Nomination Deadline Approaching: Council of 18 Candidates
Nominating candidates is an important way to influence the GARBC. On behalf of your church, you may nominate candidates online or by downloading a nomination form. Nomination deadline is March 29. Nominating candidates is an important means of influencing the GARBC. Help your region of the country to have representation on the Council by participating in the nomination process.

TFC Scholarship Competition: Register by March 7
Talents For Christ advances teens in growing in their confidence, developing their talents, expanding their commitment to serving Christ, and enhancing their personal walk with Him. It’s not too late to encourage teens in your church to get involved! Offer your support and encouragement. Help equip them for a lifetime of service. Talk to a teen and make sure he or she registers today! Deadline to register for scholarship competition is March 7.

Pastors’ and Wives’ Cohort Begins Soon
Join John and Daria Greening for online conversations about ministry and personal topics. Encourage and support one another as ministry colleagues by connecting through this cohort. Discussion will center on topics affecting home and church life, such as staying close as a couple, managing time and priorities, living cheaply but well, developing ministry know-how, and keeping spiritual vitality.

First session: Thursday, March 21, 2 ET/1 CT/12 MT/11 PT, with three additional sessions on subsequent Thursdays

John and Daria Greening are national representative and wife of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, Schaumburg, Ill. (See bio.) E-mail John or Daria to participate in this free cohort.

Coming in March: 2 Great Learning Labs!

  • “Building a Church Counseling Ministry without Killing the Pastor” Learning Lab (four sessions)
    First session: Tuesday, March 12, at 11 ET/10 CT/9 MT/8 PT REGISTER

Instructor: Sue Nicewander, executive director of Biblical Counseling Ministries, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (See bio.)

Build the counseling ministry your church needs. Sue Nicewander shares how to build a well-organized, effective Biblical counseling and discipleship ministry. Topics include developing church-wide discipleship skills, building a collaborative team, organizing and planning a counseling ministry, writing documents, and day-to-day operations.

  • “The Business Side of Ministry” Learning Lab (four sessions)
    First session: March 14, 11 ET/10 CT/9 MT/8 PT
    REGISTER

Instructor: Michael Nolan, director of business administration/treasurer and Baptist Builders Club, General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, Schaumburg, Ill. (See bio.)

Making wise decisions regarding church business and finance often requires sorting through a maze of information. This course will guide you through the business side of church ministry: finances, planning and budgeting, salaries, legal manners, etc. You will gain a working understanding of these topics and practical tools that you can implement in your church and personal life.

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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.

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MARCH

1, 2: “Worship Connect” regional Regular Baptist conference, Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, Waterloo, Iowa
1, 2: WARBC ladies’ scrapbooking retreat, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.
8, 9: NARBC March Madness teen event, YMCA, Hastings, Neb.
8, 9: Church Ministries Conference, Calvary Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, Mich.
8, 9: Regional Bible Institute, Memorial Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio
12: DelMarVa ARBC quarterly business meeting, Calvary Baptist Church, Georgetown, Del.
15: Chicago Area Church Planters, Village Baptist Church, Aurora, Ill.
15, 16: Empire State Fellowship youth seminars, 4 locations—Norwich, Poughkeepsie, Marilla, and Horseheads
16: North Iowa Sportsmen’s Adventure, Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, Ventura, Iowa
22, 23: CARBC men’s retreat Victory Ranch, Moreno Valley, Calif.
23: Arizona ARBC Bible conference and fellowship, Calvary Baptist Church, Kingman, Ariz.
28: IL-MO ARBC Quad Cities pastors’ fellowship, Silvis Heights Baptist Church, Silvis, Ill.

GARBC Staff Itineraries
MARCH 2013

John Greening
3: Indianola Regular Baptist Church, Indianola, Iowa
5–7: Baptist Bible College and Seminary chapels, Clarks Summit, Pa.
21, 22: Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary chapels, Ankeny, Iowa
21: Regular Baptist Web Community, Pastors’ and Wives’ Cohort
25-27: GARBC conference planning meeting, Dearborn, Mich. (tentative)
28: Regular Baptist Web Community, Pastors’ and Wives’ Cohort

Alex Bauman
8, 9: Church Ministries Conference, Calvary Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Chris Hindal
3: First Baptist Church, Kiel, Wis.
10: Trinity Baptist Church, Indianapolis, Ind.
17: Franklin Lakes Baptist Church, Franklin Lakes, N.J.
18-20: ABWE board meeting, Harrisburg, Pa.

John Murdoch
8, 9: Indiana Wing Conference Civil Air Patrol, Fort Wayne, Ind.
12: Almond Tree board meeting, Kokomo, Ind.
16, 17: Hillcrest Baptist Church, Richmond, Ind.
20: Bible Baptist Church, Kokomo, Ind.

Michael Nolan
14: Regular Baptist Web Community, “The Business Side of Ministry”
19: Baptist Church Planters ChurchCare meeting, Elyria, Ohio
21: Regular Baptist Web Community, “The Business Side of Ministry”
28: Regular Baptist Web Community, “The Business Side of Ministry”