Radio interview w/ Michael Haykin on “The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement” [Iron Sharpens Iron]


From a recently posted Iron Sharpens Iron Radio from July 5, 2016 with Chris Arnzen:

michael haykinDR. MICHAEL HAYKIN,
Professor of Church History & Biblical Spirituality (2008),
Director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
& author of
Baptist Story BookTHE BAPTIST STORY: From English Sect to Global Movement

2 hour audio [mp3]:

Nov. 4-5, 2016 “Ecclesiology & Mission” Acts 29 Conf. feat. J. Renihan, J. White, J. Thorn in Wellington, New Zealand


We cannot take mission seriously unless we take ecclesiology seriously. The two are inseperable. Because God’s strategy for the Great Commission is the Church, having a robust understanding of the doctrine of the Church is vital for faithfulness in mission. This year’s National New Zealand Acts 29 conference seeks to cultivate exactly that – a biblically faithful, historically informed and contextually sensitive understanding of ecclesiology. Join us as James White, Joe Thorn and Jim Renihan consider doctrine, history, apologetics and mission under the rubric of ecclesiology.

For more info check out the website.


Nov. 3-4, 2016 ARBCA “School of World Missions” feat. Jerry Slate Jr., Steve Martin, & John Miller in Jackson, GA

Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America2016-arbca-school-of-missions-pdf:

DATE:  November 3 – 4, 2016

HOSTED BY:  Trinity Reformed Baptist Church of Jackson, GA with the RBMS Committee

COST: $35.00 per person | $50.00 per couple

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 7, 2016 | Any registration submitted after October 7th must pay an additional $10.00 late fee (per person).

Invitation & Explanation of the 2016 ARBCA “School of World Missions”:


Thursday, November 3

1:30 PM  Theological Foundations of World Missions 1, Jerry Slate
2:30 PM  Break
3:00 PM  Theological Foundations of World Missions 2, Jerry Slate
4:30 PM  The Calling of the Missionary, John Miller
6:00 PM  Dinner
7:00 PM  The Sending Church and the Missionary, Steve Martin

Friday, November 4

**Morning Outing Sponsored by TRBC Jackson

2:00 PM The Work of the Missionary, John Miller
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM RBMS and the Missionary, Steve Martin
5:00 PM  Panel Discussion
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Samuel Pearce: Faithfully Holding the Ropes, Jerry Slate

Brochure [PDF]:

Download (PDF, 471KB)

Registration & more!

1689 Confession Translated into Chechewa for the First Time

scott_mike_confession_1689_320_240Pastor Scott Brown:

Our church coordinated with pastors from Malawi to create the first Chechewa translation of the Baptist Confession of 1689. Chechewa is the language of Malawi and Zambia. Our church has been involved with two churches in Malawi for church planting and equipping. Our friends at Chapel Library have published it and it is available now from them. Nate Maxon, a son from the missionary family of Frank Maxon, who grew up in Malawi, is an accomplished Chichewa linguist also worked on the translation.  In September there will be a weeklong conference, coordinated by Antioch Baptist Church in Blantyre. 

Please pray for the men will be preaching through this confession in Blantyre Malawi, Malamulo Chindongo, Julius Chapola, Masa Elias, Victor Nyirenda, (Members of Antioch Baptist Church – host church). Newton Chilingulo, Kennedy Kachingwe, Emmanuel Mpeni (Members of Reformation Bible Church – Lilongwe), Jason Dohm and Michael Templeton.

New Reformed Baptist Group in the Works: Reformed Baptist Network

Over the past several months this new forming group has already met several times. First on November 17-19, 2015 at the Rocky Mountain Conference on “Reformed Baptist Missions”.

Reformed Baptist Network

There 89 attendees from 40 churches gathered to hear 20 mission reports from every continent of the world and gathered to network for the sake of the Gospel. On the final day they had a “guided but open-ended discussion, devoted to exploring the future prospects of a network of Reformed Baptist Churches for mutual edification and cooperation in home and foreign missions and perhaps other things as well.”

Gordon Taylor
Gordon Taylor

They “finalized an initial vision statement and appointed three planning committees (on confessional subscription, organization, and communication. Also, Gordon Taylor has volunteered to serve as a missions liaison).

Initial Vision Statement:

The Vision of the Reformed Baptist Network is to glorify God through fellowship and cooperation in fulfilling the Great Commission to the ends of the earth.

You can read the conference report here and watch the two minute video report:

Audio from the conference is also available here.

