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Association Updates: November 2008

Young Baptist Leaders to Attend Council Meeting

Council of Eighteen members have invited young Baptist leaders from churches in the GARBC to join the Fall Council meeting, November 17-19. The Council and the GARBC administrative team  are  seeking to involve the next generation of Baptist leaders in active participation in the Association. During the meeting, the young leaders will be joining Council discussions, listening to ministry updates, and fellowshipping during meals. Also, the young Baptist leaders will be meeting together to chart future direction for their group.

Church Planting Initiative

One of the key agenda items for the November Council of Eighteen meeting is a church planting initiative. This New Testament prerogative is on the hearts and minds of Council members and the GARBC Resource Center administrative team. In November 2007 these Association leaders committed to praying throughout the year for a new movement of church planting within the GARBC. A church planting task force of missionary pastors and ministry leaders has been launched. Recently the task force has interacted in two web meetings, hosted by the GARBC. Please be in prayer for this important initiative.

Church Directories Available

Keep in touch with fellow churches, pastors and wives, and ministry personnel by ordering the new 2009 GARBC Church Directory for $14.99. Contact information changes rapidly so be sure to order this handy reference. Order online or call Regular Baptist Press 1.800.727.4440 today!

Many Thanks!

Our Association has received word from Pastor John Norris, Riverside Baptist Church, Decatur, IL, that the church family has raised the support level of giving to the GARBC. Thank you to our friends in Decatur!

The ministries of the GARBC keep growing; we do need funding to be able to outfit churches with service and resources. Won’t you consider giving to the GARBC?

Desiring to Serve You

Our GARBC Resource Center team, John and Daria Greening, Chris and Deb Hindal, John and Hope Murdoch Michael and Kristen Nolan, and Jim and Jeannie Vogel, desires to help and encourage churches. Check the Association administrative team’s itinerary to see if they are coming to your area. If you would like a GARBC team member to assist your church with its needs and/or to present the ministries of the Association to your church, please contact the Resource Center.