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Association Updates: November 2017

Chris Hindal, director of Regular Baptist International, recently met in Hong Kong with Bob Roberts, representative of RBP International’s China division, to plan the expansion of Kids4Truth Clubs. This newly released kids’ club program by Regular Baptist Press teaches children systematic theology so they will be able to defend their faith. The materials are being translated into Chinese by volunteers in Shanghai. Level one is complete, and the translators are finishing the six remaining books of level two, with the goal of producing a parallel Chinese/English language edition. Twelve hundred evangelical churches of Hong Kong could benefit from this venture. The profits from this endeavor will be used to freely distribute the same materials to the Chinese on the mainland though the house church movement. What a great opportunity to spiritually impact the next generation of the most populous county in the world! Regular Baptist International is worthy of monthly missions support from your church.

Regular Baptist Builders Club is thanking God for the tremendous generosity of individuals and churches who contributed more than $40,000 to help victims of hurricanes in Texas and Florida. Berean Baptist Church in Humble, Texas, received $20,000 to help rebuild homes of church members. In addition, Maranatha Village in Florida received $5,000 to help repair severe damage to its facilities. More aid will be sent out as soon as insurance adjustments are completed. Thank you to everyone who gave and prayed for these efforts. A special thank-you to two Colorado churches, Faith Baptist in Fowler and Rustic Hills in Colorado Springs, for sending work teams to Humble, Texas, to help with the rebuilding of homes. Read the story and view a video about these efforts: “Texas and Florida Church Members Thank GARBC Churches for Help.”

Please pray for Regular Baptist Builders Club as Director Clare Jewell and board members Ed Fuller, Eric Hancock, Dan Mead, Aaron Patton, and Kerry Watkins consider four grant applications for new church plants. It’s great to see these new churches getting started in Oregon, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. In addition, Regular Baptist Builders Club is in the final stages of preparation to launch a church leadership residency program in January 2018. This program will be designed to enhance leadership development for church planting and revitalization efforts within our association. More info will be coming soon!


2: IL-MO Peoria pastors’ fellowship, Chatsworth, Illinois
4: Whispering Cedars Camp’s Fall Fixin’s, Temple Baptist Church, Lincoln, Nebraska
4: Southern California Round Up, Victory Ranch, Moreno Valley, California
6–7: Ministry Enrichment Conference, Harvest New Beginnings, Oswego, Illinois
7: Central MARBC quarterly meeting, First Baptist Church, Carson City, Michigan
9: Southern MARBC quarterly meeting, Grace Baptist Church, Marshall, Michigan
9: IL-MO Mississippi valley pastors’ fellowship, Brown Street Baptist Church, Alton, Illinois
9–10: Ohio Women for Missions retreat, Carlisle Inn, Sugarcreek, Ohio
14: IL-MO Chicago area pastors’ fellowship, Emmanuel Baptist Church of Warrenville, Naperville, Illinois
15: NARBC pie fellowship, Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Omaha, Nebraska
17: IL-MO central Illinois pastors’ holiday dinner, Decatur, Illinois
17–18: IARBC Back on Track Conference, Ankeny Baptist Church, Ankeny, Iowa
28: IL-MO Quad Cities pastors’ fellowship, Crosstown Baptist Church, Silvis, Illinois



John Greening
National Representative
13–15: GARBC Council of 18 meeting, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois
26: Grace Community Baptist Church, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Manning Brown
Director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy
5: Berean Baptist Church, Albion, Indiana
13–15: GARBC Council of 18 meeting, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois

David Gunn
Director of Regular Baptist Press
13–15: GARBC Council of 18 meeting, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Chris Hindal
Director of Regular Baptist International
2–3: Kids4Truth Clubs translator meetings, Shanghai, China
5: Bethel Fundamental Baptist Church, Dasmarinas City, Philippines
6–10: All-Partners IPFBM Conference, Tagaytay, Philippines
11–16: Kids4Truth Clubs meetings, Hong Kong, China
12: Grace Baptist Church, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
26: Bethany Baptist Church, Salem, Oregon (a.m.)
26: West Hills Baptist Church, Portland, Oregon (p.m.)

Clare Jewell
National Church Planting Coordinator for Regular Baptist Churches
Director of Regular Baptist Builders Club

6–10: All-Partners IPFBM Conference, Tagaytay, Philippines
13–15: GARBC Council of 18 meeting, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois
15: Regular Baptist Builders Club board meeting, Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois
16–17: Church Planting Leadership Fellowship, New York City, New York