Free Conference Audio!

The 2009 GARBC Conference at First Baptist Church, Elyria,
Ohio, was marked by excellent preaching and exciting reports
about the GARBC. The audio and sermon notes are available
for free download here .

Welcome New Churches!

A warm welcome was extended to the following churches as they were approved by GARBC Conference messengers to come into the Association as church plant/mission status:

Eglise Evangelique Baptiste Salem (Elmont, N.Y.), Pastor Jacquelin and Murielle Saint-Preux
Filipino-Spanish International Baptist Church (Stockton, Calif.), Pastor Jim and Carol Garcines
Great Commission Baptist Church (Schaumburg, Ill.), Pastor Scott and Brooke Greening

It’s exciting to have multi-cultural churches added to the Fellowship! For listing of church adds/drops for GARBC listing of churches, see Baptist Bulletin. For more information about your church fellowshipping  in the GARBC, contact John Greening, GARBC National Representative.

Great Week for Students Alive!

Spiritual food, friendships, and fun made for an exciting Students Alive! program led by Lance Augsburger during the 2009 GARBC Conference. On Tuesday night the teens participated in a community outreach by distributing cookies and invitations to Elyria residents to attend church services. During the Wednesday youth rally students enjoyed driving go karts, playing laser tag, navigating bumper boats, and golfing at Swings and Things. On Thursday morning, National Representative John Greening presented GARBC Student Service Awards to McKenzie Baker, Katie Foy, and Jennifer Nierman. See Baptist Bulletin. Each morning and evening students received challenges from God’s Word. Next year Students Alive! will take place in the Chicago area in Arlington Heights, IL,–a great place to bring your youth group!

Talents For Christ Shines

During the 2009 GARBC Conference week over 100 students competed in Talents For Christ (TFC). You may see the outstanding list of TFC winners and runners up on the TFC website. Participants who provided music during Thursday and Friday Conference sessions included Kaylee Good (female voice), Aaron Hixson (male voice), Erich Sandersfeld (oral interpretation of Scripture), Virginia Liebert (piano), Ben Hicks (preaching), and Hanna Javaux (strings). Our Association applauds all students who participated in this year’s TFC competition!

A special thanks to the following colleges for providing scholarships for TFC winners: Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, Iowa, Piedmont Baptist  College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Shasta Bible College, Redding, California!