3 Ways to Spread Christmas Joy

Christ loves His church. Help the GARBC strengthen the ministries of pastors and local churches! This Christmas adopt a GARBC project for your church or family gift-giving. Click here to see three projects to choose from. Begin preparing now—we’ve even provided promotional materials to help you gain support for the project you choose!

Pastoral Cohorts Meet

The new pastoral cohort met in their first online session. Eleven participants representing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin are interacting on ministry issues and practices for an hour or more each week through December. A new cohort will begin in January. Start the new year off by interacting and learning with ministry colleagues! You never need to be alone in your ministry role. E-mail John Greening if you are interested in participating in a cohort.

GARBC Staff Itineraries


John Greening
4–6: First Baptist Church, Rochester, Mich.
14–16: Council of 18 meetings, Schaumburg, Ill.

Jim Vogel
6: Walnut Park Baptist Church, Muscatine, Iowa
14–16: Council of 18 meetings, Schaumburg, Ill.

Alex Bauman
14-16: Council of 18 meetings, Schaumburg, Ill.

Chris Hindal
3–12: Peru Association of Churches, Peru
13: Heritage Baptist Church, Cedarburg, Wis.
14–16: Council of 18 meetings, Schaumburg, Ill.
20: First Baptist Church, Hobart, Ind.

John Murdoch
5 & 6: First Baptist Church, Pana, Ill.
14–16: Council of 18 meetings, Schaumburg, Ill.
19–21: First Baptist Church, South Otselic, N.Y.
22:  Endorsing visit, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Michael Nolan
14–16: Council of 18 meetings, Schaumburg, Ill.
16: Baptist Builders Club board of administrators meeting, Schaumburg, Ill.

Jim Vogel Accepts Position as Empire State Representative
Jim Vogel has accepted the call to be the new state representative for the Empire Association of Regular Baptist Churches, having received a 94 percent vote from the messengers attending the group’s fall conference. Currently serving as GARBC associate national representative, Jim will assume his new duties in April 2012. He succeeds Craig Golden, a former GARBC pastor who has served as the state representative since 1988. Jim and his wife, Jeannie, have been a great blessing to churches in the GARBC since their service began in 2007. Read more at www.baptistbulletin.com.

Regular Baptists around the Country

1: IL/MO Decatur pastors’ fellowship, Riverside Baptist Church, Decatur, Ill.
1: Central Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches meeting, Trinity Baptist Church, Alma, Mich.
3 & 4: IL/MO Falltastic (South) rally, Berean Baptist Church, Bunker Hill, Ill.
4 & 5: Biblical Counseling Ministries discipleship seminar, Calvary Baptist Church, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
5: OARBC Saturate Youth conference, Maranatha Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio
5: Annual Round Up, Victory Ranch, Moreno Valley, Calif.
8: DelMarVa conference, Capitol-Allentown Baptist Church, Ft. Washington, Md.
10: Empire State Fellowship Shop Talk, Grace Baptist Church, Batavia, N.Y.
10 & 11: OWM ladies’ retreat, Carlisle Inn, Sugarcreek, Ohio
11 & 12: Crossroads Fellowship Joy of the Journey ladies’ conference, Bible Baptist Church, Kokomo, Ind.
11 & 12: Arizona ARBC conference, Calvary Baptist Church, Mesa, Ariz.
10-12: WARBC ladies’ scrapbooking retreat, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.
12: OWM ladies’ day retreat, Dutch Heritage, Bellville, Ohio
14–16: Council of Eighteen meetings, GARBC Resource Center, Schaumburg, Ill.
18 & 19: IARBC Back on Track youth rally, Ankeny Baptist Church, Ankeny, Iowa