Tuesday
Jun162015

The Ark. Pregnancy Care Center Association holds quarterly meeting 

Ark. Pregnancy Care Center Assoc. – The Arkansas Pregnancy Care Center Association held its quarterly meeting May 21 at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Building.

Tuesday
Jun162015

WEE workshops scheduled for Rogers, NLR

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) will offer a Weekday Early Education (WEE) workshop in July at two separate locations in Arkansas. The workshops will be held July 27 in Rogers and July 30-31 in North Little Rock.

The workshop is designed to assist early childhood centers in Arkansas Baptist churches with meeting needs and providing excellent learning experiences for infants through kindergartners as they develop physically, mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Early childhood leaders are encouraged to guide the spiritual development of young children by including biblical truths in their curriculum, working cooperatively with families and providing a loving Christian environment while the children are in their care. This workshop will help participants achieve these goals.

“We are excited to offer a faith-based training opportunity for churches and others who provide weekday education. Weekday education includes programs and ministries such as Mother’s Day Out, day care, after-school programs and child development centers. Many of these ministries need to accumulate a certain number of training hours to be licensed and recognized by the state as quality programs. Our goal is to provide quality, professional training from a Christian perspective,” said Allison Kizzia, ABSC church health team member.

For more information and to register, visit absc.org/weekday. Registration deadline is July 10. Schedules and class times may change as the workshop approaches. WEE workshops scheduled for Rogers, NLR Ark. Pregnancy Care Center Assoc. – The Arkansas Pregnancy Care Center Association held its quarterly meeting May 21 at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Building.

Tuesday
Jun162015

Mosaic conf. focuses on music, worship

CONWAY – The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) will offer a two-day training and enrichment conference called Mosaic to help churches with their music and worship ministry. The conference will be held July 31-Aug. 1 at Central Baptist Church in Conway.

The conference will consist of several components that help make up the music and worship ministry of the local church. Participants will have the opportunity to attend sessions that will cover topics about music and worship. Some of the topics include creating a flow in worship, leading effective choir rehearsals, leading children’s choirs and strengthening one’s worship band. The conference is not limited to just worship leaders. Sound technology and visual technology sessions will also be available.

Leaders for the conference will be a mix of local in-state leaders and out-of-state leaders. Out-of-state leaders include Mike Harland, of LifeWay Worship, and Amanda Singer, of LifeWay Christian Resources’ Children’s Worship Series.

“Mosaic is the perfect opportunity for those who serve in the area of music and worship ministry in your church to sharpen their skills and be challenged with excellence. Mike Harland is one of the best communicators and encouragers for worship leaders,” said Larry Grayson, ABSC church health team member.

Grayson went on to say that the event is a great opportunity through which one can be involved with experts in the areas of children’s worship, sound technology, multitracks, worship bands, choir rehearsals, flow in worship and Planning Center and ProPresenter programs.

For more information and to register, visit absc.org/music.

Tuesday
Jun162015

Youth Evangelism Conf. Aug. 7-8

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) will offer the Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC) for all students entering 6th through 12th grades and their leaders. The event will be held Aug. 7-8 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock.

The conference will help participants learn how to share the gospel,
inspire students to be on mission with the gospel and equip them to live this out in their everyday lives. This year, there will be three breakout sessions for adult workers. These breakout sessions will give in-depth training to participants and will give great tools for maintaining an intentionally evangelistic student ministry.

“This is a great back-toschool event in August to prepare students for their mission field. One of the highlights will be that students will have the opportunity to participate in a special prayer time for revival and spiritual awakening, much like the prayer meetings that are happening in our convention,” said Warren Gasaway, ABSC church health team member.

This year’s speaker will be evangelist Clayton King, and worship will be led by the Cross Church Worship Band from northwest Arkansas and the Rhett Walker Band. For more information and to register, visit yecarkansas.com. Registration deadline is Aug. 1.

Thursday
May072015

More than 500 participated in VBS training

More than 500 participants representing 107 Arkansas Baptist churches took part in training for LifeWay Christian Resources’ Journey Off the Map vacation Bible school. The training, which was made possible by the Cooperative Program and the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, was hosted at First Baptist Church in Lowell, Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro and Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock.