ABSC holds RoundTable events for worship leaders

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) evangelism and church health team will hold a series of RoundTable events for worship leaders throughout the month of February and the first part of March.

The events will take place at various locations throughout Arkansas and will provide worship leaders a way to
connect and learn from each other.

For dates and locations and to register, visit


Foundation to host reception for Moore

LITTLE ROCK – A “retirement celebration” for David Moore, who is retiring as president of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26 in the dining room of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention building.

Moore has served as president of the Foundation since Jan. 1, 1994. His final day with the Foundation is Feb. 28.

Bobby Thomas, the Foundation’s institutional investment consultant, was named to succeed Moore in 2013. Thomas is a member and deacon at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Cabot. He is presently first vice president at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Inc. in Little Rock, where he has been employed since 1997.


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


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.


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.