CMARBC (Central Association) Regional meeting, April 9, 2019.
The Central Regional Association of Regular Baptist Churches will hold their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 9:30 a.m. refreshments, 10:00 a.m. – noon at First Park Baptist Church in St. Louis, MI. Topic: “The State of Missions.” We believe that the local church is God’s plan for taking the Gospel into all the world. We want to honestly assess the current state of relationships between the local church and the mission field and discover ways to enhance and strengthen opportunities for the Gospel. What are the current trends in missions? How does the missionary and missions agency view the local church?
“Michigan Expositors Summit” / SMARBC (Southern) Regional meeting, April 11, 2019.
The Michigan Expositors Summit is an annual gathering of pastors, ministry leaders, and seminary students who come together to fellowship, network, and gain new tools to become better expositors of God’s Word. The Summit is sponsored jointly by Grace Baptist Church (Marshall, MI) and the Southern Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches (SMARBC).
The program is a free, annual, half-day seminar. Three workshops lead by a seasoned expositor, plus a Q&A time, make up the event. Those who can stay afterwards also receive a free lunch. The full cost of this event is carried by Grace Baptist Church and the SMARBC.
9:00-10:00 Session 1:: Preaching the Text with Passion
10:10-11:10 Session 2: Applying the Text with Care
11:20-12:20 Session 3: Illuminating the Text with Pointed Illustrations
12:20-12:30 Discussion / Q&A
Pastor Wells has been a member of several boards and associations, bringing God’s Word to various Bible conferences, retreats, civic organizations, and sports teams. He has ministered in several capacities in support of world-wide missions. He was instrumental in establishing the New England Center for Expository Preaching. To see the Bible taught, people saved, and Christ’s Church built, are his great ministry passions.
GRARBC (Grand Rapids) Regional “Breakpoint” Pastors and Wives Dinner, April 16, 2019
“Balancing the Demands of Ministry and Marriage” is the theme of the GRARBC Pastors and Wives Dinner on Tuesday evening, April 16, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Arnie’s Restaurant, 722 Leonard St. NE, Grand Rapids.
WMARBC (Western) Regional Quarterly Meeting, April 25, 2019
Ken Floyd, MARBC Ministry Director, will lead a forum re: “Core Values in Action: Making the Most of the WMARBC Fellowship.” The meeting will begin with lunch at noon. The location will be announced soon.
Ken Floyd, MARBC Ministry Director
Ken has dates available for Sunday speaking ministries in the spring of 2019 and beyond. He is also available to share in special ministry seminars, consultations, and pastoral search orientations.
Ken’s upcoming itinerary:
March 26 Ministry consultation
April 2 Ministry consultation
April 3 Ministry consultations
April 5 LEAD board meeting, Grand Rapids, MI
April 7 Lakeland Baptist Church, Iron River, MI
April 9 Ministry consultation
April 9 CMARBC Regional Association meeting, St. Louis, MI
April 11 SMARBC Michigan Expositors Summit, Marshall, MI
April 14 Ministry consultation
April 16 GRARBC Pastors and Wives Dinner, Grand Rapids, MI
April 25 WMARBC Regional Association meeting
April 25 Continental Baptist Missions banquet, Rockford, MI
April 28 First Baptist Church, Durand, MI
May 13 Ministry consultation
May 21 GRARBC Breakpoint, Kent City, MI
We are grateful for your prayer support as Ken and Sharon travel and minister.
MARBC Core Values:
Biblically and doctrinally resolute.
Progressing in ministry mindset and method.
Pursuing cultural and generational diversity.
Engaging our neighbors.
The MARBC network is committed to establishing New Testament churches that are dedicated to the fulfillment of the Great Commission in their local communities and throughout the world. No church can fulfill this goal singularly. Therefore, we partner together as a fellowship of churches to exhort, encourage, and edify one another, with the goal of having a great impact in the State of Michigan and an extended impact through our nation and the world.
Michigan encompasses a large geographic area and the MARBC is comprised of a large network of churches. Accordingly, the MARBC is divided into seven regional fellowships: Upper Peninsula, Northern, Western, Eastern, Central, Southern, and Grand Rapids. Each region is coordinated through the MARBC and offers ministry and fellowship opportunities.
Interpas, as an extension of the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches, is an organization of experienced and capable pastors interested in assisting churches that need Interim Pastors.
Interpas exists to:
- Assist local churches to make a smooth transition between permanent pastors
- Help make this time one of encouragement, enrichment, growth, unity, and spiritual health
- Provide qualified and tested leadership for a church at a time when it is most needed
- Provide regular and consistent pulpit teaching ministries
- Provide for the church a mature, spiritual leader who is called to an interim ministry without desire to be senior pastor
Click the link below for more information regarding Interpas Ministries.