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GARBC Nomination Deadline

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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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Remembering Ron Clark

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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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Kenneth Eisentrager, Pastor

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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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Donald MacKenzie, Pastor

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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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Harry Cole, Pastor

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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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Ross DeFelice, Pastor

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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

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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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High Resolution Display

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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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Dr. David Doran, 2013 GARBC Conference Featured Speaker

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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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Enjoy Renewal at the GARBC Conference

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Council of 18 Committees

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2010-2011 Conference Ken Spink- Chairman Tom Alexander Chuck Pausley David Little Bernie Augsburger Don Shirk Jerry Webber Personnel David Burman- Chairman Bob Sauser David Strope Policy Tom Alexander- Chairman John…

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Opportunities to Serve at 2011 GARBC Conference!

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Take part in a missions trip before and after the conference. Teens, adults, and families from your church will have opportunities to help area church plants and growing churches with outreach and evangelistic activities, and experienced believers can mentor existing churches to help develop and strengthen their church bodies. Plan now to take part in […]

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Scholarship vs. Godliness

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In some arenas, scholarship has grown into idolatry. Technical scholarly pursuits have become a substitute for the pursuit of God Himself. There is a fine line between academic/technical excellence and obsession. You can lose sight of God behind the infinite literary, language, and technical details of the text.

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A Pastor’s True Spirituality

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Assigned topics are tough for me to develop in preaching. I would rather be given the freedom to select my own subject and to develop it without any preconditions attached to it. My aversion may be simply a clue to my own stubbornness, but I have a feeling that many folks struggle with assigned topics for them to develop into a sermon.

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Classifieds

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GARBC Directory  Available Soon Together We Can Accomplish More–-only if we can contact one another! Purchase the 2010–11 GARBC Directory to obtain current contact info, including e-mail addresses, for churches, pastors,…

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Come to 2011 GARBC Conference!

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It is God’s strategy that the influence of the Word would spread through the multiplication of local churches. From its inception in Jerusalem to the uttermost parts of the world, God’s strategy is being implemented today. Gather with fellow Regular Baptists for the 2011 GARBC Conference in Denver, CO, June 27-July1, as we examine the […]

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‘Can We Really Take God Seriously?’

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“Can we really take God seriously in understanding what He meant by what He said in the only book He’s ever written? Where does special revelation fit into your whole perspective of the origin of the universe, the structure and function of the universe, and its destiny?”—John Whitcomb reflects on a life of ministry in a Baptist Bulletin interview.

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2010 GARBC Conference Links

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Links to all of the Baptist Bulletin web stories

Intro: “Messengers Gather for 2010 GARBC Conference”
Intro: “Featured Speakers at the 2010 GARBC Conference”
Monday: “The Final Score”
Tuesday: “The Heart of a Busy Day”
Tuesday Students Alive: “Teens Canvas Schaumburg”
Tuesday business session: “Six Baptist Churches Join GARBC”
Wednesday: “Happy Campers”
Wednesday Student’s Alive: “Our God Reigns […]

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Fighting the Bantam Roosters

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Messengers to the 2010 GARBC Conference have unanimously approved the “Resolution on Revitalizing Biblical Fundamentalism,” summarizing several years of realignment among various Baptist groups that splintered in the wake of the fundamentalist-modernist controversy.

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Current Issue

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Feature Articles

Back Home | Abigail Dubbe

Goats for Widows | Karis Vogel

The Genesis Flood: Tidal Wave of Change | Paul J. Scharf

‘Can We Really Take God Seriously’ John Whitcomb Interview | Kevin Mungons

Creation: How our GARBC Views Evolved | Kevin Mungons

Keeping the Saints Sober | Jeff Straub

Departments

Download the 2010 GARBC Annual Report

Leader’s Digest: […]

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University Christian Group Denied Rights

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World News June 30: The Supreme Court refused Monday to safeguard the right of a Christian student group to associate with fellow believers who subscribe to their religious beliefs about sexual conduct outside of marriage. Read more about this and other world news.

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2010 GARBC Conference Photo Gallery

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Use these handy links to find photos for the 2010 GARBC Conference. Photo coverage by Darrell Goemaat, David Bosket, and Jason LaBombard.

