“The church today has amnesia.
They have no memory of the great
preaching of the past. I feel sorry
for the people who have never
heard Bob Ketcham speak.”
—Dr. Warren Wiersbe
rapidly expanding; currently we have more than 250 résumés,
and the number is growing. During the past year we provided
15 different Learning Labs to enhance ministry competencies.
We are working on a relationship with educational institutions that would enable learners to get continuing education
credit for Learning Lab work. For our annual conference, we
are streaming our main sessions for web viewers to enjoy. For
future annual conferences, we have the potential of increasing
Internet participation, allowing for commenting and voting.
At Regular Baptist Press, we are working on an app to make
student materials available. In addition, an Audio Legacy
project will create an online archive of stirring preaching of the
past that underscores our association as people and churches
of the Word.
Effective communication strategies recognize the need to
tap the brain trust of ideas and knowledge of capable people.
We have a vast pool of well-informed and experienced people
who can address topics of interest and benefit. We can access
their competencies by facilitating the sharing of articles,
messages, blogs, and training. I challenge you to write and to
contribute your thoughts in the venues offered by our association. If you have a ministry specialty, please consider facilitating a Learning Lab. Also, please let us know of your blogs and
I am grateful for colleagues on our staff committed to com-
munication. They are specialists in editorial, IT, graphics, and
marketing. Together they form a competent communication
team. Their desire is to transmit the ministry capabilities of
our fellowship for the same work our founders labored to do—
making known the Word!
In conclusion, I bid farewell to Kevin Mungons. During his
tenure of service at the GARBC and RBP, Kevin raised the
bar on our magazine and books. Kevin, I thank you for your
service. You made an excellent contribution to our legacy of
In Kevin’s place, I am pleased to introduce David Gunn,
who will serve as the managing editor of the Baptist Bulletin and editorial director of publications. Currently David
is concluding his PhD studies at Baptist Bible Seminary. He
has a rich family and ministry heritage in our association
network. I am confident David will bring a depth of awareness
and practicality to his duties, building on the fine work of his
Our communication must remain anchored to the theological tenets that have made our fellowship distinct through its
history. Our communication must also speak to the issues,
thinking, and practice of today. We must know the world
around us. We must communicate with clarity and conviction,
demonstrating the authority and relevance of God’s Word.
I invite you to make the most of the voice God has given
John Greening is national representative of the General Association of
Regular Baptist Churches.
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