IARBC State Conference Reflections

Feed My Sheep: The 2018 IARBC State Conference Reflections By Pastor David Cotner On March 26-27, messengers from the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches descended upon Calvary Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant, IA. The purpose of the convergence? To be fed from the Word, strengthened for local church ministry, and to contemplate the business of our association. As a conference messenger and attendee, I can attest to the value and blessing of this year’s state

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Missionary Baptist Church Celebrates 160th Anniversary

Missionary Baptist Church has been a part of the Carlisle community since 1858.  On Sunday, April 29th, 2018, the church will be celebrating its 160th anniversary.  Everyone is welcome.  The Sunday School hour will begin at 9:30 by taking a trip down memory and will culminate with a re-dedication of the original church bell at 10:15. The worship service at 10:45 will feature special music and a message by Rev Dwight DePenning.  At 12:30, lunch, catered by Hickory Park, will be served at the Carlisle

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Couples Retreat Recordings Available

John Street of Master’s Seminary joined many couples at the Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston in early February for a very encouraging look at ‘God’s Design for Marriage.’ Recorded audio of the sessions is available at calvarymp.org/couples-retreat. Next year’s speaker and dates to be announced.

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Grace Baptist Church of Emmetsburg Welcomes Assistant Pastor

Grace Baptist Church welcomed Rob Tahtinen, his wife Stephanie, and their three children to Emmetsburg, Iowa, on December 4, 2017. Rob graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary (PA) in 2008 and is serving as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Ministry. Before coming to Iowa, Rob served in churches in Michigan and South Carolina. Rob and Stephanie met while they were camp counselors in Michigan and got married in 2006 at the same camp. In

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Horton Baptist Calls Associate Pastor

Horton Baptist Church of Waverly called James Livingston as their Associate Pastor on Sunday, October 8th, 2017. James accepted the call and he and his wife, Desirae, and their four children, Caleb, Natalie, Madeline and Benjamin moved to the Horton area in the middle of November. Pastor James began his ministry on Sunday December 3rd. James grew up attending Calvary Baptist Church of Dysart before going to the University of Northern Iowa for Criminology. He worked

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