, Former Pastor

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Victor W. Decker went Home to be with his Savior on Jan. 28, just two weeks short of his 87th birthday. Victor, a retired GARBC pastor, died peacefully at home after a lengthy illness. Victor began ministry in the mid-1940s after graduating from Mehoopany (Pa.) High School, and after an accident and illness nearly took his […]

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Being God’s Giver

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Gifting Pastors with Books Be a blessing to pastors in 2013 by giving a financial gift to the GARBC. Though the Christmas giving season is over, the opportunity to provide…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Four Great Topics to Strengthen Your Ministry Now from the convenience of your own home, you can enjoy instruction that will help you build Christ’s church. The following online offerings…

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Classifieds

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A Must-read for Every Pastor RBP’s new release, The Pastor: A Guide for God’s Faithful Servant, brings together the wisdom and advice of 30 veteran pastors for ministry guidance in…

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Mary Alice Modrall, Church Secretary

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BURLINGTON, Wis.—Mary Alice Modrall, 87, longtime church secretary at Emmanuel Baptist, Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Dec. 6. She was born in Erie, Pa., on April 9, 1925, to Rev. Earl V. and Rosa Willetts. Her father was an early leader in the GARBC, having served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Bellefontaine, Ohio, (1934–1947) […]

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Ruth Robb, Pastor’s Wife

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SALEM, Ohio.—Ruth Virginia Robb, pastor’s wife, died Dec. 10. She was 87. Ruth graduated from Practical Bible Training School, Johnstown City, N.Y., in 1947. She was a pastor’s wife, serving with her husband, Fred, at Calvary Bible Church, Deckers Point, Pa. (1949–1955); Calvary Baptist Church, DeRuyter, N.Y. (1955–1963); First Baptist Church, Sherman, N.Y. (1963–1972); and Calvary […]

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Being God’s Giver

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Missions Projects for Youth Groups or Christian Schools In Bangladesh young tribal people in the Hill Tracts must leave their homes and live in hostels in order to receive an…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Christian Workers’ Retreat This annual retreat of the California Association of Regular Baptist Churches provides spiritual encouragement and practical help for servants of the Lord. The 2013 retreat, to held…

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Classifieds

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Wise Counsel on Basics of Pastoring Pastoral ministry is not a vocation for novices. The complexity of pastoral service requires the wisdom and experience of a veteran pastor. Every young…

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Virginia Rhodes, Pastor’s Wife

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DES MOINES, Iowa—Virginia Rhodes joined her husband, Everett, in Heaven on Dec. 4. She was 95. Born during WWI in 1917, Virginia lived a long and gracious life. She survived childhood during the Great Depression, endured WWII as a Navy wife, and raised two daughters during the turbulent 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s as a pastor’s wife […]

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David Miller, University President

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ALBANY, Ore.—David F. Miller, former president of Corban University and GARBC pastor, passed away after struggling with lymphoma on Dec. 7. He was 72. “He has graduated to Heaven after his 7-year battle with cancer,” says his wife, Koyce. “Through it all, God has used this time for His glory and to see new believers […]

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Daniel Morrell, Pastor and Professor

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Daniel Morrell, a former GARBC pastor and professor at Northland International University and Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, passed away on Dec. 9 after a brief bout with liver cancer. He was 59. He was born on July 16, 1953, in Berea, Ohio, where he was saved under the ministry of Berea Baptist Church. After marrying […]

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Phyllis Jean Smith, Pastor’s Wife

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FREMONT, Mich.—Phyllis Jean Smith, pastor’s wife, died Dec. 1 at age 78. She was reared in Chicago and was a 1955 graduate of Bob Jones University. Phyllis served the Lord with her husband, Pastor Earl Wesley Smith, for 41 years. He was a pastor in Portage, Middleville, and Newaygo, Mich.; and Chico, Calif.; and associate pastor […]

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Being God’s Giver

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Helping East Coast Churches Assist Devastated Communities Would you like to provide supplies to East Coast churches in the GARBC as they assist their communities with residents’ physical and spiritual…

