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Association Updatese-INFOFebruary 2012

Association Updates: February 2012

By February 1, 2012November 10th, 2014No Comments

Worship Connect:PrayerCircle11 A Regional Conference for GARBC Churches
Plan now to attend the Worship Connect conference 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!

BBC–USA Assists Start-up Churches BBC_USA_Logo
Do you have a heart for planting new churches? Baptist Builders Club does! It’s time to plant a new crop of churches in communities across America. Baptist Builders Club–USA Start Up Fund grants churches, mission agencies, and state organizations up to $55,000 in support for church-planting efforts. Apply to BBC–USA for a grant that includes financial assistance, brochure and web designs, training, RBP curriculum, strategic and financial planning, and more!

You can participate in two ways:

  • Refer the pastor of a church plant to the ministry of Baptist Builders Club. It is possible that the church could receive a grant to help with its start-up needs.
  • Donate and be part of the planting movement that is happening across America! Click here to get involved.

Pastoral Cohort Waiting List
The February pastoral cohort is full. A waiting list is forming for the next pastoral cohort. Do you have a ministry idea that you would like to run by colleagues? Do you need advice regarding a particular situation in church life? Do you desire to sharpen your knowledge base on current issues facing the church? GARBC National Representative John Greening invites you to become part of an online cohort where you can form encouraging and edifying relationships with ministry colleagues. E-mail John if you would like to participate in online sessions of interaction and friendship.

GARBC_icon1Regular Baptists around the Country

2: IL-MO ARBC Mississippi Valley pastors’ fellowship, Brown Street Baptist Church, Alton, Ill.
3–5: WARBC teen winter blast, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.
6, 7: OARBC pastors’ and wives’ retreat, Longaberger Hotel, Newark, Ohio
7: Biblical Counseling Ministries “Topical Applications of Biblical Counseling” class, Grace Baptist Church, Plover, Wis.
10, 11:IARBC mid-winter couples’ retreat, Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston, Iowa
10, 11: WARBC sweethearts marriage retreat, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.
13: IL-MO ARBC Quincy pastors’ fellowship, Columbus Road Baptist Church, Quincy, Ill.
13, 14: IARBC Intentional Disciple Making Training, Faith Baptist Church, Oelwein, Iowa, and First Baptist Church, Norwalk, Iowa
17, 18: Empire State Fellowship Men’s Adventure, Central Baptist Church, Binghamton, N.Y.
24, 25: SMARBC couples’ retreat, Youth Haven Ranch, Rives Junction, Mich.
24, 25: Sunshine Fellowship ladies’ retreat, Camp Sparta, Sebring, Fla.
25: IARBC men’s leadership conference, Blair Ridge Baptist Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
25: IARBC mid-winter singles’ event, Faith Baptist Church, Carroll, Iowa
27–29: Baptist Network Northwest youth pastor and wife retreat, Birch Bay Resort, Blaine, Wash.


garbc_logo_small1GARBC Staff Itineraries


John Greening
11: Blueprint Leadership Seminar, Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, Waterloo, Iowa
12: Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, Waterloo, Iowa
24, 25: Consultation services, Rustic Hills Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.
26: Rustic Hills Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.
26, 27: Consultation services, Calvary Community Baptist Church, Northglenn, Colo.


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

Chris Hindal
19: Emmanuel Baptist Church of Warrenville, Naperville, Ill.
26: Calvary Baptist Church, Quincy, Ill.

John Murdoch
3: Promotion ceremony for Chaplain Jack Stumme
11: Retirement ceremony for Chaplain (Col.) James Odell, USAR Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Ind.
23: Retirement ceremony for Chaplain (Col.) Craig Wiley, Fort Gordon, Ga.
24–27: Missions conference, Faith Baptist Church, Winter Haven, Fla.

Michael Nolan
24, 25: Consultation services, Rustic Hills Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.
26: Rustic Hills Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.
26, 27: Consultation services, Calvary Community Baptist Church, Northglenn, Colo.