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ABN edition for October 16, 2014

ABSC president grows northeast Ark. church

JONESBORO – In a state like Arkansas, being called “country” can be a compliment.

Just ask Archie Mason, senior pastor of Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, and president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC). While he has served in vocational ministry for nearly two decades, Mason worked in agriculture business for years prior to accepting a call to preach.

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Fayetteville to vote on gender ordinance

FAYETTEVILLE – A controversial ordinance protecting gender identity and sexual ordination approved in August by the Fayetteville City Council will be put to a vote Jan. 13. 

A petition started shortly after the council approved the law garnered the needed 4,095 names – or 15 percent of residents who cast ballots in the last mayoral election – in late September, according to published reports. Fayetteville City Clerk Sondra Smith certified the signatures Sept. 26. A group called Repeal 119 turned in 802 petitions with 5,714 signatures Sept. 20.

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1,800 serve during Acts 1:8 One Day Mission Trip

EL DORADO – More than 1,800 people served during the  2014 Acts 1:8 One Day Mission Trip Oct. 4 in El Dorado and surrounding areas in Liberty Baptist Association – and when the day ended, 63 salvations were reported.

More than 160 Arkansas churches and two dozen associations, along with several Baptist Collegiate Ministry groups, participated in the event, which was sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) and Liberty Baptist Association. In addition to Arkansas, volunteers came from Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Louisiana. 

Read the rest of the story in the 10-16-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

FBC, Hot Springs, addresses space issues, sees growth

HOT SPRINGS – Members and staff of First Baptist Church, Hot Springs, were recently faced with a problem: They didn’t have enough Sunday school space. But what stands out is how they chose to address the problem and the results they have seen.

Danny Bryson, minister of education and outreach at First Baptist Church, described the situation in which they found themselves. The church’s worship attendance was continuing to grow, and yet – while their Sunday school was reaching new people and growing slowly – overall it was stifled due to lack of space.

Read the rest of the story in the 10-16-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

Here's what you missed in the 10/16 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News if you aren't a subscriber: 

- ABSC president grows northeast Ark. church
- Fayetteville to vote on gender ordinance
- 1,800 serve during Acts 1:8 One Day Mission Trip
- FBC, Hot Springs, addresses space issues, sees growth
- ABN Digest: Ky. church mourns loss of entire church family
- ABN Digest: High court refuses to hear gay marriage cases
ABN Digest: Cooperative Program ends fiscal year down
- Christ shared at BBB
- Dance to help LifeWay become 'best friend to pastors'
- Ouachita unveils new initiatives to enhance tuition affordability
- Miller to be nominated at Pastors' Conf.
- Ark. Baptist volunteers needed
- ABN Digest: Ebola kills six members of Tenn. Baptist family
- ABN Digest: SBC pastors' salaries not keeping pace
- Recent grad apparent murder victim in Chile
- Pressing On: Many changes in new look
- Editorial cartoon by Gary Thomas (Exclusive to the ABN)
- Faith & Ethics: Alcohol initiative can and should be defeated
- Family Matters: Discover your PLACE
- President's Perspective: Because 'Every One Matters'
- Financial Times: A better way to support ministry
- Letter to the Editor: A case for the King James Version
- 14 saved at Centennial Baptist Assoc. Celebrate Christ Mission Day
- Immanuel Baptist, Pine Bluff, marks 100 years
- 300 attend Gold Age Conference at Williams Baptist College
- Building & Facilities: Iglesia Bautista El Rey de Gloria undergoes construction
- Building & Facilities: New stadium honors OBU and NFL star Cliff Harris
- Building & Facilities: First Baptist Church, Searcy, completes new preschool
- Across Arkansas
- Classifieds
- Bible Commentary
- NEW Faith & Culture page
- Bonus Content: 'Left Behind' stirs discussion
- Bonus Content: Church planting in Boston highlights need

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