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Association Updates: November 2012

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GARBC Christmas Giving Projects Benefit Pastors Perhaps your church has benefited from being part of the association through IRS tax-exempt status as a GARBC fellowshipping church, aligning with other churches…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Dispensational Understanding of the New Covenant This newest resource from Regular Baptist Books, compiled by general editor Mike Stallard is now available. For centuries, scholars and theologians have debated the…

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New Seminary Module Scholarships Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny, Iowa, is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to assist pastors, assistant pastors, and missionaries in beginning their Master of…

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Donald Taber, Retired ABWE Missionary

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LONGVIEW, Texas—Donald Lefferts Taber, Sr., missionary with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, died peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 4. He was 86. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Donald grew up in Ridgewood, N.J., and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Hackensack, N.J. He served in the Naval Air Force from 1944 […]

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Joyce Rohrer, Associate Pastor’s Wife

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Joyce Rohrer, wife of Associate Pastor Tom Rohrer of North Park Baptist Church, died on Aug. 23. She was 71. Joyce faithfully served her Lord alongside her husband in ministry, for over 20 years at Northland Baptist Church in Grand Rapids and most recently for 17 years at North Park Baptist Church. Often […]

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Being God’s Giver

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Cancer Fund for Pastor’s Wife In June 2012, Judy Merchant, wife of Pastor Dan Merchant of Cedar Street Baptist Church, Tipton, Iowa, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in the…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Upcoming Teaching Seminars Would you like your teachers to model their instruction after Jesus Christ? RBP teaching seminars for instructors of adults and children can help them know how to…

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Classifieds

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Now Shipping: It’s Grow Time! Junior Church Curriculum RBP’s junior church curriculum is now available. Help prepare kids in your church for a lifetime of serving Christ in the local…

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Shirley A. Swim, Former Pastor’s Wife

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TOPEKA, Kan.—Shirley A. Swim, 85, died on Sept. 4, 2012. Shirley married Pastor Gene R. Swim on Sept. 9, 1945. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Topeka, Kan., where she served as the church secretary to her husband for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Pamela Fritton and […]

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Being God’s Giver

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BBC–USA Grants and Loans: Fellowship in Action Baptist Builders Club gives grants and loans to help church plants; churches that experience emergency situations such as a fire, flood, or tornado;…

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Association Updates: September 2012

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Baptist Bulletin‘s Upcoming Issue Coming soon to your mailbox—the Sept./Oct. issue of Baptist Bulletin. Check out the relevant articles and church news, including: The Future of Christian Schools—an interview with…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Pastors’ Seminar & Bible Conference, Sept. 24 & 25 West Cannon Baptist Church, Belmont, Mich., invites you to attend “One Holy Mission,” a pastors’ seminar and Bible conference. For details…

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Classifieds

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It’s Grow Time: New Junior Church Program by RBP! Having teacher-friendly and child-engaging curriculum is crucial for running an effective junior church program. RBP announces the launch of It’s Grow…

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Debra Cayot, Missionary, Camp Staff

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Debra Sue Cayot, 50, who, though she had cancer, dispensed “comfort and peace to those she would soon leave behind,” went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2012. Deb’s heartfelt prayer was to build up the Body of Christ for as long as she had breath. Her family, friends, and colleagues rejoice that […]

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Guy G. Godfrey, Pastor

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Pastor Guy G. Godfrey, 91, an ardent witness for Christ who established five California churches, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Dec. 11, 2011. He was born to Clifford and Birdie Godfrey Aug. 21, 1920, in Mixon Valley, Ark. After his high school years in Waldron, Ark., he attended Arkansas Polytechnic College in […]

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Paul Beals, Missionary and Missions Professor

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Paul Beals, longtime missionary and missions professor, went Home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 29, 2012. He was 88. Dr. Beals and his wife, Vivian, met at Wheaton College, where he graduated in 1945. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 1948 and Dallas Theological Seminary with a ThM […]

