ChurchPlanting_Inline_FullCHURCH PLANTING MEETING AT REGULAR BAPTIST MINISTRIES RESOURCE CENTER
Church planting is a key focus in the GARBC Council of Eighteen’s strategic plan. In the pursuit of prompting and assisting churches in the work of church planting, several ministry leaders from churches, mission agencies, and Regular Baptist Ministries will gather at the Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center Aug. 10–12. Please pray that the Lord would use these meetings to initiate and support church planting by churches in our association. Sam Farlow, church planter with ABWE, chairs the Council of Eighteen committee on church planting.

Church_inlineCHURCH PLANTING: INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AT ITS BEST
Chris Hindal, director of GARBC International Ministries, shares thrilling news regarding two churches forming a partnership to build Christ’s church. Pastor Choi Dong Kwon and Spring Water Baptist Church, Daegu, South Korea, are financially supporting a Baptist church plant across the Asian continent in Indonesia, led by Pastor Pamuji. Pastors Kwon and Pamuji share church news, translating through Google services. The Koren church plans to support the Indonesian church for two years. See the story at garbcInternational.org.

MIDWEST CONGRESS OF BAPTIST FUNDAMENTALISTS
“Interpretation Matters: Affirming Our Dispensational Heritage” is the theme of the 2015 Midwest Congress of Baptist Fundamentalists Oct. 26 and 27 at Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. The Congress is a regional gathering of individuals who affirm essential Christian doctrine, fellowship in Baptist ecclesiology, and commit to the fundamentals of the gospel as the boundary of Christian fellowship. One of the uniting principles that Baptist fundamentalists share is the interpretive method of approaching the Holy Scriptures, reflected by the theme of the 2015 Congress. The Congress seeks to champion their uniting principles to today’s generation. For more information or to register, visit baptistcongress.org.


AudioReel_Thumb1AUDIO LEGACY UPDATE
Praise the Lord! The funding for the GARBC Audio Legacy is complete and many of the tapes have been transposed into digital format. The Regular Baptist Resource Center staff is in the process of cataloging the tapes to easily identify speaker and topic. Soon 20 select digital recordings will be available online free of  charge, with more to come. Thanks to those who financially supported this endeavor of preserving the association ‘s heritage and values through the release of these historic and soul-stirring Bible messages.


AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT IMPLICATIONS FOR  CHURCHESmoney_IN
GARBC Treasurer Michael Nolan offers the following information regarding church-paid (or reimbursed) medical insurance benefits:

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, churches could pay for employees’ health care directly to the provider or they could reimburse employees for insurance premiums. This was covered in the tax code under section 106, which states that when you calculate gross income, it does not include employer provided coverage of a health plan or the qualified reimbursement. The costs of this coverage could be excluded from taxes. However, the parameters have changed. (Read more.)

REGULAR BAPTISTS AROUND THE COUNTRY GARBC_icon

AUGUST
13–23: IARBC outreach booth, Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Iowa
14: IL–MO golf, Snag Creek Golf Course, Washburn, Illinois
14, 15: IL–MO men’s retreat, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Illinois
18: Northeast Fellowship senior adults trip, Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
21, 22: Hispanic retreat, Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, Ventura, Iowa
22: IARBC Go! Conference for students, Nevada Baptist Church, Nevada, Iowa
28: IARBC men’s retreat, Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, Ventura, Iowa

SEPTEMBER
4–6: IL–MO Labor Day retreat, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Illinois
4–7: Labor Day family camp, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wisconsin
8: IL–MO Peoria pastors’ fellowship, Germantown Hills Baptist Church, Metamora, Ill.
11, 12: IL–MO ladies’ retreat, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Illinois
11, 12: Men’s retreat, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wisconsin
12: DelMarVA Baptist Fellowship family day and business meeting, Evangel Baptist Church, Hagerstown, Maryland
12: OARBC Scholarship Bike Ride
14, 15: Crossroads Fellowship Conference, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomington, Indiana
14–17: BNN pastors’ and wives’ retreat, Cannon Beach, Oregon
15: IL–MO senior saints’ retreat, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Illinois
18: IL–MO Chicago Area Church Planters
18, 19: DelMarVa ladies’ retreat, Hilton Garden Inn, Vienna, Virginia
19: Northeast Fellowship “No Church Left Behind” workshop, First Baptist Church, Eden, New York
21–28: OARBC Fall Color Tour, Michigan and Canada
22: IL–MO Quincy pastors’ fellowship, Calvary Baptist Church, Quincy, Illinois
24: IL–MO Quad Cities pastors’ fellowship at Crosstown Baptist Church, Silvis, Illinois
25, 26: Northeast Fellowship Ladies Advance, First Baptist Church, Johnson City

 

RBMinistries_icon_thumbGARBC TEAM ITINERARIES

Gladly Serving Churches
AUGUST 2015

John Greening
National Representative

10–12: Church planting strategy meetings, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois
30: Faith Baptist Church, Camp Point, Illinois

Chris Hindal
Director of International Ministry
Visiting churches in the Lone Star Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches

Manning Brown
Director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy
20: Meeting with Chaplain Scott Connor and family, Cadillac, Michigan

Michael Nolan
Director of Baptist Builders Club and Strategic Ministry Growth
10–12: Church planting strategy meetings, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Alex Bauman
Director of Regular Baptist Press

Participating in home church, New Life Baptist Church, Lake in the Hills, Illinois