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Association Updates: October 2014

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AudioLegacy_inlline (2)Special Christmas Gift Project
This Christmas give a gift that will provide a valuable resource for churches and pastors. Activate the GARBC Audio Legacy! The GARBC Resource Center contains archival materials from men who have provided our association with rich history and vast knowledge and wisdom. Their testimonies and teachings enrich our lives today and provide guidance for the future. Due to the limited access of these reel-to-reel audio materials, the GARBC would like to make these archives available on the Internet. Your donation will help digitize a recording and make it available online! You may give your gift online or by mail: GARBC, Attn: Audio Legacy, 1300 North Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173.


Sneak Preview: November/December Baptist Bulletin
Check out the upcoming November/December issue of the Baptist Bulletin! You won’t want to miss the following articles:Bb_logo-150x1501

  • “Living Mosaic Reaches the Least, the Last, and the Lost” by Ted Martens
  • “Strengthening Baptist Churches across America”
  • “Thy Kingdom Come? Perspectives on the Kingdom, the Church, and Social Justice” by Mike Augsburger
  • “When the Mission Field Comes to You” by Greg Linscott
  • “Loving Your Community” by Steve Viars
  • “Defending Premillennialism: Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics Meets”
  • “A Thoughtful Conversation Between Baptist Brothers” by Greg Linscott
  • “Eschatology in Church Curriculum” by Alex Bauman

If your church doesn’t subscribe to the Baptist Bulletin, they are missing a good thing! Discover economical ways to subscribe by visiting Baptist Bulletin Subscriptions or by contacting Lynne Goemaat (847.585.0833).


Operation Greeting Cards for Our TroopsChaplaincy-Logo
Operation Greeting Cards is an endeavor in which church members purchase greeting cards to send unmarked to our chaplains for distribution to deployed troops. This makes it possible for military members to send cards to their spouses, children, parents, extended family members, and friends. (Not many service members have cards for  birthdays, anniversaries, get-well wishes, Christmas greetings, etc., with them when they deploy.) If you and/or church members would like to participate, you can purchase assorted occasion cards and contact Chaplain Murdoch ( or his wife, Hope, ( for the current addresses of our chaplains. Next, you can ship the cards to our chaplains so they can make them available to the troops. John and Hope suggest a quick turnaround on this project, as cards should be mailed before the end of the year.

Fundamental Baptist Leaders Discussion RecapPlymouthMN_inline
Over 100 Baptists from Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin gathered in the fellowship hall of Fourth Baptist Church, Plymouth, Minn., for a panel discussion over lunch. The event was billed as “The Future of Baptist Fundamentalism: A Thoughtful Conversation between Baptist Brothers.” Panelists included John Greening, GARBC national representative; Kevin Bauder, Central Seminary research professor and Regular Baptist Press author; and USAF Chaplain Col. Mike Sproul, pastor of Tri-City Baptist Church, Chandler, Ariz., and a member of the executive board of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International. They were joined by host pastor Matt Morrell of Fourth Baptist Church, and Chris Anderson, hymnwriter, author, and pastor of Killian Hill Baptist Church, Lilburn, Ga. Brent Belford, an administrator at Central Seminary and member of the pastoral staff at Fourth, moderated the discussion. See “A Thoughtful Conversation between Baptist Brothers” for a recap of the discussion.

Regular Baptists around the CountryGARBC_icon1
2–4: CARBC ladies’ retreat, Clear Lake Baptist ChurchLakeport, Calif.
4: IARBC singles’ outing, Scranton, Iowa
6, 7: IL-MO conference, Faith Baptist Church, Geneseo, Ill., and Crosstown Baptist Church, Silvis, Ill.
6, 7: ESF trip to New York City
6, 7: Mid-Continent ARBC Conference, Stony Point Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kan.
9, 10: IARBC pastors’ and wives’ retreat, Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, Ventura, Iowa
9–11: WARBC ladies’ scrapbooking retreat, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.
13, 14: NCARBC conference, Grace Baptist Church, Yuba City, Calif.
17, 18: WARBC conference, Ladysmith Baptist Church, Ladysmith, Wisc.19: MARBC Day of “One Accord” Prayer
20, 21: ESF conference, First Baptist Church, Memphis, N.Y.
20, 21: MARBC conference/Pastors’ Seminar, West Cannon Baptist Church, Belmont, Mich.
20–22: OARBC conference, Camden Baptist Church, Wellington, Ohio
21: Ohio Women for Missions meeting, Camden Township Hall, Oberlin, Ohio
23–25: WARBC teen retreat, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.

garbc_logo_small1GARBC Staff Itineraries

John Greening
23: Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association, Kansas City, Mo.
26: Great Commission Baptist Church, Schaumburg, Ill.

Alex Bauman
Serving in home church, New Life Baptist Church, Lake in the Hills, Ill.

Chris Hindal
5: Haddon Heights Baptist Church, Haddon Heights, N.J.
8–11: Northeast India Regional Conference
12: Local churches in Churachandpur, India
14: Fundamental Baptist Churches Association of Mizoram
16: Northeast India Baptist Bible College and Seminary
18, 19: Local churches in Pailapool, India
26: Meetings with unsaved gang members, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
27, 28: Visiting missionary work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
30–Nov. 2: Chin pastors’ conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

John Murdoch
1: Immanuel Baptist Church, Newton, Iowa
3–5: Missions conference, Bible Baptist Church, Kokomo, Ind.
8–10: Endorsing visit with Chaplain and Mrs. Craig Wiley, Lexington, Ky.
20–22: OARBC conference, Camden Baptist Church, Wellington, Ohio
25, 26: First Baptist Church, Bremen, Ind.

Michael Nolan
3–6: First Baptist Church, Castle Creek, N.Y.
23: Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association, Kansas City, Mo.
26: Clear Lake Regular Baptist Church, Clear Lake, Iowa