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ABN edition for April 3, 2014

'Call to prayer' issued by ABSC

A TWO-DAY intensive prayer event titled “A Call to Pray for Revival & Awakening: A Gathering for Pastors and All Ministers” is scheduled for April 21-22 at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, Little Rock. The prayer gathering is set for 6 to 10 p.m. Monday, April 21, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon the following day. 

The prayer event is a Cooperative Program ministry of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) and is hosted by the ABSC Task Force for Prayer, Revival and Spiritual Awakening, which is part of the church revitalization process.

'Common Ground' service helps churches break racial barriers

HUGHES – The Arkansas Delta, much like its more famous sister to the east, the Mississippi Delta, is one of the most impoverished and culturally traditional areas in the South. 

In an area known for a history of racism and segregation, Christians – both white and black – came together united under Jesus Christ to worship as one during the Third Annual Common Ground Service at CROSSroads Baptist Church, Hughes, March 23.

Judge in Glorieta case announces new ruling

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A judge in New Mexico ruled March 20 that a federal court has jurisdiction over a lawsuit challenging last year’s sale of Glorieta Conference Center and lifted a stay so that the case can proceed, theTexas Baptist Standardreported. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Hayes Scott determined that the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico is the proper venue for a lawsuit filed by an Arkansas couple – Kirk and Susie Tompkins of Little Rock – who claim LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention lacked legal authority to unload the 2,400-acre retreat center opened in 1952 that officials say had been losing money for years.

Cooperative Program explained in new 'rant' video

NASHVILLE (BP) – The new Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) “CP Rant” video communicates to younger generations the vitality and necessity of the Cooperative Program (CP), incorporating humor, fact and colloquial terms, said the team of Louisiana Baptists who produced the video.

“This video presents the absurdity of not cooperating and defends the concept of CP through humor and in a way young adults, those who grew up in the ‘Seinfeld era,’ might enjoy and more readily understand,” said Matt Tullos, production manager with the Louisiana Baptists team that produced the video. “Often in SBC life, we tend to soft sell the idea of cooperating and say ‘you should.’ The ‘CP Rant’ provides an entertaining yet compelling argument for churches to give through the Cooperative Program.”

Here's what you missed if you aren't a subscriber: Other stories published in the 4/3 print and digital editions of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe now to the ABN print or digital edition.

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  • Spring/summer 2014 Ark. Christian Parent available
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