They then held an organizing conference on February 23-24, 2015 in Rincon, GA. Pastors and missionaries from 28 churches gathered.

From the report of that organizing meeting:

RBN Organizing Conf…In the end, we agreed that the Network would be based around subscription to the 1689 Confession, and would be formally organized for fellowship and cooperation in Missions. In addition, the Network will allow different levels of Membership (full member churches subscribing to the 1689 and associate members holding to a Reformed statement of faith) and different levels of Missionary support. Concern was expressed to avoid the partisanship of the past, and to encourage outreach and cooperation with a broader communion of churches as much as possible. In light of this, the meeting gladly received formal greetings and cooperation from the Board of FIRE (Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals).

Three ad-hoc committees have been formed to draft a Constitution and Policy Manual. Gordon Taylor was formally approved and called to serve as Coordinator. Also, we voted to incorporate as a 501c3 entity.

Over the next few months, the planning committees will complete drafts of the Constitution and Policy Manual.

A Constituting Conference is being planned for the Fall. More details will be published as they become available.

It was also decided that Gordon Taylor would be RBN’s Interim Coordinator.

One minute video report:

Save the date and join us for the constituting conference of the Reformed Baptist Network at Grace Baptist Church in Taylors (Greenville) South Carolina on November 15-17, 2016. Sign-up and booking details to follow…

 constituting conference of the Reformed Baptist Network



AUDIO from the 2016 “1689 Conference: The Reign of Grace” now online feat. Baines, Waldron, Hall, & Waters

Audio from the 2016 “1689 Conference”, which took place on March 18-19, is now online (videos coming soon):

1689conf 2016 audio

That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness
unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:21 (KJV)


1689 ConfIt seems as though in the year 2015 there has been many challenges facing us as Christians, both from outside our walls and from within.

The church needs to be encouraged with the reminder of the steadfastness and surety of God’s reign through grace,
which will not be thwarted by sin nor traitors in our ranks.

If it would please the Lord, we are hoping to achieve several things with this year’s theme: REIGN of GRACE.

Beginning on Friday we hope to provide an overview concerning a very important way in how to understand God’s redemptive plan which is interwoven all throughout the Scriptures – the Covenant of Grace. This Covenant is central to the 1689 Baptist Confession and is sure to provide God’s people with confidence and renewed hope that the Lord fulfills His promises!

Then on Saturday, following the reassurance and reminder of the promises and plans made to Christ’s people, we will offer teachings that have a more practical mood, in hopes they may exhort, encourage and equip those in attendance to continue to fight the good fight,
and not to grow weary in well doing.

So then, please join us that we may continue steadfastly unto the end in the most holy faith which we confess.
Come, gather and meet new friends who share with you in precious like faith.

2016 Audio Sessions:

Day One Audio

Rev. Ron Baines – Of God’s covenant of grace (this topic is also further expanded in Ron’s second talk – #5):

Dr. Sam Waldron – Of Jesus Christ the Mediator by which grace reigns.:

Rev. Mike Waters – Of reigning grace through repentance and salvation.:

Rev. JD Hall – Of reigning grace and our proclamation of the gospel.:

Rev. Ron Baines – Of reigning grace in and through the local church.:

Dr. Sam Waldron – The Consummation of the glorious reign of grace.:

Day Two Audio

Rev. JD Hall – Of reigning grace and our Perseverance during this life.:

Dr. Sam Waldron – Of reigning grace and new church planting.:

Rev. JD Hall – Of reigning grace and passing on our beliefs to the next generation.:

TALK #10
Rev. Ron Baines – Of the reign of grace and fleeing worldliness.:

TALK #11
Rev. Mike Waters – The reign of grace through martyrdom.:

TALK #12
Rev. Mike Waters – The reign of grace in self-denial.:

Nov. 17-19, 2015 Rocky Mountain Conf. “Reformed Baptist Missions” feat. G. Taylor, M. Chanski, Elliot, Selph, T. Johnson + more in Boulder, CO [Reformed Baptist Network]


The Reformed Baptist Church of Northern Colorado would like to welcome you to come to the first Rocky Mountain Conference on Reformed Baptist Missions in Boulder, Colorado. The purpose of our gathering is to generate excitement over what the Lord is doing in missions, both at home and abroad, as well as to spend significant time discussing the future of mutual cooperation in some to yet-to-be-determined capacity.

