Acquaint Your Church with the National Representatives
Help your church members learn more about the GARBC by letting them hear messages from each of our national representatives–H. O. Van Gilder, Robert T. Ketcham, Paul R. Jackson, Joseph M. Stowell II, Paul N. Tassell, Mark E. Jackson, and John R. Greening. For our 75th anniversary, we have produced a CD collection featuring messages from all these men. Consider playing a message from a National Representative and then sharing a brief bio about that speaker (information available in Quest for Faithfulness by Paul Tassell.) Listen online to a brief excerpt from Dr. Ketcham, Dr. Stowell, and Dr. Tassell. For a gift of $75 you can get this valuable collection. All proceeds go to assist the ministry of the GARBC to the churches. Order online or by calling 1-800-727-4440. Order a set for your church and let your people listen to these excellent messages.
A New TEAM Member
Many thanks to Pastor Lonnie Jacobson and the Faith Baptist Church of Sequim, Washington, for subscribing to The Baptist Bulletin through the TEAM plan. Individuals in your church can subscribe to the Baptist Bulletin for less than 70 cents per copy by ordering through TEAM. Contact Lynne Goemaat for more information on discount plans. Help your church learn about the good things that are happening in the Association!
“I Will Build My Church”
Over the last 75 years GARBC churches have played a significant role in the Lord’s work of building His church. At this summer’s Annual Conference we will reflect on the past, but more importantly, we will look to our future building work. Join hundreds of Regular Baptists June 26-29 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as we focus our thoughts on Christ’s church. You will find full Conference information online and in the Conference booklet sent last month. Contact the GARBC Ministry Resource Center, 1-888-588-1600, ext. 873, for more information.
News and More News
Visit www.baptistbulletin.org and www.garbc.org several times each week for updates in religious news, instructional articles, Association news, ministry ideas, photos from sister churches, and more. Include a link on your church’s Web site to help your people take advantage of this valuable tool.
Save Money by Registering by May 15
Register early for the Annual Conference to get the lowest fee. You can register by mail, by fax (use the form in the Conference booklet), or online.
Reserve Your Room at the Lancaster Host Resort
Last year some people were unable to get rooms at the Conference hotel because it was full. Don’t delay in reserving your rooms at the Lancaster Host Resort this year. You can reserve a room online (use group code GARBC) or send to the Resort the Reservation Request Form included in the recent mailing or available online. Staying at the Resort helps defray the Conference costs.
Include Your Teens in the Conference
A great way to help your teens feel a part of the GARBC is by bringing them to the Students Alive! program at the Conference. The speakers, the friends, and the activities will make a lasting impact on their lives. Inexpensive dormitory housing is available in Lancaster for youth groups coming to the Conference. Contact Scott Greening for more details.
Mark Your Calendar for the Wednesday Youth Rally
Area youth groups are invited to join the Students Alive! teens for an afternoon and evening youth rally on Wednesday, June 27. Mel Walker, director of the RBP Student Ministries Department, is the rally speaker. Contact Scott Greening for more information. Area churches, look for a poster in early May.
Take Advantage of Special Conference Activities
This year’s GARBC Conference will be extra special because of several additional activities.
> Golf tournament on Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 1:30-5:30: $35 for greens fees, cart, and prizes. Register on the Conference registration form.
> Ladies’ luncheon on Wednesday, June 27: $12 if you register by May 15. Register on the Conference registration form.
> Corps Vets reception on Wednesday, June 27: Contact Chaplain John Murdoch to reserve your place.
> Sight and Sound presentation “In the Beginning” on Wednesday afternoon, June 27, 3:45-6:15: Many people have already registered. Register on the Conference registration form. Visit Sight and Sound’s Web site for information about this live theater event.
> GLS luncheon on Thursday, June 28: Contact Judy Emery at 1-888-588-1600, ext. 817.
Equipping Students through Service
TFC competitors are godly, talented, ministry-oriented students. Many of them are at the top of their classes in their high schools. These students deserve our support and encouragement. Several states have already had their state competitions. The remaining competitions take place this month. The first- and second-place group and individual winners are looking forward to the national competition on June 27 and 28 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.