Quest Network Informs

Are you keeping current in your awareness of  theological issues and ministry  trends? The Quest website offers resources in these topics and more. On the Quest website you will find book reviews and information on preaching, Christianity and culture, preaching, theology, and worship. Young Baptist leaders are making thought provoking and knowledge entries almost every day! If you are a young Baptist leader under forty, connect with your peers. “Old guys” are encouraged to connect with the “young guys” as well! Go to Quest!

Mentoring by the Reps

John Greening and Jim Vogel are offering the opportunity for young Baptist leaders to interact with them in a six-month mentoring relationship. The men must be currently in vocational ministry or preparing for vocational ministry in college or seminary.  This one-hour online biweekly interaction on ministry practices will pursue the following learning objectives:

  • to gain an understanding of the dynamics of pastoral ministry; e.g., leadership, interpersonal relationships, communication, circumstantial appropriateness, etc.
  • to aspire to a godly “best practices” approach to ministry
  • to develop the competencies of Christlike pastoring.
  • to enhance ministry effectiveness through intentional involvement with other pastors/churches/ministries within the GARBC.

If you are interested in participating in this inaugural mentoring relationship, please email John Greening or Jim Vogel stating your desire to be included  and your reasons for wanting to be involved. A maximum of seven men can participate. Mentoring will begin the first week in September. The one-hour session will occur every two weeks.

Synergy for Those in Ministry

The summer issue of Synergy is now ready for your viewing. Short articles and ideas on pastoral, women, and children’s ministry offer great help and encouragement. A special thanks to contributors,  Jeanie Augsburger, Laird Baldwin, Chris and Deb Hindal, William King, John Lineberry, Linda Nemmers, Mike Plog, Steve Poludniak, Jim and Jeannie Vogel, and Debbie Weil. Please share your ministry thoughts and ideas for Synergy!

Seminars for Church People and Leaders

September 15- Parenting sessions by John and Daria Greening, sponsored by the Garden State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches, at New Life Island in Frenchtown, New Jersey. For more information contact Pastor Gary Tum Suden at gtumsuden@fbcwillingboro.org.

October  10-RBP Blueprint Seminar for pastors and wives, ministry leaders, and deacons and wives, led by John and Daria Greening, hosted by Grace Baptist Church, Kennewick, Washington.

October 10- RBP Impact Teaching Seminar for Sunday School workers and teachers and  Bible study leaders, led by Alex Bauman, hosted by Grace Baptist Church, Kennewick, Washington.

Children’s Ministries Seminar for Sunday School workers and teachers, children’s ministry leaders, church education directors led by Andrea Chamberlain.

September 19- Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Jasper, Georgia
October 10- Grace Baptist Church, Kennewick, Washington
October 24- First Central Baptist Church, Chicopee, Massachusetts
November 7- Fellowship Baptist Church, Jasper, Indiana
November 14- Emmanuel Baptist Church, Toledo, Ohio