The Grand Rapids Regional Association of Regular Baptist Churches will hold their monthly Breakpoint meeting on Tuesday, December 18, noon – 1:30 p.m. at Alpine Baptist Church in Comstock Park. Marcus Little, pastor of Berean Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, and Ken Floyd, MARBC Ministry Director, will lead a forum re: “Making the Most of the GRARBC Fellowship.”
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.
Ken Floyd, MARBC Ministry Director
Ken has dates available for Sunday speaking ministries in the fall of 2018 and beyond. He is also available to share in special ministry seminars, consultations, and pastoral search orientations.
Ken’s upcoming itinerary:
November 30 Ministry consultation
December 1 Ministry consultation
December 5 Ministry consultation
December 10 Ministry consultation
December 16 First Baptist Church, Holland, MI
December 18 GRARBC (Grand Rapids Regional Association) Breakpoint meeting, Noon-1:30 p.m., Alpine Baptist Church, Comstock Park, MI
December 30 Grace Baptist Church, Canton, OH
We are grateful for your prayer support as Ken and Sharon travel and minister.
We praise God that $2,300 was contributed this summer for the UP Flood relief and restoration efforts in the Houghton-Hancock area.
Levi Matteson, pastor of Evangel Baptist Church in Houghton, shares this note in a letter of appreciation to the MARBC for those who have given to the UP Flood Relief Fund:
“It has been a great blessing to Evangel to be able to see, firsthand, God’s provision in the aftermath of the June flooding. He is Faithful! By turning our facility into the VRC (Volunteer Resource Center), God used our church as a control center for the workers and supplies. It was amazing! Calls were coming in non-stop from people needing help, workers were streaming in and out getting assignments and supplies, and supplies were delivered every day from all over the country. We were able to meet new people in our community and they got to meet us. God is good! As homes and roads are put back together, we continue to pray for our community that they would know personally the powerful God who is also merciful. Thank you as you continue to pray with and for us.”
Please continue to uphold the churches in the region as they minister to their communities and share the gospel with their neighbors.
Thank you to all those who have prayed and given to assist with this special need. Gifts are welcomed for the ongoing ministry of CPR as the MARBC seeks to assist sister churches with both practical and emergency ministry needs.