Jim Vogel Appointed New Associate National Representative
Jim Vogel, pastor of South Baptist Church, Flint, Michigan, will become associate national representative for the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches in September. Jim’s new position will fill a great need for pastoral training and development, pastoral placement and pulpit search assistance, and Association recruitment and retention. Jim will be assisted by his wife, Jeannie, who frequently speaks to women’s groups.
Jim is currently scheduling meetings. Please contact Jim if you would like him to visit your church or pastors’ fellowship, or if you want to coumunicate with Jim about a need or a question.
Recap the GARBC Conference
More than 1,000 children, youth, and adults enjoyed the GARBC Conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Visit the Conference Web site for a recap and photo gallery of the blessings and results of the Conference.
The August/September issue of The Baptist Bulletin, scheduled to arrive around September 1, will give additional Conference information and photos.
If you attended the Conference, please complete an online evaluation. Those who complete the evaluation become eligible for a drawing to receive free registration at next summer’s Conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A Great Heritage of Preaching
Since its inception 75 years ago, the GARBC has been noted for great preaching. Join in the 75th anniversary of the GARBC by getting your own CD of messages from each of our national representatives.
For a tax-deductible gift of $75 you can get this valuable collection. All proceeds go to assist the GARBC’s ministry to churches. Order online or by calling 1-800-727-4440. Order a set for your church library. Listen online to a brief excerpt from Dr. Ketcham, Dr. Stowell, and Dr. Tassell.
Equipping Students through Service
Students at the national Talents For Christ competition in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, demonstrated exceptional ministry skills and outstanding Christian character. Find out the winners and view a photo gallery of the competition.
Talents For Christ is currently going through an assessment to look for ways to make the program stronger and more accessible to students. We desire to expand the group competition and create a nonscholarship high school competition. Send us your ideas for new categories for the competition. Pray for the state TFC directors who will meet at the Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center at the end of August to consider how to improve the program.
Past Conference Resolutions
You may now download resolutions from the GARBC Conferences held in the 1930s and 1940s. You will find interesting and helpful information there. New resolutions appear weekly.
Keep Up to Date
Look forward to coming issues of The Baptist Bulletin featuring articles on how Roman Catholicism is influencing the emerging church movement, the Iowa presidential straw poll and Christian involvement, the McCaughey septuplets tenth birthday, highlights of the GARBC Conference, and a tribute to Joseph Stowell II, who recently went Home to be with the Lord.
Upcoming Bulletin Online Features
> Watch “75 Years of God’s Goodness,” the video shown at the 2007 National Conference
> Download a podcast of Jim Vogel’s sermon “Peaceable Living” from the 2007 National Conference
> Listen to a Living Reality broadcast from 1970 and download Dr. Stowell’s sermon booklet
> Download a podcast of Dr. Joseph Stowell’s 1979 retirement testimony
Plus…read weekly Association news updates
The Expanding IPFBM Family
The International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries welcomes its newest partner–the Biblical Baptist Churches of Myanmar Mission. Dr. Thawng Za Mung is the founder and president. Learn more about the expanding IPFBM family.
Thanks to Baptist Bulletin Subscribers
Thank-you to Faith Baptist Church of Geneseo, Illinois; First Baptist Church of Merton, Wisconsin; Grace Baptist Church of Port Orange, Florida; and Faith Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, for recently subscribing their church members to The Baptist Bulletin. Encourage your church family by subscribing to The Baptist Bulletin.