Thursday
Feb122015

Inspire conference set for March 7

LITTLE ROCK – The Inspire Women’s Conference will take place at Park Hill Baptist Church, North Little Rock, March 7.

“The women of Arkansas do not want to miss Inspire 2015,” said Andrea Lennon, women’s ministry specialist for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC), adding the conference is designed to bless and minister to all ages.

“This year’s theme focuses on loving God,” she said. “Dynamic worship, powerful speakers and practical breakout sessions will encourage women to love God with all of their hearts, souls and minds. Women will walk away from this conference with a better understanding of how to implement God’s Word into the ‘everyday’ aspects of life.”

Speakers for the event, which is sponsored by the Cooperative Program and the ABSC evangelism and church health team, include Debbie Stuart, of Hope for the Heart, and Stephanie Edge, of LifeWay Christian Resources. Sally Hennard, of First Baptist Church, De Queen, will lead worship.

For more information or to register, visit absc.org/women.

Thursday
Feb122015

Ministerial Leadership Development retreat held Jan. 30 

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) hosted a Ministerial Leadership Development retreat Jan. 30 at the ABSC building in Little Rock. The retreat was held for recipients of the ABSC’s pastoral scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive financial assistance for theological education in preparation for vocational ministry. The retreat included multiple sessions which provided the students with ministry training and addresses from ABSC agency representatives.

Thursday
Jan292015

Annie packets due by end of January 

CHURCHES and associations should receive promotional materials for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions by the end of January.

The national goal for the 2015 offering is $60 million, and the 2015 offering theme is Send North America, according to information from the North American Mission Board. The 2015 Week of Prayer and Mission Study for North American Missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is March 1-8. The North American Missions Study focuses on ministries of selected Week of Prayer missionaries serving in a variety of settings across the continent.

Thursday
Jan292015

Event focuses on reaching unreached peoples

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) will provide a training event for Arkansas Baptists to learn more about reaching Unengaged Unreached People Groups (UUPGs). The event will be offered Feb. 19 at Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro, March 5 at the Baptist building in Little Rock and April 16 at the Washington-Madison Baptist Association office in Fayetteville.

Participants will learn how to identify and reach UUPGs whether an International Mission Board (IMB) missionary is present or not. The event will provide all the details to engage UUPGs and will feature an IMB missionary speaker.

“More than 3,000 people groups in the world are unengaged, meaning that there is no church planting strategy by any evangelicals. This event is a great opportunity to find out how you and your church can take the gospel to people who’ve never heard it before,” said Bob Fielding, ABSC missions team member.

For more information and to register, visit absc.org/uttermost. The event is made possible by gifts from Arkansas Baptists to the Cooperative Program and Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering.

Thursday
Jan292015

CWJC/CMJC training offered

Level one national certification training for Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) and Christian Men’s Job Corps (CMJC) will be held at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention building in Little Rock Feb. 17-20.

Training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 17-19 and from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 20.

CWJC and CMJC are programs that “equip women and men, in a Christian context, for life and employment,” according to the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) website. CWJC and CMJC are ministries of WMU.

The training event is targeted to those who are interested in starting a CWJC or CMJC site in their communities, churches or associations. Space is limited to 25 people.

For more information, call 501-376-4791, ext. 5137.