2015_Conference_thumbConnected to Christ: 2015 GARBC Conference
Get connected! Plan now to come to Omaha, Neb., for the 2015 GARBC Conference. Be encouraged as you connect to Christ and connect with peers from across the country and around the world. Enhance your ministry through substantive and practical preaching, discussions, and workshops. Spend some time getting refreshed too. Omaha has a plethora of activities to fit your interests! Register today and we’ll see you in Omaha!

Wherever You Go—Baptist Bulletin, Digital EditionBBplusLaunch-copy-Copy1
Take advantage of great articles and news wherever you go—home, doctor’s office, lunchroom, or vacation. Subscribe to the digital Baptist Bulletin. Economical plans for your whole church family are available. Not only will church members have access to a great magazine, the church budget will thank you! Check out subscription possibilities by contacting Lynne Goemaat or visiting www.BaptistBulletin.org.

TFC-thumb-e1372887983361-150x150Talents For Christ
Each year teens throughout the country gather to compete in Talents For Christ. They share a common desire to develop and use their God-given talents and interests to serve in their churches now and in the future. Whether teens in your church are interested in the arts, music, speaking, teaching, technology, or studying God’s Word, encourage them to make the commitment and say, “I’m competing in Talents For Christ!”

 

GARBC Resource Center Relocation Update
The sale of the GARBC Resource Center property and the purchase of another building are progressing. Closing is to take place on our current Meacham Road property in Schaumburg, Ill., early in February. A contract to purchase the new property was signed at the end of December 2014. The timeline is moving swiftly. The current plan is to have the renovation of the building to be purchased finished and the move complete by May 1. Your prayers are appreciated, as much needs to happen in the next few months.

2015 GARBC Conference Planning Committee Omaha_inline
A capable and supportive local committee gathered in December, desiring to make the GARBC Conference an enjoyable and beneficial experience. The enthusiasm of the committee members and their hard work in the upcoming months will make for a smooth-running 2015 GARBC Conference. A special thanks to the planning committee and to the churches who are providing support during the week. If you would like to contribute toward making a great conference, please contact the local committee chair of the area in which you would like to volunteer.

General Chairman: Jeremy Penrod, 402-890-6367
Communication: Shawn Rittmiller, 402-957-5351; Eric Wilmeth, 515-231-8218
Nursery: Keith Hunt, 402-873-3726
Preschool: Bryan Clark, 402-332-1781
Children: Chip Wood, 607-275-6170
Ushers: Peter Jenks, 402-315-9289

If you and/or your church would like to contribute financially to the expenses of facilitating the 2015 GARBC Conference, please send your gifts to GARBC, 1300 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, Ill, 60173 or give online.

GARBC Packet Coming to Your Church
Look for a GARBC Conference info packet arriving soon in your church mailbox. In the next month the following info will be mailed to each church:

  • Conference registration (Check out the early-bird discount rates.)
  • GARBC Conference poster (Hang on your church bulletin board.)
  • Talents For Christ poster (Encourage your students to participate.)
  • Council of Eighteen nomination form (Your nomination makes a difference!)
  • GARBC Annual Directory information report form (Keep in touch with us and help others keep in touch with you.)

Your consideration of these materials is vital. Please alert your office assistants to keep their eyes open for the packet.

GARBC_iconRegular Baptists around the Country
January 2015
2: Montana Regular Baptist Fellowship youth winter retreat, Lake Blaine Baptist Bible Camp, Kalispell, Mont.
8: IL-MO Mississippi Valley pastors’ fellowship, Berean Baptist Church, Bunker Hill, Ill.
15: IL-MO Quad Cities pastors’ fellowship, Crosstown Baptist Church, Silvis, Ill.
19–21: CARBC Christian Workers’ Retreat, Hilton Garden Inn, Monterey, Calif.
20: Garden State Fellowship of Regular Baptists meeting, Shawnee Baptist Church, Shamong, N.J.
23: IL-MO Chicago area pastors’ fellowship, Village Baptist Church, Aurora, Ill.
24: IARBC teen Monopoly Madness, Nevada Baptist Church, Nevada, Iowa
26: IL-MO Great River pastors’ fellowship, Calvary Baptist Church, Quincy, Ill.
26–28: BNN Pastors’ prayer summit, Camp Gilead, Carnation, Wash.
31: NARBC Teen Winter Games, Gretna Baptist Church, Gretna, Neb.
31—Feb. 1: WARBC Teen Winter Blast, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.

GARBC Team
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January 2015

John Greening
National Representative
4: Tri County Baptist Church, The Villages, Fla.
12: Funeral for Dr. Joseph Bower, Lapeer, Mich.
18: Great Commission Baptist Church, Schaumburg, Ill.
26, 27: Baptist Bible College and Seminary board meetings, Clarks Summit, Pa.

Alex Bauman
Director of Regular Baptist Press

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

Chris Hindal
Director of International Ministry
11: First Baptist Church of North Terre Haute, Terre Haute, Ind.
18: Fellowship Baptist Church, Jasper, Ind.

John Murdoch
Director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy
6: Opening prayer service for the Indiana Legislature, Capitol Building, Indianapolis, Ind.
10–17: Briefings from NCMAF, ECVAC, FBP, COMISS, CALL, and AFCB agencies, Washington, D.C.

Michael Nolan
Director of Baptist Builders Club and Strategic Ministry Growth
11: Community Baptist Church, Spring Hill, Tenn.