Tuesday Nov. 17th and Wednesday Nov. 18th will be filled with speakers including Mark Chanski, Gordon Taylor, Jon Hueni, Sam Masters, Trevor Johnson, and Robert Elliot. The topics will include church planting (home missions), foreign missionaries, and sermons to encourage us in these endeavors. Thursday morning Nov. 19th will be a guided but open-ended discussion, devoted to exploring the future prospects of a network of Reformed Baptist Churches for mutual edification and cooperation in home and foreign missions and perhaps other things as well.




Registration | Reformed Baptist Network

Reformed Baptist Network is a new effort for encouraging cooperation and communication among Reformed Baptists in North America.

Oct. 15-16, 2015 ARBCA “School of World Missions” feat. Jerry Slate Jr., Steve Martin, & John Miller in Clinton, LA

ARBCA World Mission 2015bAssociation of Reformed Baptist Churches of America:

DATE:  October 15 – 16, 2015

HOSTED BY:  First Baptist Church of Clinton, LA with the RBMS Committee


$35.00 per person
$50.00 per couple


October 2, 2015

Any registration submitted after October 2nd must pay an additional $10.00 late fee (per person).


Thursday, October 15

2:00 PM  Theological Foundations of World Missions, Jerry Slate
3:30 PM  Break
4:00 PM  The Calling of the Missionary, John Miller
6:00 PM  Dinner
7:00 PM  The Sending Church and the Missionary, Steve Martin

Friday, October 16

**Morning Outing Sponsored by FBC Clinton

2:00 PM The Work of the Missionary, John Miller
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM RBMS and the Missionary, Steve Martin
5:00 PM  Panel Discussion
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM William Carey & the Greatest Generation, Jerry Slate

Brochure [PDF]:

Download (PDF, 342KB)

Registration & more!

Modern Trends in Missions [Trevor Johnson | RBS | VIDEO]

Reformed Baptist Seminary:

Trevor Johnson
Trevor Johnson

Over the last several decades, the modern missionary movement has continued to undergo important changes and developments. Any church or individual interested in missionary endeavor needs to understand these trends and assess them in light of biblical principle. In the lecture below, Professor Trevor Johnson highlights and evaluates some of the major trends in missions today. This lecture serves as part of the curriculum for RBS’s course ET 801 Missions.

45 minute video:

Missions from the Early Church to the Reformation [Dr. James E. Adams | RBS | VIDEO]

Reformed Baptist Seminary:

In the lecture below, Dr. Jim Adams surveys the history of missions from the post-apostolic era to the period of the Protestant Reformation. He demonstrates how the Kingdom of God steadily expanded from Palestine to distant locations around the globe. This lecture is part of the curriculum for Reformed Baptist Seminary’s course on missions. Let us know if you’d like to take the course for credit or just audit the course (

47 minute video:

Dr. James E. Adams
Dr. James E. Adams

Dr. James E. Adams, with theological degrees from the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church and Westminster Theological Seminary in California, served as a missionary in Latin America and has taught theology there and in the United States. Pastor Jim and his wife Nancy have been serving Christ together for 44 years, and God has blessed them with three children, two of whom are now also married with children… Pastor Jim is the author of War Psalms of the Prince of Peace, La Regeneración Decisoria and Liberacíon – El Evangelio de Dios in Spanish. Dr. Adams has served as Pastor of Cornerstone Church since 1980 and serves as a trustee of the denDulk Foundation.


May 2015 issue of “Towers” featuring articles on Fuller, Fawcett, & more by Haykin + more [PDF | HTML]


The May 2015 issue of “Towers” [SBTS’s monthly publication] is now online and in stands. Here are some of the articles that may be of particular interest:

‘The very picture of a blacksmith’: The life and legacy of Andrew Fuller by Michael A.G. Haykin

Michael A.G. Haykin explores the legacy of the great Baptist theologian 200 years after his death…

Andrew Fuller’s Great Commission pastoral leadership a model for Southern Baptists by Nathan A. Finn

…Nathan A. Finn examines Fuller’s influence on contemporary Southern Baptist missions.

John Fawcett: Pastor, poet, patron, and friend by Chris Fenner

Among the colleagues and contemporaries of Andrew Fuller, Baptists can find much to admire in the ministry of John Fawcett…

His reputation as preacher grew to the extent that he was invited to substitute for the ailing John Gill at Carter Lane Baptist Church in London. Upon Gill’s death, Fawcett was offered the position…

Reviews: ‘Baptists and War,’ ‘Spurgeon’s Sorrows,’ ‘Luther on the Christian Life,’ ‘Thomas Aquinas’ by S. Craig Sanders, Andrew J.W. Smith, Jeremiah Greever, Andrew Preston

Here is the entire issue: