Monday
Oct312011

Spradlin: Defense wins championships

LITTLE ROCK - Michael Spradlin, president of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tenn., encouraged pastors attending the pastors’ conference to remember that defense wins championships - that is if the Lord is your Defender.

The pastors’ conference was held Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church, Little Rock, Monday, Oct. 31, prior to the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) annual meeting Nov. 1-2.

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Monday
Oct312011

Putman: Pastor is 'star of Jesus'

LITTLE ROCK - Glen Putman, pastor, Walnut Street Baptist Church, Jonesboro, used a verse from Revelation to illustrate the significance of the role of the pastor in the local church at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Pastors’ Conference at First Baptist Church, Little Rock.

Putman read, "In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength (Rev. 1:16)."

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Thursday
Oct202011

Pastor Sunny Williams: ‘We were never over $50,000 in debt’

Sunny Williams, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Corning, said it is “a miracle” that the church’s new educational and multi-use facility – worth an estimated $1.25 million – is completely paid for. 

“We never got ourselves over $50,000 in debt,” said Williams, noting church members did a large portion of the work.

“We had people say, ‘Oh, you’ll never see that built,’” said Williams. “But God just worked it out.”

 

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Thursday
Oct202011

60 Arkansas teams to Haiti so far

By year’s end, about 60 teams from the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) will have traveled to Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake that ravaged the nation in January 2010, said Bob Fielding, a member of the ABSC missions ministries team and Haiti project coordinator.

“Our strategy is taking a turn in 2012, as the Lord has led several churches in Arkansas to adopt geographic areas around the Arkansas compound at Leogane,” said Fielding.

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Thursday
Oct202011

ABN to give away tablet computer, software at ABSC Annual Meeting

LITTLE ROCK – If there weren’t already enough reasons to attend the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) annual meeting and related meetings, here’s another one: You can enter the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) tablet computer and software giveaway.

“The Arkansas Baptists News is a significant and relevant part of Arkansas Baptist life. We simply want to say, ‘Thanks,’ to our loyal supporters and extend an invitation to others to once again take a look at our great state Baptist newspaper,” said Tim Yarbrough, editor. “We would love to see everyone drop by our all-new ABN booth during the meeting, pick up a copy of the newspaper and enter for our giveaways.”

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