Archives for February 2013

Confession of a Guest Speaker

Confession of a Guest Speaker” from the January 2007 Baptist Bulletin.

Confessions of a Guest Speaker

Where is the ‘C’ in Baptist Distinctives?

Where is the ‘C’ in Baptist Distinctives?” by Colin Smith from June 23, 2008 Baptist Bulletin

Baptist Distinctives

What Does it Mean to Be a ‘Regular’ Baptist?

Published in the May-June 2008 Baptist Bulletin, “What Does it Mean to Be a ‘Regular’ Baptist?

What Does It Mean to Be a Regular Baptist?

Security Issues for Places of Worship

Security Issues for Places of Worship

The Michigan State Police Training Academy is presenting a one-day seminar on security issues in places of worship. This course will include a number of segments presented by members of the Michigan State Police who specialize in those areas. The course is ideal for clergy and others who are involved or may become involved in maintaining security at their facilities. [Read more…]

Megachurch in the Middle of Nowhere

Recently in the January-February 2013 Baptist Bulletin an article featuring Ted Jolls, MARBC Pastor in the Upper Peninsula — “Megachurch in the Middle of Nowhere.”

Megachurch in the Middle of Nowhere

MARBC Events to Place on Your 2013 Calendar

Men Modeling the Master, March 2, 2013

sponsored by the EMARBC

March 2, 2013

“Balanced Evangelism”
Pete Mothershead, speaker
First Baptist Church, 121 Knollwood, Lapeer, MI 48446
Registration $12 per person in advance, $15 at the door (Lunch included)

The seminar which will be held on Saturday, March 2, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 1212 Knollwood St., Lapeer, MI 48446; 810.664.8814.  This year’s theme is “Balanced Evangelism” and Pete Mothershead ( will be the keynote speaker.  Session titles: Conquering Fear, Witnessing Naturally, and Discerning Your Role.  A workshop titled “Your Walk Talks” will also be featured.  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 $12 per person in advance, $15 at the door.  Lunch is included for all attendees.  Contact Scott Kigar, First Baptist Church of Rochester, for PDF files of materials – Email.

Church Ministries Conference, March 8-9, 2013

sponsored by the GRARBC

March 8-9, 2013

“Destination Leadership”
Dwight Peterson, Baptist Bible College, speaker
Calvary Baptist Church, 1200 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI
Complete registration information is available at

The conference will be held on Friday-Saturday, March 8-9, 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 can be found online at:

Talents for Christ, April 20, 2013

Talents for Christ

Registration deadline for the 2013 MARBC State Competition of Talents for Christ is now extended to March 4, 2013. Please make checks payable to Evangel Baptist Church and mail the registration to: Michigan TFC, Evangel Baptist Church, 16994 S. Telegraph Rd., Taylor, MI 48180.

The 2013 MARBC Talents for Christ competition will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at West Cannon Baptist Church in Belmont. Students may participate in either the Scholarship or Open Categories. Registration cost is $65 for the Scholarship Categories.  Registration cost is $25 per individual category and $35 per group in the Open Categories. [Read more…]


Dearborn, MI

Ministry is draining. Whether it’s the busyness of a growing ministry, the heartache of a ministry in conflict, the struggle of a lethargic ministry, or the needs of a new ministry, each of these demands immense time and utmost attention. When we add to our ministry responsibilities the needs of our own family and friends who have health concerns, exciting life events, and personal needs—not to mention our own needs—quickly it becomes apparent that a life of ministry is exhausting! [Read more…]