GARBC Service Award Nominations
Has your Christian walk been impacted positively by a godly believer or couple in your church? Consider nominating that person (or persons) for the 2012 GARBC service award. By honoring those who have faithfully served the Lord, you will be paying tribute to them and encouraging others to follow their example. Deadline for nominations is March 30. Take time to express your gratitude. Nominate your beloved servant(s). (Read about past service award recipients.)

Laud Teen’s Service with GARBC Award
Let’s spotlight teens who love the Lord, serve Him in the church, and live as a clear testimony of His grace in their schools and communities. Know of such a teen in your church? Nominate him or her for the 2012 GARBC student service award. Spread the good word about a teen through your nomination. Cut-off date for submissions is March 30. (Read about past student award recipients.)

Minister with Chris Hindal in Ukraine
Chris Hindal, director of GARBC International Ministries, invites 15 pastors to the Ukraine Oct. 15–24. Each pastor, along with a fellow pastor, will have the opportunity to spend three days with a Ukrainian or Moldovan pastor, teach a class in the Bible institute (translated into Russian), or preach in a Ukrainian church. This 10-day trip will help a pastor discover effective and transferable methods for discipleship used in Ukraine and consider the possibility of partnering with CMI. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Chris Hindal, 224.234.7401. Experience the Bible belt of Eastern Europe!

Eastern Europe was closed to missionaries until 1991, when the people were liberated from the communist stranglehold. In 1991 approximately 600 evangelical Baptist churches dotted the landscape of this country. Today there are 3,000. As students become engaged in formal Bible study, God is calling students into vocational ministry. This trip is hosted by Christian Ministries Institute, an ABWE affiliated ministry committed to organizing local church–based Bible institutes to raise the Biblical literacy of each church.

Churches Give to Association
Thank you to the pastors who participate in the GARBC and for churches who contribute ongoing prayer and financial support to the association! Recently we received word of two blessings!

  • Calvary Baptist Church, Quincy, Ill., Pastor Mickey Farlow—increasing GARBC financial support
  • First Baptist Church, Dunkirk, N.Y., Pastor Bob Gage—subscribing as a group to the Baptist Bulletin

If the Lord is blessing the ministry of your church, won’t you share that blessing by supporting your association’s ministry to the churches? Join the GARBC support team by donating online or mailing your support to GARBC, 1300 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL, 60173. Also, subscribe to the Baptist Bulletin at a reduced rate through the group plan. Contact Lynne Goemaat to subscribe. Together we can accomplish more!