A tribute to Dr. Warren Wiersbe (1929–2019).
Baptist Bible College and Seminary announces its search for a new president. Please see BBC&S Presidential Search bulletin for details regarding the institution’s mission, aspirations, qualification, location, and application procedure.
Nearly 1,000 women attended the LYFE Women’s Conference at Baptist Bible College and Seminary May 29–31 and June 5–7. It was a powerful time of spiritual refreshment and renewal. The event carried the theme “Breathe,” offering a focus on finding strength to breathe in times of stress, fear, and pain.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.—Children attending Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church enjoyed a fun-filled week on “Arrow Island.”
MERIDIAN, Idaho—More than 75 people from Meridian First Baptist Church enjoyed a camping trip at Brownlee Reservoir on the Idaho/Oregon border June 5–7.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa—Willow Creek Baptist Church is praising God for its congregation’s numerical growth and its commitment to expand its facility.
DES MOINES, Iowa—What do strawberries, church friends, and fellowship have in common? Strawberry Fellowship at Urbandale Baptist Church!
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! […]
“I never thought it would happen in our community.” “Things like this don’t happen here…I’m in complete shock.” We hear statements such as these in …
Ministering in a rural community can be exhausting, yet extremely rewarding work. Your church has the potential to leave a legacy on the community and …
No winter blahs for you. RB Web Community is here! Eight exceptional topics for your church ministry are available through RB Web Community. Interact online with quality content from the comfort or your own home or office. View topics and register now before classes are filled.
Dig out your summer clothes and get ready to pack your bags for a June getaway to the Sunshine State! Attendees at the 2014 General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Conference, June 23–27, will have the opportunity to enjoy the sun and tourist attractions while basking in a week of spiritual edification and fellowship. The […]
Competing in Talents is an excellent way to develop teens in your church for service. They will maximize their talents and have an eternal impact. Talents For Christ encourages students to develop their talents by practicing and through the feedback they receive throughout the process. Peer review, mentoring […]
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—The Council of 18 had a productive and positive meeting Nov. 18–20 at the GARBC Resource Center. The council’s work included the following items: …
Life has its share of ups and downs. The book of Ecclesiastes vividly describes the “downs.” As a communicator of the Word of God, how …
The goal of church ministry is to disciple people toward spiritual maturity. How is the process of spiritual growth fostered in the church? Is it …
Does your church have small groups or would you like to implement small groups? This learning venue is effective in maturing believers. Small groups should …
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 […]
Students Alive! offers students Bible-rich messages, fun activities, service opportunities, and a great place to make new friends. The teen program, to take place during the 2013 GARBC Conference, June 24-28, features speakers, Brian Cederquist, John Greening, Mark Holeman, Mark Shaw, and Lance Augsburger, director of the Students Alive! program.
Skilled workshop leaders who are passionate about their topics will be presenting at the 2013 GARBC Conference, June 24–28, in Dearborn, Mich. You will be encouraged and helped in your ministry by attending these workshops. Register now for the conference. “Pastoral Transitions: The Ethics of the Thing!” by Maynard Belt “Ashes to Ashes, Dust to […]
Is money tight at church? Do staff salary packages need to be adjusted? Are you aware of the tax provisions for pastors and churches? Would …
Organizing a counseling ministry at your church can seem like a daunting task. Many churches already have counseling ministries taking place as pastoral staff members …
Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to share the benefits of your organization and company with the GARBC fellowship! Booth placement is on a first come first serve basis, so register today!
