LITTLE ROCK – A bi-vocational ministers retreat, sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) leadership and worship team, is set for April 20-22 at the ABSC building.
The retreat will begin with registration at 5 p.m. April 20 and will end at 10:30 a.m. April 22 after a morning worship service.
Motivational speakers for the weekend will include Charles Lowery, president and chief executive officer of Lowery Institute for Excellence Inc.; Rex Horne, president of Ouachita Baptist University; and Emil Turner, ABSC executive director.
Ministers will choose three of five sessions to attend. The sessions are “Comeback Churches – Revitalizing Your Church,” “Discipleship Any Church Can Do,” “How to Involve More Church Members in Outreach Evangelism,” “Pastoring the Bi-vocational Church” and “How to Increase Giving in Your Church.”
Ministers’ wives will attend “How to Live in a Glass House Without Cracking Up,” led by Judy Shaddox, wife of Ken Shaddox, who serves as pastor of Park Hill Baptist Church, North Little Rock; and “The Quest for Perfect,” led by Marabeth Jaques, wife of William Jaques, who serves on the ABSC leadership and worship team.
Friday dinner and Saturday lunch will be provided. Ministers are responsible for their own accommodations. A list of nearby hotels is available at www.absc.org/bi-vo. The list indicates special rates available.
For more information or to register, go to www.absc.org/bi-vo or call 501-376-4791, ext. 5160.