Archives for November 2012

Two Articles Featuring One of Our Newest MARBC Churches

Planting a Migrant ChurchA recent edition of the Baptist Bulletin has two articles featuring the ministry of one of our newest MARBC churches, Grace Hispanic Baptist Bible Church.

Planting a Migrant Church
“By the time Isidro “Pepe” Morales pulls into the migrant camp, children are already running toward his car. Screen doors slam on the long white wood frame building where six families live in eight separate units. Calling each child by name, Pastor Pepe laughs with them, tosses a ball around, and then reminds them that Vacation Bible School is tonight, held at Rice Lake Baptist Church in Grant, Mich. He’ll stop by later to pick them up.” (Read the rest…)

A Story Only God Could Write
“‘The story starts when the king is going to bed—when the king falls asleep and has a dream that was scary,’ Joe Murray tells the children who are seated in rows of chairs. They’ve all had scary dreams, so Joe connects them straight to the account of King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2. Then Joe tells how the king forced everyone to pray to a statue, except for three young men who refused.” (Read the rest…)

‘A Properly Constituted and Functioning Baptist Church’ — But What to Call It?

An article on the Baptist Bulletin website entitled ‘A Properly Constituted and Functioning Baptist Church’ — But What to Call It? deals with the Council of Eighteen policy decision on church names.

“The process for fellowshipping with the GARBC is fairly simple. A church must affirm the GARBC Constitution and Articles of Faith, must make application in writing, must officially vote to seek fellowship with the GARBC, and must have a recognition council where Regular Baptist pastors and church messengers examine the church’s constitution and bylaws. The recognition council should determine if the church is ‘a properly constituted and functioning Baptist church.'”

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Upcoming MARBC Regional Association gatherings, Nov-Dec 2012

November 27 – GRARBC meeting: Standale Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, noon-1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)  Ken Floyd will lead the group on the topic, “Navigating Generational Issues in the Church.”

December 3 – SMARBC Annual Pastors and Friends Christmas Banquet, First Baptist Church, Brooklyn.

December 7 – UP Regional Association Annual Christmas Pastors and Wives Dinner, L’Anse Baptist Church, L’Anse.

December 11 – GRARBC meeting: Forest Hills Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, noon-1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)  Chris Weeks and Doug Compton will lead the group on the topic, “The Sunday Evening Service-Affirmation, Adjustments, or Alternatives?”

Audio and Video – MARBC 70th Annual Conference October 29-30, 2012

2012 MARBC Conference Audio and Video

Audio & Video

MARBC 70th Annual Conference October 29-30, 2012

2012 Conference Messages

Ken Floyd – 2012 Annual Conference Video

Ken Floyd – “Embracing Our Gospel Heritage,” Acts 20:17-38
MARBC 70th Annual Conference October 29-30, 2012


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Ken Floyd – 2012 Annual Conference Audio

Ken Floyd – “Embracing Our Gospel Heritage,” Acts 20:17-38
MARBC 70th Annual Conference October 29-30, 2012
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Maynard Belt – 2012 Annual Conference Video

Maynard Belt – “Is One’s Heritage Really Significant?” Deuteronomy 2:7
MARBC 70th Annual Conference October 29-30, 2012


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Maynard Belt – 2012 Annual Conference Audio

Maynard Belt – “Is One’s Heritage Really Significant?” Deuteronomy 2:7
MARBC 70th Annual Conference October 29-30, 2012
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Bob McNeil – 2012 Annual Conference Audio

Bob McNeil – “Is Anything Happening?” The Book of Acts
MARBC 70th Annual Conference October 29-30, 2012
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Bob McNeil – 2012 Annual Conference Video

Bob McNeil – “Is Anything Happening?” The Book of Acts
MARBC 70th Annual Conference October 29-30, 2012


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