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Being God’s Giver

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Impact Remote Areas through Gospel Literature Gospel Literature Services provides churches an outlet to send Sunday School materials to national churches. Many areas of the world have no missionaries, but…

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Association Updates: August 2012

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Order Your 2012–2013 GARBC Directory Keep in touch with your GARBC colleagues and churches! Contact information changes often. Order the new GARBC Directory through Regular Baptist Press online, or call…

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Classifieds

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Evangelist/Musician Ready to Minister Rich Eberly has been on the road, preaching, singing, and playing musical instruments since 1974. He and his wife, Julia, go to churches of any size…

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Bertha Moore, Pastor Emeritus’s Wife

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WATERLOO, Iowa—Bertha Moore, pastor emeritus’s wife at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, died July 26. She was 83. Bertha married her high school sweetheart, David, on June 14, 1952. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Friendship Village in Waterloo, a retirement living center where they resided. Bertha supported David in ministry roles at First […]

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Being God’s Giver

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Relief Effort for Bangladesh Churches Monsoon rains have produced mudslides in the Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. Reports from the Bangladesh Tribal Association of Baptist Churches, the newest partner of the…

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Classifieds

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Free Course for Youth Pastors Gaining a deeper understanding of today’s teenagers—and learning powerful tools to evangelize and minister to them—is the focus of a free course for youth pastors…

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Association Updates: July 2012

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2012–2013 Council of Eighteen Elected The Council of Eighteen, elected by church representatives at the annual GARBC Conference, provides wise leadership for the association. Officers of the 2012–2013 council are…

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2012 Talents For Christ Results

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CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—These students won first and second place awards at the annual Talents For Christ competition on Thursday, June 29. Art First Place (Open): Isaac Church (Delevan Baptist Church, Delevan, N.Y.) Second Place (Open): Samantha Parsons (Young’s Corners Fellowship Baptist Church, Wadsworth, Ohio) Brass Second Place (Open): Marissa Briggs (First Baptist Church, Marilla, N.Y.) […]

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2012 Talents For Christ Competition

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Download a PDF of the 2012 Talents For Christ schedule The 2012 Talents For Christ competition will be held on the campus of Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, Pa., on June 28. All contestants and parents should attend a contest meeting in the Baptist Bible Seminary Chapel at 9:00 a.m. Events begin at 1:00 p.m. […]

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TFC: Serving the Lord

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CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Families that pray together, stay together. Families that serve never swerve. Call it whatever you want, but it’s a family thing. Talents For Christ has a unique way of bringing families—organic and church—together. Especially when the pastor is also your dad. And there’s something about the way this bonding works with a dad’s […]

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Patrick Odle—6/27/12 Audio

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Listen to Patrick Odle, pastor of First Baptist Church, Elyria, Ohio, as he preaches from 1 Timothy 4:1–10. Select the text link to download an MP3 file directly to your computer: “1 Timothy 4:1–10.”

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TFC: A Serving-the-Lord Thing

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CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Families that pray together, stay together. Families that serve never swerve. Call it whatever you want, but it’s a family thing. Talents For Christ has a unique way of bringing families—organic and church—together. Especially when the pastor is also your dad. And there’s something about the way this bonding works with a dad’s […]

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2012 Talents For Christ Competition

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Download a PDF of the 2012 Talents For Christ schedule The 2012 Talents For Christ competition will be held on the campus of Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, Pa., on June 28. All contestants and parents should attend a contest meeting in the Baptist Bible Seminary Chapel at 9:00 a.m. Events begin at 1:00 p.m. […]

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Come All Christians, Be Committed

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CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—The picnic on Wednesday night was no surprise, being part of a long tradition at the GARBC Conference. Guests were served from a large tent on the lawn in front of BBC’s Phelps Student Center. There was plenty to eat, but the real purpose was to foster connections between pastors and church members […]

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Skills That Serve, Share, and Shape

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CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.— Nervous laughter and humming echoed throughout Jackson Hall as six groups warmed up for the National Talents For Christ group competition. Students performed in categories ranging from puppets to vocal ensembles throughout the afternoon. But in a world of constant competition, TFC is about so much more than claiming the prize—especially for […]

