VENTURA, Iowa—For its annual conference, the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches headed to camp.
Meeting at Iowa Regular Baptist Camp April 5–7, conference guests enjoyed learning from God’s Word, fellowshipping with others, and participating in activities—all at the campground.
Opening the conference, Tim Capon, state representative of the Iowa association, encouraged married couples to have healthy marriages. Speaking from Malachi 2:13–16, Tim told married couples “to be careful and to be faithful.”
“We can’t be naive enough to think that we can put our marriages on autopilot and they’ll just be good. We’re not immune to the pressures of the world . . . or the problems we face,” Tim says. Healthy marriages involve putting in effort and asking God for help, Tim says. “Let’s take heed to ourselves and be careful and be faithful and not neglect to cultivate healthy marriages.”
In the main sessions, speakers Sam Choi and Kraig Keck addressed the theme “As for Me and My House: Discipleship at Home.” Sam has been pastor of Prior Lake (Minnesota) Baptist Church since 2014. Kraig has taught Biblical counseling and Bible at Faith Baptist Bible College since 2020 and was previously a pastor for 18 years. Both men have a passion not only for ministry but also for families.
Listen to Sam’s and Kraig’s sessions, as well as Tim Capon’s opening session, at iarbc.org.
In addition to hearing from these men, guests attended workshops with several ministry leaders. Their topics included “Growing through Parenting Sorrows,” acknowledging the grief of parents whose children choose not to follow Christ; “Home Sweet Home,” encouraging parents to lead their families with grace; and “A Wife’s Ministry,” offering a practical approach for women to minister to their husbands and families.
Guests also heard from David Strope, GARBC interim national representative. He talked about his recent ministry transition from serving as a pastor to serving on behalf of the GARBC. He especially brought people’s “attention to God’s faithfulness and blessing upon our collective ministry as a fellowship of churches,” he says.
While adults attended their times of teaching, children and teens participated in active and engaging sessions led by students from Faith Baptist Bible College.
The Iowa association thanks Iowa Regular Baptist Camp “for being such great hosts! We had a fantastic time and were deeply challenged in the area of discipleship in the home.”