2011 GARBC Conference

Crisp apples for snacking, apple pie, applesauce—apples can take on many forms enjoyed by millions. But often overlooked is the potential within a single apple. The average apple has the potential for 10 seeds. Each seed has the potential to become a tree. Each apple tree produces, on average, 300 apples a year. One apple can have an extreme impact!

Look at your church. What potential exists within it? The rapid spread of the gospel throughout history demonstrates that each one of our churches holds an extreme potential. In Acts 9:31, God shows us that we are Destined to Multiply.

God’s strategy is to spread the influence of His Word by multiplying local churches. Whether individuals are growing in their walk with God, congregations are growing in the number of dedicated members, or the number of churches is growing through church plants, believers are to multiply. We must examine the role churches play in this multiplication strategy!

Don’t miss out on this year’s conference as we examine the role our churches play in God’s multiplication strategy. Encourage your pastoral team, other church leadership, and laypeople to come to Denver, Colo., June 27—July 1. This conference will have a profound impact in helping your church experience exponential growth.

  • See this year’s conference schedule.

Opportunities to serve

Move beyond just learning about church multiplication through the conference preaching and workshops; do something! Take part in a missions trip before or after the conference. Opportunities are available for teens, adults, and families to help Colorado churches through outreach and evangelistic activities. Plan now to take part in this incredible experience. Options are available for both weekend and weeklong missions trips. E-mail Andrea Gower at agower@garbc.org, GARBC conference coordinator, if you are interested in taking part.

  • Learn about opportunities to serve.

Interactive discussions

Throughout the week, you will have unique opportunities to discuss the mission of multiplication, multiethnic ministries, and a special discussion of law and grace with RBP author Myron Houghton.


Be at the heart of the action! Crowne Plaza, Denver International Airport, will serve as this year’s headquarters hotel and the location of our conference. Help the GARBC get complimentary meeting space and provide a low registration cost to you by staying at the Crowne. Rooms are just $89 per night. Book your hotel room when you register for the conference. The headquarters hotel provides a free shuttle to and from the Denver International Airport.

Food and fellowship

Baptist Builders Club–USA and the GARBC International Ministries invite you to join them for a meal and information time. Support these ministries by registering to attend and learning about the exciting work taking place. Throughout the week, agencies, schools, and GARBC ministries will host receptions. These are great places to reconnect with friends.

Beyond the conference

Treat your family to a panorama of God’s beauty. Turn this year’s conference into a vacation. There’s so much to choose from: camping, fishing, hiking, rafting, scenic tours, shopping, and much more.

GARBC Conference Workshops

Sharing the Gospel with Men, Mike Augsburger, West Des Moines, Iowa

How to Set Strategy without Splitting Your Church, Tony Beckett, Canton, Mich.

How Technology Can Aid You in Church Ministry, Chris Brown, Grafton, Ohio

Balancing Family and Ministry, Londa Crigger, West Des Moines, Iowa

Calling All Men: Developing a Passion for Men’s Ministry in the Local Church, David Culver, Indianapolis, Ind.

Top Ten “Musts” in Church Planting, Ken Davis, Clarks Summit, Pa.

Church Planting 101, Sam Farlow, Boise, Idaho

The Potential and Blessing of a Ministry Partnership, Ken Floyd, Grand Rapids, Mich.

When a Mosque Comes to Town: A Basic Understanding of Islam, Harry and Jan Gebert, Harrisburg, Pa.

Leading a Congregation toward a Renewed Vision, Will Hatfield, Ames, Iowa

Local Church Partnerships for Ministry and Missions, Chris Hindal, Schaumburg, Ill.

Preaching Today from the Old Testament, Jack Klem, Dunbar, Wis.

Ladies’ Ministry in the Small Church, Jan Lightfoot and Nikki Pope, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Customized Hispanic Ministries: Three Effective Models, Alberto Marquez and David Whitcher, Grafton, Ohio

Getting Your World Organized, Diane Lytle, Clarks Summit, Pa.

Funding a Local Church Vision, Tom Melzoni, Huber Heights, Ohio

Putting Chaplaincy into the Multiplication Equation, John Murdoch, Schaumburg, Ill.

When the Plate Is Empty: Dealing with Financial Crisis in Your Church, Michael Nolan, Schaumburg, Ill.

Six Killer Mistakes of Local Church Leadership, Jim Vogel, Schaumburg, Ill.

Community Touches That Reach People, Adam Zamora, Buckeye, Ariz.