The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) missions ministries team recently held a Literacy Missions Training Workshop at Baring Cross Baptist Church, Sherwood.
The event, which taught participants ways to meet their neighbors’ needs, build relationships and share the gospel, featured three workshops: “English as a Second Language” (ESL), “Tutoring Children and Youth” (TCY) and “Adult Reading and Writing” (ARW).
“Literacy Missions workshops can open doors to your church and/or association to share Christ in settings that are not usually available to us as Southern Baptists. Literacy missions is experiencing missions in your very own community,” said Breck Freeman, ABSC missions ministries team member.
Freeman said at this year’s two-day event there were 16 students in the ESL workshop, five students in the TCY workshop and two students in the ARW workshop.
The event will be held again Aug. 9-10, 2013, location pending. However, Freeman said workshops are also available to any church or association as needed throughout the year, with a minimum requirement of about six students per workshop.
“We are here to serve and help any church or association in the state with literacy missions,” said Freeman.
“Literacy missions is a great way to reach those lost or unchurched in your community.”
For more information, contact Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Oleta Raines at email@example.com. Or call 800-838-2272, ext. 5150.