GARBC 2014 Conference Poster-thumb“The Essential Gospel”: 2014 GARBC Conference
Plan now for a June getaway to the Sunshine State! Attendees at the 2014 General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Conference, June 23–27, will have the opportunity to enjoy tourist attractions while basking in a week of spiritual edification and fellowship.

Workshops and interactive discussions will highlight specific aspects of the theme “The Essential Gospel,” including practical ministry tips and small-church helps. Women will have the opportunity to enjoy specially designed workshops and a lovely luncheon.

Register early for a discount to the 2014 GARBC Conference. First-time attenders in vocational ministry and their children qualify for free registration.

Maximize Students’ Talents in 2014TFC 2014-thumb
Prompt your students to develop their talents to have an eternal impact. Make 2014 the year that your students compete in Talents For Christ.

Through practice, peer review, mentoring from a coach, and ultimately the competition, TFC helps students become more focused in using their talents for the Lord. Individual and/or group competitions are available. By participating in TFC as a youth group, students will learn how to work together and will grow spiritually.

Be part of Talents For Christ. Encourage your students to register today.

GARBC blue logoParticipate in Council of Eighteen Nominations
Your church’s participation matters—our association is guided by the churches and for the churches. Submit Council of Eighteen nominations on the form included in the GARBC packet that arrived at your church recently. Or download a nomination form or nominate online. Make a difference—nominate candidates!

Baptist Bulletin, Digital Edition Is Here!
Experience everything you enjoy about the Baptist Bulletin with the convenience of reading it online! The Baptist Bulletin has released several new digital formats, including a web magazine and apps for the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and Android platforms. The Baptist Bulletin, Digital Edition offers everything from the print edition, along with additional pages called Bb Plus. See subscription info. The Baptist Bulletin is where you’re at!

Church Directory Update
Has your church e-mail address changed? Does your church have a new web address? Has a new pastor joined your staff? A GARBC information packet was sent to churches recently, which included a church directory update form. If you do not have that form, please e-mail an update to the GARBC Resource Center. Feel free to send changes whenever they occur. Let’s work together by making it easy to contact one another as sister churches!

GARBC Packet Delivered to Churches
Did youLetter receive the GARBC info packet that was scheduled to be delivered to your church by early February? If not, check with your administrative assistant. The packet contained the following items:

  • GARBC Conference registration (early-bird discount rates available)
  • GARBC Conference poster (encourage others from your church to come)
  • Talents For Christ poster (your students can compete for college scholarships)
  • Council of Eighteen nomination form (please return promptly)
  • GARBC Annual Directory information report form (please submit this vital information for the print directory and online church locator)

Every church’s processing of this information will make for a stronger association.

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FEBRUARY 2014
Jan. 31—Feb. 2: WARBC Teen Winter Blast, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.
6: ESF Preaching Practicum
10: IL-MO Great River Pastors’ Fellowship, Columbus Road Baptist Church, Quincy, Ill.
11: OARBC Akron-Canton fellowship, “New Legalism,” Louisville, Ohio
11: SMARBC gathering, First Baptist Church, Brooklyn, Mich.
11: CMARBC gathering, First Baptist Church, Clare, Mich.
15: Marriage retreat, First Baptist Church, Vestaburg, Mich.
16, 17: OARBC Pastor and Wives’ Retreat, Carlisle Inn, Sugarcreek, Ohio
21, 22: ESF Men’s Adventure, Central Baptist Church, Binghamton, N.Y.
22: IARBC Men’s Leadership Conference, Blair Ridge Baptist Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
24–26: BNN Youth Pastors’ and Wives’ Retreat, Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, Ore.
25: UPARBC gathering, Bible Baptist Church, Ishpeming, Mich.
27–March 1: Ladies’ scrapbooking retreat, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.

GARBC Staff Itineraries
FEBRUARY 2014

John Greening
7: Leadership Day, Appalachian Bible College, Mt. Hope, W.Va.
16: Great Commission Baptist Church, Schaumburg, Ill.

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

Chris Hindal
15–19: Altoona Regular Baptist Church, Altoona, Iowa
23: Faith Baptist Church, Cambridge, Iowa

John Murdoch
8: Indiana Wing staff meeting, U.S. Naval Reserve Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
12: Endorsing visit with Chaplain and Mrs. Mark Worrell, Lafayette, Ind.
13: Twin Lakes Camp, Hillsboro, Ind.
18: Opening prayer, Indiana State House of Representatives, Indianapolis, Ind.
22: Officiating Woods/O’Rourke wedding, Bible Baptist Church, Kokomo, Ind.

Michael Nolan
23: Fox Valley Baptist Church, Dundee, Ill.