MARBC students receive Talents for Christ scholarships

Two MARBC Students Take First Place in Piano Competition

2016 National TFC

We rejoice with two MARBC students, their families, and churches. The students recently received first place recognition for their piano abilities in the 2016 GARBC National Talents for Christ competition held in Oswego, IL.

Nathaniel Bishop, L’Anse Baptist Church, L’Anse, placed first in the piano scholarship category.

Alexandra Hager, Marlette Baptist Church, Marlette, placed first in the piano open (non-scholarship) category.

Talents For Christ 2014

Talents For Christ 2014

Talents For Christ encourages students to develop their talents by practicing and through the feedback they receive throughout the process. Peer review, mentoring from a coach, and ultimately the competition all work together to help students become more efficient in using their talents for the Lord. [Read more…]

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…]

Talents for Christ – April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012

South Baptist Church
4091 Van Slyke Rd.
Flint, MI 48507

Deadline for registration is March 1, 2012

The 2012 MARBC Talents for Christ competition will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at South Baptist Church in Flint.

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.

Those desiring to compete in the Scholarship Category should register at the National TFC website where other information and cost details are shared. You may go to www.garbc.org/tfc for more information, downloadable materials, and scholarship details.

Registration deadline for the 2011 MARBC State Competition of Talents for Christ is March 1, 2012. 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

MARB churches and young people are strongly encouraged to participate. The preparations for TFC will help develop godly discipline and character. The results of this preparation allow our youth to minister in meaningful ways in several settings. With the opportunities for scholarships from participating colleges in the Scholarship Division and scholarships for participating MARBC camps in the Open Division, there are also practical benefits for TFC participation.

For further information or questions regarding Talents for Christ, contact our Michigan coordinator, Pastor Ken Pyne – Email; 734.946.5680.

Click here to download a PDF file containing all of the Talents for Christ information.

Pastors, please pass this information to the appropriate ministry servants in your local church.

Talents for Christ 2011 Information Packet

Talents for ChristDear Pastor, Youth Pastor, or Youth Sponsor,

Attached is information regarding our State Talents for Christ competition. Click here to download the information packet PDF. I encourage you to check out the GARBC Talents for Christ website for full details of competition categories, rules, etc.. Also, the GARBC home office has a promotional CD that you can request if interested. The CD will provide you with a lot of helpful tips on promoting TFC with your youth, including a promo video.

Over the past few years, the main change in TFC is the addition of the TFC Open Competition, which allows students to participate who may not compete in the scholarship competition since they are not attending one of the participating colleges. To add incentive to participate in the open category, Lake Ann Camp, Lincoln Lake Baptist Camp and The Springs are all offering scholarships to the State 1st and 2nd place winners. Also, those who have won at the national level in a previous year may compete in a different category in the Open competition.

Included in this information are a couple of pages that you can print and post for your teens to promote the State competition, as well as the registration forms needed to register by March 1st for individual and group open categories. Please make copies for the students and groups to register with. Those who place in the Open Categories who decide to compete at the national GARBC Conference will register for the national competition after the State competition on the GARBC Talents for Christ website (additional fees will apply).

Those participating in the scholarship categories register one time online at the GARBC Talents for Christ website.

Please feel free to Email me.

Equipping Students Through Service,
Ken Pyne, MARBC TFC Director

Remember the Deadline to Register is March 1st

Click here to download the information packet PDF.

Get more information at the GARBC Talents For Christ website.

2010 Talents for Christ

2010 TALENTS FOR CHRIST:  The 2010 MARBC Talents for Christ competition will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at South Baptist Church in Flint.  Students may participate in either the Scholarship or Open Categories.  Registration cost is $25 per individual category and $35 in the Open Categories.  Those desiring to compete in the Scholarship Category should register at the National TFC website where other information and cost details are shared.  For more information and downloadable materials, go to garbc.org/tfc.  Award details are also included at the website. 
 
Registration deadline for the 2010 MARBC State Competition of Talents for Christ is March 1, 2010.  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.
 
Our MARB churches and young people are strongly encouraged to participate.  The preparations for TFC will help develop godly discipline and character.  The results of this preparation allow our youth to minister in meaningful ways in several settings.  With the opportunities for scholarships from participating colleges in the Scholarship Division and scholarships for participating MARBC camps in the Open Division, there are also practical benefits for TFC participation. 
 
For further information or questions regarding Talents for Christ, contact our Michigan coordinator, Pastor Ken Pyne – Email; 734.946.5680.

2009 MARBC Talents for Christ Competition Results

You can also download a PDF of the May/June 2009 Baptist Testimony (1.2mb PDF; PC: Right click / MAC: Control click on the link and choose “Save As”)

Dozens of teenagers, parents, and churches gathered at West Cannon Baptist Church on Saturday, April 25, for the annual MARBC Talents for Christ competition. Talents for Christ(TFC) helps teens in grades 9-12 to develop their God-given talents for ministry within the local church. It encourages students to prepare and to gain skill for serving the Lord.

