Tuesday
Jun022015

2015

January 15 - LGBT fight not over in Fayetteville; Top 10 stories of 2014; Sanctity of Life: Dumas family blessed through adoption; ABN Digest; WMU leader Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler dies at 84; Southern Baptist prayer advocate T.W. Hunt dies at age 85; First Baptist Church, Almyra, gives 30% through CP; Glorieta ordered to cease pumping water; new judge in case

January 29 - Prayer meetings usher in Hutchinson's tenure; Thousands flood Capitol for 37th March for Life; BeOne Conference to teach students apologetics; ABN Digest; Ergun Caner steps down as Brewton-Parker president; 'Nailbender' Larry Gray dies at age 71; Supporters rally for fired Atlanta fire chief

February 12 - Church Revitalization theme of ABSC conf.; Ark. House bans 'webcam abortions'; Detra Thomas shares 'Heart for Home' via radio; ABN Digest; Reid uses history to explain importance of revival; Arkansas Baptist News announces new advertising sections; Gaines to Arkansas pastors: 'Serve your community'; OBU's Powell to lead Ark. Department of Higher Education

February 26 - Seminar helps churches prepare against violence; Black History Month: Race and the ABSC; Cross Church donates land to ABCHomes; ABN Digest; Bryant HS student leads teammates in Bible study; Ouachita alum Jason Tolbert named university's CFO

March 12 - The 'many faces' of church planting in Arkansas; Wild game dinner reaches unchurched for Jesus Christ; David Mitchell 2015 AM of the Year; ABN Digest; 400-plus gather for Lead/Defend Conference; Bjorkman, former secretary to ABSC executive director, dies; Second senior prayer gathering March 27-28 in Arkadelphia

March 26 - Tingle after accident: 'God, I'm totally in Your hands'; Warren addresses mental health issues in Hot Springs; City of Refuge reaches homeless to PhDs; ABN Digest; David Platt unveils 'reset' of IMB strategy, structure; Floyd names SBC Committee on Committees; Ark. Baptist News Day of Prayer set for May 17

Thursday
May152014

2014

January 9 – 2013 top 10 stories chosen by ABN staff; LR couple requests trial in Glorieta suit; NOBTS prof. says to resolve church conflict ‘early’; Ouachita unveils plans for Cliff Harris Stadium; OBU, New Life Church partner; Huckabee to Ark. pastors: ‘Proclaim Christ’; Joe Garner joins ABSC staff; ABN Digest

January 23 – Eric Ramsey, ‘Indiana Jones’ of Ark. Baptists; North Korea leads world in persecution; First Baptist Church, Eagle Mills, experiences revival; Church has ‘polar bear plunge’ for Lottie Moon; Ark. ministers to gather at evangelism conference; ABN Digest

February 6 –ABSC conf. encourages Ark. Baptists; Flu season hits Arkansas, churches hard; Ruth Maynard teaches Christ for half a century; Blackaby tells Ark. Baptists: ‘Live the Lord’s Prayer’; Stockert new campus minister at Arkansas State University; Article in ABN leads donor to Ark. Baptist Foundation; Ministers’ wives gather for laughter, love; ABN Digest

February 20 – Arkansan shares Christ at Olympics; Ministry helps women turn lives around; First Baptist, England, ups giving, sees God at work; Family Care Home in Jonesboro nears completion; Group helps heal scars from abortion; ABN Digest

March 6 – Ronnie Floyd nominated for SBC pres.; ABSC announces restructuring Feb. 27; Jerry Gay named Associational Missionary of Year; ‘Beautiful’ girls conference lights up Camp Siloam; Tingle recovering from car accident; ABN Digest

March 20 – Restoration, revival, prayer SBC ‘14 focus; Ark. Baptist shares Holocaust story; Otter Creek Community Church merges, launches; First fashion show raises $39,000 for ABCHomes; Galatians 6:6 retreat strengthens pastors’ marriages; Conference ‘inspires’ Ark. Baptist women; ABN Digest

