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Contentment during COVID-19

Contentment during COVID-19 In 2006, Juanita Purcell wrote The Secret of Contentment Bible study “to help ladies learn to be content no matter what is happening in their lives.” In those days she couldn’t have imagined a virus named corona, a worldwide pandemic,…
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Kids Given Opportunity to Bless Orphans This Summer

Kids Given Opportunity to Bless Orphans This Summer Now more than ever orphans in developing nations need a safe harbor. They were needy before the spread of COVID-19 resulted in more illness, death, poverty, and need. This summer, American kids can help these orphans by giving to Operation…
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Virtual RBP Women’s Bible Studies Continue during COVID-19

Virtual RBP Women’s Bible Studies Continue during COVID-19 COVID-19 and the prohibition against meeting in groups haven’t stopped women using RBP Women’s Bible Studies from using the internet to study God’s Word together. Meet Lisa and Quortney, who are leading Bible studies in very different ways. Lisa Myers,…
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Kids4Truth Clubs Choir Meets Virtually

Kids4Truth Clubs Choir Meets Virtually Josh and Michelle Plonk minister at Bethel Baptist Church, in Schaumburg, Ill., where he is the children’s pastor and she leads a Kids4Truth Clubs choir. During the coronavirus outbreak (and resulting stay-at-home orders), Michelle has been making videos to go…
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News Releases Invite Your Community

News Releases Invite Your Community Send news releases to local newspapers, radio stations, and local cable television stations. If you’re not sure how to do that, read about sending a press/news/media release. Also post information on your church’s website and social media sites. VBS 2020…
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Six Ideas for Family-Directed Advertising

Six Ideas for Family-Directed Advertising Editor’s Note: In light of current shelter-in-place orders, you may think some of these suggestions are unattainable, but you can still look to some of these methods with creative thinking and see results. The second idea listed here is likely…
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New RBP Book Helps Christians Conquer Unhealthy Competition

New RBP Book Helps Christians Conquer Unhealthy Competition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—No Contest: Overcoming a Competitive Spirit by GARBC National Representative Mike Hess is available for preorder. It will be released at the start of the 2020 GARBC Conference on June 29. A competitive…
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Enter a VBS Float in a Community Parade

Enter a VBS Float in a Community Parade Advertise your church’s VBS program by entering a float in a Fourth of July or other community parade. Decorate your float like an Eastern Seaboard fishing village. Check out the Director Resource CD Set for patterns and decorating ideas to…
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Engaging Strong Kids via Digital Sunday School

Engaging Strong Kids via Digital Sunday School Sunday School teachers are creatively engaging their students by using their Strong Kids curriculum digitally, meeting at home instead of church. David Gunn, director of Regular Baptist Press, points out the importance of continuing to engage students Biblically during the…
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Recruit a Great Team

Recruit a Great Team Who can teach the Bible in an exciting, memorable, and relevant way? Who loves twos and threes? Who is good with crafts? Who loves to decorate? Who is kind and smiles often? That’s who you want on your VBS team!…
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12 Weeks’ Worth of VBS One-Liners

12 Weeks’ Worth of VBS One-Liners Editor’s Note: We understand that many churches are not currently meeting due to COVID-19. With the uncertainty of when shelter-in-place orders will be lifted, consider ways to incorporate these invitations into your current practices. Try integrating these into the slides…
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How to Reward Students Remotely

How to Reward Students Remotely ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Churches are holding Kids4Truth Clubs online! Their leaders are experimenting with technology, program schedules, memorization, and the like, including how to reward students remotely. More than simply keeping track of students’ achievements while they’re home, consider these…
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Churches Bring Kids4Truth Clubs Home

Churches Bring Kids4Truth Clubs Home ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—While Kids4Truth Clubs is helping leaders interact with students long-distance during the coronavirus outbreak, some churches have been ahead of the curve. Here is how two churches have maintained personal contact with their students and kept on with…
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Free At-Home Discipleship for Families Sheltering at Home

Free At-Home Discipleship for Families Sheltering at Home ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—With several states and local school districts opting to close public and private schools for the coming weeks during the COVID-19 virus, RBP’s Kids4Truth Clubs is providing free resources to help families while they’re at home. “As Christians,…
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Interact with Your Community to Publicize Your VBS

Interact with Your Community to Publicize Your VBS Take your publicity to where the people are! Here are three ideas for using Big Fish Bay resources to promote your VBS in your community. Big Fish Bay Display Set up a Big Fish Bay! Hooked on God’s Mercy display…
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Publicity Overview: Countdown & Checklist

Publicity Overview: Countdown & Checklist Don’t let publicity fall through the cracks as your team prepares for VBS. This countdown overview and checklist will help you and others keep on top of publicizing your Big Fish Bay VBS. Time Vacation Bible School Publicity Countdown 3…
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What You Wear Says a Lot!

