• New Church Reaches Hispanic Neighbors

    New Church Reaches Hispanic Neighbors

    VACAVILLE, Calif.—Orchard Avenue Baptist Church is planting Esperanza Iglesia Bautista to reach its Spanish-speaking neighbors. In planting this new church, Orchard Avenue Baptist, pastored by Ken Doan, has partnered with Steve and Karen Borders, veteran missionaries with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism. During their 38 years as missionaries, Steve and Karen have planted six churches in Lima, Peru, and Southern California; this is their first church plant in Northern California. They say, "We not only want to see individuals and families transformed by the gospel but also couples trained for ministry to the Spanish-speaking community around us and throughout California." The majority of Steve and Karen's contacts for the new church have come from English as a Second Language classes that they hold at Orchard Avenue Baptist, where the Hispanic church meets for worship services, and the Vacaville City Library. A local school district had previously hosted the classes for ...more

  • Help Open Something Significant this Christmas!

    Help Open Something Significant this Christmas!

    The excitement of a child at Christmas opening the presents under the tree is hard to match. Anticipation and joy fills the room–love is all around! You can be part of presenting a profoundly meaningful gift, a new church. The mission field is great and church plants are needed to reach the lost and disciple new believers. An eternal joy exudes as new believers accept the gift of eternal life, grow in their "childlike" faith through the teaching of The Word, and mature in their relationship with Christ. Regular Baptist Church Planting wants to be a support to 5 new churches in 2017 as they open their doors; connecting the church plants with agencies and helping to support, resource, and mentor church planting pastors. Give a gift by donating online today! (Donations via check can be made out to Regular Baptist Church Planting and mailed to 3715 N. Ventura Road, Arlington Heights, ...more

  • Praying for a New Wave of Church Planters

    Praying for a New Wave of Church Planters

    No matter where Clare Jewell goes, church planting is always on his mind. Jewell is national church planting coordinator for Regular Baptist Churches. At Baptist Network Northwest's retreat in Cannon Beach, Oregon, beginning Sept. 12, Clare met with church planters Ryan Frank and Luke Johnston of Involve Church, located in Nampa, Idaho. Pastor Ryan and Pastor Luke are being used of God to equip Involve Church for reaching its community for Christ and for discipling believers in their faith. Though the church is in its early stages, its leadership team is already thinking about and planning toward the planting of a church. Churches planting churches—that's the heartbeat of Regular Baptist Churches. We can't accomplish planting churches on our own. We need the Lord's help. Won't you join us in praying that God will raise up a new wave of church planters like Pastor Ryan and Pastor Luke? We invite you to join ...more

  • Church-Planting Boot Camp

    Church-Planting Boot Camp

    For 30 years, the School of Church Planting has been a welcomed church-planting boot camp for hundreds of ministry leaders. ...more

  • Church Planting Module Opens Eyes to Needs and Possibilities

    Church Planting Module Opens Eyes to Needs and Possibilities

    Just as God expects living things to be fruitful and multiply, so He expects churches to do the same, suggested Dr. Ken Davis at the start of a concentrated module on church planting presented at the 2016 GARBC Conference, held at Harvest New Beginnings. Attendees were asked to examine this proposition through the lens of the Great Commission. Davis pointed out that more and better churches are a necessary watershed for making more and better disciples. Davis further exhorted pastors and other church leaders that churches planting more churches is an attainable goal, and he named a plethora of resources to help reach that goal. Davis has been in church planting for over 35 years. He co-wrote The Y-B-H (Yes, But How?) Handbook of Church Planting, designed to be a training textbook for independent Baptist colleges and seminaries. In addition to Dr. Davis’s presentation, Clair Jewell, GARBC national church planting coordinator, presented ...more

  • Clare Jewell Introduces the Genesis Initiative

    Clare Jewell Introduces the Genesis Initiative

    On Wednesday evening, National Church Planting Coordinator Clare Jewell enthusiastically introduced the Genesis initiative to GARBC Conference attendees. The goal of the initiative is to plant 100 new Regular Baptist churches by ...more

  • Clare Jewell Appointed as National Church Planting Coordinator

    Clare Jewell Appointed as National Church Planting Coordinator

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Regular Baptist Churches announces the appointment of Clare Jewell as its national church planting coordinator. Church planting is a primary focus for the association, arising from the work and vision of the Council of Eighteen and National Representative John Greening. Clare graduated from Baptist Bible College, has a graduate degree from Eastern Michigan University, and completed a Master of Divinity with Baptist Bible Seminary. He serves as a regional director with ABWE, engaging in a church planting movement in western U.S. Clare has had a long-time association with Regular Baptist Churches, receiving Christ as his Savior and growing in faith at South Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan, and serving as pastor of churches in the association. John Greening states, "Clare has the background experience, technical and organizational skills, a pastoral heart and extensive experience, along with the necessary diplomacy, to assume this role. He is excellent at networking ...more

  • Restored Church Reopens in New Location

    Restored Church Reopens in New Location

    Sunday, Sept. 13, was Restored Church’s grand reopening for the public at their new location. The Lord of harvest gave them a packed house with over 375 in attendance to celebrate God’s provision of the former Welsh Presbyterian Church facility in Wilkes-Barre. It was a festive occasion with the freshly renovated facility packed with people excited with what God has ...more

  • BBC–USA Director Leads Church-Planting Workshop

    BBC–USA Director Leads Church-Planting Workshop

    Baptist Builders Club Director Michael Nolan was invited to join Continental Baptist Missions church planters and their families for a few days at their family camp, held at Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, Iowa. CBM Director Bill Jenkin III invited Nolan to lead a workshop and encourage church planters of North America. During the workshop, Nolan told about the many ministries of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. One they were all specifically interested in was Baptist Builders Club. He shared with them the value of being in a like-minded association like the GARBC and how BBC–USA could assist them in their mission to serve God and the communities they were planting churches in. Since the workshop, several church planters have contacted Nolan wanting to know more about the GARBC and assistance from ...more

  • Regular Baptist Church Planting—One Step Closer

    Regular Baptist Church Planting—One Step Closer

    In January, the Baptist Bulletin reported that the GARBC was positioning itself to make church planting a major priority in the immediate future. Funds were set aside and an initiative was launched to make this dream a reality. ...more