April 3 - 'Called to prayer' issued by ABSC; 'Common Ground' service helps churches break racial barriers; Young man's death inspires salvation decisions; Cooperative Program explained in new 'rant' video; Spring/summer 2014 Ark. Christian Parent available; Seniors called to pray for awakening; ABN Digest

April 17 - DR teams aid Camden victims; Camp gives missions experience; Moore returns to Africa, sees God still at work; David Perry marks 35 years at ABCHomes; Steps to involving students in missions; Mo. Baptists lose to Windermere appeal; ABN Digest

May 1 - 300-plus pastors pray for revival, renewal; Crowds greet Master'Singers in Ukraine; Floyd:'Let's complete the Great Commission'; Mother's Day 2014: Mother, daughter live and minister together; Tracy Hooks named ABN Mother of Year; Day of ministry 'impacts' Little Rock; ABN Digest

May 15 - Baptists respond folowing twister; 'The Church is not a building'; Thousands respond during Master'Singer tour; Page applauds Supreme Court decision on prayer; Connect 2014 reaches communities; 29 salvations recorded at Acts 1:8 One Day events; ABN Digest

May 29 - 2015 budget forwarded by ABSC comm.; Same-sex ruling appealed; Ronnie Floyd:'We've got to make a difference'; Muslim student at SWBTS draws criticism; Caner loses second 'fair use' copyright claim; Addison new ABSC assoc. exec. director; ABN Digest

June 12 - Hispanic event touches Gurdon; Ark. alcohol amendment draws fire; Outdoor Church reaches Arkansas sportsmen; New Hope brings life back to Black Oak after tornado; Pot ballot title gets approval; Williams seleced Father of the Year; New Life-OBU holds dedication June 10; ABN Digest

June 26 - Ronnie Floyd wins SBC presidency in Baltimore; 5,294 messengers attend SBC meeting; 'All the blessings are truly from Him': Rugged Cross experiences God's faithfulness; Tucker at MABTS lunch: 'Reach the unreached'; Missouri convention acquires 970 Windermere acres; ERLC honors heroic Christians at SBC; ABN Digest

July 10 - High court rules for Hobby Lobby; WBC ministers through 'aquaponics'; 'Two D.O.G.' aims to reach men with gospel; 440 seniors answer call to prayer for revival; Children donate to Baptist Collegiate Ministry; JoyWorks instills 'passion about worship'; ABN Digest

July 24 - Homebound woman reaches around world; Ark. to vote on alcohol, min. wage; Youth Evangelism Conference Aug. 8-9; WC serves in Arkansas; Russ Harrington retires from Baptist Health after 40 years; 'Arms Around' marks 11th year; Baptist Health begins work on new hospital in Conway; 'Discover the Difference' video wins Telly; ABCHomes houseparent dies; Jerry Gay inducted; ABN Digest

August 7 - Floyd tours US border; Baptists, Methodists drive Antioch mission; Friend form bond through World Changers; Central Baptist, Jonesboro, opens new Journey campus; Denny Wright leaves ABSC to pastor Balboa Baptist; Joe Garner leaves ABSC to pastor Brinkley Baptist

August 21 - ABSC approves 2015 budget, welcomes Floyd; 1,500 worship, learn at YEC; Trip to Nebraska 'opens eyes' to those in need; Floyd addressed ABSC Executive Board Aug. 12; Harper to lead missions team; Mt. Bethel holds 'old school' revival; Arkansas pastor shares Christ at Sturgis rally; ABN Digest

September 4 - ABSC AM Oct. 28-29 in Texarkana; David Platt to lead SBC's IMB; Fayetteville council votes 6-2 on controversial law; ABSC previews Church Revitalization strategy; New faces join ranks of Ark. associational missionaries; Foundation raises spending plan rate; ABN Digest

September 18 - Historic church renovation 'a labor of love'; BSU icon Jamie Jones dies at 91; 2014 Fishers of Men retreat nets salvation; Wilson appointed to FEMA council; Alcohol ballot measure challenged; Truett Cathy, faith-rooted entrepreneur, dies; ABN Digest

