2021 Conference Recap

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Conference News

  • True Worshipers

    True Worshipers

    All people are worshipers of one thing or another, according to Mike Augsburger. “God has created all humanity to worship, to stand in wonder of the things we’re passionate about,” he says. And that passion inevitably overflows into worship. For ...more

  • Unpacking the Forgiveness Debate (Defining Forgiveness)

    Unpacking the Forgiveness Debate (Defining Forgiveness)

    What is forgiveness? Of what does it consist? Is Biblical forgiveness totally unconditional, or does it come with strings attached? These are just a few of the questions Chris Brauns, pastor of the Red Brick Church, Stillman Valley, Ill., addressed ...more

  • Worship as Giving Yourself to God

    Worship as Giving Yourself to God

    Wednesday morning opened with a message from Ross Shannon, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Lapeer, Michigan. Continuing to develop the theme “Essence of Worship,” Shannon spoke from Romans 12:1–2. “We all live out of what we believe,” he ...more

  • Open Enrollment for the GARBC Retirement Program Begins

    Open Enrollment for the GARBC Retirement Program Begins

    GARBC National Representative Mike Hess opened the first general session of the 2019 Annual Conference by announcing the opening of enrollment in a national 403(b) retirement plan for pastors and employees of association churches. GARBC staff, along with professional consultants ...more

  • How the Holiness of God Fuels Our Worship

    How the Holiness of God Fuels Our Worship

    “We serve a holy, holy, holy God,” Mike Hess proclaimed in his inaugural conference session as national representative. As he opened the 2019 conference’s first session, Hess addressed the theme “Essence of Worship.” He offered a definition which serves well ...more

  • Floats and Fun

    Floats and Fun

    Students Alive! kicked off the 2019 conference at Soteria Church in Des Moines, Iowa. They began the evening by worshiping the Lord through song, followed by a message from Mark Davis (vice president for enrollment and student life at Faith ...more

Ministries at the Conference

Conference Galleries

  • 2013 Conference in Review

    2013 Conference in Review

    Expository sermons on prayer, faith, steadfast ministry, and the inner spiritual life tackled the theme of the Conference "Renew our Strength." Preaching sessions and workshops ...more

  • 2012 Conference in Review

    2012 Conference in Review

    Conference attendees joined together to reflect on the theme “Authentic Church.” Featured speakers teamed together to present 10 expository sermons from 1 Timothy. Other events ...more

  • 2010 GARBC Conference Photo Gallery

    Use these handy links to find photos for the 2010 GARBC Conference. Photo coverage by Darrell Goemaat, David Bosket, and Jason LaBombard. Monday Photo Gallery Tuesday Photo ...more

Conference Audio

  • When God Purifies His Church

    When God Purifies His Church

    General Session – When God Purifies His Church Wednesday Morning, June 28, 2017 Mike Hess, Calvary Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, ...more