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Association Updatese-INFOFebruary 2013

Association Updates: February 2013

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2013 GARBC Conference: “Renew Our Strength”
Online registration is now open for the 2013 GARBC Conference! Whether you are experiencing fruitful or barren days, ministry takes much physical, mental, and emotional energy. We all need to take time to call out to the Lord, “Renew our strength!” Come to Dearborn, Mich., June 24–28 and experience rejuvenation on a personal and ministry level as we meditate on the Lord’s renewal. Sign up today.

Church-Planting Buzz
Meet with colleagues online monthly to discuss issues affecting church planters, to share ministry know-how, to offer prayer support and personal encouragement, and to enjoy camaraderie. Discussion centers on topics such as improving visitor return ratios, assimilating, newcomers, getting beyond closed apartments, overcoming preconceived expectations, new believer discipleship, increasing church finances, use of missions teams, developing church prayer, contextualization, and accessing resources. This cohort is for church planters, those interested in future church planting, and missions leaders. Next session is Thursday, Feb. 14. E-mail Scott Greening to participate or to inquire.

“I find it refreshing and helpful to hear how others are taking the same gospel message but applying it in cultural contexts that are different than my own. The time together sharpens me as I continue to seek the Lord for wisdom in reaching others.”
—William, pastoral cohort participant

Talents For Christ: Developing Teens for Service
Encourage teens at your church to use their talents to reflect Christ. Whatever their interest, skill, or level of experience, there is a category for them. Individual and group competition is available. Encourage teens in your youth group to sign up for Talents For Christ today!

Council of 18 Nominations and Church Directory Update
A GARBC information packet was sent to churches recently. Inside that packet you will find the 2013 Conference brochure, which includes the Council of Eighteen nomination form (also available online). In addition, you will find a church directory update form. Please complete these two forms and return them to the GARBC Resource Center. Your church’s participation matters—our association is by the churches for the churches!

Regular Baptists around the Country
2: IARBC singles’ event, Faith Baptist Church, Carroll, Iowa
7: IL-MO ARBC Mississippi valley pastors’ fellowship, Brown Street Baptist Church, Alton, Ill.
8, 9: Bible Institute, Memorial Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio
8, 9: IARBC couples’ retreat, Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston, Iowa
11: IL-MO ARBC Quincy pastors’ fellowship, First Baptist Church, Pittsfield, Ill.
12–19: CrossRoads Fellowship pastors’ and wives’ retreat, Jamaica
15, 16: Empire State Fellowship men’s adventure, Central Baptist Church, Binghamton, N.Y.
16–18: Teen winter retreat, Pilot Lake Camp, La Porte, Calif.
21: IL-MO ARBC Peoria pastors’ fellowship, Germantown Hills Baptist Church, Metamora, Ill.
23: IARBC men’s conference, Blair Ridge Baptist Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
25–27: BNN youth pastors’ and wives’ retreat, Worldmark Resort, Wash.

GARBC Staff Itineraries

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

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

Chris Hindal
10: Grace Baptist Church, Gary, Ind.
15–17: Heather Hills Baptist Church, Indianapolis, Ind.

John Murdoch
1, 2: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
3: Southside Baptist Church, Tacoma, Wash.
9: Staff meeting, Indiana Wing CAP INWG/HQ, Indianapolis, Ind.

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