Mid-American Baptist Churches Body Builder.

Body Builder

May 15, 2022 

Mid-American Baptist Churches of Iowa and Minnesota
strive to work together to build up the Body of Christ.

Eastertide is a festal season in the liturgical year of Christianity that focuses on celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
It begins on Easter Sunday(April 17) to Ascension Sunday (May 26) 

American Baptists are Called to Pray 


MABC Region News:




"Once Upon a Tree" was presented by the FBC adult and youth choirs with the orchestral ensemble and directed by Rev. Carol Teare.
Click on the link below for the video of yesterday's musical presentation:


More information can be found HERE


Scenes from the Quilters Retreat


What's your church up to these days?

Send us photos with a brief explanation so that we can share them with the MABC Family in an upcoming edition of the BodyBuilder.


Your Generosity Abounds!
Our 1st Quarter results are a blessing.
We are off to a great start for 2022.
Thank you so much! Let's keep it going!

A request for your annual report was sent out from the Region Office last week. 
Please complete the forms and return them to the region office by May 31st. 
If you have any questions, please contact the Region office 
515-278-1411 or

Please share! These virtual classes are available nationwide.
Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center Leadership and Spiritual Life's Spring Series
begins Thursday, April 28. More information at:


Immanuel Baptist Church: Can We Pray For You?
Prayers for churches in our region in search of pastoral leadership


Latest Minnesota Covid-19 Information - Simply click anywhere on the logos below


Before we ship World Mission Offering resources on July 15, could you let us know if your address has changed, or if you'd like to change the quantity you normally receive? Please reply to Monica Walker through by May 19. 
All WMO resources, including this year's videos, will also be available digitally for download from the IM website beginning in July. 


April E-Newsletter can be read HERE

Attention Clergy and Church Leaders - Continuing Education Opportunities:


Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership (ESTARL) was established by the General Grand Chapter in October 1952. Iowa Grand Chapter adopted the program at its Grand Chapter meeting in 1953 and Iowa's first grants were given in 1954.

It is familiarly known as “ESTARL”, the first letter of each word of the formal title.

This grant program was established to encourage and assist those preparing for full-time Christian service. Awards are made ONLY to students preparing for leadership in religious service, such as a minister, missionary, director of church music, church youth leadership, religious education, and other types of full-time religious service.

The ESTARL fund is funded each year by voluntary gifts and memorials given by chapters and individual members across the state and from selected projects.  

Grand Chapter of Iowa, Order of the Eastern Star ESTARL application
ESTARL: Eastern Star Training Award for Religious Leadership


Pastors Event May 24 - Future with Hope - click on the picture for more information

American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) invites you
to Space for Grace 2022, September 19 - 23, 2022 at
the Westin Kansas City, Missouri, at Crown Center.
Click on the logo for more information and to register

MABC's very own Rev. Janell Bloem - Pastor at FBC Boone
is one of the panelists for one of the workshops!


Plans are underway for our Region's Biennial Gathering happening Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1st to be held in person at FBC Pella, Iowa. Please make plans to attend and make sure members of your congregations are also present as we will have region business to attend to and will need church delegates in addition to a great program for our time together being planned. More information will be coming in the next couple of months with more details as the planning team gets to work on our first in-person gathering since 2018!!!



Dayton Oaks Camp
Yesterday at 6:31 PM

For those who haven’t heard, we exceeded our goal of $6,000.
You donated $7,091.50 to our summer camp ministry.
Thank you for your support! Here’s your reward…before and after. 

Dayton Oaks Open House tractor ride to the new Pond on-site

Thank you to the ABW for your amazing donations of cleaning supplies and money toward camp needs!




For more event information, visit
For a listing of important dates to remember of ABWM events from 2021 - 2024 - click HERE

2021 - 2023 Ministry Focus: Let the Walls Fall Down    

You can attend the annual meeting via Zoom simply click on the picture to register. 

 FeatureImage_w40.jpgLearn more about grant and scholarship opportunities here. We invite you to visit the conference website to learn more and to register:

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