October 2 - 300 attend revitalization conference; ASU reverses decision, allows crosses; Teen achieves dream, ministers through music; Billie Harty Dining Room dedicated at Williams; ABN Digest

October 16 - ABSC president grows northeast Ark. church; Fayetteville to vote on gender ordinance; 1,800 serve during Acts 1:8 On Day Mission Trip; FBC, Hot Springs, addresses space issues, sees growth; ABN Digest; Christ shared at BBB; Dance to help LifeWay become 'best friend to pastors'; Ouachita unveils new initiatives to enhance tuition affordability; Miller to be nominated at Pastors' Conf.; Ark. Baptist volunteers needed

October 30 - Alcohol measure to be included on Nov. ballot; Floyd: Stand with Houston pastors; Seniors gather to pray for revival and awakening; Thanksgiving Offering benefits Children's Home; ABN Digest; Cross Church college ministry in yearlong revival; Mason encouraged by God's work in Arkansas

November 13 - Arkansas Baptists: 'Every One Matters'; Alcohol proposal fails, GOPs sweeps offices; Ark. church accepts call to impact African city; ABN Digest; Abedini shares at Cross Church about struggles, God's peace; Sparkman First Baptist Church: 'Beautiful Past, Bright Future'; Frank Page: 'Cooperative Program levels the playing field'

November 27 - Ark. high court takes up same-sex marriage ban; SBC president releases e-book, 'pleads with Southern Baptists'; OBU finishes undefeated for first time; Jacksonville revivals planned in 2015; ABN Digest; Engage the Nations draws 175 to Conway Nov. 7-8; ABCHomes get $65,000 from Brotherhood Mutual; 32 ABCHomes residents baptized

December 11 - Forum highlights Church role in mental health; SBC ethicist: Arkansas LGBT ordinance 'troubling'; Arkansas Baptist News to resume publication Jan. 15; Ark. Baptists celebrate Christmas; ABN Digest; ABSC evangelism conference set for Jan. 26-27; Fed. judges overturn Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans; Bible museum construction nears in Washington

Friday
Jul122013

2013

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January 10 – 2012 top 10 stories chosen by ABN staff; Camp Siloam gets 96K donation; Evangelism Section; Farmington church uses ‘biometrics’ technology; Ouachita elects trustees, honors Ark. Baptists; Ross gives official papers to Ouachita; ABN Digest

January 24 – The Church at Argenta returns ‘church’ to city; Dramatic changes seen in 101 years; Stacy Bearden wins ABN reader drawing; Ill pastor’s ‘flyover’ touches congregation; Cafe with a mission; Jeff Crawford joins Cross Church; WBC’s Jackie Burton dies Jan. 8; Hawkins Fayetteville ABCHomes director; ABN Digest

February 7 – Speakers urge Baptists to ‘reach across Arkansas’; Thousands protest Roe v. Wade; ‘Passion Play’ restructures; ‘Faithful servant’ Charles Thompson dies at 93; Internet safety seminar held in NLR; Stolz joins Williams Baptist PR office; Steed resigns ABF to take Texas post; ABN Digest

February 21 – Come all ye … ‘whoever’; Churches left to decide rules for concealed guns; Christian Education Guide; Annie Armstrong offering up 1.9 percent; Pro-life law strengthened; ABN Digest

March 7 – Hundreds of students worship at PraizFest; Settles named AM of Year; Roten: In God’s plan ‘results may vary’; ‘My Hope’ to share Christ through relationships; 2012 Annie giving down slightly in Arkansas; ABN Digest

March 21 – Arkansas leads pro-life charge; Hispanic offering started; ‘Families on Mission’ gather at zoo; Slavery: modern issue takes center stage; Second, Arkadelphia, approves $2.3 million project; New Hope Mission reaches trailer park; Modern slavery facts; ABN Digest

