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ABN edition for June 12, 2014

Outdoor Church reaches Arkansas sportsmen

CONWAY – An Arkansas Baptist church plant in Conway seeks to reach people for Jesus Christ by appealing to their love of hunting and fishing in the Natural State.

A 2011 survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) said 1.3 million people hunted, fished or participated in wildlife watching in 2011 – spending nearly $2 billion on wildlife recreation in Arkansas.

Read the rest of the story in the 6/12 edition of the ABN.

Ark. alcohol amendment draws fire

LITTLE ROCK – A proposed constitutional amendment that would allow for the manufacture, sale, distribution and transportation of alcohol throughout the state is raising eyebrows across Arkansas – with opponents saying the amendment effectively strips local governments of authority.

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel approved the text and ballot title May 19.

Read the rest of the story in the 6/12 edition of the ABN.

New Life-OBU holds dedication June 10

CONWAY – New Life Church (NLC) in Conway hosted a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, June 10, to celebrate a new educational partnership between NLC and Ouachita Baptist University (OBU).

OBU at NLC will offer Associate of Arts degrees in general studies and Christian ministry with in-depth opportunities for students to serve with and be mentored by NLC pastoral staff in hands-on ministry experience. Eleven students are preregistered for OBU at NLC’s inaugural semester, which begins Aug. 26.

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Here's what you missed in the 6/12 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News if you aren't a subscriber: 

- Hispanic event touches Gurdon
- Ark. alcohol amendment draws fire
- Outdoor Church reaches Arkansas sportmen
- New Hope brings life back to Black Oak after fire
- Pot ballot title gets approval
- Williams selected Father of the Year
- New Life-OBU holds dedication June 10
- ABN Digest: Audiences want more faith-based movies
- ABN Digest: Cooperative Program receipts top $125 mil.
- ABN Digest: Medicare may be used for sex reasignment
- Editorial cartoon by Gary Thomas (Exclusive to the ABN)
- GraceTalk: Listening for God's voice
- Baptist Ask: What is eschatology?
- Uncovered Dish: Ages and stages in Legoland
- Answering the Call: Very excited, yet deeply concerned
- Special section: ABSC restructures to better serve churches
- Dutschke named Williams VP
- Across Arkansas
- Baptist Health MedFlight marks 30 years
- Wellspring set for July 25-26
- Moveable walls utilize space, justify extra costs
- Bonus Content: Cross Church's Ronnie Floyd wins SBC presidency

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