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Conference News

  • Minigolf, Ministry, and Marshmallows

    Minigolf, Ministry, and Marshmallows

    Another day of excitement and fellowship ensued for the students at this year’s conference as they met Thursday at Soteria Church. After they kick-started their day with several games, Tyler Betz of ABWE ministered to them through God’s Word. Tyler ...more

  • The Minor Key of Worship

    The Minor Key of Worship

    How should we respond to suffering? How can believers rejoice in their pain? Mark Vroegop suggests that perhaps what believers need is lament. In Thursday evening’s session, he examined this forgotten discipline of Christianity, saying, “to cry is human, but ...more

  • 2019 Annual GARBC Business Meeting

    2019 Annual GARBC Business Meeting

    David Strope, Council of Eighteen chairman, called to order the 2019 business meeting. After a full year of service, Mike Hess began his first annual report as national representative, informing the messengers about what has taken place in the association ...more

  • The Harmony of Worship

    The Harmony of Worship

    “Last evening, we looked at the purpose of worship,” Mark Vroegop said as he kicked off Thursday morning’s first general session. “This morning, I want to talk about this matter of singing.” Corporate singing is, of course, the most controversial element ...more

  • Students Have a Jam-Packed Day of Learning and Fun

    Students Have a Jam-Packed Day of Learning and Fun

    Students met Wednesday morning to play games, wake up, and prepare for the first of three services at the Students Alive! Conference held at Soteria Church in Des Moines. Dan Best from Appalachian Bible College began the day speaking on “Worship ...more

  • The Purpose of Worship

    The Purpose of Worship

    “Worship is really, really important,” Mark Vroegop, lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana and this year’s keynote speaker, stated emphatically in his Wednesday evening session. Making his first contribution to this year’s discussion about worship, he proceeded ...more

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Conference Audio

  • The Purpose of Worship

    The Purpose of Worship

    General Session—The Purpose of Worship Wednesday Evening, June 26, 2019 Mark Vroegop, Pastor of College Park Church, ...more

  • True Worshipers

    True Worshipers

    General Session—True Worshipers Wednesday Morning, June 26, 2019 Mike Augsburger, Pastor of Soteria, Des Moines, ...more