Bi-vo. ministers retreat April 20-22

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 The list indicates special rates available.

For more information or to register, go to or call 501-376-4791, ext. 5160.


Leadercast scheduled

Arkansas Baptist pastors and staff are invited to attend the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, a one-day leadership event featuring Tim Tebow, John Maxwell, Urban Myer, Andy Stanley and more.

The simulcast event will be held at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention building, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, May 4.

Seating is limited and preregistration is required. For more information, including cost, go to


Date set for Collision

Collision, a week long missions experience for students, has been scheduled for July 9-13. Through the event, students in grades 7-12 will be able to reach out to share the love of Christ with people in Batesville and surrounding areas. Space is limited to the first 150 students.

For more information, including costs and registration deadlines, contact Ronnie Toon at, 870-793-7162 or go to

Collision is a partnership with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Dixie Jackson State Missions Offering and the Independence Baptist Association.


Literacy Training set

SHERWOOD – A Literacy Missions Training Workshop has been scheduled for Aug. 3-4 at Baring Cross Baptist Church, Sherwood. Training will begin at 2 p.m. Aug. 3 and conclude the next day at 5 p.m. For more information, call 501-376-4791, ext. 5150.


Kaleo Arkansas ’12 set for April

Kaleo Arkansas ’12, is set for April 21 at Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock.

The purpose of the one-day event is to help students become the leaders God calls them to be and strengthen the overall leadership in churches.

The event will feature Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, as speaker.
The band Jupiter Wind will also perform during the conference.

The event will help students understand, define and live out the call to ministry. Breakout sessions include Next Steps to Innovative Church Planting, Calling May Mean Two Careers, Dangers Every Minister Should Avoid and Experiencing God’s Call: How to Know for Sure.

For more information or to register, visit

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