MARBC Annual Conference 2013

MARBC Annual Conference 2013 mailer frontThe first of its kind, a joint conference between the Michigan and Ohio Associations of Regular Baptist Churches will be held October 21-23 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio. “Standing Together for the Gospel” is the theme. Speakers will be Pastors Greg Gilbert and Steve Viars. A Tuesday afternoon session for women will feature Dannah Gresh, of “Pure Freedom” Ministries.

Conference audio now available here.

Emmanuel Baptist Church
4207 W Laskey Rd
Toledo, OH 43623
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Downloadable Resources
PDF Download Council of 16 Nomination Form 2013 (PDF)

Schedule and Information


Monday, October 21

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Registration and displays

1:30 p.m. – Main Session / Speaker: Greg Gilbert, “What is the Gospel?”

(Children’s session with Deanna Miller available)

2:45 p.m. – Break and Displays

3:15 p.m. – Seminar discussion: Gospel in action through the ministry of the local church, Gilbert and Viars

4:30 p.m. – Dinner break

7:00 p.m. – Evening session / Speaker: Steve Viars, “Loving Your Community – Establishing a Platform for the Gospel,” Matthew 5:13-16

(Children’s session with Deanna Miller available)

8:30 p.m. – OARBC Welcome Reception for New Pastoral Couples

Tuesday, October 22

8:30 a.m. – Prayer and Praise session

9:00 a.m. – Main Session / Speaker: Greg Gilbert, “The Offense of the Cross”

(Children’s session with Deanna Miller available)

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Break and displays

10:30 a.m. – Main Session / Speaker: Steve Viars, “Cultivating a Parish Mentality – Developing a Strategy for the Gospel,” Luke 4:16-19

(Children’s session with Deanna Miller available)

11:30 a.m. – Lunch break

1:00 p.m. – Ladies session – Dannah Gresh, speaker

(Children’s session with Deanna Miller available)

1:00 p.m. – Panel discussion regarding the Gospel – Greg Gilbert, Steve Viars, MARBC & OARBC pastor

2:45 p.m. – Association sessions MARBC and OARBC

4:45 p.m. – Dinner break

7:00 p.m. – Main session / Speaker: Greg Gilbert, “The Church, the Embassy of the King”

(Children’s session with Deanna Miller available)

8:30 p.m. – MARBC Welcome Reception for New Pastoral Couples

Wednesday, October 23

8:30 a.m. – Prayer and Praise session

9:00 a.m. – Main Session / Speaker: Steve Viars, “Equipping Growing Disciples – Producing the Fruit of the Gospel,” Ephesians 4:11-16

(Children’s session with Deanna Miller available)

10:15 a.m. – Break and displays

10:45 a.m. – Main session / Speaker: Greg Gilbert, “What is the Mission of the Church”

(Children’s session with Deanna Miller available)

Noon – Departure

“Standing Together for the Gospel” Conference. The Michigan and Ohio Associations of Regular Baptist Churches will hold an historic joint conference on Monday through Wednesday, October 21-23, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio.

Speakers. The speakers will be Pastors Greg Gilbert and Steve Viars. A Tuesday afternoon session for women will feature Dannah Gresh, of “Pure Freedom” Ministries.

Greg Gilbert is the pastor of Third Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of several books which deal with the subject of the gospel including, “What is the Gospel?” and “What is the Mission of the Church?”

Steve Viars has served as senior pastor at Faith Baptist Church and Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana since 1987. His pulpit ministry and leadership in the church’s counseling ministry have impacted many churches in our association. He is the author of several books and articles.

Dannah Gresh is the founder of Pure Freedom and Secret Keeper Girl. She has been at the forefront of the movement to encourage tweens and teens to be modest and pursue purity. She is a highly sought after women’s speaker and author of the books, “And the Bride Wore White” and “Lies Young Women Believe.”

Children’s sessions. Deanna Miller, a missionary with Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Detroit, will once again lead the Children’s Sessions (1st-6th grade) during the conference. Along with Biblical teaching, she leads the children in creative craft sessions. Parents must pre-register their children online in order for them to participate in these sessions. Nursery care will be provided by the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Registration is available via Emmanuel Baptist Church’s web site, www.emmanuelbaptist.com. There is a link to this web page at www.marbc.net. Early registration deadline is September 30!

Attention displayers! Display spaces are being filled rapidly, so don’t delay your registration. A special displayer registration section is available on the conference webpage. Be sure to secure your space today!

Accommodations. Three hotels have offered discounted rates for those attending the conference:

Wingate Inn
5480 South Main
Sylvania, OH
419.517.2000

Ramada Inn
3536 Secor Road
Toledo, OH
419.535.7070

Holiday Inn
French Quarter
10630 Fremont Pike
Perrysburg, OH
419.874.3111

Business Session. An MARBC Family Session will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Ministry reports, the proposed 2014 budget, and election of the Council of 16 will be a part of this session.

Council of 16 nominations. Also posted with the Annual Conference information is this downloadable form for MARBC Council of 16 nominations. Nominating instructions are included with the form. The form may either be sent by regular mail or emailed to Pastor Aaron Hadley, MARBC Council of 16 secretary (Pastor Aaron Hadley, First Baptist Church, 124 W. Pine St., Edmore, MI 48829; email – moc.reitnorfnull@1eromdecbf). Nominations should be submitted to Aaron by no later than October 10.

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