1305 W. Jefferson
Winterset, IA 50273
8:00-4:00 Disaster Relief Chaplain Training
Drew Frazer, Navigators – Denver, Colorado
Drew Frazer has been serving as a missionary with the Navigators for the past 17 years. Originally from Clearwater, FL, Drew studied Industrial Design at Georgia Tech and worked for a brief time in the design engineering field in Atlanta. Drew joined the Navigators in the spring of 2000 at West Texas A&M in Amarillo where he served for two years on EDGE Corps. Drew continued on with the Navigators at the University of Northern Iowa for three years. It was there that Drew met his wife Stacy. Once his training was completed at UNI in 2005, Drew and Stacy moved to the University of Colorado at Boulder where they pioneered, built and directed the CU Navigator ministry until the spring of 2014. Drew now serves as the City Director for Nav20s in Denver, a ministry devoted to helping grads and military vets in transition from the Navigator ministries into the “real world”.
In his free time Drew enjoys spending lots of time with his wife, Stacy, and their three kids – Dax, Biz, and Garrett. Drew enjoys camping, off-road driving and building things with his hands. Drew and Stacy are also passionate about reaching this generation of students and young professionals, building them into laborers, and sending them into the entire world to impact the Kingdom of God. They have high hopes of one day serving the Lord overseas and bringing the Gospel to an unreached people group.
Stan Hayek, Anthem Church – University of Missouri
Stan was born and raised on a farm near Tama, IA. He graduated from ISU with a B.S. in Agricultural Business, and from Midwestern Seminary with a M.A. in Theological Studies. Stan came to know Jesus in high school and was highly influenced in college by the Salt Company. He married his beautiful wife Sarah in 2009 and they have four amazing daughters, Danica, Hannah, Talitha, and Janessa. He loves sports, the outdoors (especially hunting), and spending time with his girls. Stan is currently the Lead Pastor at Anthem Church in Columbia, MO.
Ruben Nkata, National Pastor – Malawi, Africa
Ruben has been the key pastor and church planter in Malawi, Africa for a number of years.
Early Bird Ticket Prices – Through September 14
$10 – Per Person
$25 – Per Family
General Admission Ticket Prices – Through September 16
$12 – Per Person
$30 – Per Family
*Meal NOT Included
“It’s refreshing to hear that others have similar experiences, that you’re really not the first one or the only one. Louie Giglio was especially helpful to me this year as he reminded us that it isn’t about us, but rather God’s glory.” Julie Stiles, Ankeny
The conference was held on different weekends in late January and early February in two separate locations. This was designed to maximize the potential of both involvement and impact. The early date was held at Cornerstone Community Church of Chariton, IA on January 27-28. They were excited to partner with the BCI for the 2nd year. Approximately 250 men attended the conference in Chariton with at least 4 men surrendering their lives to Christ in repentance and faith.
The main speakers included Pat Nemmers of Saylorville Church, Todd Stiles of First Family Church, and Casey Bradford of Tabernacle Baptist Church in High Point, NC. Todd Wallace and the worship team from Cornerstone Church of Ankeny led the conference in worship. Paul Robert Miller III also led through drama ministry. Breakout sessions included 4th and Long: in my marriage, in my finances, with my children, with my friends, with anger, and with sexual immorality. There was also a session on how to avoid 4th and Long. Praise God for the many decisions made to trust God on 4th and Long!
In addition, there were clinics held for men with specific interest in activities such as fly-fishing, woodworking, guns and ammo, and BBQ/meat smoking to gather and learn together. Some of those are looking at the possibilities of following up the conference with further gatherings for accountability and/or fellowship. A fly-fishing trip is already in the works and a more detailed wood working group is planned.
Men taking responsibility for following God more closely in leadership at home, in their church, and on the job will more thoroughly bring a godly influence into and throughout their communities. This is the desire of the BCI as we continue to partner with local churches to see his kingdom come, his will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
This is a great opportunity to not only have a relaxing ride to the conference, but have a wonderful time of fellowship as well!
If you have interest in attending or getting more information, please contact Teresa Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (515)508-9688.
