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Women’s Ministry Learning LabLinda Pausley

Linda Pausley, veteran pastor’s wife and women’s ministry leader, will facilitate an online series on women’s ministry, particularly geared toward smaller churches. Linda will offer participants practical helps and encouragement and facilitate the sharing of ideas and challenges in developing women’s ministry. The first session will occur on Tuesday, Sept 16 at 6:30 CDT, with continuing sessions on Sept. 23 and 30. Register now for “Launching an Intentional Ladies’ Ministry with the Smaller Church in Mind,” sponsored by the Regular Baptist Web Community.

“The Future of Bible College Education” featured in the Baptist BulletinBB September 2014_inline

Learn more about the state of Bible colleges in the September/October Baptist Bulletin. You will find an insightful overview in the following articles:

“Education Artifact or Essential Alternative?” by David R. Nicholas
“A Call for Great Commission Passion” by Dan Anderson
“The Future of Bible College Education” by Charles Petitt
“The Curriculum Conundrum” by George Gunn
“The Ultimate Future of Bible Colleges” by Paul Hartog
“Making a Bible College Education Affordable” by Del Mohler
“The Challenges and Opportunities of Online Education” by Jim Lytle
“Making Sense of the Gordon College Controversy” by David Gunn

Also, you will find a recap of the 2014 GARBC Conference and its theme of “The Essential Gospel.” If you don’t already subscribe to the Baptist Bulletin, do so today. Subscribe online or contact Lynne Goemaat (847.585.0833).

Taking a Look at the Church Budget

money_INSoon it will be time for churches to take a serious look at their budgets and put together a proposal for the upcoming year. Michael Nolan, GARBC treasurer, will host a webinar called “Facing a Tight Church Budget” on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. CDT. Pastors and their leadership teams will gain helpful insights and personalized assistance in working on their churches’ budget for the coming fiscal year. Register now for this financial webinar, sponsored by the Regular Baptist Web Community.

Do It Yourself PlanningJohn-Greening-2010b2-150x150

Would you like to confidently lead your church in accomplishing great things for the Lord by His enabling? John Greening, GARBC national representative, can assist leaders in identifying the growth potential God has given to their churches. Leaders can establish deliberate steps after considering the unique composition of their churches and the unique features of their communities. Join John for “Do It Yourself Planning” Oct. 2, 9, and 16 at 11 a.m. CDT. Register now for this strategic planning learning lab, sponsored by the Regular Baptist Web Community.

Dale Whiting Benefits for Pastors: Webinar for Pastors and Deacons

How long should and can your church pay a disabled pastor? With careful planning, your church can avoid an awkward and costly dilemma. This one-session webinar will be offered at two dates and times to best suit pastors’ and deacons’ schedules. Longtime association friend, Dale R. Whiting, Chartered Life underwriter and Chartered financial consultant, is the presenter. Register now for “The Question Churches Rarely Ask,” sponsored by the Regular Baptist Web Community. Available Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. CDT or Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 8:30 p.m. CDT.

Church Technology Conference, a nonprofit subsidiary of Baptist Church Planters, will offer “Get Untangled,” a church technology conference, Nov 7 and 8 at Grace Baptist Church, Westlake, Ohio. TechPartner Director Chris Brown has organized this conference to help in problem-solving and in realizing the potential for using technology to improve communication of the gospel in the church and community. Daniel Chin, IT staff member at the GARBC Resource Center, will be a presenter. You can join this conference online. Get the details at