CAMBRIDGE, Iowa—The youth group from Faith Baptist Church conducted a weeklong youth soccer camp for Resurrection Baptist Church in Woodbury, Minnesota. Resurrection Baptist, pastored by Steven Gilbertson, is a newer church plant in the Twin Cities area and welcomed Faith Baptist's team of 20 leaders and teens.
It addition to teaching the campers soccer skills, the teens presented the gospel and shared their testimonies throughout the week. At break time, Pastor Doug Brown of Faith Baptist Church talked about Jesus' ministry from the Gospel of John. One day one of the children asked excitedly, "Are we going to learn more about Jesus now?"
About 25 campers, most of whom were from the community rather than from Resurrection Baptist Church, attended the camp throughout the week. Gilbertson says he would love for this ministry to continue in future years. The camp has already built much goodwill for the Woodbury community and provided Steven and Priscilla ...more
Terry Forrest wants to plant a Regular Baptist church in Byron, Minnesota, primarily to reach Millennials, but also to give his kids and grandkids a church to attend. And after that’s started, he wants to plant churches in the surrounding communities as ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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