Celebrate the Lord’s Goodness
2007 marks the 75th anniversary of the GARBC. This summer’s Annual Conference will be a time to rejoice in the Lord’s work through the ministry of the GARBC. Reserve the dates now–June 26-29 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Look for full Conference information online, in the January Baptist Bulletin, and in a mailing to be sent to all GARBC churches later this month.
Lodging at the Lancaster Host Resort
Reserve your room now at the beautiful Lancaster Host Resort, the site of this year’s Conference sessions. Reserve online (use group code GARBC) or send to the Resort the Reservation Request Form included in the mailing or available online. Staying at the Resort helps defray the Conference costs.
Register Now and Save
Register early and save money. You can register by mail, by fax (use the form in the Conference packet), or online.
Enjoy Added Attractions
These activities will make the Conference a memorable event for you and your family:
- Golf tournament on Tuesday afternoon, June 26
- Ladies’ luncheon on Wednesday, June 27
- Sight and Sound presentation on Wednesday afternoon. We have arranged the Conference schedule to allow you to attend the new presentation “In the Beginning” by Sight and Sound Theatres, a Christian theater company only minutes from Lancaster. Visit their Web site for information about this premiere live theater event.
Register for all these events on the Conference registration form.Soul-Stirring Messages
The GARBC is producing a 75th Anniversary CD Collection that features messages from all the past and present national representatives–H. O. Van Gilder, Robert T. Ketcham, Paul R. Jackson, Joseph Stowell II, Paul N. Tassell, Mark E. Jackson, and John R. Greening. For a gift of $75, you can get this valuable collection. Order online or by calling 1-800-727-4440. CDs will be shipped in February.
Nominate Capable Leaders
Each GARBC church has the opportunity to participate in selecting the leadership for the GARBC by nominating men for the Council of Eighteen. Use the nomination form sent in Conference mailing sent in January or nominate online.
Influence Teens for Christ
Bring your teenagers to the Conference to be part of the Students Alive! program. The speakers, the friends, and the activities will help your teens mature in their Christian lives.
Look for your church’s annual report form in the packet being sent to all the churches. This form shows the information we currently have on file for your church. We use this information to prepare the next GARBC Directory and to assist our chaplaincy program. Check over the information on the report, make any changes, and send it back to us immediately. Even if you do not have any changes to report, please update your church statistics and return the form to us.
Welcome, Gretna Baptist Church
Welcome, Gretna Baptist Church, Gretna, Nebraska (Pastor Roger and Sheryl Ridley)–a new fellowshipping church in the GARBC (pending messenger approval in June). Your church can apply for fellowship in the GARBC as a church plant, mission church, or self-supporting church. To receive an introductory information packet, contact Daria Greening.
Talents For Christ
Equipping Students through Service
Serve, Compete, Win—Talents For Christ can be an important part of your church’s youth ministry. Participating in TFC helps students grow in character and discipline, helps them develop their ministry skills, and gives them the opportunity to earn valuable scholarships. Talk to students in your church now to help them prepare for this competition.
First-place state scholarship: $1,000
Second-place state scholarship: $500
First-place national scholarship: $5,000
Second-place national scholarship: $2,500
Early registration deadline: February 15–$50
Final registration deadline: March 1–$65