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  • 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

  • Developing an Evangelistic Environment in the Local Church

    Developing an Evangelistic Environment in the Local Church

    A great need exists for churches to develop a culture of intentional evangelism. This was the subject of Tuesday’s module by Pat Nemmers (lead pastor of Saylorville Church, Des Moines, Iowa) and Chuck De Cleene (pastor of evangelism and outreach, ...more

  • Council of Eighteen Meets ahead of 2019 Conference

    Council of Eighteen Meets ahead of 2019 Conference

    The Council of Eighteen, governing body for the Regular Baptist Churches, met on Monday evening and Tuesday morning ahead of the 2019 conference. Every year, the council takes this opportunity to settle outstanding business and make strategic plans for the ...more

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  • United We Grow

    United We Grow

    General Session-United We Grow 9:00 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018 David Gunn, Regular Baptist Press, Arlington Heights, ...more