Mid-American Baptist Churches Body Builder.

Body Builder

July 15, 2022 

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


MABC Region News:

Our upcoming Biennial Region Gathering Theme and Logo taken from Ephesians Chapter 4

Plans are well 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. Registration and Lodging information will be forthcoming.

Our guest preacher will be:

And we will hear from one of our International Ministries Global Servant

Toya Richards is endorsed to serve in Cape Town, South Africa as a teacher and professor at the Cape Town Baptist Seminary – a ministry of IM partner the Baptist Union of Southern Africa


FBC Pella changed their ice cream social previously held at the church to Pella's Thursday night family event.
300 dishes of ice cream were sold, June 30.

Marcia Street (FBC Waterloo) along with Daryl and Middie Morf and Margaret Greene (FBC-COB, Cedar Rapids)
at the International Ministries World Mission Conference recently held in Greenlake, Wisconsin at the American Baptist Assembly. 


What a joyous day at FBC Waterloo as we celebrated the Installation of
Rev. Jonathan Singer as Senior Pastor!


First Baptist Church of Charles City has a challenge
for Mid-ABC youth!
We have the opportunity to bid on and purchase
a new bus for Dayton Oaks Camp.
The Charles City School district is auctioning off a
used school bus this summer
and if we can raise between $1200 and $2000
we will be able to purchase the bus.
We need your help.
We are challenging Mid-American Baptist churches
to host a dinner and a movie night
with all funds raised going to the Dayton Oaks Bus fund.
All you have to do is get your youth together,
plan your meal, pick a movie and set your prices.
You collect all funds.
Any checks can be written directly to your church
and at the conclusion of your event please just send one
check to First Baptist Church of Charles City
with Dayton Oaks Bus designated in the memo.
The winning Youth Group will receive
the Fundraiser of the Year Trophy!

Please have all events completed and funds collected by August 15.

Click anywhere below to get obituary and funeral detail.
Todd was a beloved pastor in the region.

Calvary Baptist in Minneapolis, MN




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.

Ukraine Updates

For continued updates on how your help, your prayers, and your financial support is assisting Ukrainian refugees, International Ministries has a Web page dedicated to regional updates and Q&As:

Burma Updates

For continued updates on how your help, your prayers, and your financial support is assisting Burma diaspora visit the

The latest newsletter: July 13, 2022 can be found HERE

Immanuel Baptist Church: Can We Pray For You?

Prayers for churches in our region in search of pastoral leadership

Please note that Woodbury Baptist Church, Woodbury, MN, is looking for a Faith Development Ministry Area Leader;
To provide overall leadership in faith formation ministries and fostering the
spiritual growth of the members and friends of Woodbury Baptist Church. 
Click HERE for the full job description and details -
deadline to apply is Today - July 15th. 


News from ABC Life

Click on the LOGO to view the Video

Click on the ABCUSA logo and go to the latest E-newsletter. 

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!


Prayers for God's presence and thanksgiving to all those involved
and attending Dayton Oaks and Forest Lake for this camping season.

Forest Lake offered a 2-day Special Needs Camp 

Scenes from 4th and 5th-grade camp:
Lake time; Helmets of Salvation and Clean Bunk Awards


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. 


The Mid-ABW Ministries 2021 - 2022 Region Project
surpassed their goal and raised: $3540.00 for AMOS!!!!!
Ladies, your generosity abounds! 

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