Evangelism and Discipleship: May/June Baptist Bulletin
In the latest issue of the Baptist Bulletin, find practical insight on evangelism, such as how to intersect everyday life with gospel witness and reasons some approaches work while others do not. But to balance the evangelistic emphasis, read about discipleship also. Solid discipleship strengthens believers; read about inmates being discipled in a prison Bible college. Solid discipleship also develops qualified leaders; read about deacons in India and a faithful pastor and wife stateside. Evangelism or discipleship? It’s a Biblical blend of both!
Check Out the Baptist Bulletin, Print Edition
- “Prison Bible College Finishes First Year” by Jonita Barram
- “A Tale of Two Associations” by David Gunn
- “Decisions or Discipleship?” by Mike Hess
- “Evangelism and the Opportunity of Responsibility” by Steven Harduk
- “A Passage to India” by Trevor Meers
- “Stay by the Stuff: The Ministry of J. O. and Juanita Purcell” by David Gunn
- “I’m Not Buying It!” by Jeriah D. Shank
Online Articles, Available Only in Bb Plus
- “The Vines Revolution: Is It Okay to Be a Gay Christian?” by David Gunn
- “The Ministry We Dare Not Neglect” by J. O. Purcell
- “The Ministry of the Church” by Paul R. Jackson
- “Losing the Race for Numbers” by Ernest Pickering
- Pastors: “Cultivating an Outreach Lifestyle for the Pastor” by Mark McGinniss
- Adults: “In Defense of the Adult Sunday School Class” by Don Anderson
- Adults: “Improving Adult Sunday School Classes” by Don Anderson
- Youth: “Six Short Years” by Mel Walker
- Family Bible Study: “Why Do They Sing So Much in Church?” by Cheryl Fawcett and Robert Newman
- Family Bible Study:“Why Is Church So Much like School?” by Cheryl Fawcett and Robert Newman
Teens at the GARBC Conference June 29—July 3 will enjoy the preaching, discussion groups, outreach emphasis, and social activities of the Students Alive! program under the direction of Lance and Carrie Augsburger. Teens will participate in a large youth rally on Wednesday, July 3, including a trip to Omaha’s zoo. Area youth pastors and leaders are encouraged to bring their teens to the Wednesday youth events. Register for the week or day.
GARBC Conference Speakers
Be spiritually enriched! Attend the GARBC Conference June 29—July 3 in Omaha. The theme “Connected to Christ” will focus on Colossians 3:1: “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.” You will hear messages from the following speakers:
- Paul Hartog is vice president for academic services at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. He is a professor, a nationally recognized scholar, and very active as youth pastor at Maranatha Baptist Church in Grimes, Iowa. Paul is regarded as an authority in the field of early church history and has published numerous articles and a major book. He brings a thorough Biblical perspective to his history, ethics, and philosophy classes.
- Tim Jordan has served for over 38 years at Calvary Baptist Church in Lansdale, Pennsylvania—10 years as associate pastor and 28 years as senior pastor. A graduate of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College (BA), Tim continued his education at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv) and Westminster Theological Seminary (DMin).
- John Greening is an eighth generation pastor. He served in youth and senior pastorates for over 20 years. In John’s role as GARBC national representative, he speaks frequently, consults with churches, and provides leadership for the association. Together with his wife, Daria, John leads in church ministry training conferences and writes church educational resources.
At the GARBC Conference June 29—July 3 you will also find valuable workshops led by well-versed instructors. Check out the following offerings:
- “Tech Trauma: The Modern World of Tech Issues” by Josh Byers
- “Crisis Ministry” by Laird Baldwin and Mike Crawford
- “Teenage Triumph: Discipleship Ministry with Youth” by Jason Blunk
- “Home Grown: The Value of Small-Town Churches” by David King
- “Making a Difference in Your Community” by Dwight LaPine
- “Helping Your Church Walk through the Wilderness: Biblical Hope and Direction in Suffering” by Jeff Newman
- “Peacemaking in the Church” by Scott Owen
- “Mentoring Relationships” by Sharon Gutwein
- “Revitalizing Sunday and Wednesday Night” by David Strope and Mike Augsburger
- “New Theological Viruses” by Doug Brown
- “When the Pulpit Meets the Newsroom: The Ministry of Analyzing and Expounding Current Events” by David Gunn
- “Walking Life’s Tightrope: Maintaining Balance” by Melissa Wiita
- “Private Devotional Life of a Pastor” by Zach Dietrich
- “Sustaining Emotional Health” by George and Sharon Coon
- “Dumbing-Up: The Case for Continuing Education” by Don Shirk and John Greening
What a blessing to have great God-given gray matter in our association! Plan now to attend the GARBC Conference! Be warmed spiritually and increase your ministry savvy.
Women’s LYFE Conference
Summit University, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, continues with a terrific weekend of Women’s LYFE, June 4–6. Be encouraged and equipped as a daughter of the King with Bible teacher Liz Curtis Higgs, vocal artist Kezia Curry, comedian Bob Smiley, and many other speakers. Registration is open.