Month: October 2017

Ordination Council and Service for Andrew Gonnerman

The people of Maranatha Baptist Church invite you to participate in the ordination council for Andrew Gonnerman. The ordination council is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2017. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be followed by a luncheon around noon. Assuming Andrew passes the examination, which we fully anticipate, the ordination service will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Both the ordination council and service will take place at Maranatha Baptist Church, 877 SE 19th Street, Grimes, IA 50111. Please let Maranatha know whether you’ll be attending by Wednesday, November 1 so they can...

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FBC of Monroe Launches Bible Institute

First Baptist Church of Monroe has launched its new FBC Bible Institute For Building A Christian Worldview! Each Sunday evening, from 6-7, Pastor Jeriah Shank will be lecturing on various areas of theology, Bible survey, church history, philosophy, apologetics, and counseling. This is a 2 ½ year education for non-Bible college students aimed at the Bible college level to equip Christians to think seriously, deeply, and practically about how our beliefs impact our lives. Each night includes a 50-minute lecture and brief assigned readings from the Moody Handbook of Theology (2014). To aid as a resource for both those in the class and for our sister churches, each lecture is being filmed and posted to the church YouTube account (First Baptist Church of Monroe, IA), to the church facebook page (, and to Pastor Jeriah’s personal website ( These talks are free and can be used for Bible Studies, small groups, Sunday School classes, and more. If these videos can be a blessings to your church, please feel free to use them and let the church know if you have any questions! The first video in the series can be viewed by clicking on the link at the top of this...

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LeClaire Baptist Church Calls Nick Oliver

In September, LeClaire Baptist Church called Nick Oliver to be their senior pastor.  Pastor Oliver candidated August 11-13 and was called by unanimous vote!  The Oliver’s were excited about their move to LeClaire on September 29 and 30 and Pastor Oliver’s first Sunday preaching was October 8th.  We are looking forward to seeing God work through the Oliver’s in LeClaire.  Congratulations!   SaveSave...

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Community Baptist Church Groundbreaking

In September, Community Baptist Church (CBC) in Ankeny, Iowa, held their much-anticipated groundbreaking ceremony for their new church building, which will be located on the north edge of Ankeny. Since the church was planted in October 2006, CBC has been meeting in a local elementary school. In April 2013, Pastor Shon Lundberg was called to be the first full-time pastor of Community Baptist Church. Congratulations to CBC and praise the Lord for his provision!          SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave...

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Micah Hartwig Update

The following is an update on Micah from Pastor Ben. Please be in prayer for their family.   On October 9th, we found out that our 10 year old son Micah’s cancer had returned. A small tumor is growing in the same location around his left eye. We really thought that this cancer was behind us, but now we have to face this for the third time. Life hadn’t quite returned to normal from the last two years. What strengthens us is resting the sovereignty of God. We, and so many other believers, have prayed for Micah’s healing. God...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Apologetics Family and Church Night at FBBC

    January 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Refresh Conference

    January 30, 2018 - February 2, 2018
  3. Monopoly Madness

    February 3, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. IARBC Annual Conference

    March 26, 2018 - March 27, 2018