What You Wear Says a Lot! In certain restaurants, all the waitstaff wear white shirts, black pants, and nametags. Or maybe they all wear a certain color or style of shirt. Or hats. Likewise, all the employees of your favorite grocery store may wear the same…
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Thinking Ahead: When It’s Time to Say Good-Bye to Big Fish Bay

Thinking Ahead: When It’s Time to Say Good-Bye to Big Fish Bay Before you say good-bye to Big Fish Bay, host a cookout, picnic, or fish fry. Be sure lots of friendly church members are there to greet and interact with guests. Sing some VBS songs and quote VBS verses.…
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Game Time: Leviathans vs. Otters

Game Time: Leviathans vs. Otters Invite VBS families back to Big Fish Bay for a game or sports day. Divide volunteers from your church into two groups: leaders/teachers/workers and everyone else. Choose a two-team sport that your church members enjoy. Teams should choose names from…
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New Women’s Bible Study, “Shopping List”

New Women’s Bible Study, “Shopping List” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Regular Baptist Press 800-727-4440 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Shopping List: Six Ingredients for Spiritual Growth, a new ladies’ Bible study by Carole Combs, is available at RBPstore.org. One beautiful thing about being a believer in Jesus Christ…
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A Puppet Matinee!

A Puppet Matinee! If you only do the Will Ketchit Skits during VBS, consider presenting a matinee performance of the Big Fish Bay Puppet Skits. Here are three possible ways to present the skits: Have your church’s puppet team present them. Invite…
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Have a Family Fun Fair in Big Fish Bay after VBS

Have a Family Fun Fair in Big Fish Bay after VBS Keep having fun and learning after VBS! Use the Big Fish Bay postcards to invite students and families back to your church for a Big Fish Bay family fun fair. And when you visit students for follow-up, invite the family…
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Summer Days in Big Fish Bay

Summer Days in Big Fish Bay RBP’s 2020 VBS program, Big Fish Bay: Hooked on God’s Mercy, has so many great ideas that no church could include them all in one week of VBS. So why not stretch the fun and learning to include more…
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VBS 2020 Now Shipping!

VBS 2020 Now Shipping!
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RBP Author Speaks on How Dispensationalism Makes a Difference

RBP Author Speaks on How Dispensationalism Makes a Difference Preble, N.Y.—Dr. Mike Stallard was the main speaker for the Northeast Fellowship Fall Bible Conference hosted by Calvary Baptist Church. The conference theme was “Dispensationalism: The Difference It Makes.” Stallard spoke twice, skillfully tackling the topic, says the Northeast Fellowship.…
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RBP Author Named BMM Administrator for Missionary Soul Care

RBP Author Named BMM Administrator for Missionary Soul Care Cleveland, Ohio—Baptist Mid-Missions announced Nov. 8 that Dr. Jeff Newman has been appointed to the newly created position of administrator for Missionary Soul Care and head of the newly launched Safe Haven Department. As the administrator for Missionary Soul Care,…
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‘Operation Safe Harbor’ Missions Project

‘Operation Safe Harbor’ Missions Project ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Regular Baptist Press is once again emphasizing orphans. As the RBP team prayed about next year’s VBS missions project, God led them to choose orphans as the offering recipients. Then, tying it in with the 2020 theme, Big
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Three Women’s Bible Studies Offer Hope for Troubling Times

Three Women’s Bible Studies Offer Hope for Troubling Times FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Regular Baptist Press 800-727-4440 Three Women’s Bible Studies Offer Hope for Troubling Times ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Three new women’s Bible studies from Regular Baptist Press are sure to help Christian women get through troubling times—whether those times…
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RBP Introduces New Book on Grace, Revises Classic How-To on Bible Study

RBP Introduces New Book on Grace, Revises Classic How-To on Bible Study FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Regular Baptist Press 800-727-4440 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Regular Baptist Books announces two recent releases: the revised edition of Learning and Living God’s Word: How to Study the Bible and a new book, God Gives More Grace: Walking
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When VBS Goes Dark

When VBS Goes Dark LEXINGTON, N.C.—Higher Ground Baptist Church added to the excitement of Giddyup Junction: Taking God’s Love to New Frontiers by going dark. Nighttime in the city can’t compare to a starlit night on the prairie. Using fluorescent paint and fabrics, glow-in-the…
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Still Looking for a Missions Project?

