Thursday
Feb122015

Families on Mission Day set for March 14 at zoo

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) will offer a unique missions experience on March 14 called Families on Mission Day. The event will take place at the Little Rock Zoo starting at 10 a.m.
The event will provide activities for children ages 4 through sixth grade and their families. These activities will allow participants to experience missions and ministry in a fun environment. Some of the activities include interacting with missionaries, learning about disaster relief and partnering with church planters in a ministry project. The ministry project will be helping church planters collect school supplies.

Charity Gardner, ABSC missions team member, explained the purpose of Families on Mission Day.

“This event was created to provide an opportunity for preschoolers and children to interact with different missions experiences,” she said. “We want the participants to walk away with information about missions and how they can be a part of missions.”

For more information about this event and to register, visit absc.org/childhood. The registration deadline is March 2.

Thursday
Feb122015

Handbell Fest. March 6-7

LITTLE ROCK – The annual State Handbell Festival will be held at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, Little Rock, March 6-7. For more information or to register, visit absc.org/music or call 501-376-4791, ext. 5121.

Thursday
Feb122015

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 surveymonkey.com/s/KBZW7PY.

Thursday
Feb122015

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.

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.