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CBC 2023 Ski Trip

Calvary Baptist Church would like to invite anyone who is interested to join them on their Annual Church Ski Trip to Sundown Mountain in Dubuque on Friday, February 10th. The cost is $38 which includes lift ticket & rental or $26 for just a lift ticket if you have your own equipment. Meet others at Sundown when the slopes open at 10 AM (or later if you can’t make it then) & stay as late as you want. For more information or to signup, please contact Pastor Daniel Hartwig at 319-939-8835 or

De Soto Calvary Baptist Welcomes New Pastor

A note from Calvary Baptist Church, De Soto:
We’re thrilled that Pastor Ron has accepted the call to our church and know God has great things in store for De Soto Calvary Baptist under his leadership. Ron Phillips trusted Jesus Christ as his own personal Savior as a student at Indiana University in March of1964. In 1966, he married Amy who had been instrumental in sharing Christ with him and leading him to the Lord. Amy and Ron were blessed with two children, Joanna and Derek. Pastor Ron has 8 grandchildren all of whom love the Lord and are serving Him. In 1985, Pastor Ron and Amy answered God’s call to full-time ministry. He began as a missionary pastor in Texas. Later, he became the Fields Director/Vice-President of Baptist Missions of North America. He was the Executive Director of three Christian schools, and he pastored four different Baptist Churches. His seminary training included courses at Pensacola Christian College and Faith Baptist Bible College & Seminary. He also completed five tracts of nouthetic counseling training at Faith Baptist Church in Lafayette, Indiana. He was a member of the Trustees for FBBC&TS for 16 years. On a personal note, his hobbies include reading and listening to music. He is a strongly dedicated family man who really enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren who comprise his legacy. The thing that excites him most is helping people who are in need. His life’s verse is Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever.”
Congratulations to Pastor Ron Phillips and to De Soto Calvary Baptist Church!

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Slater Baptist Church Announces Associate Pastor

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!

Women’s Renew Recap & Recordings

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.

Men’s Revive Recap & Recordings

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.