Barnabas Reports

  • 2018 Ministers Conference

    Key Features:

    • We are pleased to announce Donald E. Ross will be our keynote speaker for this year’s Ministers’ Conference on May 29-31 at the Kentucky Dam Village State Park Resort in Gilbertsville, KY.

      Donald currently serves as the Northwest Ministry Network Team Leader. This network is comprised of 330 churches and 1,400 ministers in Washington State and Northern Idaho.

       Previously, Don served as the lead pastor of the Creekside Church in Seattle, from 1995-2014. This 60-year old church once 2000 in attendance, declined over fifteen years to a painful 150. Don first served as a consultant to the church, and then became lead pastor.

    • New Softball game! The Codgers vs The Dodgers! Clint Cook and Mat Murphy will each captain a team - Clint will try to lead the 40 and over crowd, while Mat will lead the under 40 youth! The game is set for Wednesday afternoon so everyone can come and enjoy either playing or watching! 
      Please try to get your people to play or at least come watch the game. We want to make it a group event to help build community.

    • Thursday Activities. We'll have our annual golf tournament on Wednesday but we will also have the lake activities the same day. You can pick whichever activity you like or just relax by the lake or play some cornhole by the center.
      We moved both activities to Thursday to make room for the softball game.

    • More great food! New Whole Hog cooking team, Grand Champion winners from the Paducah BBQ on the River competition! Fish Fry dinner, Steak dinner, Ice cream social, and BACON!

    • Registration. Opens January 2nd, rates have increased this year to help offset increases in conference expenses.

    Make plans NOW to attend the 2018 Ministers Conference on May 29 - 31

    • Our keynote speaker is Don Ross, previous Pastor of Creekside Church in SeattleThis 60-year old church once 2000 in attendance, declined over fifteen years to a painful 150. Don first served as a consultant to the church, and then became lead pastor.
    • The planning team has several ideas in-the-works for some interesting sessions and time to talk and learn from each other - what is working and what's not.

    Worship is being lead by Chris Cook and friends 

    Of course there’ll be great food, we are Baptists after all! We’ll kick off the conference with a Whole-Hog roast welcome reception followed  by some really great dinners each night and an old fashioned Ice Cream Social too. And we promise, MORE BACON!

    Registration opens online starting January 2nd by visiting the GB Website - - Register by May 1st for $245 (double occupancy) or $345 (private room). Fees increase by $25 after May 1, 2017.

  • 2018 Mission & Ministry Summit

    Key Features:

    This information is also available on the Summit website:

    Featured Speakers include:

    • Carey Nieuwhof - Carey is teaching and the founding pastor of Connexus Church in Barrie, Ontario, Canada
    • Karl Vaters - Karl is the author of the book, The Grasshopper Myth Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking That Divides Us.
    • Clint Cook - GAGB Executive Director and Senior Pastor at Real Life Church Springfield, IL.
    • TBD.....

    Hotel reservations

    • The University Plaza Hotel® in Springfield, Missouri will soon be accepting room reservations for the 2018 Summit. Our group rate is $105 and is available for up to 3 days before and after our conference, July 16-18, 2018 for either a king or double queen room. Our rate is based on double occupancy and there are additional charges for additional adults. 

    • On June 16, 2018 all reservations will be charged a non- refundable deposit of the first night's room and tax to secure their reservation. This is a hotel policy and is intended to keep last minute cancellations to a minimum which can cause a penalty in the hotel contract.

    Reserve your spot!

    The University Plaza Hotel®

    333 S John Q. Hammons Parkway
    Springfield, Missouri 65806

    Reservations: 1-417-864-7333

    Be sure to mention you are with the General Baptist Conference
    Our Group Code is GAGB
    Make your reservations Online