Your Christmas Gift to the GARBC

A note from John Greening, GARBC national representative:

The Christmas season provides a wonderful incentive to generously share out of our abundance to help others in the Lord’s work. In 2 Corinthians 8:9, Paul challenged the Corinthian believers to consider Christ’s generous act of self-sacrifice as divine prompting to give to those serving in ministry.

The GARBC has a Christmas giving initiative that will assist many pastors and churches. A number of projects are being highlighted to encourage churches like yours to share a special love gift. You can learn more about this project by checking www.garbc.org/Christmas. Your gift will continue to reap benefits well past the new year by assisting pastors and churches.

Please view GARBC Christmas Giving, where you will find two projects to bless pastors and wives. Also, you will find promotional helps and resources to communicate the projects and to encourage participation among your church family. Individuals, families, Sunday School classes, and churches can bless sister churches in the GARBC by participating in a Christmas Giving Project. Churches helping churches—together we can accomplish more!

Connect at Worship Connect!
Plan now to attend “Worship Connect 2013,” to be held March 1 and 2 at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, Waterloo, Iowa. Worship Connect is a regional conference spearheaded by Pastor Jon Jenks of Calvary Baptist Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and Pastor Will Hatfield of CrossRoad Baptist Church, Ames, Iowa, and is designed to bring local church ministry teams together. Attend and enjoy . . .

  • strengthening your inner life in Jesus Christ,
  • passionately worshiping Jesus Christ,
  • building connections with churches and their ministry teams, and
  • sharpening ministry skills with practical projects that will impact ministries.

 

For more information, see Worship Connect. Register now.

Baptist Network Northwest Prayer Summit
Do you minister in the Northwest? Take advantage of the opportunity to focus on prayer during the “Draw Near” pastors’ prayer summit to be held Jan. 28–30 at Camp Gilead, Carnation, Wash. Register online.

Regular Baptists around the Country
DECEMBER Events
1–25: Pray for churches communicating the gospel during Christmas outreach services and events
28 & 29: Empire State Fellowship marriage retreat, Radisson Hotel, Corning, N.Y.

GARBC Staff Itineraries
DECEMBER

John Greening
30: Great Commission Baptist Church, Schaumburg, Ill.

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

Chris Hindal
2: Bible College Campus Church, Yangon, Myanmar
9: Baptist Church, Saitamashi, Japan

John Murdoch
2: Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, Pa.
16: Southside Baptist Church, Sebring, Fla.
18: Southside Baptist Church seniors’ ministry, Sebring, Fla.

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