Let Your Church Members Hear Robert T. Ketcham
Many members in GARBC churches have heard the name Robert T. Ketcham, but few ever heard him preach. Now you can let Robert T. Ketcham and the other GARBC national representatives minister to your people through the 75th anniversary CDs.
For a gift of $75 you can get this valuable collection. All proceeds go to assist the ministry of the GARBC to the churches. Order online or by calling 1-800-727-4440. Order a set for your church and let your people listen to these excellent messages. Listen online to a brief excerpt from Dr. Ketcham, Dr. Stowell, and Dr. Tassell.
How to Prepare for the GARBC Conference
As we prepare for the GARBC Conference June 26-29 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, consider these insightful words: “Most of us attend conferences like our parishioners go to worship. We scramble, rush, and show up just in time to catch the opening. We’ll glean a lot more if we’ve prepared the soil to receive the seed. ‘God, what do You want me to learn from the conference? Open my eyes to see new ideas.’ Strategically ponder which workshops you want to attend. Be open to trying something new. Do I need to read a book or article in advance that will get me thinking some new thoughts prior to arriving? Don’t feel guilty going a half-day early to rest and change gears for focused learning” (Rev, Nov/Dec 2006, p. 74).
This year’s Conference promises to be an outstanding opportunity to think together about Christ’s plan for building His church. You will find full Conference information online. Contact the GARBC Ministry Resource Center, 1-888-588-1600, ext. 873, for more information.
The Amish and Our Baptist Heritage
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is in the heart of Amish country. To learn more about the Amish people and their relationship to our Baptist heritage, read “The Plain People: Lancaster County Anabaptists and Our Baptist Heritage” in the online Baptist Bulletin.
May 15 Registration Deadlines
May 15 is a registration deadline for three Conference events:
> Conference registration–Register today to save money. You can register by mail, by fax, or online.
> Ladies’ luncheon–Wednesday, June 27. Price increases after May 15.
> Sight and Sound presentation–Wednesday, June 27. May 15 is final day for registering through the GARBC.
Reserve Your Room at the Lancaster Host Resort
Don’t delay in reserving your rooms at the Lancaster Host Resort this year. You can reserve a room online (use group code GARBC) or send to the Resort the Reservation Request Form included in the recent mailing or available online. Conference rates guaranteed until May 22. Staying at the Resort helps defray the Conference costs.
Inexpensive Student Accommodations in Lancaster
If your youth group or TFC group is coming to Lancaster, take advantage of inexpensive dormitory housing available in Lancaster. Contact Scott Greening for more details.
Mark Your Calendar for the Wednesday Youth Rally
Area youth groups are invited to join the Students Alive! teens for an afternoon and evening youth rally on Wednesday, June 27. Mel Walker, director of the RBP Student Ministries Department, is the rally speaker. Contact Scott Greening for more information. Area churches, look for a poster in early May.
Be Part of the GARBC Golf Tournament
Golfers, plan to be part of the GARBC golf tournament on Tuesday, June 26, from 1:30 to 5:30. $35 for greens fees, cart, and prizes. Register on the Conference registration form.
Receptions and Luncheons
> Ladies’ luncheon on Wednesday, June 27: $12 if you register by May 15. Register on the Conference registration form.
> Corps Vets reception on Wednesday, June 27: Contact Chaplain John Murdoch to reserve your place.
> GLS luncheon on Thursday, June 28: RSVP Judy Emery at 1-888-588-1600, ext. 817. Hear reports of the work of GLS around the world and testimonies from international guests.
Churches Value The Baptist Bulletin
Many thanks to Pastor Robert Glover and Faith Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and Pastor Phil Zilinski at Fox Valley Baptist Church in East Dundee, Illinois, for subscribing to The Baptist Bulletin through the TEAM plan. Individuals in your church can subscribe to The Baptist Bulletin for less than 70 cents per copy by ordering through TEAM. Thanks also to Pastor James Guest and the people of Grace Baptist Church in Port Orange, Florida, for renewing their Baptist Bulletin subscriptions. Contact Lynne Goemaat for more information on discount plans. Help your church learn about the good things that are happening in the Association!
New IL/MO State Representative
After 33 years of ministry at Calvary Community Baptist Church in Northglenn, Colorado, Pastor Bernie and Marcia Augsburger have accepted the position of representative for the Illinois/Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches. They will begin their new ministry on September 1, 2007. Pray for them and for the church in this time of transition.
Equipping Students through Service
State TFC competitions are now complete. Dozens of first- and second-place group and individual winners are looking forward to national competition on June 27 and 28 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. These talented and godly students play an important part in the GARBC Conference. Plan now to visit some of the competitions to discover the caliber of students in our churches today.