Rocky Mountain High
Imagine waking up to see beautiful mountains! Come to the GARBC Conference, June 27–July1, and enjoy wonderful messages, heartwarming fellowship, and breathtaking scenery in Denver, Colo. The setting just can’t be beat! Register now for the 2011 GARBC Conference and turn the trip into a mini or not-so-mini vacation.

Florida Support Team
The GARBC staff gives a big thank-you to the following churches for financially supporting the GARBC general fund in the previous year. Your gifts enable our staff to carry out ministries of strengthening and assisting churches!

Bethany Baptist Church in Avon Park, Pastor Charles Pausley; Daniels Road Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Pastor Erik Bennett; Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Hudson, Pastor Peter Lopez; Heritage Baptist Church in Lakeland, Pastor William Boulet; Open Bible Baptist Church in Orange City, Pastor Paul Youmans; Maranatha Baptist Church in Sebring, Pastor Gerald Webber; Spring Hill Baptist Church in Spring Hill, Pastor Ray Rouse; Colonial Baptist Church in Venice, Pastor Kerry Feathers; Tri County Baptist Church in The Villages, Pastor J. O. Purcell; Faith Baptist Church in Winter Haven, Pastor Nathan Osborne

Is your church helping to support the ministry of the GARBC? Please consider adding the GARBC to your support budget or taking a special offering for the association. Online giving is available.

NAMC–Important Missions Gathering
The 1st North American Missions Congress (NAMC), a multicultural missions gathering, will take place Sept. 27–29. Attend this vital congress to be held at Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, Ind., and join forces to accelerate the fulfillment of the Great Commission “glocally” (local and  global) for the glory of God. For more information, visit the NAMC website. Register now!

May/June Baptist Bulletin Features

  • Recalculating David Mappes writes our cover story to explain why we’re still here after another round of failed Rapture predictions.
  • A Neighborhood Missionary A profile of Joel Shaffer’s mission to fight inner-city blight with love and good theology.
  • Social Involvement without the Social Gospel Joel Shaffer writes on church-based compassionate social ministries.
  • Evaluating the Missional Church Movement Bryan Augsburger evaluates what the word “missional” means for our churches.
  • Love Wins, Truth Loses Michael Wittmer review’s Rob Bell’s new book.
  • Fellow Travelers Kevin Bauder, Mark Dever, Dave Doran, Sam Harbin, and Tim Jordan discuss the changing landscape between fundamentalism and conservative evangelicals.

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Regular Baptists around the  Country

MAY Events
6, 7: Spring work weekend, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.
9: Grand Rapids ARBC meeting, Kentwood Baptist Church, Kentwood, Mich.
9, 10: Sunshine Baptist Fellowship pastors’ and wives’ retreat, Sebring, Fla.
12: Western Michigan ARBC meeting, First Baptist Church, Hart, Mich.
14: Southeast Iowa Regular Baptist youth rally, Adventureland, Des Moines, Iowa
14: Rubber Legs Rendezvous, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.
17: Central Michigan ARBC meeting, First Baptist Church, Clare, Mich.
19: Empire State Talkshop #35, Maple Avenue Baptist Church, Elmira, N.Y.
21: OARBC roundtable # 5, Worthington, Ohio
27, 28: Singles’ work retreat, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Ill.
30: ILMO Memorial Day picnic, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Ill.

GARBC Staff Itineraries
MAY

John Greening
5–7:  Baptist Bible College board meeting, Clarks Summit, Pa.

Jim Vogel
1: Hebron Fellowship meeting, First Baptist Church, Elyria, Ohio
5–7:  Baptist Bible College board meeting, Clarks Summit, Pa.
19: GARBC webinar, “Encouragement for Pastoring through the Tough Times,” Schaumburg, Ill.

Chris Hindal
1: Southside Baptist Church, Sebring, Fla.
8: Daniels Road Baptist Church, Fort Myers, Fla.

John Murdoch
1–4: Military Chaplains Assoc. National Institute and Veterans Affairs National Chaplains Conference, Hampton, Va.
18: Staff chapel, GARBC Resource Center, Schaumburg, Ill.
28, 29: First Baptist Church, Marilla, N.Y.

Michael Nolan
5: Baptist Bible College Foundation board meeting, Clarks Summit, Pa.
15: Fox Valley Baptist Church, East Dundee, Ill.