Skip to main content

Association Updates: January 2012

Church-Planting Cohort to Begin
Are you a church planter who would like to connect with colleagues for prayer, training, problem solving, and brainstorming? Are you a pastor who would like to learn more about church planting? The GARBC is facilitating an online forum for you! John Greening, GARBC national representative, and Scott Greening, a church planter with Baptist Church Planters, will be hosting a monthly series of interactive sessions to encourage and strengthen church planters beginning Feb. 9. E-mail John Greening & Scott Greening to learn more or sign up.

Ready for an Upswing?
The beginning of the new year signals a time to analyze the successes and shortcomings of the previous year and to get a fresh start. Economic times have been challenging for many churches, resulting in unmet budgets and the necessity of making tough financial decisions. The GARBC can help as you look to get your church’s house in order for 2012 and work toward meeting your new budget. The GARBC offers financial consultation to churches within the association. Receiving assistance in the process of analyzing your expenditures and budgets can pave the way for your ministry’s continuation for years to come. Contact Michael Nolan, 888.588.1600, ext. 853, and get 2012 started on the right foot!

Regular Baptists around the Country

6, 7: Biblical Counseling Ministries “Theology of Biblical Counseling” class, Grace Baptist Church, Plover, Wis.
10: OARBC Akron-Canton pastors’ meeting
13, 14: IARBC Intentional Disciple-Making Training, First Baptist Church, Norwalk, Iowa, and Faith Baptist Church, Oelwein, Iowa
13, 14: WARBC Men’s Prayer Summit, Berea Baptist Church, Stevens Point, Wis.
16–18: CARBC Christian Worker’s Retreat, Cambria, Calif.
17, 24: Biblical Counseling Ministries “Topical Applications of Biblical Counseling” class, Grace Baptist Church, Plover, Wisc.
23–25: Baptist Network Northwest, Pastors’ Prayer Summit, Camp Gilead, Carnation, Wash.
23, 24: Empire State Fellowship, “The Changing Church” seminar, First Baptist Church, Maine, N.Y.
27, 28: Men’s retreat, Victory Baptist Church, Casa Grande, Ariz.
28: IARBC teens, Monopoly Madness, Nevada Baptist Church, Nevada, Iowa

GARBC Staff Itineraries


John Greening
15: First Baptist Church, Yarmouth, Iowa
23–25: Baptist Bible College board meeting, Clarks Summit, Pa.
25–27: GARBC Conference advance planning, Clarks Summit, Pa.

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

Chris Hindal
8: First Baptist Church, Shelbyville, Ill.
15: Bible Baptist Church, Rantoul, Ill.

John Murdoch
7–14: COMISS, NCMAF, ECVAC, Armed Forces Chaplains board briefing, Chaplain Alliance annual meetings, and endorsing visits, Washington, D.C.

Michael Nolan
23: Baptist Bible College Foundation teleconference, Schaumburg, Ill.