Monday Photo Gallery
Tuesday Photo Gallery
Wednesday Photo Gallery
Belden Reunion Photo Gallery
Thursday Photo Gallery
Friday Photo Gallery

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2010 GARBC Conference Stories

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Web links to all of the Baptist Bulletin web stories covering the recent GARBC Conference.

Intro: “Messengers Gather for 2010 GARBC Conference”
Intro: “Featured Speakers at the 2010 GARBC Conference”
Monday: “The Final Score”
Tuesday: “The Heart of a Busy Day”
Tuesday Students Alive: “Teens Canvas Schaumburg”
Tuesday business session: “Six Baptist Churches Join GARBC”
Wednesday: “Happy Campers”
Wednesday Student’s Alive: “Our God […]

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2010 GARBC Conference Audio

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The 2010 GARBC Conference featured a series of expository sermons from the book of Daniel. Click on the links below to listen to the sermon and download the available sermon notes. Visit GARBCConference.org for more information about the conference.

Daniel 1—John Greening; Daniel 1 sermon notes
Daniel 2—Dan Davey
Daniel 3—Ken Spink; Daniel 3 sermon notes
Daniel 4—Dan […]

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Christ, the Captain of My Soul

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—“This week has been tremendous!” John Greening said, wrapping up a flurry of activity at the end of the 2010 GARBC Conference and then adding, “But we are no longer walking with a spring in our step.”
Outside the auditorium and down the hall, Pastor Dale Williams would agree. He organized […]

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Insight Density

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(Aaron Blumer, SharperIron.org)
“Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.” (Proverbs 4:5, ESV).
I recently read a forum post in which someone described the work of a writer or speaker as possessing a “high insight density.” I immediately knew what he meant. In His sovereign and […]

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TFC: One Goal

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Small hands grasp the wires of the cage as a sad pair of eyes peep through the darkness. The intense pencil drawing entered in the Talents For Christ art category by Faith Finnin depicts a young girl’s persecution for being a Christian. Although she values all her artwork, this drawing […]

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A Quest for the Future

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(Aaron Blumer, SharperIron.org)
I’m late doing this but I have to share some thoughts about The Quest workshop that occurred on Tuesday as well as the pizza feed that evening. I “have to,” because it just isn’t right to let some things go un-commended or un-encouraged.
Though I do not get to many conferences, I have observed […]

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Earthen Vessels

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Could two guys be any more different than Dan Davey and Tim Jordan? Yes and no.
Following the afternoon general session, conference attendees were invited to a more intimate setting for a Q & A session with pastors Jordan and Davey, moderated by Gerry Weber. Why these two? Certainly one reason is that they are not […]

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The Heart of a Busy Day

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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 heart.”
The week of expository […]

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A Long Cool Drink

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As a pastor, I experience fairly long periods during which output exceeds input. No matter how faithful I am in seeking the Lord and feeding on His Word with the goal of nurturing my own faith, there is an intake deficeit. I’ve become convinced that God never intended that any believer live for extended periods […]

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Earn Graduate Credit through GARBC Conference/Colleges

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Through the 2010 GARBC Conference, June 21-25, Baptist Bible Seminary and Piedmont Baptist Graduate School are offering Conference attendees the opportunity  to earn graduate credit through the Conference and study.
Piedmont offers  three graduate credit hours by participating in the 12  sessions on Daniel at the GARBC Conference along with seven weeks of  post-conference […]

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Graduate Credit Opportunity

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Take advantage of the opportunity to earn three graduate credit hours by participating in the 12 sessions on Daniel at the GARBC Conference along with seven weeks of  post-conference online sessions through Piedmont Baptist Graduate School. For more information, visit Piedmont Baptist Graduate School’s website.
Download the course overview from Piedmont.

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Last Day for Discounted Hotel Rates

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Great deal ends today! Stay at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Woodfield and be where the action is!

Location of the GARBC Annual Conference
Across the street from Woodfield Mall (Illinois’ #1 tourist destination) and Woodfield Village Green outlet stores
Within walking distance of a wide variety of restaurants
One mile from Legoland and GameWorks family attractions
Near Busse Woods Nature Preserve—great […]

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