Men’s Retreat Recap

By Craig Logemann First Baptist Church of Guthrie Center did a great job of hosting the Men’s Retreat this year.  Our special speaker was Russ Crowe from International Falls, Minnesota.   In addition to be a gifted speaker, he is well known for his skills as a fisherman.  He is the founder of Fishing for Men Ministries.  His messages focused on ways to care for the local church.  We were challenged to have a servant’s heart

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Jared Segerstrom Ordination

Recently, in conjuction with the Des Moines Area Pastors’ Fellowship monthly meeting, an ordination council was held for Jared Segerstrom at Soteria Des Moines: A Baptist Church. In addition to his faithful ministry in his local church, Jared has been a speaker at youth events at IRBC and has been an encouragement to teens and kids from around the state. We received the report below on the event from Pastor Mike Augsburger. Congratulations Pastor Segerstrom!

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Women’s Renew Conference 2018 Recap

Last month, over 500 women from around (and beyond) the state of Iowa descended upon IRBC for a weekend of RENEWal! From sessions to snacks, crafts to coffee, and so much more: there was encouragement to be found all weekend in a variety of ways at the IARBC Women’s Renew Conference 2018. The Ministry of the Word Through the sessions and workshops, attendees were provided Biblicial instruction and help in several areas. Friday workshop topics

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Pastor Bunge retires from Emannuel Baptist

After 47 total years of service, Pastor Dan Bunge retired from pastoral ministry on August 26th. Before coming to Emmanuel Baptist in Des Moines several years ago, Dan and his wife, Charlotte, had previously served churches in Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York. To celebrate and honor their years of ministry, the church hosted a special meal following their morning service with a devotional by State Representative Tim Capon. Please pray for the church family as

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Pastor Michael Ryan Ordained

On July 21st, Pocahontas Regular Baptist Church held an ordination council for Associate Pastor Michael Ryan. Rev. Jeriah Shank was the moderator and Rev. Doug Farrell was the secretary. About 11 people were there and the council  recommended ordination.  On July 22nd, the church approved the recommendation and formally ordained Pastor Ryan, with Mike Crawford and Dr. Dean Taylor being the speakers at the service. Congratulations to Pastor Ryan and Pocahontas Regular Baptist Church!  

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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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