MIKE’S PICKS: RESOURCES FOR MINISTRY
Mike Hess, GARBC national representative, suggests the following resources for your ministry toolbox:

  • “Worship and Lament” podcast episode
    In the Baptist Bulletin podcast episode “Worship and Lament,” Mark Vroegop, keynote speaker at the 2019 GARBC Conference, and Mike Hess discuss this topic in prelude to the conference theme, “Essence of Worship: Worship in Spirit and Truth.”
  • “Essence of Worship” GARBC Conference video
    Mike Hess invites you to attend the 2019 GARBC Conference. View his video to preview the intent of this year’s conference theme, “Essence of Worship.”
  • Branch Life Church launch article
    Rejoice with Branch Life Church in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. After a year of prayerful preparation and core team building, the church was blessed with a fantastic launch. Read about the church’s launch, and consider praying about how the Lord might use you to encourage or even participate in church-planting efforts.
  • “6 Important Differences Between Performance Music and Worship Music”
    In this Christianity Today article, Karl Vaters differentiates between music that focuses on musicians and music that focuses on Christ.

PRECONFERENCE REVITALIZATION MODULE
Attend the preconference module “Breathing New Life into Your Church” at the 2019 GARBC Conference in Des Moines. Clare Jewell, director of Regular Baptist Builders Club and Church Planting, will provide association pastors with an opportunity to gain wisdom and insight in leading a process of church revitalization. Joining Clare Jewell will be consultants with vast experience in helping churches get reengaged with God’s mission. The module will take place June 25, 1:45–4:45 p.m. Sign up when you register for the conference.

PRECONFERENCE CHAPLAINCY MODULE
Attend a preconference module on chaplaincy at the 2019 GARBC Conference in Des Moines. The module will take place June 25, 12:00–4:30 p.m. Andy Bittle will speak on topics such as crisis response, bereavement ministry, and compassion fatigue. Sign up when you register for the conference.

CONFERENCE MODULES TO STRENGTHEN AND ENCOURAGE YOU IN MINISTRY
The modules during the 2019 GARBC Conference June 25–28 in Des Moines will offer a great lineup of topics taught by veteran servants. All participants will benefit!

  • UNPACKING THE FORGIVENESS DEBATE
    Chris Brauns, pastor, The Red Brick Church, Stillman Valley, Illinois
    Wednesday, June 26
  • BIG LITTLE CHURCH: THE JOYS, CHALLENGES, AND STRENGTHS OF SMALL CHURCH MINISTRY
    Tom Robbins, pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Camp Point, Illinois
    Wednesday, June 26
  • THE BURDENS AND BLESSINGS OF A LARGER CHURCH: LEARNING AND GROWING TOGETHER
    Scott Poling, pastor, Harvest New Beginnings, Oswego, Illinois
    Wednesday, June 26
  • PUTTING TOGETHER A WORSHIP SERVICE
    Dan Parker, associate pastor of music and worship, First Baptist Church, Elyria, Ohio
    Wednesday, June 26
  • THE DNA OF A HEALTHY TECH MINISTRY
    Daniel Chin, system administrator, Regular Baptist Ministries, Arlington Heights, Illinois
    Wednesday, June 26
  • ABIDE—ABOUNDING BELIEF IN JESUS INFLUENCES DEEPER EMPATHY WITH OTHERS
    Diane Scallon, pastor’s wife, Grace Baptist Church, Laurel, Maryland
    Wednesday, June 26