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Improving Your Ministry Skills: May 2007

You Can Plant a Church in Your Area
preconf-seminar.jpgRegular Baptist churches, no matter what size, can plant another church. Pastor, are you ready to lead your church in fulfilling the Great Commission by planting a church in your area?

To learn how to do so, sign up now to attend the special Churches Planting Churches pre-conference seminar from 8:30 to 12:30 on Tuesday, June 26, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This seminar will be led by veteran church planter Ken Davis, professor at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. In the seminar he will present “Twelve Steps to Parenting a Daughter Church.” There is no registration fee, but contact Don Anderson, 1-888-588-1600, ext. 873, to reserve your place.

Check out Ken’s two-part article about the house church movement in the April and MayBaptist Bulletin.

Has Your Church Planted a Church?
Ken Davis, leader of the Churches Planting Churches pre-conference seminar in Lancaster, is seeking information about churches that have planted churches. He wants to prepare a resource to help other churches plant churches. If you have planted a church, please send Ken the name of the daughter church, the date it was launched, the pastor of the mother church, and the church planter or pastor.

Ever Thought about Writing?
We are currently looking for thought-provoking and relevant articles on theological issues and ministry trends to be published in the printed and online versions of The Baptist Bulletin. If you have an idea for an article, contact Norm Olson to learn how you can get your thoughts in print.

Book Review: Ask Them Why by Jay Lucas
This newest book release from Regular Baptist Press is an excellent tool you can use to introduce your people to an apologetic approach to pre-evangelism. Jay Lucas has done a masterful job in presenting a substantive strategy for confronting unbelievers who hold a worldview different from the Christian faith with its claims of truth. A dramatized CD with ten encounters between believers and unbelievers will draw students into this thoroughly Biblical and engaging study. I highly recommend you schedule a class for your people using this resource.

Equip Your Church for Ministry
“It was very worthwhile. I learned a lot.” “Thank you for the excellent seminar.” “I recommend it.” These were some of the comments from a recent BuildUP training seminar. These seminars provide encouragement, instruction, and motivation to help church leaders and teachers in their ministries. Plan now to attend a BuildUP training seminar near you this fall.

Effective training for teachers

Equipping teachers to provide spiritual learning that lasts

September 8, 2007: Appalachian Bible College, Bradley, West Virginia

September 22, 2007: Oak Grove Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kansas

October 13, 2007: Calvary Baptist Church, Rochester, Minnesota

October 27, 2007: Riverside Baptist Church, Decatur, Illinois

Find out more information by calling 1-888-588-1600, ext. 887.

Advanced training for teachers

Learning to teach like Jesus to make an eternal impact

Fall 2007
September 15, 2007: Berean Baptist Church, Portage, Michigan
Held in conjunction with a Blueprint Leadership Seminar

Discover more about this helpful seminar by calling 1-888-588-1600, ext. 887.

Strategic planning for church leaders

Assisting church leaders in developing a comprehensive plan for building Christ’s church His way

Fall 2007
September 15, 2007: Berean Baptist Church, Portage, Michigan
Held in conjunction with an Impact Teaching Seminar

October 12, 2007: Regular Baptist Ministries Resource Center, Schaumburg, Illinois

October 26, 2007: Heritage Baptist Church, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Learn more by calling 1-888-588-1600, ext. 887.

Relevant training for youth workers

Developing a big-picture strategy that impacts students for a lifetime of godly living

Fall 2007
September 8, 2007: High Street Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri

October 20, 2007: South Baptist Church, Flint, Michigan

Bring a BuildUP seminar to your area. Contact Tony Randolph, 1-888-588-1600, ext. 887.