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Association Updates: April 2008

Good Men Wanted!

Help the GARBC in its leadership search. Your church may nominate men for the Council of 18. Council elections will be held this June at the Annual Conference. But hurry… the deadline is April 11th! You can fax your nominations using the form inside the Conference brochure that has arrived recently at your church. Better yet, submit your church’s nominations online by clicking here.

Baptist Bulletin for YOU

How is the falling US Dollar affecting your missionaries? We’ve added many resources at to help churches better understand this problem. Download the entire 4-page Baptist Bulletin article, “The Incredible Shrinking Dollar.” This article may be duplicated for use in your own church ministry. Also you may download a PowerPoint presentation that shows the impact of the falling dollar on world missions: The Falling Dollar.

Coming in the May/June issue of the Baptist Bulletin:

  • What does it mean to be a “Regular” Baptist?
  • Extended review of Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Secret.
  • “Soccer Moms” are out. “Alpha Moms” are in.
  • Youth pastors are using the Facebook website to connect with teens.
  • How the Regular Baptist Press curriculum revisions will change your children’s ministry.

Young Pastors Lead the Way

If a March 14th meeting at the GARBC Resource Center is any indication, the future of the Association is in good hands. A group of young Baptist leaders within the GARBC participated in a think tank hosted by Jim Vogel and John Greening. The purpose of the group’s interaction was to develop a strategic plan to minister to younger pastors and integrate them into active participation in the GARBC. The lively and candid discussion focused on assessing the current situation and need in the GARBC, identifying specific ideas for future ministry, prioritizing ideas, and establishing implementation plans. Interest among young pastors group is expanding; many have joined the GARBC-General Association of Regular Baptist Churches group on Young pastors are planning to get together during the Annual Conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa June 24-27. Why not join them (if you are age appropriate)!

Special Event Speakers

Need a speaker for your church’s men retreat or Mothers’ Day tea? Check out the GARBC Speakers’ Bureau! And remember, if you would like to have a GARBC ministry leader speak at your church, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

Regular Baptists Across the Country
1OARBC Pastors and Wives Retreat, Berlin, OH
3-5NARBC Spring Bible Conference, Omaha, NE
4O.S.Y.C. Real World University, Columbus, OH
5IL-MO Talents For Christ Competition, Bunker Hill, IL
5IARBC Talents For Christ Competition, Des Moines, IA
5MARBC Talents For Christ Competition, Brainerd, MN
12Church Ministries Conference, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
13-15WARBC Spring Bible Conference, Genoa City, WI
14-16IARBC 72nd Annual Conference, Ankeny, IA
15Garden State Fellowship Spring Meeting, Florence, NJ
15GRARBC Women’s Missionary Union Rally, Grandville, MI
17-19Western States Spring Conference, Bremerton, WA
19AARBC Talents For Christ Competition, Tucson, AZ
19Empire Fellowship Talents For Christ Competition, Horseheads, NY
19Freedom Fellowship Talents For Christ Competition, Monongah, WV
19MARBC Talents For Christ Competition, Flint, MI
19WARBC Talents For Christ Competition, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
21&22WARBC Pastors and Wives Retreat, Wisconsin Dells, WI
21&22Empire State Fellowship Spring Conference, Batavia, NY
25&26Sunshine Baptist Fellowship Couples Retreat, Daytona Beach, FL
21&22Empire State Fellowship Spring Conference, Batavia, NY
26OARBC Talents For Christ Competition, Elyria, OH 
29OARBC Secretary/Administrative Team Seminar, Bellville, OH 

Let’s celebrate what the Lord is doing in the GARBC! We would love to add your state or regional Association event! Let us know about your upcoming happenings and we’ll put them on the E-Info calendar.

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