VogelsMeet Jim and Jeannie Vogel, Associate National Representative and Wife
Jim and Jeannie are ready to assist pastors, churches, and state associations with their ministry needs. The Vogels are available for encouraging and counseling pastors and wives, helping with pastoral training and development, facilitating pastoral placement and pulpit search assistance, and providing resources for church ministries. Jim is ready to visit with pastors and church leadership teams, speak in church services and men’s events, and participate in pastors’ or state fellowships. Jeannie is a well-loved and respected women’s speaker. Take advantage of this new GARBC ministry provided for you by contacting Jim and Jeannie 1-888-588-1600, ext. 855.

Equipping Students through Service

We are making some major changes in Talents For Christ to strengthen and improve the program and include more students.
> Including 9th graders in Scholarship competition
> Initiating TFC Open, a non-scholarship division for students in grades 9-12
> Adding three new Open categories–art, digital media, and vocal duet

In addition, we are providing for a comprehensive participation packet for pastors and youth leaders.

Online information and registration will be available in December. Start talking to the students in you church about becoming involved in TFC this year.


Keep Up to Date
Look forward to the November issue of The Baptist Bulletin featuring articles on the the tenth birthday of the McCaughey septuplets, creative ideas for ministering to widows, a Biblical perspective on cremation, and a fresh look at the Baptist distinctives. The special 75th anniversary feature is Dr. Robert T. Ketcham’s message, “Is It a Sin to Be a Baptist?”

Upcoming Bulletin Online Features
The Baptist Bulletin Online posts new features weekly. Look for
> Association news
> Updates on the ministries of our local churches
> Back issues of the Baptist Bulletin
> World News posted

Bookmark www.baptistbulletin.org and check back every week!

Thanks to Bulletin Subscriber
Thanks to New Life Baptist Church in Lake in the Hills, Illinois, for subscribing to The Baptist Bulletin group plan. This plan provides timely and practical help for a number of people in the church. Consider the group plan for your church.

New GARBC Directory Available
The 2007-2008 GARBC Directory is an important part of our Association life. The Directory makes it possible to bind us together as an Fellowship by connecting us with one another. Order your copy today by calling 1-800-727-4440.