GARBC Conference: Early Bird Rates End May 14
Everyone likes to save money! Register for the 2015 GARBC Conference by May 14 to receive reduced rates. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to stay in the lovely host hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Omaha, at a great rate. Call 402-346-7600 and mention the group code GAR or book online using the same code.
We’re In! New GARBC Ministry Resource Center
Praise the Lord, our Resource Center staff is in the new building! As we prayed, the Lord enabled the sale of the former property and the purchase of the new property to take place in one day. A team of skilled construction workers worked long hours to build out the new facility in less than one month to fit our needs. While the internet and phone connections have taken longer to secure than anticipated, the staff is thankful to the Lord for His provision. Michael Nolan, GARBC chief financial officer, did a masterful job in obtaining the various permits, managing the building process, and prompting the inspections. Resource Center staff members Manning Brown and Loren Olson gave competent leadership to the employees in packing and readying for the move. God is good!
Phone numbers remain the same:
GARBC Resource Center: 888.588.1600
“To The Edge” VBS by RBP
Are you looking for a gospel-centered VBS program that weaves the salvation message into each lesson? Look no further than RBP VBS! In “To The Edge: Encounter the God of the Universe,” students will see God’s great power as they explore deep space, traveling beyond our solar system. They’ll learn about God’s love, holiness, forgiveness, and plan of salvation in the lessons, which reveal what God, the creator of all, is like through Jesus’ life and teaching. If you haven’t looked at RBP’s Vacation Bible School lately, take a look. You’ll find it to be teacher friendly and kid engaging. Check out “To The Edge” for your VBS!
Baptist Builders Club Announces Grants/Loans
The Baptist Builders Club board of administrators and Director Michael Nolan are happy to announce the results of their spring board meeting, assisting the following churches through grants and interest-free loans.
- Restored Church, A Baptist Church, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania: $7,000 grant to assist with building renovations during year three of church planting
- Thousand Oaks Baptist Church, Thousand Oaks, California: $2,500 grant to assist with renovation after water damage and mold
- First Baptist Church, Bear Lake, Michigan: $15,000 grant and $5,000 interest-free loan to assist with construction of a new building
- Westwood Baptist Church, Fresno, California: $5,000 grant and $5,000 interest-free loan to assist with purchase and installation of energy-efficient solar panels
Baptist Builders Club is strengthening Baptist churches across America through the prayers and financial assistance of sister churches, friends, and donors. Join the team and become a member today or give a onetime gift.
International Ministries: Guyana and Beyond
The international ministries of the GARBC include both Gospel Literature Services and the International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries. Director Chris Hindal’s trip April 24—May 14 is spanning both ministries in Guyana, Trinidad, St. Vincent, and St. Lucia. Chris spoke in churches in Guyana on Sunday, April 26 and on Wednesday, April 29 and at the Guyana Baptist Church Association conference on Friday, May 1. GLS sends lots of curriculum to the Caribbean, and Chris has been meeting with the island pastors in each place to see how GARBC International Ministries can serve them more effectively. Please keep Chris and Deb Hindal in your prayers as they equip pastors and churches to do Great Commission work.
State and Regional Associations Face Impending Shortfall
Recently state associations received news that a source of funding for their ministries will no longer be available. In March, the Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company announced that it would drop its group dividend program. This announcement affects some of the 20 state and regional associations of Regular Baptist churches. Now is the time for churches to rise up to pray and offer financial support! Read “State and Regional Regular Baptist Fellowships Lose Income.”
Gladly Serving Churches
Director of International Ministry
1: Association of Baptist Churches of Guyana conference, Georgetown, Guyana
3: Tamana Baptist Church, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
4: Pastors’ meeting, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
7: Pastors’ meeting, Kingstown, St. Vincent, West Indies
8: Bible college students’ meeting, Kingstown, St. Vincent, West Indies
10: Lower Ciceron Community Baptist Church, Ciceron, St. Lucia, West Indies
11: Pastors’ meeting, Ciceron, St. Lucia, West Indies
31: Daniels Road Baptist 50th anniversary, Fort Myers, Florida
Director of Baptist Builders Club and Strategic Ministry Growth
Connecting churches and ministry organizations with Regular Baptist ministries
Director of Regular Baptist Press
Participating in home church, New Life Baptist Church, Lake in the Hills, Illinois
Regular Baptists around the Country
30—May 3: Lake Ann Camp men’s retreat, Lake Ann, Michigan
5: IL-MO ARBC Central Illinois pastors’ fellowship, Riverside Baptist Church, Decatur, Illinois
7: IL-MO ARBC Mississippi Valley pastors’ fellowship, Brown Street Baptist Church, Alton, Illinois
9: Camp Fairwood, Rubber Legs Rendezvous, Westfield, Wisconsin
9: IARBC youth rally, Adventureland Amusement Park, Altoona, Iowa
12: DelMarVa ARBC business meeting, Capitol-Allentown Baptist Church, Fort Washington, Maryland
15, 16: Montana Regular Baptist Fellowship men’s retreat
15, 16: Sunshine Baptist Fellowship couples’ retreat, Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel, Punta Gorda, Florida
22: Chicago Area Church Planters‘ meeting, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Naperville, Illinois
25: IL-MO ARBC Memorial Day picnic, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Illinois
25: MARBC Memorial Day Rally, Bass Lake Camp, Winnebago, Minnesota
26—June 6: Northeast Fellowship senior saints trip to Alaska