Center Street Baptist Welcomes Pastor Don Michaelsen

Center Street Baptist Church is pleased to welcome Pastor Don Michaelsen as their Senior Pastor. Pastor Michaelsen has served as Interim Pastor at CSBC since late summerof 2017. On June 10 th of this year, following a favorable unanimous vote by the congregation, he accepted the call to begin his ministry as Senior Pastor. He is a graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, and brings with him many years of pastoral ministry experience. He

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IARBC Church Families Impacted by Tornadoes

The communities of Bondurant, Marshalltown, and Pella were among those rocked by tornadoes that ripped through the area Thursday afternoon. We have received reports from two church families that we know were in the vicinity of the storm and are thankful that no fatalities have been reported, the church buildings represented sustained no damage, and that the church members are banding together to serve one another and their community in the aftermath. You can read

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2018 GARBC Conference Recap

A few weeks ago, the Annual Conference of the GARBC was held in Fishers, Indiana with the theme, Love That Church. If you were not able to attend the conference, the conference website has a helpful post with links to articles, pictures, sermon recordings, and more that provide a detailed look into how God worked during this year’s meeting. One of the most significant and anticipated events of the conference was the vote to approve Pastor

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Brotherhood Mutual  Program Benefits IARBC

Early in 2018, IARBC State Rep. Tim Capon was contacted by Terry Townsend of  American Church Group Insurance about an exciting opportunity to enter into a ministry partnership program with Brotherhood Mutual Insurance, the company through which the IARBC office and many of our churches are insured. As a result of this partnership, the IARBC was presented a check for $10,000 at the end of June! We are incredibly grateful for God’s provision of this gift

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Service of Commitment for the Groeneveld Family

Immanuel Baptist Church in Newton, IA, would like to extend a Special Invitation to share in a service of commitment for the John Groeneveld family as they send them out to missionary service.  Following the pattern set in Acts 13, having recognized the hand of God upon this family for Medical Missions in Togo, Africa.   Immanuel has commissioned them to Missionary Service and now want to fulfill the remainder of that Acts 13:2-3 example by

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Retired Pastors Sunday Recap

It was the delight of the church family of North Court Baptist Church, Ottumwa, to host a “Retired Pastors Appreciation’ Sunday” recently.  They sent us this report of the event: We are privileged, at North Court, to have four retired pastors & their wives as members of our church family.  These faithful men represent over 133 years of pastoring, preaching, ministry.  We are grateful for the ministries of encouragement & prayer which each of them

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