Sunday-Tuesday, February 26-28, the Baptist Convention of Iowa is hosting its Pastors and Wives Retreat. This is an event planned with you in mind. We understand that ministry is taxing. Things pile up that drain our energy and souls. Let us help fill it back up. This retreat, from welcome to closing will have your soul refreshment in mind. Here are just a few reasons you should treat yourself and register.
The retreat schedule this year is Sunday night through Tuesday morning, designed to give pastors an opportunity to get away without taking too much from their ministry areas or families.
There will be breakout sessions specifically designed for pastors wives. These will be designed to engage their minds, souls and senses as we pamper them as well. We are planning time of prayer and pampering. These are two things that pastors and their wives don’t get enough of.
by Gus Henrici, pastor of Missions and Outreach
On Sunday, December 4th, Crossroads Community Church had an amazing opportunity to share Jesus with their community. They hosted a Birthday Party for Jesus at the Grimes Community Holiday Celebration. The party included hot cocoa, cupcakes, nativity coloring sheets, sharing the Christmas story with families, candy cane fishing, an open play area, and prizes such as Bibles, devotionals, and a kid’s nativity set. Over 350 people came to the birthday party and 500 people were invited to join Crossroads for their Christmas Eve service. It was a blessing and to have adults and youth from the church come together to share the true meaning of Christmas with so many people!
By John Shaull
The 17th annual Metro Association Pastor/Wives Christmas Fellowship was held Saturday, December 3 at Crestwood Baptist Church. A delicious catered meal and a fun time of white elephant gift exchanges were part of the activities. It should be noted that mild-mannered pastors’ wives can get very competitive when it comes to the gift exchange but the joy of Jesus was evident in the lives of all. John Shaull and his wife Sharon were honored by the association with a plaque and a financial gift for John’s nearly 17 years of ministry among Metro churches and pastors.
It was a very special time with very special people.
By Shannon Ness
Three hundred thirty-three students from Iowa City and Cottage Grove Salt Company flooded into East Iowa Bible Camp for a weekend designed to examine their own hearts, worship Jesus, and grow in community. This is nearly one hundred more students in attendance than last year. What is really amazing is that one hundred thirty-seven of them were freshmen!
The camp is not designed to fit over two hundred fifty people, so the students were literally over taking the camp. Some students slept in tents and hammocks while others slept in the barn. The camp director traveled all the way to Minnesota to find extra mattress to sleep on. At the dance on Friday night, so many students were dancing, that lights fell off the ceiling on the level underneath where the dance was being held. It is exciting to have space as an issue at the fall retreat, because that means that God is growing the ministry of The Salt Company in Iowa City!
Troy Nesbitt, from The Salt Network, talked about the Cancer of the Soul–the sins that kill us internally. His main points were regarding: unconfessed sin, bitterness, gaining a clear conscious, and greed. His application was on how to kill the sin in your life before it kills you. It was interesting to see how students responded to being confronted about the deep dark sins in their lives. Some students responded with hard hearts and decided that they wouldn’t share anything in their small groups that met after each session while others responded by confessing their sins, joining in the sweetness of freedom that we have because of Jesus Christ.
As Salt staff met throughout the following week with student leaders, they heard so many stories from the retreat. Leaders shared about how close their group became relationally because of the retreat. One leader confessed the shame she felt because of a past sexual relationship before she was a Christian. This lead to her group talking for over two hours. They confessed their struggles with each other and encouraged each other with biblical truth. The fall retreat is such an important time for connection groups to grow closer together in community and we are excited to see how the gospel that was shared at The Fall Retreat and is retold every week at The Salt Company continues to change the lives of students.
BCI Ministry Life Retreat inspires Iowa church leaders : Baptist Convention of Iowa. Thanks to @emschumacher and @ZackEswine https://t.co/IsRPLG2VJO
The BCI Ministry Life Retreat last weekend was a huge success. It was great to gather with 65 pastors and church leaders to be encouraged and challenged. Check out the short highlight video! https://t.co/5mMn2sE689
Luke 11:43 (CSB): “Woe to you Pharisees! You love the front seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.” This is a wonderful article on the allure of the inner circle by C.S. Lewis. https://t.co/6ewoZ33avx