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Messengers Pass Resolutions on Universalism, the Local Church

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CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—During the afternoon business meeting on Tuesday, June 26, messengers to the 2012 GARBC Conference unanimously approved a resolution that censures universalism, a theological idea with several variations: Some say that after a period of punishment all people will be saved; some say that all people are now saved but do not realize […]

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Resolution on the Priority of the Local Church

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The messengers of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, meeting together in regular conference June 25–29, 2012, in Clarks Summit, Pa., Rejoicing that God has granted forgiveness and adoption into His family to all who believe on His Son (John 1:12; Eph. 1:5), and that God enables His children to grow in righteous conduct […]

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Resolution concerning Universalism

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The messengers of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, meeting together in regular conference, June 25–29, 2012, in Clarks Summit, Pa., Believing that God is perfectly holy, and that He created people to have fellowship with Him (Gen. 3:8–9; 1 John 1:3), desiring them to be holy because He is holy (1 Pet. 1:15, 16), Recognizing […]

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Jesus Saves Sinners—6/26/12 Audio

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Listen to Jim Lytle, vice president and provost of Baptist Bible College and Seminary, as he preaches from 1 Timothy 1:12–20. Select the text link to download an MP3 file directly to your computer: “Jesus Saves Sinners“

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Too Busy for a Gospel-centered Ministry?

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CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—If the guests at the 2012 GARBC Conference didn’t know any better, they would assume that the speakers had called each other the night before, agreeing to preach the same sermon several times in a row. Their titles were different and their texts were different, but Tuesday’s marching orders ended up sounding the […]

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Cold Water and Living Water

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CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Put pizza and ice cream in the same sentence, and brace yourself for a stampede of the teenagers standing within earshot. Forty-five teenagers piled into vans and headed into Wilkes-Barre, Pa. for the Students Alive! outreach activity in the afternoon. Loaded with business cards and coolers full of water bottles and popsicles, the […]

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Nine New Churches in Fellowship with the GARBC

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CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Nine Baptist churches are now in fellowship with the GARBC, approved by vote of messengers of the 2012 GARBC Conference in the business session held on Tuesday, June 26. New Churches to GARBC Fellowship Great Commission Baptist Church (Schaumburg, Ill.) Victory Baptist Church (Casa Grande, Ariz.) Mission Churches Christ Life Community Church (a […]

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Messengers Elect New Council Members

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CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Messengers to the 2012 GARBC Conference elected 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 Association churches. Council members serve a three-year term and can be re-elected to a second three-year term. […]

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Searching for the Authentic Church

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What’s the easiest way to identify the genuine article? First learn to recognize a fake, says Dr. Bill Park, featured speaker at the 2012 GARBC Conference. During his opening sermon he played a brief video clip exposing the false doctrine of several well-known preachers. It was painful to watch. Offensive, even. But that was Park’s […]

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Students Sticking Around for the Week

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Four-way volleyball, a mix of foursquare and volleyball, got the 39 teenagers at Students Alive! up and moving, kicking off the week of activities at the 2012 GARBC Conference. The sun might have been in their eyes, but that wasn’t going to stop them from scoring on the other teams. Breaking the ice was a […]

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Authentic Church—6/25/12 Audio

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Listen to Bill Park, professor of missions at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Lansdale, Pa., as he preaches from 1 Timothy 1:3–11. Select the text link to download an MP3 file directly to your computer: “The Authentic Church“

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Preparing for a Great Conference

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Nineteen staff members from Regular Baptist Ministries met Sunday night to begin final preparations for the 2012 GARBC Conference, arriving on the campus of Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pa. The week-long conference begins on Monday. John Greening, national representative for the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, describes the annual conference […]

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Kids at Conference

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Do you have kids coming to the conference? Get a jump start on registration and check-in by filling out the registration form in advance and bringing it with you. Nursery & Preschool Registration Form Children’s Program Registration Form Teens Medical Release

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GARBC Conference Registration Extended

