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Improving Your Ministry Skills: May 2008

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Getting Better Together

Interested in growing your church? creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors? rejuvenating your children’s program? articulating a Baptist perspective on reformed theology? All these topics and more are available to you through the superb workshops scheduled for the GARBC Annual Conference, June 24-27. Join us for the following Conference workshops; you’re sure to find something of interest to you!

  • Relational and Organizational Concepts for Ministering to Youth
    David Burman, First Baptist Church, Elyria, OH
  • Seven Habits of a Visitor Friendly Church
    Jack Dowden, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Flint, MI
  • Moving On After Moving In
    Cheri Eiras, Daniels Road Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL
  • Helping Hurting Women
    Richelle Howard, Village Baptist Church, Bristol, IL
  • Vision and Leadership in the Smaller Church
    Brian Humphreys, First Baptist Church, Howard City, MI
  • Standing Up to the Encroaching Evil in our Nation
    Mary Johnson, First Baptist Church, Norwalk, IA
  • Staying Spiritually Fresh While Ministering to Others
    Lisa Kester, First Baptist Church, Oxford, MI
  • Getting Things Done—organizational aspects of pastoral ministry
    Ken Floyd, Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Engaging Young Pastors in Our Fellowship
    Scott Greening, Faith Baptist Church, Mason City, IA
  • Church Growth—setting the stage for God to work
    Scott Poling, Harvest Baptist Church, Oswego, IL
  • Connecting with Your Community—how a church of any size can reach its Jerusalem
    Dan Simmons, New Community Baptist Church of Strongsville, Olmsted Falls, OH
  • The Six Most Predictable Times of Church Conflict—and how church leaders can proactively respond to them!
    Jim Vogel, General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, Schaumburg, IL
  • Cultivating Your Church’s Culture
    Jerry Lancaster, Starkey Road Baptist Church, Seminole, FL
  • Reaching Internationals
    International Church Leaders
  • Writing for Publication: The Nuts and Bolts to Know
    Joan Alexander, Regular Baptist Press, Schaumburg, IL
  • Revive Them Again! Bringing new life to your children’s program
    Andrea Farlow, Regular Baptist Press, Schaumburg, IL
  • A Baptist Perspective on Reformed Theology
    Myron Houghton, Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA

Helping Believers Express Their Faith

Believers often want to witness, but have difficulty in finding the right place to start. You can help your flock prepare to have meaningful conversations about their faith by reading and discussing together, Ask Them Why: How to Help Unbelievers Find the Truth, by Jay Lucas, available through Regular Baptist Press. This exciting apologetics book provides Biblical answers to common questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Does life have a purpose? Does God exist? By developing the art of asking people why they believe what they believe and helping them see the problems with their own views, believers can actively engage in expressing their faith. Two audio CDs with dramatizations of encounters will help your people understand how these conversations can occur in real life.