2017 GARBC CONFERENCE: REGISTER EARLY FOR DISCOUNT
The 2017 GARBC Conference, June 27–30, is a great opportunity for the whole family to grow spiritually and enjoy friendships in Christ! The conference offers families programming designed for every age group, from newborns to seniors. The staff of Sandy Cove Christian Conference Center in North East, Maryland, and our Regular Baptist Resource Center team are working hard to ensure you will have a great experience during the week. Excellent main sessions and relevant workshops in this Bible-centered conference will challenge and encourage you. The Chesapeake Bay location—with New York City, Philadelphia, and Gettysburg just a couple hours away—makes a perfect conference and family vacation combination. Come and be spiritually and emotionally refreshed. Register early to receive an early bird discount.

REGULAR BAPTIST INTERNATIONAL STRENGTHENS CHURCHES IN MYANMAR
Chris Hindal, director of Regular Baptist International, is on a three-week ministry trip to Myanmar, where six church associations affiliated with the International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries are located. In addition, Regular Baptist Press International sends Sunday School and Vacation Bible School curriculum into Myanmar. Chris will be meeting with association leaders in strategy sessions to help propel the fulfillment of the Great Commission assignment. For many years, the Chin State in Myanmar was closed to foreigners. Because of that restriction, Chris previously conducted a conference for Chin pastors and leaders outside their state in a border city. Praise God that the travel restrictions have been lifted, enabling Chris to conduct a three-day conference in Hakha, Chin State. Pray for safety while traveling on poorly maintained mountainous roads. Also pray for receptive hearts. If you would like to invest in international conferences that train nationals to be the hands and feet of Jesus, this is an opportunity for you. You may donate online, by phone, or by mail, making your gift payable to Regular Baptist International and noting #9002 IPFBM conferences.

AN INVITATION TO A BOAT RIDE
Are you planning to attend the GARBC Conference in June? Sign up for the Regular Baptist Church Planting boat tours to take place on Thursday, June 29. You can take a spin around the the Chesapeake Bay, see the beautiful sights, and visit with Clare Jewell of Regular Baptist Church Planting. Sign up when you register for the conference.

 

COUNCIL OF EIGHTEEN NOMINATIONS SUBMISSIONS BY STATE
Thank you to churches that submitted nominations for Council of Eighteen candidates! Iowa led the way with the most churches submitting nominations (24), followed by Ohio (11). Other states with churches submitting nominations are Arizona (2), Colorado (5), Delaware (1), Florida (2), Illinois (6), Indiana (9), Maryland (1), Michigan (7), Minnesota (3), Missouri (2), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (1), New York (5), Oregon (1), Pennsylvania (1), and Wisconsin (3). In all, 85 churches participated. In a fellowship for the churches by the churches, your nominations play a direct role in charting the course for the association.

REGULAR BAPTIST BUILDERS CLUB BOARD TO REVIEW GRANTS AND LOANS
On May 3, the Regular Baptist Builders Club board of administrators and director will meet to review three churches’ applications for grants or loans. Please be in prayer for the board, pastors, and churches. If all three churches are approved for full grants or loans, the total amount of funds given would be $60,000. Look for updates about the churches and for ministry opportunities available to individuals and church groups. To help fund the grants and loans, click donate online, by mail, or by phone.

GUARD AND RESERVE CHAPLAINS MINISTER FULL-TIME
Military Guard and Reserve chaplains may wear their uniforms part-time, but their ministries are full-time.  Read about Ch. (Maj) Ron Faith and his dual-hatted ministry in the March/April issue of the Baptist Bulletin. Help support Regular Baptist Chaplaincy by giving. Through your giving, our chaplains are going!

 

GARBC FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN
Is your church not in the GARBC, but you would like to learn more about fellowshipping in the association? The GARBC staff can help by providing materials to distribute to your church family and by guiding your church through the application process. For more information, see Join Us. Applications are available for church plants and for established churches. For pastors already serving in GARBC churches, please invite pastoral colleagues and their churches to fellowship in the association. Voting messengers will welcome churches into the GARBC fellowship at the 2017 GARBC Conference. Together our voice for truth can be stronger!

2016–17 GARBC CHURCH DIRECTORY
Keep in contact! How long has it been since your church office ordered a GARBC Directory? Probably now is the time to get a new copy. The 2016–17 GARBC Church Directory is now available as a book and a digital edition.

REGULAR BAPTISTS AROUND THE COUNTRY 
APRIL 2017

1: Talents For Christ state competition, First Baptist Church, Elyria, Ohio
1: Talents For Christ state competition, Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, Iowa
1: WARBC conference, Calvary Baptist Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
2–3: Ozark ARBC meeting, Heritage Baptist Church, Bella Vista Arkansas
3–4: IL–MO spring conference, First Baptist, Arlington Heights, Illinois
4–6: CARBC annual Bible conference, First Baptist Community Church, Los Gatos, California
7: OARBC Mid-Bethel meeting, First Baptist Church, Kenton, Ohio
7–8: NARBC spring Bible conference, Gretna Baptist Church, Gretna, Nebraska
7–8: FFRBC annual conference, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Clarksburg, West Virginia
8: Talents For Christ state competition, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Naperville, Illinois
10–11: IARBC annual conference, Ankeny Baptist Church, Ankeny, Iowa
10–11: Mid-Continent ARBC spring conference, Olivet Baptist Church, Westwood, Kansas
11: IL–MO central Illinois pastors’ fellowship, Riverside Baptist Church, Decatur, Illinois
15: Talents For Christ state competition, Calvary Baptist Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
20–22: BNN annual ministry conference, First Baptist Church, Richland, Washington
24: NE Fellowship spring ministry conference, Breesport Baptist Church, Breesport, New York
25: NE Fellowship trip, Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
29: Talents For Christ state competition, Good News Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Gladly Serving Churches
APRIL 2017

John Greening
National Representative
7–8: NARBC spring Bible conference, Gretna Baptist Church, Gretna, Nebraska
9: Gretna Baptist Church, Gretna, Nebraska
16: Faith Baptist Church, Winfield, Illinois

Manning Brown
Director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy
2: Grace Baptist Church, Lombard, Illinois
10–12: Clarks Summit University, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Chris Hindal
Director of Regular Baptist International
1–4: Tamu Valley Baptist Association meeting, Tamu, Myanmar
5: Evangelical Baptist Conference leadership meeting, Kalaymyo, Myanmar
7–9: Chin Baptist Convention meeting, Hakha Town, Myanmar

Clare Jewell
National Church Planting Coordinator for Regular Baptist Churches
4–6: CARBC annual Bible conference, First Baptist Community Church, Los Gatos, California
10–11: IARBC annual conference, Ankeny Baptist Church, Ankeny, Iowa
12–14: ABWE, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
16: Hispanic church plant launch, Bethany Baptist Church, Salem, Oregon
18–20: Visit with churches and Moody NW, Spokane, Washington
20–22: BNN annual ministry conference, First Baptist Church, Richland, Washington
25–26: Rural Home Mission Association conference, Peoria, Illinois

Michael Nolan
Director of Regular Baptist Builders Club and Strategic Ministry Growth
2–3: Ozark ARBC meeting, Heritage Baptist Church, Bella Vista Arkansas