Pastor Jeriah Shank, Slater Baptist Church, announced, “Slater Baptist Church is excited to officially announce that Jason Conable has been voted in as our new Associate Pastor of Youth and Children’s ministries! Jason and his wife, Kaylin, and daughter, Emberlynn, have already been a part of the Slater Family for several years. In this new capacity, beginning December 4, he will lead our teen ministries, oversee our children’s ministries, and train up and coming youth workers from our local Bible college. Slater Baptist Church is growing rapidly and we are excited for Jason to be able to give full time attention to the next generation!” Congratulations to both the Conable family and the Slater Baptist Church family!
Grace Baptist Church, Harlan, has “Big Fish Bay” VBS materials that they would like to give away. If you are interested in the materials, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Liberty Baptist Church in Dike, IA has 72 metal folding chairs to get rid of and would like to give them to a church or ministry that could use them. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Matt Read pastormattread @gmail.com.
Women’s Renew 2022 was held on September 9-10. 600 women gathered at Iowa Regular Baptist Camp to fellowship, worship, and learn from the Word. WOW! What an amazing blessing to stand and worship our great Creator surrounded by so many other women! Joan Tillotson was the keynote speaker and encouraged the ladies to have “A Renewed Focus”. Her session titles included: A Renewed Commitment, A Renewed Prayer life, and A Renewed Contentment. The women had several great workshop speakers as well! Desirae Livingston encouraged the women to yield to God’s plan in their lives, even in the midst of difficult changes. Tami Herron spoke on continuing to focus on the greatest pursuit—to know God and love Him. Melissa Witcher dug into God’s Word to show what He says about faithfulness and what God desires of us in the midst of difficult circumstances. The women also got to enjoy the beautiful Iowa Regular Baptist Camp grounds and activities. Several of the activities were in the gym and game room of the newest building—The ROCK! Dr. Tim Little brought a “mini” Faith Baptist Bible College Bookstore to the camp so the women could shop while snacking on popcorn and sipping apple cider. We are already looking forward to next year as we gather again on the shore of Clear Lake on September 8-9, 2023!
All main sessions and two workshop recordings are available here.
Over 360 men from Iowa and several neighboring states came together for 2 days at Iowa Regular Baptist Camp. IRBC hosted the IARBC Revive Men’s Retreat. The focus of the weekend was to equip and challenge men in regard to discipleship in the home and the local church. IARBC State Representative Tim Capon challenged the men to take seriously the role of discipleship beginning at home, with their wives and children. And then how that applies to the local church as a whole; investing in others for the glory of God. The men also had the opportunity to hear from a great lineup of workshop speakers. Brandon Fritz, Kraig Keck, Tim Little and Dean Taylor all spoke on various topics in relation to the family. The men also enjoyed a golf tournament, trap shoot, disc golf tournament and various activities the camp grounds had to offer.
Recordings of the main sessions are available here.