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Registration deadline has been extended to Friday, June 15. Don’t miss out on a great rate. First-time attendees (in full-time vocational ministry) and church planters may register for FREE if they register by June 15! After June 15, early registration will close, and on-site fees will apply, including a $50 fee for […]

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Being God’s Giver

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Conference Scholarships Help Pastors Through the generosity of sister churches and individual donors, GARBC pastors and families in Ohio and Kansas are able to participate in the 2012 GARBC Conference…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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4 Round-Table Discussions at GARBC Conference In addition to an outstanding lineup of workshops, the GARBC Conference will offer several round-table discussions of vital interest to pastors and churches. Join…

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Classifieds

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Church Seeking Pulpit Supply/Pastor Calvary Baptist Church, Bay Shore, N.Y., is seeking pulpit supply and pastoral candidates. Calvary Baptist is an independent Regular Baptist church affiliated with the GARBC and…

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Gary Hilliker, Missions Director

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Gary Leslie Hilliker, missionary and director with Baptist Mid-Missions, died on May 24 at age 70. Gary was a member of First Baptist Church, Wellington, Ohio, until he moved to Grand Rapids and became a member of Northland Baptist Church. In 1966 Gary and his wife were accepted as missionaries to Venezuela with […]

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Mabel Strong, 101, Former Pastor’s Wife

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SEBRING, Fla.—Mabel Strong, 101, perhaps the oldest member of any GARBC church, died on May 8, 2012. Mabel came to know Christ in her early 20s and soon after met John. They married in November 1933. John and Mabel separated from the Northern Baptist Convention in 1933 with Dr. R. L. Powell and started Temple […]

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May 2012 E-Info: Inviting You!

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Nothing beats a warm handshake, a friendly smile, and bursts of laughter—all that and more are available at the GARBC Conference. Consider the following invitation from one pastor inviting a…

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Being God’s Giver

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Meet Your Regional Conference Committee To finalize plans for the 2012 GARBC Conference, pastors and wives and Baptist Bible College personnel met with Rev. Craig Golden, conference regional chairman, and…

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Association Updates: May 2012

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2012 GARBC Conference on a Budget Facing economic challenges? This year’s GARBC Conference, June 25–29, offers affordable options. Stay on campus at Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, Pa., for economical…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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2012 GARBC Conference Workshops Excellent presenters are preparing to speak on a wide range of relevant topics for your church ministry and personal life at the 2012 GARBC Conference. Check…

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Classifieds

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Free Month of Lil’ Sprouts Club Lil’ Sprouts Club from Regular Baptist Press is a complete nursery resource. Check out this nursery program by reviewing curriculum samples. The Director’s Guide…

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Being God’s Giver

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Student Ministries—Students Alive!/Missions Trip Teens in your church can benefit from two great experiences by combining a missions trip with attending the Students Alive! Conference, held in conjunction with the…

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Association Updates: April 2012

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2012 GARBC Conference Features “Authentic Church” Make plans now to come to the 2012 GARBC Conference, June 25–29, in Clarks Summit, Pa. Get in on incredible dialogue and teaching about…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Baptist Network Northwest Cross-cultural Ministry Emphasis Baptist Network Northwest’s spring meeting, April 16–18, will focus on cross-cultural ministry. Sessions will be held at First Baptist Church, Richland, Wash. For more…

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Classifieds

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Pastoral Retreat Available High Calling, a cottage 22 miles north of Steamboat Rock, Colo., is available for no cost to full-time ministry workers. Chris Hindal, GARBC International Ministries director, and…

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Talents For Christ: Final Preparations

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Now that the scholarship registration for Talents For Christ has closed, competitors’ final preparations are well under way. Pray for the Talents For Christ competitors as they work hard to get ready for their state competitions. Their requirements include serving in their churches, so pray that this portion will have a profound impact on those […]

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Council of 18 Nominations

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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.
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One Week Left to Register

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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…

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Association Updates: March 2012

