Archives for December 2011

Men Modeling The Master 2012 with Ken Rudolph

“MEN MODELING THE MASTER” SEMINAR sponsored by the EMARBC

The seminar which will be held on Saturday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 1212 Knollwood St., Lapeer, MI 48446. Ken Rudolph will be the keynote speaker. In addition to the main sessions, there will also be four workshop sessions during the seminar. Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:15 a.m. Registration is $15 per person. Lunch is included for all attendees. Registration details will be available in the next issue of the Baptist Testimony.

Church Ministries Conference 2012

CHURCH MINISTRIES CONFERENCE sponsored by the GRARBC.

“Serving on Main Street,” Dr. Charles Ware, President of Crossroads Bible College, will be the keynote speaker. The conference will be held on Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1200 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI. In addition to the main sessions, there are almost 100 different workshops available relating to various aspects of church ministry.

Registration information will be online soon at: www.churchministriesconference.org.

SMARBC Couples Retreat 2012

February 24-25, 2012

SMARBC Couples Retreat: Becoming One For The Master
Through Biblical Companionship, Communication, and Cooperation

Early Bird Registration Fee: $99.00
(Minimum Deposit of $40.00 must be postmarked by February 10.)

Later Registration Fee: $119.00
(Minimum Deposit of $40.00 must be postmarked by February 20.)

Click here to download the Brochure and Registration PDF

The Baptist Testimony, Volume 57 Number 6 November/December 2011

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The Baptist Testimony
Volume 57 Number 6 November/December 2011

The Word Has It
“Strengthen me according to Your word,” Psalm 119:28
Ken Floyd
MARBC Executive Director

“Amazing!”

In the last issue of the Baptist Testimony I chose the word “Grace” to head this column. I did so based upon the wonderful ways in which God has blessed the churches of the MARBC through shared ministry and in anticipation of His blessings in the fall season of ministry. The anticipated MARBC Conference also centered upon the theme of “grace.” [Read more…]

MARBC News & Notes, November/December 2011

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From The Baptist Testimony – Volume 57 Number 6 November/December 2011

69th MARBC ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The word “amazing” also appropriately expresses the response of those who recently attended the 69th Annual Conference of the MARBC held at Northeastern Baptist Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 24-25. The theme of the conference was “Reflecting God’s Grace,” and the speakers who shared at the conference reminded those in attendance of the amazing nature of the grace of God. This grace enables the redeemed in Christ to overcome human barriers and prejudices and graciously extend themselves to every person regardless of background or ethnicity. [Read more…]

The Pastor’s Salary

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Executive Director 2011 Annual Report

Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches

The past five years have been marked by intense spiritual pressure and economic challenge in the state where our Lord has strategically placed us as churches.

This intense spiritual pressure has served as a stark reminder that “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12) The one who wrote these words couched them in the context of these statements: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil… Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:10-11, 13). [Read more…]