Archives for November 2005

Casting a Vision: What the MARBC Is About

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63rd Annual MARBC Conference Audio

Download and listen to these messages from the 63rd Annual MARBC Conference held Oct. 24th-25th, 2005
Berean Baptist Church, Portage, Mi.
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A Treatise For Local Churches On Pastoral Sabbaticals

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Baptist Testimony Volume 51 Number 10 November 2005

From Where I Stand
Maynard H. Belt
MARBC State Representative

2005 Annual Report

“…I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.” Ephesians 3:7

Paul’s testimony became mine as I claimed the above verse on the day of my ordination into the gospel ministry. I have never ceased to marvel that God would choose me to be one of his servants. In February, Ann and I will observe our 40th year in full time pastoral ministry and I can not adequately express how honored we are to have had such a call in our lives. It seems like only yesterday that we packed our few belongings in a U-haul and headed North to our first pastorate which numbered about 40 people, an old parsonage and $45 a week in salary. We couldn’t have been happier! [Read more…]