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Association UpdatesDecember 2011e-INFO

Association Updates: December 2011

By November 28, 2011No Comments

Connect at Worship Connect! Plan now to attend Worship Connect 2012, to be held March 2 and 3 at First Baptist Church, Silvis, Ill. Worship Connect is a regional conference spearheaded by Council of Eighteen members Pastor Will Hatfield and Pastor Jon Jenks, designed to bring local church ministry teams together. Attend and enjoy . . .

  • passionately worshiping the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
  • building better connections with Midwest pastors, and
  • sharpening ministry skills with practical projects that will impact ministries now.

Sponsors include Campus Baptist Church, Ames, Iowa; Calvary Baptist Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; Calvary Baptist Church, Rochester, Minn.; First Baptist Church, Silvis, Ill.; and the GARBC. See the brochure and register now!

You’ve Got a Friend (Cohort)!
Let’s face it, ministry can be lonely. It helps to have a supportive group of friends. Through online pastoral cohort sessions, you can connect with ministry colleagues who understand the challenges and joys of pastoral ministry. Begin the new year by joining a cohort session. E-mail John Greening to learn more.

GARBC Staff Itineraries


John Greening
Participating in church plant, Great Commission Baptist Church, Schaumburg, Ill.

Jim Vogel
Participating in home church, First Baptist Church, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Alex Bauman
Participating in home church, New Life Baptist Church, Lake in the Hills, Ill.

Chris Hindal
Participating in home church, Daniels Road Baptist Church, Fort Myers, Fla.

John Murdoch
8–10: Endorsing visit, retirement ceremony for Chaplain (Col.) Tom Phelan, Fort McCoy, Wis.
10–12: Endorsing visit, Chaplain Doug Upton, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Yankton, S.D.
12–14: Endorsing visit, chaplains, Fort Lewis, Wash.
17, 18: First Baptist Church, Cambridge City, Ind.

Michael Nolan
Participating in church plant, Great Commission Baptist Church, Schaumburg, Ill.

Regular Baptists around the Country

1–25: Pray for churches communicating the gospel during Christmas outreach services and events
29, 30: IARBC pastors’ kids retreat, Northridge Baptist Church, Des Moines, Iowa
29, 30: Empire State Fellowship couples’ Holiday Getaway, Radisson Hotel, Corning, N.Y.