Wednesday
Nov022011

CP: ‘Together we can change the world’

LITTLE ROCK – “I believe it’s not too late. Together we can change the world.” This was the message of the theme song sung during the Cooperative Program report presented by Rusty Hart of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention during the Tuesday evening session of the ABSC Annual Meeting Nov. 1. 

Hart’s creative presentation included video, live musical performances and even children waving streamers, all with the goal of showing messengers how the Cooperative Program is at work across Arkansas, the nation and around the world. 

 

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Wednesday
Nov022011

Messengers approve budget, elect officers, pass resolutions

LITTLE ROCK - Messengers to the 158th annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting held Nov. 1-2 at First Baptist Church, Little Rock, elected Greg Addison as president, adopted a $21,496,500 Cooperative Program budget and passed six resolutions.

The meeting drew 687 messengers. 

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Wednesday
Nov022011

Messengers approve six resolutions

LITTLE ROCK – Messengers to the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting held Nov. 1-2 at First Baptist Church, Little Rock, approved six resolutions.

Resolutions addressed Christian citizenship, services to children at risk, risks and help for marriages, alcohol “the number one drug problem in Arkansas”, sanctity of human life and appreciation to convention leaders, the host church and all involved in the planning and arrangements for the meeting.

 

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Wednesday
Nov022011

Ouachita enrollment up; committed to missions

LITTLE ROCK – Ouachita Baptist University is celebrating one of its largest freshman classes ever – in a year that also marks the institution’s 125th anniversary – Rex Horne, Ouachita president, reported to messages at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1.

“Our enrollment this fall is 1,594,” said Horne, noting that most Arkansas preachers would say it was 1,600, ministerially speaking.

 

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Wednesday
Nov022011

Hankins: ‘Don’t quit too soon’

LITTLE ROCK – “Even good guys can squander their successes … and quit too soon,” David Hankins told messengers during the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting.

Hankins, executive director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, read from several passages in 2 Kings, pointing to the reign of Hezekiah, the 12th king of Judah.

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