Thursday
Oct302014

Alcohol measure to be included on Nov. ballot

PageLITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a challenge to a Nov. 4 ballot proposal, which if approved by voters will legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties without local government approval.

The state’s highest court denied a petition Oct. 16 from opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment, who had asked for it to be removed from the general ballot, the Arkansas News Bureau reported. The high court rejected arguments that supporters missed a deadline to submit signatures and that the ballot language did not sufficiently explain the proposal.

Read the rest of the story in the 10-30-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

Thursday
Oct302014

Floyd: Stand with Houston pastors

FloydNASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Baptists must let their voices be heard, said Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd.

Floyd is one of several speakers from across the nation slated to speak Nov. 2 at the “I Stand Sunday” simulcast hosted by Family Research Council and other partners. The event is being held in response to five Houston ministers being issued subpoenas by the city’s attorney that asked they turn over sermons and other pastoral communications.

Read the rest of the story in the 10-30-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

Thursday
Oct302014

Seniors gather to pray for revival and awakening

HOT SPRINGS – The presence of God was evident at Hot Springs Baptist Church Oct. 9-10 as 200 seniors and guests gathered to pray for revival and spiritual awakening at the Senior Adult Prayer Gathering.

The day-and-a-half event was moderated by Don Moore, former Arkansas pastor and retired executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC). Prayer time by attendees was prefaced by biblical insights from a number of Arkansas ministers. Worship times were led by Bart Morrison, minister of music at Hot Springs Baptist Church.

Read the rest of the story in the 10-30-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

Thursday
Oct302014

Thanksgiving Offering benefits Children’s Home

HARRISON – Sixteen-year-old Carson* admits his life was headed in the wrong direction before he arrived at the Arkansas Baptist Boys Ranch earlier this year.

“I was doing things that I should not have been doing, ... and my life was not very good,” said Carson, one of 32 residents of the Harrison ranch, a ministry of the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes).

Read the rest of the story in the 10-30-14 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe here.

Wednesday
Oct082014

Arkansas pastor Mark Dance to help LifeWay become ‘best friend to pastors’

DanceNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Arkansas pastor Mark Dance has joined the staff of LifeWay Christian Resources to lead efforts in building closer relationships with pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention.

Dance, senior pastor of Second Baptist Church, Conway since 2001, officially started Oct. 1 as LifeWay’s associate vice president for pastoral leadership.

Thom S. Rainer, LifeWay’s president and CEO, said Dance will develop and strengthen LifeWay’s relationships with SBC pastors and staff, as well as denominational entities, state conventions and associations.

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