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CAMP TIME IS HERE!
It's not too late to sign up
for camp. We still have openings for you! You can register by visiting the CAMP'S WEB PAGE
or sending a form in through the mail. See the bottom of this newsletter for the dates to our camps.
COUNSELORS STILL NEEDED:
While all of our personnel needs are filled for the summer, we still have a need of one female counselor for Jr. High camp and two men and two women for Sr. High camp
. Contact the camp (507-893-3249) if you are interested.
BREATHE (Aug. 6-7):
Our Ladies' Retreat
is being rebranded. One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to cease from all
the activities and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God's greatest gifts. In the Old Testament, Sabbath was given to the Israelites as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted, then the concept of Sabbath will change your life. Enjoy the fun, fellowship and spiritual teaching. This year we will be sharing a video series by Priscilla Shirer
MEN'S RETREAT (Sept. 10-11):
We are excited to bring David Wheaton
to challenge our men with godly living and understanding the times. David is a former professional tennis player and currently hosts "The Christian Worldview"
on many radio stations. You will want to hear his fantastic testimony (Friday night) and hear his Biblical take on events around the world today. Of course, we will offer all the fellowship, skeet shooting and other events which will be a blessing to you.
MAJOR REPAIR NEEDED:
A leaky roof is no fun and it can cause structural damages. Our dining hall roof
will need repairs costing up to $26k. A special letter is being sent out to describe some of the details of the project. Can you help us? Your gift should be marked "ROOF" to be sure it is routed to the right place.
EARLY SUMMER REVIEW:
As we head into our youth camps in July, we are rejoicing in some great events at camp. A Memorial Day Rally
reminded us of those who have paid the extreme price for us. Staff Training
had fifteen teens eager to learn their responsibilities. We had a rental group
here of 126 people for six consecutive days (five overnights). And our Family Camp
was sold out for the first time in several years. What will be the next of God's blessings?
Be sure to follow us on Facebook
. The camp has a business page
and a public group page
whereby you can share your thoughts on the camping ministry. The Facebook feeds allow you to be informed of camp events on a regular basis. You will see pictures of building progress, our needs, deadline alerts and other useful information.
"BROKEN, YET BLESSED"
Several keynote women's speakers will be featured at Grace Baptist Church's "Broken, Yet Blessed"
conference in Austin on September 17-18
. Ladies, get these dates on your calendar as this is an event you will not want to miss. More information will be coming later.
It is noted this event will be held the same date as the MARBC Annual Meeting hosted by First Baptist in Faribault. It is the desire of the MARBC Rep, the Council of Seven and Grace Baptist's Pastor Mielke that God will richly bless both sets of meetings. Please attend the conference of your choice, but please, get involved with one of these fine meetings!
MARBC ANNUAL MEETING
The annual MARBC Conference will be held on September 16-18
at First Baptist Church in Faribault
. Note this is a Thursday-Saturday meeting. Our desire is to make this more than "a pastor's conference." There will be sessions and activities for all the members of the family. The featured speaker will be Dr. Michael Riley
(Wakefield, MI.). CLICK HERE
for a schedule and more details for the meeting.
Missionaries and vendors are welcome to join us and set up a display table. We do request application be made so we have room for everyone. Applications can be downloaded at the above link for the conference or you can request one HERE
It is such an encouragement to have churches and individuals contribute toward the expense of these meetings. Churches are asked to prayerfully contribute $100-$150 toward the conference expenses. An offering will be taken during the evening services. Gifts can also be sent to the MARBC and designated "Annual Meeting." Thank you for considering this and helping us be good stewards of what the Lord is doing through our fellowship.
It is noted our annual conference will be held the same date as the "Broken, Yet Blessed" ladies' conference hosted by Grace Baptist in Austin. It is the desire of the MARBC Rep, the Council of Seven and Grace Baptist's Pastor Mielke that God will richly bless both sets of meetings. Please attend the conference of your choice, but please, get involved with one of these fine meetings!
Calvary Baptist Church in Rochester
welcomed Greg Linscott
as senior pastor in June. Pastor Linscott previously served at First Baptist in Marshall and Brown Street Baptist in Alton, IL.. He and his family had an installation service on June 20. Read below for a summary of that service.
Brookdale Baptist Church in Moorhead
is pleased to announce Thomas Overmiller
as their new pastor. Brother Overmiller's previous ministry was in Queens, NY. The Overmillers have arrived in Moorhead and will begin their ministry in July.
In the next edition of the MBM we hope to have specific articles on these men and their plans for their new ministries.
NORTHERN FELLOWSHIP MEETING REVIEW
Several men were enriched by the ministry of Pastor Scott Poling
(Oswego, IL.) at this year's Northern Fellowship Meetings in April. Faith Baptist of Sauk Centre served as the host. Brother Poling challenged the men on revitalizing the work God has called them to and gave several practical helps and illustrations.
MARBC CALENDAR & REP SCHEDULE
16-18: MARBC Annual Meeting at First Baptist, Faribault
16-18: "Broken Yet Blessed" Women's Regional Meeting at Grace Baptist, Austin.
NEWS FROM MARBC CHURCHES
ROCHESTER - CALVARY BAPTIST
“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” (Jeremiah 3:15)
Sunday, June 20, 2021 was a very special day for members of Calvary Baptist Church of Rochester, Minnesota. Pastor Greg Linscott, his wife Jennifer, and family were formally welcomed during an installation service.
Pastor Linscott earned a B.A. from Faith Baptist Bible College and a M.Min. from Baptist Bible Seminary. He has twenty years of ministry experience and is a current GARBC Council of Eighteen member. Previous ministries include Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton, Illinois, First Baptist Church in Marshall, Minnesota, Faith Baptist Church in Skowhegan, Maine and Altoona (Iowa) Regular Baptist Church. While he was in Marshall he led the church to participate in dual affiliation with Minnesota Baptist Association (MBA) and Minnesota Regular Baptist Association of Churches (MARBC).
The installation service included a Charge to the Pastor by Rev. Scott Owen of Intentional Transitional Ministries for Baptist Church Planters. Pastor Linscott delivered the Charge to the Congregation. Covenants of Commitment were led by Rev. Darrell Friar, MARBC State Representative. Much appreciated special music was shared by the Linscott family. A reception followed the service.
Seeking God’s direction and blessing as we move forward our focus remains on Romans 11:36, “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”