Thursday
Dec012011

Prayer garden dedicated at Camp Paron

Camp Paron dedicated its new prayer garden Nov. 12. Photo by Karen JordanLisa Watson
Arkansas Baptist News

PARON – Located less than an hour from Little Rock, Camp Paron has served for the last 49 years as a place where Arkansas Baptist churches and other groups can retreat.

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Thursday
Dec012011

ABSC Evangelism Conf. set for Jan. 23-24 

SHERWOOD – Speakers for the 2012 State Conference on Evangelism and Church Growth plan to “stir up a passion for evangelism.” 

The two-day event, which will be held at First Baptist Church, Sherwood, Jan. 23-24, will feature speakers from Arkansas and across the country.

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Thursday
Dec012011

Shiloh Christian: ‘grace, even in defeat’ 

Josh Floyd (right), Shiloh Christian School football coach, speaks to his players.SPRINGDALE (BP) – When the Shiloh Christian Saints went down in defeat 48-35 to Heber Springs Nov. 11 in a first-round game of the Arkansas high school playoffs, it was the end of a different kind of season – but one that players and coaches know God used to teach them how to rely on Him.

Entering the playoffs this year was familiar territory for the Saints – having won three straight state titles and four titles in the last five years. What was not familiar was losing.

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Tuesday
Nov292011

Burgos dies after extended illness

WHITE HALL – Mark Burgos, 53, of White Hall, died Nov. 26 following an extended illness.

Burgos, a native of Mississippi, was featured in the Sept. 22, 2011 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. To read the story from the ABN digital archives, click here.

BurgosAlong with his wife, Amanda, he served as a North American Mission Board Mission Service Corps missionary in Arkansas and New York. He was a member of First Baptist Church, White Hall.

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Thursday
Nov172011

ABSC meeting attended by nearly 700

LITTLE ROCK – Messengers to the 158th Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting Nov. 1-2 approved a 2011 Cooperative Program (CP) budget of nearly $21.5 million, elected officers and passed several resolutions.

GO! Across the Street, Across Arkansas, Across the World was the theme of the meeting, which was held at First Baptist Church, Little Rock. The meeting was attended by 687 registered messengers, which is down from last year’s 761 messengers at Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro. Guests are not counted.

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