April 4 – Ethnic churches gain focus in Ark.; Churches partner to break racial barriers; Illinois Chapel to occupy new building after arson; Russell Moore elected next ERLC president; ABN Day of Prayer set for May 19; Campers give back with ‘Mission Siloam’; ABN Digest

April 18 – Mayflower FBC aids spill victims, workers; Sheriff combines faith, work ‘by divine appointment’; Storms damage church; volunteers, DR respond; Seminary extension supports Ark. ministers; Buryl Red, Arkansas native and composer, dies at 76; Nat’l Day of prayer May 2; Vanndale Baptist sees results of prayer; ABN Father of the Year contest announced; Seventh CWJC ministry opens in Arkansas; IMB missionary service at Cross Church; ABN Digest

May 2 – Churches reach 3,700, share Christ at 'Impact'; Brunson named Mother of Year; Browns Chapel destroyed by fire – again; Churches join to reach bull riding community; Arkansas Baptist entites win BCA awards; George Beverly Shea dies at 104; Pucik leaves ABSC for Wynne pastorate; ABN Digest

May 16 – Religious liberty attached; Sharing clothing and Christ under the Broadway Bridge; Thomas named ABF president-elect; FBC Stuttgart ministers through med. clinic; Bostick to lead ABSC evangelism team; ABN Father of Year contest; ends May 31; Clinic helps teen mothers; Ag goat project helps Haiti; ABN Digest

May 30 – DR responds in Oklahoma; SBC 2013 in Houston June 11-12; Churches pitch in to rebuild lives in Sparkman; Four Arkansans among IMB appointees; Literacy Missions partnership established; ABN Digest

June 13 – Baptist laymen die in Ark. floods; 'Bro. Nick' preaches last sermon; Russell, 'Father of Year'; Ark. churches debate Scouting directions; Burned churches sees 'revival' and growth; DR volunteers busy after storm; ABN Digest

June 27 – Luter re-elected, messengers pass BSA resolution; Central Baptist team sees 42 saved; Ark. pastor says churches must address ethics; Meeting attendance drops 35% from 2012; WMU addresses human exploitation, porn; ABN Digest

July 11 – U.S. Supreme Court strikes down DOMA; 'Passion Play' crowds up; large debt remains; TV anchor shares life and testimony; Ark. bi-vocational pastor serves God and country; Hundreds make decisions at Super Summer camps; Mitchell elected to serve new SBCAL; ABN Digest

July 25 – Ark. faces same-sex suits; YEC Aug. 9-10 in Little Rock; 400 vols reach thousands at Mission Hot Springs; Cocklebur Baptist, Ward, 'Reaches the Rock'; 2013 ABN student ministry resources directory; Mugs Café opens in heart of Argenta; ABN Digest

August 8 – NAMB church planting conf. attracts 4,200-plus; VBS has major impact across Arkansas; Pine Bluff pastor shares story of his ‘special life’; William D. Downs tells Ark. ‘Stories of Survival’; Ark., Ga. churches find partnership; Blackaby to speak at ABSC prayer workshop Jan. 27; ABN Digest

August 22 – ABSC board recommends $22 million 2014 budget; 1,700-plus worship, learn at YEC; Mosaic trains worship leaders; Almyra pastor contributes to popular SBC Voices blog; Bowman receives ABN Communications Scholarship; ABSC to hold Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop; Christmas in Aug. aids Ark. missionaries; Hall announces retirement from ABSC; ABN Digest

September 5 – ABSC Annual Meeting at Cross Church, Rogers; Mission team sees God at work in Alaska; Students explore ministry call through KALEO; Church bus, van regulations often ignored in Ark.; Sold Out teaches ‘Marvelous Grace’; ABN Digest

September 19 – Ark. couple sues over Glorieta sale; Condren in pursuit of Noah's Ark; ACP benefits ABSC churches in numerous ways; Ouachita Baptist Univ. fall enrollment up 9 percent; WBC updates logo, enrollment grows; Inside Out uses music, art to minister; ABN Digest

