The MARBC continues to review several resources available to pastors and church leaders to assist them as they prayerfully consider important procedures necessary for regathering in church facilities. Here are several links to help assist you in these matters. Do not hesitate to contact the MARBC office for further recommended resources and practical assistance.
Ken Floyd’s Upcoming Itinerary:
Ken is available for Sunday speaking ministries in 2020 and beyond. He is also available to share in special ministry seminars, consultations, and pastoral search orientations.
Obviously, some of these ministry meetings may change, depending on the guidelines in effect on that particular date. Do not hesitate to contact us to schedule meetings.
Free Choir Music
First Baptist Church in Sebewa has various selections of choir and choral music, up to 30 pieces each, available for free to a church willing to pick them up.
Click here for more information re: choir music
Interpas – Helping Churches in Seasons of Transition
Interpas, as an extension of the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches, is an organization of experienced and capable pastors interested in assisting churches that need Interim Pastors.
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.
We encourage the MARBC family to continue your prayerful support of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, as well as the affected families, community, and those in law enforcement and government positions.
The continuing security risks for churches has caused many church leaders to contact the MARBC office seeking options for practical ministry assistance. Here are two options for your prayerful consideration.
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)
A collection of resources on Pastoral Sabbaticals.
Pastoral Sabbaticals by Maynard Belt
Pastoral Sabbaticals by Rich VanHeukelum (PDF)
Audio of the message by Dave Culver “A Win-Win R2R”, The Value and Benefits of a Pastoral Sabbatical from the 2010 MARBC Annual Conference
The handout from the MARBC Conference by Dave Culver on Pastoral Sabbatical Policies (PDF)
e current issue of the Baptist Bulletin carries three articles dealing with various aspects of this critical issue. “Same-Sex Marriage: What the Bible Really Says” (Gary Gromacki), “Talking to a Rights Advocate” (Jay Lucas), and “Talking to the Gay Community” (Erwin Lutzer) deal with the topic from a Biblical apologetic.
In recent meetings with ministry leaders and in personal correspondence with pastors there has been much discussion regarding these matters. Church leaders are encouraged to carefully and prayerfully review their official church documents (articles of faith, covenant, constitution, policy manuals, etc.) to ensure that there are proper statements present to deal with the new issues pertaining to same-sex marriage and other issues related to sexuality. Documents and policies should include clearly stated membership guidelines, which may include the prohibition of membership for those engaged in homosexual practices and homosexual/civil unions. Additional statements should deal with prohibiting such activities on any church owned property. Wedding and marriage policies should also be reviewed to ensure that there is specific language to cover these areas of concern.
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