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Association Updatese-INFOMarch 2011

Association Updates: March 2011

By March 4, 2011November 11th, 2014No Comments

God’s Power at 2011 GARBC Conference

God has the power to move mountains. The backdrop to Denver is the perfect illustration of the power, might, and wonder of the God we serve. The God Who can move mountains is the same God Who can move our hearts to action! The local church has enormous potential to multiply. Discipling believers and evangelizing the unsaved are essential in seeing local churches increase in strength and multiply. Join us in Denver—engage in practical workshops and absorb the preaching of God’s Word in the general sessions. You’ll be ready to return to your church to use the tools you’ve learned. Your church can grow! As believers and as churches, we are destined to multiply. Register now for the 2011 GARBC Conference!

Easy Online Nomination—Council of 18
Nominate Council of 18 candidates now; don’t be fooled by the April 1 deadline! Your church’s nomination is important, influencing the selection of council members to represent your church in our association. Download the nomination form or submit nominations online.

Recognize a Faithful Servant!
Has your life been impacted by a dedicated believer who serves faithfully in the local church? The GARBC is seeking individuals who are role models of godly living and serving. They will be recognized at the 2011 GARBC Conference in Denver, Colo., June 27–July 1. Take time to pay tribute to someone who has impacted your walk with the Lord and has served actively in the local church. Nominate that individual for the 2011 GARBC Annual Service Award. Don’t delay—submission deadline is April 1!

Keeping Fun in Marriage Webinar

How long has it been since the word “fun” came to mind when thinking about your marriage?  Kids, financial pressures, work responsibilities, sickness, and household chores zap your energy and  can put a damper on the joy that you once experienced with your marriage partner. On March 24, 1:30 p.m., John and Daria Greening will give practical tips based on the book of Philippians on reinserting the fun back into your marriage. Husbands and wives are invited to take part! Register now for the marriage webinar.

California Support Teams
The GARBC staff wishes to thank churches for giving financial support to the GARBC general fund during the past year. Your gifts enable our staff to carry out ministries of strengthening and assisting churches! This issue and upcoming issues of E-Info will list supporting churches alphabetically by state to inform and, more importantly, to say thank you!

Many thanks to the following California churches:
Brawley—Western Avenue Baptist Church, Pastor Theodore Koroluk
Fortuna—Campton Heights Baptist Church, Pastor Mark Henry
Fresno—Cedar Avenue Baptist Church
Fremont—Berean Baptist Church, Pastor Dave Einer
Gardena—Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor James Solomon
Gardena—South Vermont Baptist Church, Pastor K. Harlan Gaston
Hemet—First Baptist Church, Pastor Mark Henry
Long Beach—California Heights Baptist Church, Pastor Wayne Henshaw
Martinez—Bethany Baptist Church, Pastor Richard Rushing
National City—Good Samaritan Christian Baptist Church
Paradise—Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Evie Lamitar
Pasadena—Trinity Baptist Church, Pastor Warren Okenowski
Redding—Grace Baptist Church, Pastor Al Franklin
San Dimas—First Baptist Church, Pastor Jerry Ferrand
San Luis Obispo—Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Randall Shanks
San Pablo—First Baptist Church of Pinole, Pastor Charles Baker

Together We Can Accomplish More!

GARBC Serves Churches

The GARBC Resource Center serves churches. Associate National Representative Jim Vogel provides counsel and training to GARBC pastors through workshops, mentoring sessions, webinars, and personal visits. In addition to Jim Vogel’s speaking and writing ministry, he assists pastors and churches through his referral ministry and through church consultation in the areas of strategic planning, outreach initiatives,  facility evaluations, and pastoral search processes. Contact Jim at

Regular Baptists around the  Country
MARCH Events

4, 5: WARBC scrapbooking retreat, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.
5: WARBC teen volleyball jamboree, Princeton Club, Madison, Wis.
5: IARBC sportsmen banquet, Calvary Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
8: DelMarVa Baptist Fellowship meeting, Maranatha Baptist Church, Dover, Del.
11, 12: Rocky Mountain ARBC meeting, Calvary Community Baptist Church, Northglenn, Colo.
11, 12: Timothy retreat, Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, Ventura, Iowa
12: OARBC round table, Mary Yoder’s Restaurant, Middlefield, Ohio
18, 19: Empire State Fellowship youth seminars—Marilla, Horseheads, Norwich, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
25: Delmarva ladies’ spring conference, Calvary Baptist Church, Georgetown, Del.
25: Men for Christ Rally, Calvary Baptist Church, Watertown, Wis.
26: Michigan Talents For Christ competition, Evangel Baptist Church, Taylor, Mich.
27: OARBC Talents For Christ competition, First Baptist Church, Elyria, Ohio

GARBC Staff Itineraries

John Greening

1: Pastoral online mentoring session, GARBC Resource Center
8: Pastoral online mentoring session, GARBC Resource Center
10: GARBC Annual Conference site visit, Denver, Colo.
11, 12: Rocky Mountain ARBC meeting, Calvary Community Baptist Church, Northglenn, Colo.
13: Calvary Community Baptist Church, Northglenn, Colo.
13: Reformation Baptist Church, Greeley, Colo.
15: Pastoral online mentoring session, GARBC Resource Center
22: Pastoral online mentoring session, GARBC Resource Center
24: Pastors and wives marriage webinar, GARBC Resource Center
29: Pastoral online mentoring session, GARBC Resource Center

Jim Vogel

1: Pastoral online mentoring session, GARBC Resource Center
6: Cornerstone Baptist Church, Huntley, Ill.
8: Pastoral online mentoring session, GARBC Resource Center
12: Outreach marriage seminar, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Huntley, Ill.
15: Pastoral online mentoring session, GARBC Resource Center
22: Pastoral online mentoring session, GARBC Resource Center
24: Pastors’ webinar, GARBC Resource Center
27: Silvis Heights Baptist Church, Silvis, Ill.
29: Pastoral online mentoring session, GARBC Resource Center

Alex Bauman

19: RBP Impact Teaching Seminar, Chambersburg Bible Church, Chambersburg, Pa.
26: RBP Impact Teaching Seminar, First Baptist church, Austin, Minn.

Chris Hindal

6: IPFBM partner church in Jamaica
9: Jamaica Association of Independent Baptist Churches annual meeting, Kingston, Jamaica
10–12: Pastor and wives retreat, Montego Bay, Jamaica
14-16: ABWE board meeting, Harrisburg, Pa.
20: Ordination service, Waterford, Pa.
27: Providence Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Fla.

John Murdoch
1, 2: Army Senior Leadership Conference, Hilton Head, S.C.
21–26: Endorsing visit, Chaplain Brian Gibbons, USMC, & CH Michael Taylor, USMC

Michael Nolan
6: Fellowship Baptist Church, Jasper, Ind.