RBP Launches 3 New Seminars!

Regular Baptist Press expands it offerings of BuildUP Training Seminars. Enhance your churches ministry by attending or hosting a Seminar.

NEW!
Women’s Ministry Seminar—Launch: February 28, 2009, Schaumburg, IL
Children’s Ministry Seminar—Launch: February 28, 2009, Schaumburg, IL
Impact Parenting Seminar—Launch: March 21, 2009, Wellington, OH

Other Training Seminars this Spring:
Next Generation Seminar—March 28, 2009, Hollis Center, ME
Children’s Ministry Seminar—April 4, 2009, Niles, OH
Impact Teaching Seminar—April 25, 2009, Kennesaw, GA
Blueprint Seminar—April 25, 2009, Kennesaw, GA

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Is your church considering a pastoral sabbatical policy? Grace Baptist Church in Westlake, Ohio, recently invited Jim Vogel, GARBC assoc. national representative, to discuss this topic with their pastoral staff and deacons. Jim answered questions, shared specific examples, and encouraged the team to pursue a process that would benefit both pastor and church. Contact Jim Vogel for more info regarding GARBC consultation services. See Baptist Bulletin.

Clergy Renewal Program

The following announcement was released by Lilly Endowment, Inc.:

WHAT WILL MAKE YOUR HEART SING?
“O Sing to the Lord a new song.” Psalm 96:1

At the center of the congregation is the pastor. Spiritual guide, scholar, counselor, preacher, administrator, confidant, teacher, pastoral visitor, and friend, a pastor has a privileged position and performs many roles. In season and out, a pastor is called upon to lead communities to the life-giving waters of God.

The National Clergy Renewal Program, offered by Lilly Endowment, Inc., is intended to strengthen Christian congregations by providing an opportunity for pastors to step away briefly from the demands of daily parish life and to engage in a period of renewal and reflection. They are asked: “What will make your heart sing?” They are invited to plan the steps that will make that happen. The Endowment will provide up to 120 grants of up to $50,000 each directly to congregations for support of a renewal program for their pastor. Applications are now being accepted. They must be postmarked by May 14, 2009, and the award announcement will be made by October 20009.

For information: Contact the Endowments Web site: lillyendowment.org, click on Religion, then on National Clergy Renewal Program, Request for Proposals; e-mail lergyrenewal@yahoo.com; call 317/916-7302, or write to Program Director, Religion, Lilly Endowment Inc., 2801 N. Meridian St., P.O. Box 88068, Indianapolis, IN.46208-0068