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ABN edition for September 4, 2014

David Platt to lead SBC's IMB

ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP) – Alabama pastor and author David Platt was elected president of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board (IMB) Aug. 27 by board trustees  meeting at the IMB’s International Learning Center in Rockville, Va. 

Platt, 36, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, a Southern Baptist congregation in Birmingham, Ala., will take office effective immediately as president of the 169-year-old organization, the largest denominational missionary-sending body among American evangelicals. More than 4,800 Southern Baptist international missionaries serve worldwide.

Read the rest of the story in the 9-4-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

ABSC AM Oct. 28-29 in Texarkana

TEXARKANA – The 161st annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) is set for Oct. 28-29 at Trinity Baptist Church, 3115 Trinity Blvd., Texarkana. 

Every One Matters is the theme of the annual meeting. Throughout the meeting, ABSC ministry teams will share stories of how they have seen lives impacted through their work. In addition, new church plants will be highlighted in each session.

Read the rest of the story in the 9-4-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

Fayetteville council votes 6-2 on contraversial law

FAYETTEVILLE – By a vote of 6-2, Fayetteville became the first Arkansas city to approve a controversial ordinance protecting gender identity and sexual orientation Tuesday, Aug. 19.

As a part of the decision, the council will create a new position to enforce the rules of the ordinance. The position, called the civil rights administrator, will investigate discriminatory claims, serve as mediator between parties and recommend prosecution, if necessary.

Read the rest of the story in the 9-4-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

ABSCS previews Church Revitalization strategy

LITTLE ROCK – Revitalizing the work of the local church to maximize its mission to reach a lost world for Jesus Christ is the focus of the new Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Church Revitalization emphasis, which officially launches Sept. 18.

ABSC staff are previewing the emphasis to pastors across the state and conducted one of the previews Aug. 26 at the Baptist building in Little Rock.

Read the rest of the story in the 9-4-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

Here's what you missed in the 9/4 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News if you aren't a subscriber: 

- ABSC AM Oct. 28-29 in Texarkana
- David Platt to lead SBC's IMB
- Fayetteville council votes 6-2 on contraversial law
- ABSC previews Church Revitalization strategy
- New faces join ranks of Ark. associational missionaries
- Foundations raises spending plan rate
- ABN Digest: Moore: 'Awakening' to racial legal issues
- ABN Digest: Boko Haram sets up Islamic Caliphate
- Pressing On: Baptists have always been catalysts for change
- Editorial cartoon by Gary Thomas (Exclusive to the ABN)
- Viewpoint: In the aftermath, God is still here
- Baptists Ask: If it's sinful to be jealous how can God be jealous (Ex. 20:5)?
- Uncovered Dish: Getting rid of boxes
- Answering His Call: Healthy and God-centered
- Committee requests resolutions
- 2014 ABSC Annual Meeting Schedule
- Baptist schools plan events
- Ark. Baptists give time, talent, treasure
- ABSC auxiliary meetings set
- Convention committees filled by Arkansas
- Arkansas Baptists nominated for service in Texarkana
- ABSC Executive Board offers budget, ministry recommendations for 2014
- HBA event encourages women in their faith
- Pastor Appreciation Month
- Golden Age Conf. at WBC
- Church Services Directory
- Classifieds
- Commentary
- College staffers impact Camp Siloam
- Bonus Content: ISIS terror threat gives impetus to 'just war'
- Bonus Content: CP within 2.11% of budget goal

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