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Talents For Christ: March 6 Registration Deadline Talents For Christ advances teens in growing in their confidence, developing their talents, expanding their commitment to serving Christ, and enhancing their personal…

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Being God’s Giver

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GARBC Service Award Nominations Has your Christian walk been impacted positively by a godly believer or couple in your church? Consider nominating that person (or persons) for the 2012 GARBC…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Church Planters in GARBC Receive Free Conference Registration Churches in the GARBC appreciate church planters! For a church plant in the GARBC fellowship, its pastor and his family may attend…

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Classifieds

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Baptistry Needed Wanted: portable fiberglass baptistry new or used in good condition. Please contact Pastor Phil Markel at Calvary Baptist Church, Seeley, Wisc.: 715.634.0506, pandkmarkel@cheqnet.net. GARBC Resource Center Seeking Maintenance…

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Welcome to the Poconos

By GARBC News, Miscellaneous, News

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 […]

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Compete as a Youth Group

By Featured Stories, GARBC News, News

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 […]

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Talents For Christ Deadline Approaching

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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 […]

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Voices Raised

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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 […]

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Being God’s Giver

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An Opportunity Worth Investigating Chris Hindal, director of GARBC International Ministries, invites 15 pastors to the Ukraine Oct. 15–24 for a trip hosted by Christian Ministries Institute, affiliated with ABWE….

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Church-Planting Cohort Begins Soon! Praying together, brainstorming, discussing church issues, and learning from one another—these valuable activities are part of an upcoming church-planting online cohort. Church planters, senior and associate…

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Classifieds

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Bible Survey Course for Elementary Students Would you like to give students solid grounding for knowing God’s Word? Regular Baptist Press offers “Truth Travelers,” an outstanding Bible survey course that…

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What to Be When I Grow Up?

By GARBC News, News

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 […]

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A Visual Act of Worship

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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 […]

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New Year’s Resolution

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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 […]

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Get It Real!

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Authenticity implies the real thing. With all the types of churches and models of ministry existing today, it is essential that each of us strives to do church the way God intended. In his first letter to Timothy, the apostle Paul advised this young pastor on how to conduct himself in the house of God. […]

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Being God’s Giver

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A Need in Haiti Throughout the world in December, churches joined together and celebrated the birth of our Savior. For some, that celebration took place in stunning settings of grandeur,…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Worship Connect! Plan now to attend the Worship Connect conference March 2 and 3 at First Baptist Church, Silvis, Ill. Worship Connect is a regional conference spearheaded by Council of…

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Classifieds

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Engage Your Students in Missions Go Missions! will gather your students into a Great Commission Team that will take five trips into the Bible to learn about missions. Any ministry…

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December 2011 E-Info: JOY!

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Christmas JOY from our family to yours! We pray that you will have a wonderful celebration of the Savior’s birth! This Christmas our family will be celebrating with four generations….

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Being God’s Giver

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End-0f-the-year Blessing As 2011 ends, our staff asks that you give prayerful consideration to providing a financial gift to underwrite the expenses of our ministry. As is the case also…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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California Association Christian Workers’ Retreat This CARBC annual retreat provides spiritual encouragement and practical help for servants of the Lord. The 2012 retreat, to held in Jan. 16–18 in Cambria,…

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Classifieds

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New RBP Women’s Bible Study Faces of Perseverance by pastor’s wife and popular author Juanita Purcell focuses on how four Bible characters—Joseph, Ruth, Job, and Esther—resolutely pressed on in spite…

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Being God’s Giver

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The GARBC and its ministries have helped thousands of churches, pastors, and individuals around the world. Now the association needs your support. Please consider giving a special gift to your…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Contemporary Issues in Women’s Ministry Forum Piedmont Baptist Graduate School, Winston-Salem, N.C., will present a women’s ministry forum on Friday, Dec. 2, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. “The woman’s role in the…

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Missionary Home for Rent Fully furnished, well-kept, three bedroom, two bath, ranch style home with 2,400-square-foot living area, deck, and attached garage in Creston, Iowa. Contact Cheryl Henry for more…

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Putting Others First

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See Christ’s Church Multiplied Whenever a new church is planted in our association, it’s reason to celebrate! Get out the party hats and blow up balloons—at least in your heart….

