Regular Baptist Church Planting’s 30-day prayer challenge, “From Our Knees,” is off to a good start. Prayer requests for week 1 focused on the unsaved and included daily prompts to pray for the salvation of neighbors, family members, and friends, and for people to come to Christ through church ministries. Participating in the prayer challenge not only focuses our thoughts on reaching others for Christ, but also encourages our spiritual development as individuals. It’s not too late to join this special emphasis of communing with God.

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Continue to pray for all of our chaplains endorsed by Regular Baptist Chaplaincy. In particular, please pray for our military chaplains, as the Department of Defense has issued new policies regarding the accommodation of transgenderism. Pray that our chaplains will be strong. While they remain protected in being able to perform their duties consistent with our doctrine and beliefs, they will face greater challenges as these new policies are implemented. In addition to praying for our chaplains, you can also show your support by providing a gift for the chaplaincy ministry.

The Council of Eighteen will meet at the Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Nov. 14–16. Members of the council, elected by GARBC churches, shape the direction of the GARBC. They also  assist and encourage fellow church leaders as our churches seek to reach people for Christ and develop them in spiritual maturity. If you have questions or input regarding the GARBC, please feel free to contact a council member.

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Church info changes often. Keep in contact! The 2016–17 GARBC Church Directory is now available. It’s also available for download as a digital edition.

Even though we are not hearing too much on the news these days about the damages of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, the southern peninsula was hit hard. In the impacted areas, the conditions are even worse than the earthquake of 2010. Thousands of people are in dire straits.hurricane_inline

Our partnering association in Haiti, Association des Eglises Evangeliques Baptiste Fondamentale d’ Haiti, with its 90 churches, has several churches that have been washed away or significantly damaged. Pastor Prédestin Hérard, president of the association, shares the following report:

  • Northwest: 10 churches destroyed
  • Northeast: 2 churches destroyed
  • Artibonite: 5 churches damaged
  • West: 10 churches damaged
  • South: 12 churches destroyed

In addition, more than 100 homes of church members have been damaged or destroyed. Donate now, as the needs are great. All donations will be distributed to these churches. If donating by check, write “emergency relief” on the memo line and send to Regular Baptist International, 3715 N. Ventura Dr., Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Responding to brothers and sisters in need epitomizes Christian compassion as is commanded by Jesus. May God bless your generosity.

Regular Baptist Builders Club’s director and its board of administrators are preparing for their upcoming meeting to review applications of churches needing financial assistance. All three churches have renovation/expansion projects that would improve not only the look, but, most important, the functionality of their buildings. Please pray for these churches and the board of administrators as the applications are reviewed and decisions are made.

It’s never too early to start investing. This common saying is true with teens’ gifts and abilities too. It’s never too early for teens to start using their talents to serve Christ. Help students in your church to plan now to compete in the 2017 Talents For Christ. As they hone their talents to prepare for competition, they will be making an eternal investment. Prompt them to use their gifts to show Christ to others, the best kind of investment!

Registration will be available online in January but can be downloaded and mailed in now:



1: Congregational Care forum, Trillium Woods Chapel, Byron Center, Michigan
3: West Michigan ARBC meeting, Trinity Baptist Church, Muskegon, Michigan
3: Garden State Fellowship, Administration of a Healthy Church, Haddon Heights Baptist Church, Haddon Heights, New Jersey
4: IL–MO Chicago pastors’ fellowship, Grace Community Baptist Church, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
4: Northwest Youth Ministry, TNT, Spokane, Washington
4, 5: Women’s Embrace Conference, Vassar, Michigan
4, 5: Women’s Renew Conference, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Toledo, Ohio
5: Southern California Round Up, Victory Ranch, Moreno Valley, California
5: Women’s Salt Conference, Lakeshore Baptist Church, Grand Haven, Michigan
7: OARBC Mid-Bethel meeting
7–10: NARBC Camp Conference, Twin Lakes Camp, Hillsboro, Indiana
10: IL-MO Peoria pastors’ fellowship, Germantown Hills Baptist, Metamora, Illinois
10, 11: Ohio Women for Missions Retreat, Sugarcreek, Ohio
11: IL-MO Decatur pastors’ holiday dinner
12, 13: Inspired Conference, Crossroad Baptist Church, Ames, Iowa
18, 19: IARBC Back on Track youth event, Ankeny Baptist Church, Ankeny, Iowa


Gladly Serving Churches

John Greening
National Representative
12: Grace Community Baptist Church, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
14–16: Council of 18 meeting, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Manning Brown
Director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy
11–13: First Baptist Church, Cass City, Michigan
14–16: Council of 18 meeting, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Chris Hindal
Director of Regular Baptist International
13: First Baptist, Marshall, Minnesota
13: Chin (Myanmar group) Baptist Church, Marshall, Minnesota
14–16: Council of 18 meeting, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois
18: Technology Ministry Network board meeting, Elyria, Ohio
20: Temple Baptist, Charles City, Iowa

Clare Jewell
National Coordinator of Regular Baptist Church Planting
1: Willow Creek Baptist Church, West Des Moines, Iowa
11–13: Bethany Baptist Church retreat, Salem, Oregon
14–16: Council of 18 meeting, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Michael Nolan
Director of Regular Baptist Builders Club and Strategic Ministry Growth
11, 12: Pine Hill Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio
14–16: Council of 18 meeting, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois
15: Regular Baptist Builders Club meeting, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois
18–20: Berean Baptist Church, Springfield, Illinois
21, 22: First Baptist Church, Elyria, Ohio