Nov. 2012 – Hispanic Ministry Retreat

  Hispanic believers attended a unique retreat on August 17-18 at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp in Clear Lake, Iowa. This event was directed by Herb Taylor, the coordinator and field director of Hispanic Ministries with Baptist Church Planters. He and his wife, Wanda, travel the country helping Hispanic believers and churches. As the retreat’s planners and with expectations of less than 50 attendees, they were “thrilled with the response” from the Hispanic churches. “By the time the registration was finished that Friday evening,” says Herb, “we had 109 total!”   The attendees were encouraged by . . . . . . A video greeting from David and Melissa Whitcher (the [...]

Oct. 2012 – Largo, FL

During these months we have focused on preparing the church to share the gospel without fear. We are focusing on training every believer to be an evangelist. We are sharing the material "Story of Hope.” It is a story that goes from Genesis to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. It contains eight truths that are easy to share. Our God is working in the lives of the people. We recently baptized five, are getting six candidates ready for membership, and have one member in the process of restoration. In our church we have encouraged foreign residents to take their citizenship test. In two years, five people from our [...]

Sept. 2012 – Bennington, NE

The Wilmeth family (Eric, Amy, Faith [9], Adam [5], and Ethan [4]) ministers in Bennington, Nebraska seeking to be used to establish Bennington Baptist Church. The family is able to serve through regular Sunday services, community outreach (such as the local annual town celebration called Bennington Daze), vacation bible schools, and daily life. During this year’s Bennington Daze we were able help children make over 250 crafts that allowed us to clearly explain the plan of salvation and Amy and Eric were able to speak to the parents and grandparents to sow seeds of the gospel throughout the day. During our vacation bible school we were overjoyed to lead two young girls [...]

Aug. 2012 – Bob Toomer

Bob and Penny Toomer serve in Utah and have worked in church planting for many years. Bob supports the family both through deputation support and by training horses. The horse training provides an opportunity to meet people on their own turf and share the gospel. Bob also does round pen evangelism, where he takes an unbroken horse (not ready to ride) and in two hours is on the back of the horse. All the while, he is talking about how God works in our lives even as Bob works with the horse. When the horse doesn’t respond correctly, God puts pressure and when the horse responds to the master, the [...]

July 2012 – Schaumburg, IL

The ministry at Great Commission Baptist Church is in the “growth stage.” We have launched in our community, chartered membership, elected deacons, held a recognition council, and developed our core group into a congregation. In the coming months we are praying that God would grow our church in a variety of ways. First, we are praying for spiritual growth. We desire all of our church, including ourselves, to be taking next steps in their lives of faith. Second, we desire our church to continue to grow in ministry abilities. We need to keep equipping people for the work of the ministry. Third, we need our church to grow numerically. We [...]

Highlight – June 2012 – Auburn

Highlight – May 2012 – Camden

Paul and Janet Robinson have been ministering in Camden, New Jersey since 1994. The city of Camden is one of the poorest cities in the U.S. In 2008, Camden had the highest crime rate in the U.S. It has been dubbed the most dangerous city in the U.S. in past years. With all of its social, economic, and spiritual problems, Camden possesses an invaluable resource – over 77,000 people! We labor day and night reaching both adults and children who are caught in the never-ending downward spiral of urban dysfunction of every kind imaginable.   Presently we spend a lot time and resource focusing on reaching the children and youth. [...]

April 2012 – Deaf Baptist Church

All in a day’s work…  by Kevin Maki (BCP Deaf Ministry Coordinator/Church Planter) Deaf Baptist Church - Fremont, CA Entering a parking garage off of I-80 and stopping the car to get around rush-hour traffic. Backpack and bicycle balanced precariously as an early morning electric commuter train whines up to the platform and the station announcer calls: “Fremont” for an on-time arrival at an appointment. On a given day, making disciples among the deaf may be as simple as answering an email or text message question or taking a call by videophone to discuss something in sign language. Or it may include a call from a hospital chaplain asking for [...]

March 2012 – Church Plant Highlight

Tom and Peggy Shelton accepted the call to plant a church in Fairfield Glade, TN.   A group of believers had joined together with a heart to plant a Baptist Church that would have expository preaching, hold to the fundamentals of the faith and provided fellowship for those of like faith.  The church has been established organizationally, has their own facilities, and is now working to reduce the debt load so they can graduate from mission status. 

Church Plant Graduation

Victory Baptist Church Graduation Service on November 26, 2011 Victory Baptist Church grew out of a small group Bible study begun in Fullerton in 1981 by Pastor Timothy Blackman.  After meeting for a time on Sunday afternoons the folks gathered in 1983 for an organizational meeting to form an independent Baptist Fellowship.  In 1987 Pastor Roy Cupples came to Fullerton after having started Grace Baptist Church in his home in Grand Island.  Under his leadership the fellowship purchased the old hospital and began remodeling it for use as a church building.  The first service in this building was held on September 6, 1992.   The group organized as a church on November 22, [...]

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