Category: News

Think Like Christ Men’s Conference

Think Like Christ Ministries would like to invite you to join with them for their upcoming men’s conference featuring Juan Valdez (Reasons for Hope) as the speaker. The conference will be held on Saturday, February 20th from 9-4 and is intended for men and high school aged young men. If you would like to go early, a breakfast will be provided at 8 am. Registration is only $10 and includes breakfast, lunch (a feast of meats!) and all sessions. Please visit the Think Like Christ Men’s Conference page for further information.

Promotional Materials:
Conference Flyer
Conference Mailer
Bulletin Inserts








2021 Men’s Leadership Conference

Walnut Ridge Baptist Church invites you to save the date of Friday and Saturday January 29-30, 2021 to attend their 2021 Men’s Leadership Conference!  They have been in prayer about how or when to proceed with the event after the necessary cancellation in 2020 due to COVID-19. They have decided to go forward in faith and trust. 

Will you pray with them and invite your men to join in this wonderful opportunity to grow in their walk with the Lord?

The 2021 theme is “Marks of a Great Leader ”.  Once again, Dr. Jim Tillotson, President of Faith Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary, is confirmed as the speaker.  Dr. Tillotson is a gifted speaker, speaking at conferences and churches throughout the country.  We are excited see what God will do!

Flyers for Bulletin Inserts
Bio of Dr. Jim Tillotson
Power Point Slides – If you would like these please email
8 ½ x 11 Poster
11 x 17 Posters
Sign Up Sheet
*Please encourage men to sign up online at on or before January 15th, 2021.
*Please email a copy of names that use the handwritten sign up sheet on or before January 15th, 2021.

FBBC Thanksgiving Concert

Faith Announces Thanksgiving Concert Details

UPDATE: Governor Reynolds is requiring masks during all campus events and activities where more than 25 people are present through December 10. See the full announcement here.

As we churn closer to the end of 2020 and reflect on a year filled with challenges, we still have so much to be thankful for. In a normal year, we would be anticipating our Festival of Carols concert, an annual tradition at Faith each December. Because of the events of 2020, we have changed the traditional Festival of Carols concert to a Thanksgiving Concert, which will be held Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. in the Nettleton Center.This concert will feature a variety of sacred selections presented by the Chorale, the Chamber Choir, the Handbell Ensemble, and the Faith Community Orchestra. Similar to Festival of Carols events of the past, there will be multiple opportunities for congregational singing.To better manage the number of guests in attendance for social distancing, we will be using a free ticket system for all attendees. Guests will reserve groups of five seats, which will be either five chairs or five spots on the bleachers, all physically distanced in the auditorium. The ticket five-packs are now available! Seating will not be assigned but will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis the night of each event.More information, along with health and distancing guidelines, can be found on our Thanksgiving Concert event page. Tickets can be obtained electronically through this link. Please remember that tickets will be required for entrance and that seating will not be assigned but on a first-come, first-served basis the night of each event. Our Thanksgiving Concert will also be livestreamed for those who are not able to attend.

Disciple-Making Seminar (MOVED ONLINE)

Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes is hosting an ONLINE ONLY Disciple-Making Seminar on November 16-17. The Seminar, called Developing a Disciple-Making Culture in your Church is presented by Pastor Tim Potter of Grace Church, Mentor, OH and Arch Ministries. 

The seminar will be Monday, November 16, and Tuesday, November 17, from 1pm to 5:30pm on both days. The cost if $40. For more information, or to register, go to our website (, or follow this link:Disciple-Making Seminar Registration

It will be a great seminar not only for you, but for other men and women in your church – we hope you’ll encourage others in your ministry to register. 
If you have any questions, please contact us here at Maranatha Baptist Church at 515-986-9202 or by email at

125th Anniversary Celebration

Calvary Baptist Church of Forest City, Iowa celebrated their 125th Anniversary over Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7, 2020. The celebration began on Saturday night with a concert from “Forever Be Sure”. The Sunday services featured three speakers who grew up going to Calvary Baptist Church and are now serving as pastors in ministries of their own. Pastor Joshua Farrell (First Baptist Church, Brayton, IA) spoke during the Sunday School hour, Pastor Larry Johnson (Grace Baptist Church, Mankato, MN) spoke during the morning service, and Pastor Steve Hill (Bethel Baptist Church, Iowa Falls, IA) spoke during the evening service. Other special guests included Pastor Tim Capon, IARBC State Representative, Pastor Eldon Pals (former pastor), Jerry Gortmaker (former youth pastor), Missionary Timothy Silcott, and Missionary Joy Akkermann (whose sending church is Calvary Baptist Church). Past members of the church choir were invited to join for a Reunion Choir, which sang during the morning service. A catered meal and fellowship time was enjoyed at noon. Monday, Labor Day, people gathered for a breakfast and devotion time at 9:00 a.m. with Evangelist Timothy Silcott as the Labor Day Breakfast speaker. Calvary Baptist Church was incorporated on August 17, 1895. The current pastor is Douglas W. Farrell who has served Calvary Baptist Church since August, 1991.