October 3 – Blackaby undergoes surgery; Schools OK to arm staff; Delta Connection teaches theology; Relationships focus of FBC, Marmaduke; 82 baptized at Mount Carmel revival Sept. 18; OBU approves 4% tuition increase; ABN Digest

October 17 – Ark. DR serves in Colorado; 36 saved at Acts 1:8 One Day; Hospitality House ministers to former prisoners; Glorieta leaseholders seek $12 mil. in damages; Stake rejoins ABSC counseling efforts; ABN card contest announced; ABN Digest

October 31 – GuideStone challenges mandate; Don Moore, 60 years of gospel ministry; Baptists help children in need through annual offering; CWJC graduate goes from homeless to helping others; Pastor helps meet long-term needs of storm victims; Children meet needs of Kansas students; ABN Digest

November 14 – Churches damaged by tornado; Baptists ‘Together’ in Rogers; Block party reaches community; drug dealers saved; Bella Vista: one church’s 40-year impact; ABN Digest

November 28 – DR to Philippines, upper Midwest; Pickles Gap Baptist: ‘Standing in the Gap’; 15:11 Project connects needy with volunteers; ‘Renewal Project’ to host first Arkansas event; Thomas new campus minister at ATU-Ozark

December 12 – Evangelism Conference Jan. 27-28; Missions, new plants top priorites; Across the ‘ravine,’ Henderson BCM thrives; Church aims to build home for mother and son; Gasaway, Uzoigwe join ABSC staff; ABN Digest

Tuesday
Jan012013

2012

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January 12
– ABN Top 10 stories for 2011; 'Life House reaches out in Ark., Texas; NLR pastor authors new book: A call to ‘reclaim regenerate church membership’

January  26 – ABSC up nearly 2 percent: Conventions face budget challenges; Evangelism edition; Age 97 and focused on Christ’s mission; Monticello’s Calvary defined by evangelism

February 9 – New church plants make gains: Arkansas baptisms up 3 percent in 2011; Prayer and revival the focus: Conference draws 1,200; Church Financial Section; Kelley: Return to ‘discipleship foundation’; Thompson marks 20 years at FBC, Fort Smith

Feburary 23 –  Seek to ‘maximize cooperation’: State Baptist execs tostudy NAMB relations; Send NA ‘strategic,’ says Ezell; Kids Clubs impact Haitian children; Christian Education Guide; Victory reaches diverse Clarksville population

March 8 – CSBC report contends: Changes at NAMB impact Calif. mission; ‘Great Commission Baptists’suggested moniker for SBC; Ark. Baptists respond to ‘Great Commission Baptists’; Glasgow AM of Year; Kaleo Arkansas conference set for April

March 22 – Ark. Baptist at White House; International ministry; New work states hurt most: NAMB impact in Ark. minimal, says Turner; Ala. evaluates partnership; Bible project underway; Calvary serves in LR Heights area 75 years

April 5 – Easter celebrations; Online ministry; Jones to lead Williams Baptist; ABN Day of Prayer set; Nailbenders ‘blessed’ to give; ‘Urban coalition’ reaches out in urban centers, Delta

April 19 – Mother of the year; ‘Fireproof’outreach; 1,200-plus gather for 2012 YEC event; ‘Mission road trip’ planned; Inmates begin ‘new life’: ‘God doesn’t discriminate’; First Stephens hosts 5K run for missions

May 3 –Friendly family travel; Students ‘CONNECT’; Arsonist strikes rural Prairie Grove church; Vanderpool reports on Mission Haiti; Frue Tate named ABN Mother of Year; ABN wins Baptist communicator awards

May 17 – ABN honors Godly fathers; ‘Coke-aholic’ turns 100; Arkansas’ religious landscape changing: Mormons gain in state, Baptists largest group; The ‘funny business’ of Baptist cartooning; ABN Day of Prayer May 20; Brazil mission trip first-ever for ABCHomes

