Archives for March 2019
Following the blessings of the joint conference of the MARBC and OARBC (OH-MI!) in 2013, we are pleased to announce this year’s Tri-State Conference! The MARBC and OARBC will be joined this year by our co-laborers in the Indiana “Crossroads Fellowship” of Regular Baptists. The conference is scheduled for October 21-23, 2019.
The conference will once again be held on the campus of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio. Pastor Duke Crawford and his staff are preparing the joint conference website, registration platform, and conference mailers. The information will be sent to all churches in the three partnering associations and posted on their mutual association websites, once it is available.
Nehemiah: Seeing God in Life, Leadership, and the Problems We Face
“Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome.” Nehemiah 4:14
We are blessed to have Dr. Jeremy Pierre and Dr. Thomas White serve as the main session and seminar speakers. A special session will also be led by the new GARBC National Representative Mike Hess.
Jeremy Pierre is Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling and the Chair of Department of Biblical Counseling and Family Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is author of The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience (New Growth Press, 2016) and co-author of The Pastor and Counseling (Crossway, 2015). He has contributed to various books, including Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling and Scripture and Counseling. He currently serves as Executive Pastor at Clifton Baptist Church. He serves on the board of directors for the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is a certified member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He and his wife Sarah raise their five children in Louisville, Kentucky.
Thomas White is the tenth president of Cedarville University. Serving in a variety of leadership roles and responsibilities, White has more than a decade of administrative, teaching, and research experience and combines strong leadership with a pastoral heart for ministry while standing for biblical truth. He has co-authored Franchising McChurch: Feeding Our Obsession with Easy Christianity, Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches, Upon This Rock, and served as editor of First Freedom: The Baptist Perspective on Religious Liberty. He and his wife Joy have two children.
Mike Hess serves as the National Representative of the GARBC. He serves the association by encouraging local churches, counseling churches and pastors in need, assisting in pastoral placement, speaking in various churches and ministry settings, mentoring and training other pastors, and by championing our fellowship’s doctrinal statement. He’s a certified biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He is a key contributor to the newly launched “The Baptist Bulletin Podcast.” He and his wife Christina have two children.
Daily Conference Fellowship Opportunities.
The Tri-State Conference will feature fellowship opportunities each day of the conference. Special concerts will be featured at the beginning the Monday and Tuesday evening sessions. Post session fellowship gatherings are planned on Monday and Tuesday evening. Lunch and breakfast gatherings will also be featured. Details will be shared in future Messengers and web-posts.
Be sure to save the date: October 21-23, 2019!