Each year at the GARBC Conference the director of Baptist Builders Club takes the stage for a formal check presentation and shares a report of ministry happenings that have occurred over the past 12 months.
Since last year, eight churches have received help in church planting, emergency situations, or building projects. One of them was on hand at the conference to take part in the official check presentation. Pastor Jim and Elaine Baughman of Bethel Baptist Church, Pierceton, Ind., accepted an oversized check in the amount of $15,000 to assist with expanding the church facility, including an addition that will allow for more Sunday School classrooms.
Although the new Disaster Relief portion of BBC-USA was first announced at the 2013 Conference in Dearborn, Mich., Director Michael Nolan re-emphasized the need for the ministry and challenged everyone to get ready to Pray, Give, and Go. He also asked that everyone take the ministry needs back to their churches. After the presentation, many responded by stopping by the BBC-USA display table and donating funds to help supply an emergency relief trailer with items that will be needed when teams go to assist churches during disasters.