• 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

  • West Coast Church Planting Tour

    West Coast Church Planting Tour

    The USA's vast missions field is brimming with opportunities for new ministries. Expanding communities, new culture groups, and unreached areas demand our association's attention. ...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

  • Project Jerusalem: Church Planting Partnerships in Pennsylvania

    Project Jerusalem: Church Planting Partnerships in Pennsylvania

    Ken Davis opens his seminary class with a review of possible church planting methods. “There are at least eight different ways to plant a church, and several of them are viable models for us to use,” he tells the students. Baptist Bible Seminary offers students an M.Div. degree with a church planting concentration. The program is structured so that class time is balanced with the practical experience of actually planting a church while still in seminary. Later in the week, after the midweek church meetings, Ken will hold an informal mentoring session with all of the church planters, some of whom have already graduated from the seminary. The program was named Project Jerusalem by Dr. Howard Bixby, the recently retired dean of Baptist Bible Seminary. A year and a half after the program started, Ken Davis joined the faculty BBS. Since then, the program has become a unique partnership between the seminary, ...more