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

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IRBC Lighthouse Live

Dear IARBC Pastors & Churches,This is a time to get creative about ministering the Word. With that thought in mind, I am passing along a ministry opportunity from Jason Reynolds & our Iowa Regular Baptist Camp: From Jason:IRBC is excited to be hosting LightHouse Live Youth Group Event.  This weekly event will be on Thursdays at 7 p.m.  All teens (6-12th grade) are welcome to join us online!  Join us for games, activities, videos, prayer,

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2020 Annual Conference Update

Dear IARBC Pastors & Churches, I have been reading through the New Testament and this morning came upon this: “Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.” (2 John 12) In our 21st century context, we might say “digital, internet based communication” instead of “paper and ink”. And though

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CANCELED-Men’s Leadership Conference 2020

EVENT CANCELED Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, Waterloo, is excited to invite you to their men’s leadership conference being held at their church on March 27th and 28th.  Dr. Jim Tillotson, President of Faith Baptist Bible College, will be speaking on the theme “Marks of a Great Leader”. The cost is only $10 which includes materials and meals for both days! 

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Resources for A “Thriving Church”

Dr. Dean Taylor, member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Grimes and Chair of the Pastoral Training Department at FBBC, released a new book, The Thriving Church, on December 6th to help provide local churches with a “biblical guideline of how to do church.” In an article announcing the book on the FBBC website, The Thriving Church is described as, …a 170-page blueprint that details what it means to have a thriving church and what it

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