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Improving Your Ministry Skills

By October 1, 2021October 14th, 2021No Comments


Mike Hess, GARBC national representative, shares the following helpful resources for ministry.

  • Mike’s article on how a pastor can serve his church well by helping it prepare for his retirement
  • An excellent article by GARBC chaplain Bill Gasser on the sad and unfortunate events that have unfolded in Afghanistan, told from a chaplain’s perspective
  • A helpful article by Nicholas Batzig on what it means to be led by the Spirit


Do high school seniors attend your church? What better way to prepare them for the future than by equipping them with a solid college education from a Christian worldview. Encourage seniors (those graduating from high school during the 2021–22 school year) at your church to apply for the GARBC Christian Character Scholarship and to attend a participating college. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Nov. 30.


  • Oct. 5: Illinois-Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches Fall Conference, Faith Baptist Church, Winfield, Illinois
  • Oct. 7–22: 100th anniversary celebration, Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, Iowa
  • Oct. 11–12: Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches Annual Conference, “Focus on What Matters,” Forest Hills Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Oct. 11–12: Pastors and Wives Refresh Retreat, Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, Ventura, Iowa
  • Oct. 16: Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches Fall Singles Event
  • Oct. 17–18: Wisconsin Association of Regular Baptist Churches 2021 Conference, “Memoirs of an Extraordinary Pastor,” Memorial Baptist Church, Verona, Wisconsin
  • Oct. 18–20: Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches state meeting, Washington Heights Baptist Church, Dayton, Ohio
  • Oct. 25–26: Northeast Fellowship Fall Bible Conference, “Teach Us to Pray,” First Baptist Church, Horseheads, New York
  • Nov. 6: Regular Baptist Round-Up, Victory Ranch, Moreno Valley, California
  • Nov. 9: DelMarVa Baptist Fellowship Quarterly Conference, Grace Baptist Church, Hurlock, Maryland
  • Nov. 11–12: Ohio Women for Missions Fall Retreat, Carlisle Inn, Sugarcreek, Ohio
  • Nov. 13: Amazin’ gRace, DelMarVa Baptist Fellowship youth event, Grace Baptist Church, Hurlock, Maryland
  • Nov. 19–20: Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches Back on Track youth rally, Ankeny Baptist Church, Ankeny, Iowa