Preregister and Save
Preregister for the Conference now and save money and time when you arrive in Lancaster. You may preregister until June 10. After that date, plan to register when you arrive in Lancaster. Anyone who attends at least one day and all voting messengers must register.
Catch These Special Conference Events
> Pre-Conference Seminar
Take part in the valuable Churches Planting Churches pre-conference seminar on Tuesday, June 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ken Davis, seminar leader and Baptist Bible Seminary professor, will address the topic of “Twelve Steps to Parenting a Daughter Church.” Admission is free, but call Don Anderson at 1-888-588-1600, ext. 873, to reserve your place today. The seminar will take place in the Hopewell Room at the Resort. (Note the change of location.)
> Ladies’ Luncheon
The Wednesday ladies’ luncheon is a special time of fellowship and challenge. Juanita Purcell is the featured speaker. You may preregister for the luncheon until June 10. At the Conference a few tickets will be available.
> International Reception
Tuesday, June 26: For all international guests.
> Corps Vets Reception
Wednesday, June 27: For all military veterans and their families. Contact Chaplain John Murdoch to reserve your place.
> GLS Luncheon
Thursday, June 28: Register with Judy Emery at 1-888-588-1600, ext. 817. Hear reports of the work of GLS around the world and testimonies from international guests.
Check the daily news sheets for other receptions.
> Golf Tournament
There’s still time to sign up for the GARBC golf tournament to be held Tuesday, June 26, from 1:30 to 5:30. Enjoy an afternoon of fellowship with other GARBC pastors. Sign up on the Conference registration form or call Don Anderson at 1-888-588-1600, ext. 873.
> RBP Mini-Workshops
During the Conference week, Regular Baptist Press will offer a variety of mini-workshops designed to help you in specific areas of church educational ministry. The workshops will focus on children’s, youth, and adult ministries and training opportunities. Of special interest will be the presentation of the new early childhood curriculum materials. Each 15-minute workshop will be offered multiple times during the week so you can take in several of them. All who attend a mini-workshop will receive a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $25 or more at the RBP bookstore. Check your Conference Book for full details.
> Students Alive! 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. If you plan to attend, contact Jason Jackson at 1-570-587-2543 or Rich Hatch at 1-814-435-6560 by June 21 to tell them how many will come from your church. The cost is $15 per person, which includes the evening meal. Since we need to give the caterer a guaranteed number for the meal, please plan to pay for every person you register. Please collect the money before you come and bring one check payable to the GARBC.
> Talents For Christ
Sixty-six individuals and 11 small groups are preparing to travel to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for the national TFC competition. These students represent gifted, godly individuals who are committed to using their talents for Christ. If you know one of the students participating, encourage him or her with a thoughtful word and assurance of your prayer. We will post the list of winners on the GARBC Web site after the Conference.
Helpful Conference Information
> Web Coverage
A photo gallery and the latest news of each day will be posted on our Conference Web site starting on Tuesday, June 27. Don’t miss it!
> Room Reservations
Contact the Resort directly at 1-800-233-0121 to check on availability of rooms. Staying at the Resort helps defray the Conference costs.
> Meals at the Conference
The Lancaster Host Resort includes two restaurants, and many other restaurants are available nearby. While in Lancaster, be sure to visit one of the Amish restaurants.
> Parking at the Conference
Parking is free at the Lancaster Host Resort.
> Ministry Resource Exhibits
The exhibit area in back of the auditorium will feature 62 exhibitors who provide products and services to assist you in your ministry. Take time during the Conference to visit the exhibits. And take part in the Passport to Prizes grand prize drawing sponsored by the exhibitors!
Pray for the GARBC Conference
Would you join us in praying for Conference participants as they prepare for the GARBC Annual Conference? Please remember
• pastors and wives as they make plans to attend
• students developing presentations for Talents For Christ
• internationals as they seek government permission to travel and gather funds to attend
• speakers and workshop leaders as they prepare messages and workshops
• local committee members under the leadership of Craig Golden as they staff and facilitate the Conference
• GARBC ministry leaders John Greening, Chris Hindal, John Murdoch, and Michael Nolan, and Council of 18 members as they prepare for their meeting
Together We Can Accomplish More!
Be a Blessing to Churches!
As the GARBC conference approaches, anticipation builds for pastors and wives and church members as they look forward to fellowshipping around God’s Word. Facilitating this enriching time takes finances beyond what the Conference registration and on-site offerings provide. Would you and/or church family consider giving a love gift to the Association for this special Conference ministry? You may mail your gift to GARBC, 1300 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173 or make a credit card donation by calling 1-888-588-1600, ext. 821 or 813.