Midland Flood Relief Continues
The MARBC continues to seek the assistance of sister churches to participate in the CPR flood relief effort led by Calvary Baptist Church in Midland. This relief will include both financial and physical assistance. Calvary Baptist Church is serving as the point ministry in directing that assistance.
Mark Dickerson, Community Outreach and Family Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, is serving as the liaison for coordinating groups seeking to assist the church in the relief efforts. He shares this update:
Calvary Baptist Church in Midland seeks to minister to flood victims
Pictures and videos continue to show the widespread flooding and subsequent devastation in the region that includes the city of Midland. MARBC sister church, Calvary Baptist Church in Midland is in the center of the flood zone.
The MARBC is seeking the assistance of sister churches to participate in a CPR relief effort. This relief will include both financial and physical assistance. Calvary Baptist Church will serve as the point ministry in directing that assistance. Pastors Dan and Mark Dickerson express their appreciation to the churches of our association for their prayerful support.
MARBC churches continue to share the love of Christ with their neighbors during difficult flood recovery.
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:
MARBC churches continue to lead the flood relief assistance in the Houghton-Hancock area.
You have no doubt seen the incredible images of the June flood that did widespread damage in the Houghton-Hancock area in the western Upper Peninsula. Two MARBC sister churches have families affected by the flooding: Evangel Baptist Church in Houghton and Bethany Baptist Church in Dollar Bay. The MARBC has been in contact with both churches to learn how support them in this time of need.
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)
You can also download a PDF of the May 2008 Baptist Testimony (1 mb PDF; PC: Right click / MAC: Control click on the link and choose “Save As”)
From The Baptist Testimony – Volume 54 Number 5 May 2008
Caring is a key dynamic of “Church Partnering Relationships” (CPR). So far a dozen partnerships involving 24 churches have been arranged for this summer. Remember to uphold these opportunities regularly in prayer in the weeks ahead. Prayerfully consider ways in which you can be personally involved in demonstrating godly care for others this summer.
We rejoice in the many CPR Initiatives that took place between sister churches in Michigan this summer. The following are some of the testimonies shared by those churches involved in these strategic partnerships. Other churches were also involved in CPR initiatives in addition to the ones cited in these articles. […Read more]
The Word Has It
“Strengthen me according to Your word,” Psalm 119:28
MARBC State Representative
You can also download a PDF of the March 2008 Baptist Testimony
(1 mb PDF; PC: Right click / MAC: Control click on the link and choose “Save As”)
March's Word: “Relationships”
Recently, while accompanying my wife Sharon and daughter Allison on a shopping expedition in preparation for Allison's upcoming June wedding, I stopped in a book store and did some browsing. On this particular visit I spent most of my time in the historical section and focused upon volumes dealing with wartime events. I left the bookstore once again captivated by the several stories of raw courage and human drama.