Effectively sharing the gospel with people who are far from God can seem like a daunting task. However, it is an activity that all believers—pastors …
LADY LAKE, Fla.—Tri County Baptist Church celebrated its anniversary, rejoicing in God’s goodness during the 10 years of its existence. Pastor J. O. and Juanita …
VACAVILLE, Calif.—How does a state representative of Regular Baptist churches cover California’s 1,040 north-to-south miles to minister to churches? To foster fellowship among the California …
As the Christmas season is underway, the GARBC Resource Center is thrilled to serve Christ through assisting local churches. We are grateful for the Council …
As we officially kick off the holiday season, consider supporting one of the GARBC ministries with a special Christmas gift! Your gifts will be used …
Thanksgiving will be a better day for two families in Schaumburg, Illinois, as they receive a holiday dinner and extra canned goods for their pantry, …
Staff of the GARBC Resource Center gathered recently for a group photo on the front steps of their office in Schaumburg, Ill. With the Regular …
Over 700 GARBC churches are doing it! You can too! R. T. Ketcham once said, “Another one of our ‘holy causes’ is the preparation of …
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Corabelle Stowell, wife of the late Joseph Stowell II, died on March 26. She was 94 and had been living near her daughter in Hampton, …
Planning is well under way for the upcoming 2012 GARBC Conference to take place at Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pa., June 25–29. Under the leadership of Craig Golden, state representative of the Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches, the local committee gathered to give conference updates and coordinate plans. John Greening, GARBC […]
Participating in Talents For Christ is a great way to strengthen a youth group as a whole. Here are some ideas to get the group involved: Find a place for everyone. There are categories that fit every interest. For individuals just beginning to develop their areas of interest, the open categories allow them to participate […]
Christmas greetings from our GARBC Resource Center in Schaumburg, Illinois! We find great joy in serving pastors and churches in the association and beyond. Our …
Sidney Capillas, pastor of Northside Harvest Baptist Church, San Jose, Calif., requests prayer for his home Filipino community: “A recent flash flood went through Cagayan …
Please pray for the Council of Eighteen as they meet Monday, Nov. 14 through Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the GARBC Resource Center. During this time,
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 […]
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
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 […]
AUSTIN, Minn.—First Baptist Church is enhancing its Hispanic ministry by calling Pastor Moises Rodriguez as assistant pastor, , ministering with Pastor Dave Johnson.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Decorations at the GARBC Resource Center showcase a resounding answer to Charlie Brown’s question, “What is the true meaning of Christmas ?” Each department of the Resource Center decorated their area to focus on Christ’s birth and ministry. See photo gallery. The prize-winning RBP marketing team’s presentation, A Charlie Brown Christmas, displays Linus’s answer to Charlie […]
Pastor Mike Hess and Kevin Wagler of Calvary Baptist Church were involved in a recent missions trip to Santa Marta, Colombia, to help and encourage missionaries Jonathan and Holly Boyd, who serve with ABWE.
Grace Baptist Church recently honored Pastor Al and Pat Franklin, who have faithfully served the church for 35 its 50 years.
Pastor Jacquelin Saint-Preux of Eglise Evangelique Baptiste welcomed Michael Nolan, director of Baptist Builders Club, to a special service acknowledging the GARBC’s ministry to and support of churches in Haiti.
AMES, Iowa—A group of missionaries and business leaders recently visited the Mango region of Togo, Africa, studying how to help the Togolese develop self-sustaining cottage industries. The Association of Baptists for World Evangelism is building the Wendell Kempton Memorial Hospital in Mango, a region where people spend half of their income for health care. ABWE’s […]
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Community and business leaders from the greater Scranton region gathered together for a special time of fellowship at BBC&S during the fall 2010 President’s Breakfast. Amber Jacobs, the new women’s basketball coach and Assistant Athletic Director, was guest speaker.
Ft. Bragg, N.C.—On a visit with Chaplain Jack Stumme Chaplain John Murdoch had the opportunity to participate in a tandem jump with the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team.
MARILLA, N.Y.—The Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches held its annual fall conference, conducted this year by the Merrill Evangelistic Team.
Delegates and others from across the state convened at Camp Hosanna Oct. 11–14 for the Ozark Association Fall Bible Conference.
TOLEDO, Ohio—What might the director of an orphanage with over 215 children look like? Emmanuel Baptist Church, Toledo, Ohio, found out when they brought Pastor Prédestin Pierre Hérard from Haiti to the United States for the church’s annual fall missions conference.
Horse rides for children, s’mores, singing, and a devotional by Dr. David Little were all part of the Western Weekend at Faith Baptist Church of Camp Point, Illinois.