Pastor Ken Pyne, Evangel Baptist Church in Taylor, continues his faithful service as the TFC coordinator. We greatly appreciate the diligent, effective leadership that Ken has given to TFC for many years. We thank Ken and his staff, the TFC judges, and the West Cannon Baptist Church family for making this a wonderful day for the teens and families of the MARBC.

Students participating in the competition could choose to compete in either the Scholarship or Open categories. Those competing in the Scholarship Division had the potential to qualify for scholarships from participating Christian colleges. First place winners in the Scholarship Division of the state competition receive a $1,000.00 scholarship and second place winners a $500.00 scholarship. First and second place winners earn the privilege to compete for additional scholarships at the national Talents for Christ competition held during the annual GARBC conference in Elyria, Ohio. National open (non-scholarship) competition takes place on Wednesday, June 24, for both group and individual open competitors. National scholarship competition follows on Thursday, June 25.

The Open category is for students desiring to develop their skills or students who do not plan to attend one of the participating colleges. We are grateful for the three MARBC partnering camps – Lake Ann, Lincoln Lake, and The Springs – who offer camp scholarships for first and second place winners in the Talents for Christ Open Division. We thank these camps for their assistance in encouraging our MARBC youth to use their talents for God’s glory.

We praise God for all of our MARBC teens who participated in this year’s event and encourage you to pray for those who will compete nationally in Elyria at the end of June.

Michigan Talents for Christ – Scholarship Category – Winners

Brass: Second place – David Brian McEachern, Emmanuel Baptist, Flint

Male Preaching: First place –Nick Arent, Evangel Baptist, Taylor; Second place – Matthew Delnay, First Baptist, Middleville

Male Voice: Second place – Aaron Good, Evangel Baptist, Taylor

Oral Interpretation of Scripture: First place – Chelsie Shepard, First Baptist, Lapeer

Piano: Second place – Emily Booker, First Baptist, Middleville

Michigan Talents for Christ – Open Category – Individual Awards

Female Public Speaking: First place – Alicia Granica, Evangel Baptist, Taylor.

Female Voice: First place – Shelby Wilson, Evangel Baptist, Taylor

Male Preaching: First place –Adam Patrick, Evangel Baptist, Taylor; Second place – Tyler Shelton, South Baptist, Flint

Male Voice: George Brittain, Trinity Baptist, Alma; Second place – Robert Harold, Evangel Baptist, Taylor

Oral Interpretation of Scripture: First place – Alyssa Pyne, Evangel Baptist, Taylor; Second place – Ashley Herich, First Baptist, Middleville

Piano: Second place – Joelle Byers, Trinity Baptist, Muskegon

Visualized Bible Teaching: First place – Rachel Daniel, South Baptist, Flint; Second place – Sarah Graham, South Baptist, Flint

Woodwinds: Second place – Hannah Moody, First Baptist, Middleville

Michigan Talents for Christ – Open Category – Group Awards

Group Drama: First place – Evangel Baptist, Taylor

Instrumental Ensemble: First place – Evangel Baptist, Taylor

Small Vocal Ensemble: First place – First Baptist, St. Johns; Second place – Evangel Baptist, Taylor

Vocal Duet: First place – First Baptist, Middleville

MARBC Talents for Christ 2009

More Information

For further information or questions regarding Talents for Christ, contact our Michigan coordinator, Pastor Ken Pyne by Email or phone (734) 946-5680.

The registration deadline for the state competition is March 1st.

Download the Talents for Christ promotional packet including all details, rules and registration forms:
Word file PDF file
(right click the link and select “Save As”)

You can also go to the GARBC Talents for Christ website for rules and details.

MARBC Talents for Christ competition will be held at West Cannon Baptist Church in Belmont, MI (Grand Rapids area) on Saturday, April 25

Talents for Christ season is here. Even now several MARBC teens are joining with others across the county in preparing for the 2009 Talents for Christ competition.

We thank God for our MARBC Talents for Christ coordinator, Pastor Ken Pyne (Evangel Baptist Church, Taylor).  Ken has prepared a Talents for Christ packet, available here for download.  This packet includes detailed information regarding TFC participation, registration forms, etc.  Please download this material, personally promote TFC, and pass this information along to those who will be involved in leading and participating in TFC.

Pastors and ministry leaders are strongly encouraged to encourage your young people to participate.  The preparations themselves help develop godly discipline and character.  The results of this preparation allow our youth to minister in meaningful ways in several settings.  With the opportunities for scholarships from participating colleges in the Scholarship Division and scholarships for participating MARBC camps in the Open Division, there are also practical benefits for TFC participation.  Award details are included in the downloadable packet.

MARBC Talents for Christ 2008

Get more information about Talents for Christ at GARBC.org

MARBC Talents for Christ 2008:

The 2008 MARBC Talents for Christ and Talents Plus competition was held on Saturday, April 19, 2008. The event was hosted at South Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan. Students participated in several scholarship and open categories. Following the competition, an awards ceremony was held in the church worship center and featured presentations from several participants. Awards were given to 19 participants in a variety of categories. God blessed the event as several young people from the MARBC ministered. We extend our special thanks to MARBC TFC co-ordinator Ken Pyne for his wonderful ministry in leading this important ministry. Pray for those who will now participate in the National Talents for Christ in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on June 25-26.

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