Thursday
May152014

Arkansas Baptist News archives by year

Click on the year below to view a summary of content of past issues of the Arkansas Baptist News or scroll down the page. Note: Not all years have been posted, but we are working on it! Issues will be posted no sooner than two months after their original publication date. If you have a request for an edition not posted, please send your request to abn@arkansasbaptist.org. 

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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

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