Still Looking for a Missions Project? Already had your VBS? Consider the Character Count missions project as a special offering for a Labor Day picnic, harvest offering, or a Christmas giving project! The need doesn’t end when summer is over. What do prisoners in local jails…
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Free Online Kids4Truth Clubs Training Available This Month

Free Online Kids4Truth Clubs Training Available This Month ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—In many areas of the country, school starts this month. And that means Kids4Truth Clubs in local churches are starting too. To help churches train workers, RBP’s Kids4Truth Clubs specialist, Marrena Ralph, hosted an online training session…
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Children Receive Jesus as Savior at the Evangelistic VBS™

Children Receive Jesus as Savior at the Evangelistic VBS™ WELLINGTON, Ohio—First Baptist Church hosted local children for VBS June 10–14. They transformed their building into Giddyup Junction, an Old West town, where kids learned about the good news of God’s love—the gospel—going to new frontiers in the…
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Author of Demons: A Biblically Based Perspective Is Interviewed on WOL Podcast

Author of Demons: A Biblically Based Perspective Is Interviewed on WOL Podcast Schroon Lake, N.Y.—Author Alex Konya was interviewed on a Word of Life Fellowship podcast as part 3 in a series on angels and demons. Host Jonathan Phillips says that when he first thought about the series, he started with Konya…
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Bauder Answers Questions on Baptist Fundamentalism in America

Bauder Answers Questions on Baptist Fundamentalism in America Carol Stream, Ill.—In late 2018, Kevin Bauder, research professor of systematic theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, Minn., was interviewed by Christianity Today’s Quick to Listen podcast. Dr. Bauder was invited to speak on independent Baptist fundamentalism. This…
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RBP Participates in PARBC Conference

RBP Participates in PARBC Conference WELLSBORO, Pa.—When the Pennsylvania Association of Regular Baptist Churches met for its annual conference, Alan Wilson was there to exhibit for Regular Baptist Press and lead a workshop. The 2018 conference was hosted by Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church. Pastor…
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RBP Author Speaks on His Book Biblical Slave Leadership

RBP Author Speaks on His Book Biblical Slave Leadership WATERLOO, Iowa—President of Appalachian Bible College Daniel L. Anderson spoke at the men’s leadership conference hosted by Walnut Ridge Baptist Church this past spring. Anderson is author of Biblical Slave Leadership: A Stewardship from Above to Lead from Below.…
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Ken Davis Continues to Mentor Church Planters

Ken Davis Continues to Mentor Church Planters Ken Davis, author of “Planting Daughter Churches” in The Pastor: A Guide for God’s Faithful Servant (Regular Baptist Press) and coauthor of The Y-B-H (Yes, But How?) Handbook of Church Planting (Xulon Press) has long been coaching church planters. For…
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RBP Represented at 2018 Church Ministries Conference

RBP Represented at 2018 Church Ministries Conference GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Calvary Baptist Church hosted the 2018 Church Ministries Conference, a ministry of the Grand Rapids Association of Regular Baptist Churches.* This year’s theme was “For the Sake of the Gospel: Building Bridges in a Wall Building World.” Keynote…
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Strengthening Kids in Ghana With Kids4Truth Clubs

Strengthening Kids in Ghana With Kids4Truth Clubs Kids4Truth Clubs is evangelizing and strengthening kids in Lawra, Ghana, West Africa. Early in 2017, Baptist Mid-Mission missionaries Roger and Norene Russ began using the club in their Saturday kids’ program. Right away they began seeing results. “It has been…
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RBP VBS Song Composers’ Work Displayed at University Exhibit

RBP VBS Song Composers’ Work Displayed at University Exhibit WACO, Texas—Each year the libraries of Baylor University celebrate recent contributions of Baylor’s faculty, graduate students, and staff by displaying entries in the Moody Memorial Library’s Creations@Baylor Exhibit. For the past couple of years, Darren and Emily Roos have…
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Vogels Lead Workshops at International Conference

Vogels Lead Workshops at International Conference TAGAYTAY, Philippines—Jim and Jeannie Vogel traveled to the Philippines to take part in the International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries All-Partners Conference, Nov. 6–10. Both Vogels are authors of books published by Regular Baptist Press. Jim Vogel Jim edited The
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