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Association Updates: October 2011

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The GARBC and its ministries have helped thousands of churches, pastors, and individuals around the world. It is your turn to help out the Regular Baptist Ministries. By supporting a project from…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Replacement Theology Series The fall conference of the Wisconsin Association of Regular Baptist Churches, Oct. 21 and 22, will feature Dr. Roy Beacham of Central Seminary, Plymouth, Minn., speaking on…

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Classifieds

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3 Ways to Spread Christmas Joy Christ loves His church. Help the GARBC strengthen the ministry of pastors and local churches! This Christmas adopt a GARBC project for your church…

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National Moment of Remembrance: Sunday, Sept. 11 The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution on July 22 establishing a Moment of Remembrance to memorialize the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with…

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Association Updates: September 2011

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New Pastoral Cohort Forming Pastors across the nation—Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, and Vermont—are participating in an online pastoral cohort, hosted by GARBC representatives John Greening and…

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Church Seeking Three Full-time Positions Northridge Church, a Baptist church in Rochester, N.Y., is seeking to hire three full-time positions: director of visual arts (doing graphic art, videos, and working…

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Planning Underway for 2012 GARBC Conference

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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 […]

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Emergency Relief Fund Whenever disaster strikes in any form, God is up to something. Physical needs overwhelm the victims, but for those who are sensitive to God, spiritual opportunities abound….

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Association Updates: August 2011

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Hooray for Illinois Support Team! The GARBC staff greatly appreciates the financial support and participation in the association by churches in Illinois. We want to say “thank you” publicly for…

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Classifieds – August 2011

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Marketing Director Opening Put your marketing skills to work for a ministry organization! Regular Baptist Press, the publishing ministry of the GARBC, is seeking a marketing director to join the team…

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Classifieds

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  Marketing Director Opening Use your ability to serve the Lord vocationally! Regular Baptist Press, the publishing ministry of the GARBC, is seeking a marketing director to join the team in…

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GARBC Conference

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GARBC Conference Links for You! If you were unable to attend the 2011 GARBC Conference, you missed a great blessing! The conference theme, “Destined to Multiply,” motivated and encouraged attendees…

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Association Updates: July 2011

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GARBC Awarded Best Christian Workplace After tallying the results of a recent employee survey, the GARBC received news of its ranking as a Best Christian Workplace. Al Lopus, president of…

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Putting Others First

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Baptist Builders Club: Churches Helping Churches! Five churches received checks representing Baptist Builders Club grants at the 2011 GARBC Conference: Faith Baptist Church, Fowler, Colo. ($15,000 grant); Heritage Baptist Church,…

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Youth Shine as TFC Team Competitors

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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 […]

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2011 Talents For Christ Winners

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DENVER—The following students won first and second place awards at the annual Talents For Christ competition on Thursday, June 30. Download a high resolution photo of the Talents For Christ winners. Bible Knowledge First Place: Andrew Lockridge (Berean Baptist Church, Pella, Iowa) Second Place: Philip Williams (Emmanuel Baptist Church, Naperville, Ill.) Brass First Place: Brandon Safford (Grandview Park Baptist […]

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We’re Off!

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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 […]

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Putting Others First

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GARBC Support  from Idaho, Georgia, and Hawaii When you give to the GARBC, you strengthen and assist churches. Thank you to the following churches for their financial support of the GARBC general…

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Association Updates: June 2011

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Three Cheers for New Baptist Bulletin Subscriber! Thank you, Pastor Mike Tallman and Calvary Baptist Church of Buckhannon, W.Va., for subscribing to the Baptist Bulletin through a group plan. Your…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Controversial Trends Discussion For pastors only: Come to the 2011 GARBC Conference and join a frank discussion by GARBC representatives John Greening and Jim Vogel on current and controversial trends…

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Classifieds

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  Be Part of a Dynamic Ministry! Regular Baptist Press, the publishing ministry of the GARBC, is seeking a marketing director to join the team in Schaumburg, Ill. We are looking…

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Coming Soon–A Great Conference!

