MARBC Conference format adjusted due to COVID
Like your church ministry, recent COVID developments have impacted the MARBC’s schedule this year. The MARBC and Lake Ann have made the difficult decision to delay holding the annual conference gathering at the camp until October 2021. This decision was made due to the ongoing uncertainties regarding the COVID restrictions upon gatherings. We encourage you to prayerfully remember the ministry of Lake Ann Camp and their sister camps as they seek God’s direction in navigating this challenging season.
Thomas White, Jeremy Pierre, and Mike Hess served as speakers for this special gathering of the Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio Regular Baptist Associations. Over 400 were in attendance for this special gathering. 42 displayers from a variety of ministries provided helpful information for those in attendance. Kathy Schroder shared an impactful session for women on Tuesday afternoon. Each state association planned for future ministry initiatives during business sessions on Tuesday afternoon.
“Hope in Harsh Times,” 2018 MARBC Annual Conference highlights
Speaker: Mike Hess
Session 1 Audio: Download MP3
Speaker: Mike Hess
Session 2 Audio: Download MP3
It continues to be our great joy and privilege to serve our Lord and Savior and His Church through the ministry of the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches. Hardly a day goes by without recognizing in some practical way the importance and benefits of this ministry to the churches and servants in our network. My report shares a few of the reasons why this has been true in the past year.
Four MARBC pastors each chose a Biblical text that illustrates the application of one of the four core values.
In Search of Soul Satisfaction, John 4
Jeff Burr, host pastor serving at Forest Hills Baptist Church and current Vice Chairman of the MARBC Council of 16, shared in the first general session. He opened his message by sharing a brief overview of the decline of Kodak as its industry’s gold standard. The business thoroughly dominated its technological field but lost sight of it’s corporate vision. Burr then traced how Jesus overcame various barriers in sharing the gospel with those he encountered using the narrative of John 4.
Two practical church ministry breakout sessions were featured at the 2017 MARBC Conference. Titled “Stories from the Front” both sessions featured testimonies from church leaders who have served in integral ways in the rescue of struggling churches.
Ken Floyd, MARBC Ministry Director, opened the initial session by sharing the vision of the Council of 16 in the planning of this year’s conference. “This year’s conference theme focuses upon the biblical church dynamics identified in the MARBC’s core values. We desire that the churches of our association will bring God great glory as they focus upon and implement these biblical principles. It is our prayer than this will be evidenced through individual local churches as well as through church partnerships regionally throughout our state. We pray that you will be challenged, encouraged, and strengthened as a result of your participation.
Ken Floyd, Ministry Director of the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches, has drafted a strategic ministry plan for the next 10 years of the association’s ministry. You are encouraged to click the link to download and then review the powerpoint presentation which summarizes this presentation.
Download the MARBC Ministry Vision 2016-2025 PowerPoint File (Right Click, Save As)