May 31 – ‘Descriptor,’ historic election set for SBC; Arkansas Baptist team serves in Haiti, witnesses to women’s prison inmates; 47th Street reaches out to community; Intentional interim ministry benefits churches; Loyd named BCM missions consultant; ERLC trustees to be led by Arkansas pastor; Ark. Baptist Foundation expands relationship with PhilanthroCorp

June  14 – Pastors preach in ‘open air’; Father of the Year; Religious liberty advocates debate: Religious freedoms face ‘unprecedented attacks’; Summer months huge for children’s outreach; Joseph fulfills God’s call in Haiti; Gore tackles biblical issues in monthly ‘Baptists Ask’ column

June 28 – Father of the Year protects Arkansas Supreme Court; Union Ave. Marks 50; 2012 Southern Baptist Convention: Luter election, ‘descriptor’ mark meeting; Ark. Baptists descend on New Orleans; Cherry Valley Baptist feeds thousands through food pantry

July 12 – Mt. Zion Breaks Ground; World Changers: Arkansas Baptists serve with 300-plus in Fort Smith; Baptists respond after fires, storms; Super Summer 2012; Back to Campus; The story lives on ... Legacy of Woman’s Missionary Union in Arkansas

July 26 – Ministers gather at ABSC; ABCHomes visits Brazil; Students work to serve others: Batesville encounters Collision outreach; Church Building  & Facilities; Jones takes helm as WBC president; Magnet Cove Southern Baptist continues to grow

August 9 – Calling an interim pastor; ABN reader survey; Turner announces plans to retire; Benton church serves in Peru: Wild goose chases or divine appointments?; What's the Cooperative Program?; Dentist going strong after 60 years

August 23 – Arms Around Arkadelphia; Ouachita renovations; HuntFest set for August 25; New Hope Baptist extends mission to Texarkana, Kansas; Children’s book ‘inspired by God’; ‘Bible storying’ reaches culture; New technology for Arkansas churches: Barcelona Road Baptist installs ‘hearing loop’

September 6 – Volunteers rebuild church; HuntFest draws 1,350; Set for Oct. 30-31: ABSC Annual Meeting at First Baptist, Cabot; Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering 2012; Ark. volunteers respond following Isaac; Brockinton youngest music minister in Ark.

September 20 – Pastor appreciation; Card design contest; Longtime evangelism prof Roy Fish dies at 82; Sparkman pastor leads ‘Never Thirst’ charge; Lawsuit challenges marijuana proposal; Dixie Jackson ministries reach thousands

October 4 – NAMB, state execs ‘unify’; World Hunger Day Oct. 14; Fla. judgment raises questions; Associational missionary pens devotion book; Lightning strikes FBC, Heber Springs

October 18 – Acts 1:8 One Day sees more than 100 saved; Campus revival nets 39 salvations; Church Building & Facilities; Bouillon honored for 50 years of RA service; Arkansas Baptist TV anchor dies in car crash October 6; Baptist Foundation offers stewardship Bible study; Churches share Christ at Bikes, Blues and BBQ Festival; Addison embraces ministry in Ark.; Parent magazine, iPad giveaway

November 1 – Navigating holiday grief; Lottie Moon offering; Due to ‘tough economy’: The Great Passion Play faces uncertain future; Bubbus family serves up burgers, values; ‘Little brown church’ celebrates 140 years; 2012 offering theme: ‘Impacting Lives’ through BCHomes ministry

November 15 – Turner honored for service; Launch a ‘huge success’; Ark. vols begin DR feeding in NY; Meet at FBC, Cabot: Messengers focus ‘NOW’ at annual meeting

November 29 – Ark. DR service huge in New York; Sharing Jesus in multihousing; Cowboy church reaches Western culture; Students equipped to live on mission; Pastors, missionary giveaway winners; Foundation funds near $200M; Bapt. Health opens counseling center

December 13 – Sonny Tucker new ABSC exec. director; Ark., Kan. churches on mission together; Montgomery: Dennard church a real ‘zoo’; Tucker: a passion for evangelism, growth; MeKency Shepard, 12, Christmas card contest winner