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Association Updatese-INFOSeptember 2016

Association Updates: September 2016

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Plan now to participate in a special 30-day prayer campaign for the Regular Baptist Church Planting initiative,  beginning on Sunday, October 23. Every movement starts somewhere. God movements start when His people unite with His heart to reach people for His glory. This happens best when we pray. We are asking God for 500 churches and 1,000 individuals to join us in prayer for 30 days this fall.

Commit to praying for this vital effort as an individual or as a church. Look for specific prayer requests and church helps that highlight this pressing need in days to come. Accept the challenge now at

Chaplaincy-Logo-Icon_RGBAn update from Manning Brown, director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy on his recent trip to Fort Knox:

My wife, Jennifer, and I had the opportunity to visit GARBC Army chaplain Rich Garvey at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in August. Each summer, roughly 10,000 cadets, supported by 5,000 staff and cadre, attend Cadet Summer Training there. Ch. (LTC) Garvey serves as the command chaplain for Army Cadet Command, responsible for providing religious support to cadets, cadre, and staff, and conducting training for chaplain candidates working toward full chaplaincy in either the active duty, Guard, or Reserve components. The entire visit was amazing, but the most heartfelt moment was attending worship with hundreds of cadets who attended the Wednesday night chapel service. These cadets, all of whom had spent many days in the field, chose to gather in worship and fellowship rather than use their personal time for other things. As a retired military officer, I was encouraged to see our future military leadership committed to the Lord. It was truly inspiring. Jennifer and I were compelled to be in prayer for them, and we were comforted to know that there are men and women of high caliber choosing service before self. Please be in prayer for all of our military members and their families.

Dr. H. C. Stephen, chairman of the Council of Eight of the International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries, met with Chris Hindal, John Greening, and Michael Nolan at the Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center to strategize regarding the newly launched Regular Baptist Press International.

This publishing venture, which prints Regular Baptist Press Christian education materials in India, printed its first resource, Vacation Bible School curriculum, this summer. H. C. Stephen’s church in Manipur, India, used the curriculum for its VBS program that ministered to 990 children. About 200 children received Christ as their Savior.

In 2017, Regular Baptist Press will publish its newest Vacation Bible School curriculum, “Over the Moat: Drawbridge to the King.” Hindal (director of Regular Baptist International), Greening (national representative of Regular Baptist Churches), and Nolan (CFO and treasurer for Regular Baptist Ministries) strategized changes that Regular Baptist Press International will make to the program to enhance its acceptance in India. For example, covers will be redesigned and photos of Caucasians will be swapped out for photos of Asians. The group forecasts that the adaptation and printing of Sunday School materials will take place in 2018.

Much of the group’s thoughts and discussion focused on the tangible collaborative opportunities of the IPFBM. Greening identified 10 potential ministry efforts that would benefit IPFBM partners if leveraged together. More of our Regular Baptist ministry strategies, the group agrees, need a global perspective rather than just that of Regular Baptists in North America.

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2–5: IL-MO family camp, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Illinois
2–5: Labor Day family camp, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wisconsin
8: IL–MO Mississippi Valley pastors’ fellowship, Brown Street Baptist Church, Alton, Illinois
8: Southern MARBC, First Baptist Church, Brooklyn, Michigan
9: Montana Regular Baptist Fellowship ladies’ retreat, Lake Blaine Baptist Bible Camp, Kalispell, Montana
9,10: IARBC women’s Renew Conference, Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, Clear Lake, Iowa
9, 10: NARBC men’s retreat, Bass Lake Camp, Winnebago, Minnesota
10: DelMarVa Family Fun Day, Berean Baptist Church, Manassas, Virginia
10: OARBC scholarship bike ride (3 locations: Millcreek Bikeway, Cuyahoga Towpath Trail, Little Miami Trail South)
12–14: Baptist Network Northwest ministry couples’ retreat, Cannon Beach, Oregon
13: IL–MO Decatur pastors’ fellowship, Riverside Baptist Church, Decatur, Illinois
13: IL–MO senior saints’ retreat, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Illinois
16, 17: OARBC men’s retreat, Stony Glenn Camp, Madison, Ohio
18, 19: DelMarVa ladies’ retreat, Hilton Garden Inn, Vienna, Virginia
19–21: Southern CARBC pastors’ and wives’ and Christian workers’ retreat, Dana Point, California
19, 20: Crossroads Fellowship Conference, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomington, Indiana
23, 24: Northeast Fellowship Ladies’ Advance, First Baptist Church, Johnson City, New York
27: Grand Rapids ARBC Breakpoint meeting, Forest Hills Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan
29–Oct. 1: Northern CARBC ladies’ retreat, Grace Baptist Church, Eureka, California
30–Oct. 1: NARBC fall Bible conference, Victory Baptist Church, Fullerton, Nebraska

Gladly Serving Churches

John Greening
National Representative
6: Pastoral search consultation, Faith Baptist Church, Winfield, Illinois
11: International Church, Portland, Oregon (Spanish service 9 a.m.; Vietnamese service 11:45 a.m.; Karen service 3:00 p.m.)
12: Baptist Network Northwest council meeting, Cannon Beach, Oregon
12–14: Baptist Network Northwest ministry couples’ retreat, Cannon Beach, Oregon
17: Pakistani ministry, First Baptist Church, Pinole, California
18: Northside Harvest Baptist Church, Milpitas, California (service 10:30 a.m.)
18: Iglesia Bautista La Roca, Hayward, California (service 2:00 p.m.)
18: Crossroads Baptist Church, Tracy, California (service 5:00 p.m.)
26, 27: Clarks Summit University board meeting, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Manning Brown
Director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy
10, 11: First Baptist Church, Connersville, Indiana
14–17: Visit with Army Ch. Jeremiah Cates, Colorado Springs, Colorado
18: Fox Valley Baptist Church, Dundee, Illinois

Chris Hindal
Director of Regular Baptist International
24–30: RBP International meeting, Hong Kong, China

Clare Jewell
National Church Planting Coordinator
11–14: Baptist Network Northwest retreat, Cannon Beach, Oregon
15–19: San Francisco church plants
21: Missions meeting, Modesto, California
22–24: CARBC men’s and boys’ retreat, Pilot Lake, La Porte, California
25: Orchard Baptist Church, Vacaville, California
26: Shasta Bible College, Shasta, California
30: Mission conference, First Baptist Church, Moses Lake, Washington

Michael Nolan
Director of Regular Baptist Builders Club and Strategic Ministry Growth
8, 9: First Baptist Church, Elyria, Ohio
14–16: Clarks Summit University, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
17, 18: Maranatha Baptist Church, Dover, Delaware
19, 20: Clarks Summit University, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
22–29: RBP International meeting, Hong Kong, China