REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2013 WEB COMMUNITY NOW OPEN!
RB Web Community offers exceptional instruction to enrich your ministry. Interact online with quality content from the comfort or your own home or office. Enrollment is now open for the following Learning Labs.
- “Leading Effective Small Groups” Learning Lab
Thursdays: 8/01, 8/08, 8/15, 8/22; 4 ET/3 CT/2 MT/1 PT
Instructor: Scott Greening, lead church planter of Great Commission Baptist Church, Schaumburg, Ill. (See bio.)
Structure your small group Bible study to transform lives. Learn how to encourage spiritual growth in participants’ lives by utilizing a five- movement approach that is adaptable to any curriculum. This learning lab will model and explain the biblical foundation and educational theory for making a greater impact in your small group study. Gain skills for yourself and encourage other small group facilitators in your church to participate.
- “Spiritual Formation of the Believer” Learning LabThursdays: 8/08, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29; 11 ET/10 CT/9 MT/8 PT
Instructor: John Greening, national representative of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, Schaumburg, Ill. (See bio.)
The great goal of church ministry is to disciple people toward spiritual maturity. How is the process of spiritual growth fostered in the church? Is it possible to measure progress toward the goal of spiritual maturity? It is possible to plan for and assess spiritual growth! If you have a heart for growing people toward spiritual maturity jump in on this Learning Lab.
- “Preaching Ecclesiastes” Learning Lab
Tuesdays: 9/03, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24; 2 ET/1 CT/12 MT/11 PT
Instructor: Rich Van Heukelum, lead pastor of Shawnee Baptist Church, Shamong, N.J. (See bio.)
Ecclesiastes, “the words of the preacher” (1:1), is often see as a hard message to preach. But why? Is it too pessimistic? Is it as some say “the Delight of the Skeptics and the Despair of the Saints”? Is it the ramblings of man without God? Or is Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, correct is saying “Ecclesiastes is the truest of all books. It is the fine-hammered steel of woe”? This Learning Lab is designed to provide the key to unlocking the meaning and method of preaching this marvelous work of the wisest man who ever lived.
- “Reaching Your Community with the Gospel” Learning Lab
Tuesdays: 9/24, 10/01, 10/08, 10/15; 4 ET/3 CT/2 MT/1 PT
Instructor: Mike Augsburger, lead pastor of Willow Creek Baptist Church, West Des Moines, Iowa
Are you frustrated with your church’s evangelistic efforts? Often times we jump from method to method and idea to idea hoping “this one” will be the winner. This learning lab will not simply give more ideas and methods, but will help to think through an underlying philosophy of reaching lost people. Once the philosophy is formed, methods and ideas become secondary. We will explore what evangelism looks like at all levels of your church, starting from your pulpit. Join us as we discuss principles that will help make outreach part of the DNA of your ministry.
- “Church Website Concepts and Designs
Tuesdays: 10/08, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29; 1:30 ET/12:30 CT/11:30 MT/12:30 PT
Instructor: Dave Bosket, assistant professor, Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa.
- “Preaching Big Ideas” Learning Lab
Thursdays: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31; 3 ET/2 CT/1 MT/12 PT
Instructor: Dave Warren, Ohio Assoc. of Reg. Baptist Churches Representative, Cedarville, Ohio
This course will focus on isolating the main thought of a passage of Scripture, whether that passage is large or small. Texts will be chosen as samples on which to work and discuss together the challenges that such “big picture” thinking brings. Our goal will be to see the “forest for the trees” in all of the sample passages, and to realize that the forest is made up of the trees, yet no one tree can become a substitute for the forest. The forest is actually more important than any one tree. We will discuss our own limitedness in putting passages together and seeing the whole and not just the parts.
- “Worship that Connects with God” Learning Lab
Thursdays: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07; 11 ET/10 CT/9 MT/8 PT
Instructor: Ken Pyne, associate professor and director of internships, Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa.
It is of utmost importance that our corporate worship services provide an environment where our people can “connect” with God. How do we accomplish that? How do we make sure we are not creating an atmosphere that discourages engaging with God? If we believe that God is actively present in our worship services, how can we help our people to understand that and to embrace His presence? Join our discussion of theological and practical ways to have corporate worship that “connects” with God.
5 ways the GARBC delivers an exceptional online learning experience to you! Regular Baptist Web Community includes five learning venues. Choose one that is best for you.
- Learning Labs: Shared instruction on a designated ministry-related topic using direct teaching, discussion, problem solving, experimentation, and review. Training occurs in four sessions per topic.
- Webinars: Specialized instruction on a designated ministry-related topic. Direct instruction takes place in a single session.
- Cohorts: A discussion group addressing a variety of current topics and challenges in life and ministry. The goal is to learn from others’ experiences and provide encouragement and support.
- Seminars: Instruction to help you and your church move people toward spiritual maturity. BuildUP Seminars are available for church leadership, church education leaders and volunteers, youth ministers, Sunday School teachers, and parents.
- Consultations: Online ministry consultations are available to the leadership teams of GARBC churches. To meet your church’s needs, a variety of consultation options are available. GARBC administration team members John Greening, national representative, and Michael Nolan, director of business administration and treasurer, are ready to help and encourage your leadership team.