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It’s not too late to grab a plane ticket and come to the 2011 GARBC Conference. Gas prices are coming down; perhaps you’ll want to drive! You’ll enjoy the fresh air of the Rockies and the spiritual uplift of hearing God Word. The speakers for this year’s conference have a great passion for building Christ’s Church and dynamic communication skills to convey that passion.The conference has

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Sponsor a Pastor!

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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 […]

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Lunch Internationally!

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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 […]

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Baptist Builders Club Breakfast Join pastors, BBC–USA administrators, and BBC–USA Director Michael Nolan for breakfast at the 2011 GARBC Conference. Be blessed as these men share their heart for starting,…

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Association Updates: May 2011

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Rocky Mountain High Imagine waking up to see beautiful mountains! Come to the GARBC Conference, June 27–July1, and enjoy wonderful messages, heartwarming fellowship, and breathtaking scenery in Denver, Colo. The…

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Improving Your Ministry Skills

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Encouragement for Pastoring through the Tough Times Thursday, May 19 1:30 p.m., CT A pastor’s job isn’t easy. You face pressures and problems on a regular basis. So how do you handle the…

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Regular Baptist Press Seeks Marketing Director Regular Baptist Press is seeking a marketing director to join the team in Schaumburg, Ill. This person will need to have experience and education…

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Church Multiplication

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Our 2011 GARBC Annual Conference  is only weeks away. As a fellowship, we will be gathering  in scenic Denver, Colorado, on June 27 to July 1. With the majestic Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, we will be focusing our attention on God’s desire for the church to multiply through evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. The […]

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Putting Others First

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Greet Chaplains at GARBC Conference Regular Baptist military, institutional, and community chaplains are looking forward to reporting about their ministries at the 2011 GARBC Conference, June 27–July1, in Denver, Colo. Stop…

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Association Updates: April 2011

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Baptist Bulletin—New Subscribing Churches Thanks to Pastor Wilbur Parrish and Faith Baptist in Stockton, Calif., and Pastor John Woodford and Good News Baptist Church in Sioux City, Iowa, for enlisting…

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Dealing with Financial Crisis in Your Church Michael Nolan, GARBC director of business administration and treasurer, desires to assist pastors and churches with their financial planning and dealing with financial…

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2011 GARBC Conference

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Limited Seating for International Ministries Luncheon Be sure to register online for the International Ministries Luncheon to be held at the GARBC Conference on Wednesday, June 29. It is your one…

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Youth Group Seeking to Minister The youth group of First Baptist Church in Grundy Center, Iowa, is seeking a church in which to conduct a week of teen ministry as…

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God’s Power at 2011 GARBC Conference

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God has the power to move mountains. The backdrop to Denver is the perfect illustration of the power, might, and wonder of the God we serve. The God Who can move mountains is the same God Who can move our hearts to action! The local church has enormous potential to multiply. Discipling believers and evangelizing […]

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Churches Give Gifts to GARBC The GARBC is thankful for Calvary Baptist Church and Pastor Roger and Linda Crawford of Union, Iowa, and Mason Road Baptist Church and Pastor Mark and…

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Improving Ministry Skills

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Be in the Know with Baptist Bulletin The March/April issue of the Baptist Bulletin will soon arrive at your doorstep. Look what’s coming: A profile on Padma Kumar, a woman…

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Have You Saved These dates Yet? Sept. 27–29 You wouldn’t want to miss the first North American Missions Congress at Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis! This historic multicultural gathering of minds with…

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Putting Others First

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Support International Relationships This year three regional conferences are scheduled for the GARBC International Partnership. Each conference includes not only travel expense, but additional costs outside what is covered by registration…

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Association Updates: February 2011

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Nominate Council of 18 Now is the time to nominate Council of 18 candidates. Your church’s nomination is important, influencing the selection of council to represent your church in our association….

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