Selecting good friends, using the right speech, and making wise decisions are competencies that every parent would like his/her child to possess. During RBP’s Impact Parenting Seminar, over 60 parents from the Kansas City area learned how to use the book of Proverbs to teach their children principles for living successful godly lives.
Alumni, spouses, teachers, and dorm parents met for the fifth Fortaleza Academy reunion on a four-day cruise.
Riverside Baptist Church held a program for area hunters and those interested in outdoor sports, drawing 63 attendees.
Andrew Johnson was ordained by First Baptist Church, after being examined by a council of pastors and leaders in the Northeast Ohio Fellowship.
HAGERSTOWN, MD.—It’s autumn: Crisp, cool temperatures. Glorious color. Falling leaves. Retreating women. All over the country, women from GARBC churches enjoy getting away for a weekend of Christian fellowship, encouragement, and fun. On September 24 and 25, ladies in the DelMarVa (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) fellowship retreated to the Skycroft Conference Center outside Hagerstown, Md. Speakers […]
“It’s the nursery. Just feed them, change them, and keep them out of their parents’ hair. That’s all there is to it. After all, they’re just babies.” This is how many people view their church’s nursery ministry. They see it as relatively unimportant and even as a nuisance. But nothing could be farther from the […]
AURORA, Ill.—Wanting to emphasize multicultural ministry for its fall state meeting, the Illinois-Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches sponsored a Worship Celebration featuring groups from Ukrainian Baptist Church, Berwyn, Ill., Fil-American Baptist Church, Chicago, and Waukegan Baptist Bible Church, Waukegan, Ill.
God has blessed Calvary Baptist Church with an opportunity for the last five years to be involved with the Children’s Miracle Network balloon rally.
Byron, Mich.—Byron Baptist Church dates back to the late 1800s, and for decades the congregation has celebrated Round-Up Sunday as an opportunity to regather “delinquent” members and friends of the church.
Waterloo, Iowa—After a flash flood caused thousands of dollars in damage to Iglesia Bautista Hispana (Hispanic Baptist Church) in July, partners worked together to help the church recover.
Participants representing 21 churches in the Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches, led by tour organizer Craig Golden, state representative for the fellowship, visited famous California tourist sites.
Seven employees at the GARBC ministry center have just returned from a missions trip to Haiti, led by Chris Hindal, director of GARBC International Ministries.
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Summit Baptist Bible Church hosted “Ladies’ Night Out: Get a Clue,” a live version of the board game Clue.
FORT JACKSON, S.C.—Navy Chaplain Brian D. Gibbons was awarded the Captain Stanley J. Beach, CHC, USN Student Leadership Award, an honor given to the Navy Chaplains School graduate who most exhibits exceptional potential for leadership in ministry.
Meet six new GARBC churches joining the Association at the 2010 GARBC Conference.
FOREST LAKE, Pa.—Members of Forest Lake Baptist Church have mothballed their traditional Sunday School picnic, replacing it with a new event: “Drive your tractor to church Sunday.” After two months of preparations, the church was assaulted by a slow-moving army of 35 farm tractors. In addition, a few wannabes showed up on riding lawn mowers, […]
ENDICOTT, N.Y—One hundred New York seniors from 40 churches in the Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches enjoyed a five-day trip to “wild and wonderful West Virginia.”
CHICAGO—A group of five teens and three adults from Breesport Baptist in Breesport, N.Y., just returned home after helping run a week of children’s programs at Harbor House in Chicago.
GREENVILLE, Mich.—Hiking on trails, swimming in Lake Superior, cliff-jumping at Montreal Falls. These activities blended with a 200-mile bike trip organized by Lincoln Lake Baptist Camp and sponsored by Dr. Paul Sweetland, member of First Baptist Church, Middleville, Mich. Mark Shaw, pastor of Calvary Baptist, Greenville, was the Bible teacher for the weeklong trip, whose theme was “Asking […]
The Hebron Association of Baptist Churches in Northern Ohio has held their second combined youth missions trip.
