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Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Place: Grandview Park Baptist Church - Des Moines, Iowa
Time: Approximately 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
TFC Categories: Art, Bible Knowledge, Brass, Digital Media Presentation, Female Public Speaking, Female Voice, Male Preaching, Male Voice, Oral Interpretation of Scripture, Piano, Strings, Visualized Bible Teaching, Woodwinds, Writing
TFC Group Categories: Vocal Duets; Small Group Ensemble; Large Group Ensemble
** Submissions: Concerning categories < Preaching, Female Public Speaking, Visualized Bible Teaching, and Writing > you are responsible to complete your outlines/compositions as defined in the category rules; then you must mail or email (emailing is preferred) them to Pastor Adam Standley at the below address no later than March 10.
Rules have not been included in this year’s mailings. You will need to download your appropriate category rules from the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches Website (www.iarbc.org
). Please pay special attention to the rules on this website rather than the national website as Iowa rules differ slightly.
2013 Registration Form
Ministry Requirement Form
General Info - Awards
Iowa Rules: Art
, Bible Knowledge
, Digital Media Presentation
, Female Public Speaking
, Female Voice
, Male Preaching
, Male Voice
, Oral Interpretation of Scripture
, Visualized Bible Teaching
Iowa Group Rules: Vocal Duets
, Small Group Ensemble
, Large Group Ensemble
: Registration for Scholarship Categories will take place online this year.
You may register at http://garbctfc.org/
by clicking on Registration.
For Sr. High Open and Jr. High Registration, please print and fill out the form entitled "2013 Registration Form" mail it to Pastor Adam Standley at the following address.
For Additional Information Contact Iowa TFC Chairman:
Pastor Adam Standley
Hagerman Baptist Church
1105 Knoll Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
Church Phone: (319) 234-4208
Talents for Christ is a ministry of the GARBC and IARBC, started more than 25 years ago. Many of the Christian leaders in our churches and agencies competed in the early days of TFC and expanded their skills and built godly poise. It has proven to be a very productive part of our youth ministries both state and national.
Many youth have been helped substantially by the scholarships earned in this competition while attending our approved schools. Our IARBC first place winners have received $100 and second place winners $50 with the schools adding four times that amount and sometimes offering other scholarships to the TFC winners. Some winners have never collected on their scholarships in that they have not attended our approved schools. We have been able to keep up with these expenses fairly easily with receipts from Funtastic and other youth events. TFC has never funded its own scholarships. But, with the high cost of education we should think of increasing the scholarship amounts.
More recently we have adopted a book stipend in the place of the dollar amount of the scholarship. This will mean that more of the youth will be able to enjoy their win by presenting their certificate in any bookstore of our approved schools. Thus students attending schools other than approved schools will be able to redeem their coupons. (Most would do so at FBBC bookstore.) We believe this will be a more equitable way of awarding excellence.
But, that being true, we will also expend more funds. This is the reason for the TALENTS FOR CHRIST SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND. Gifts given to this fund will never be spent, but 90% of the interest will be used to fund the scholarships. We believe our people will want to make special gifts to this fund to keep our scholarships coming. Would you consider a special gift to a fund that will keep right on working, perhaps even after you are in heaven?
TFCSEF should be considered in estate planning and by friends of our youth who wish to make a one time gift to this fund.