Bradley W. Quick, noted pastor and chairman of the GARBC Council of Eighteen, died on Thursday, August 19, 2010. He was 63.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Great Commission Baptist Church has hosted an outreach in a local Schaumburg, Ill., park to help church members make new friends and share the gospel. In preparation for the outreach the church mailed 1,000 postcards inviting participation of the households surrounding the park, also plastering 100 posters in local business and inviting personal friends […]
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—“We’ve got some remarkably talented people working here,” says National Representative John Greening, leading 11 teens through the Regular Baptist Press. The youth group of Grace Baptist Church, Plover, Wis., toured the Resource Center on their recent missions trip.
KODIAK, Alaska—Teens from Berean Baptist Church have traveled 3,000 miles for a week of work at Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. The church of about 160 people is located on Kodiak Island, off the southwest coast of Alaska.
LAUREL, Md.—Grace Baptist Church was involved again this year in the city’s festival, in which an estimated 350 venders participate and thousands of people visit from around the area.
NEVADA, Iowa—Thirteen members of Nevada Baptist Church recently spent two weeks assisting Baptist churches in Haiti in the aftermath of the January earthquake that devastated the capital city of Port-au-Prince.
WINNEBAGO, Minn.—Minnesota Regular Baptist Camp at Bass Lake marked its 50th anniversary with a Jubilee Celebration to remember God’s blessings of the past and look forward to His leading in the future. Special guests for the day—joining the 281 attendees—were John Greening, GARBC national representative, and his wife, Daria. Koleesa Amundson, a harpist from New Prague, Minn., as […]
VERO BEACH, Fla.—Faith Baptist Church has finished its 2010 Vacation Bible School with a Wet and Wacky Water Day for the children and their families.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla.—After praying and giving for five years, Faith Baptist Church broke ground for a multipurpose building that will house a gymnasium, commercial kitchen, classrooms, and more.
Fourteen teens from Faith Baptist Church, Iowa City, Iowa, competed as two vocal ensembles and three individual competitors, winning the Top Team Award at the recent Talents For Christ competition.
Schaumburg, Ill.—These students won first and second place awards at the annual Talents For Christ competition on Thursday, June 24:
First place: Christopher Kish (Camden Baptist Church, Wellington, Ohio)
Second place: Faith Finnin (Grace Baptist Church, Batavia, N.Y.)
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—“We can be born with high IQs, but no one can make us wise,” Dan Davey said in introduction to his sermon from Daniel 2 during the second day of the 2010 GARBC Conference. “It has never been about the intellectual knowledge of God, but about the brokenness of the […]
Schaumburg, Ill.—The General Association of Regular Baptist Churches meets this week for its annual conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Schaumburg.
The conference will feature a series of 12 expository sermons from Daniel, led by featured speakers Dan Davey and Tim Jordan. Other speakers include Bernie Augsburger, Joe Earle, William […]
John Greening, GARBC National Representative, may not be ready to win the GARBC Conference Golf Tournament, but he is all set for the 2010 GARBC …
The book of Daniel will be the subject of fine expository preaching during the 2010 GARBC Conference, June 21-25, in Schaumburg, IL. The theme, “Our God Reigns” will be reinforced chapter-by-chapter by Conference speakers, Daniel Davey, Tim Jordan, Bernie Augsburger, Joe Earle, William Gasser, Ken Spink, Mike Stallard, and John […]
John Greening, GARBC national representative, invites you to attend the 2010 GARBC Conference, June 21–25, hosted at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield–Schaumburg. Refresh in your service for the Lord! You won’t want to miss the stirring
Pastor Adam and Elizabeth Zamora of Desert Hills Baptist Church, Buckeye, Ariz., as pictured with their four girls, represent one of five churches applying for …
This is the last week to book your room for the GARBC conference. Get in on the incredible deal of $99 at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Hotel before it’s too late. Special rate ends May 19. Staying at this top-notch facility allows you to be right where the action is for the GARBC Conference. Take […]
“Wow! What a weekend!” reports Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches representative Craig Golden. Teens from 106 churches enthusiastically considered the theme “Unshackled: The …