Thursday
Oct202011

2011 ABCHomes offering theme: A Place to Call Home

It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. But what if you had nine dozen children? 

What if you had to provide 84 gallons of milk a week and needed to bring home package after package after package of beef and chicken and pork, hundreds of boxes of cereal and more than a few jars of peanut butter every week. Add to that needing nearly 500 gallons a gasoline per week, 500 pairs of shoes in a year and enough clothing to fill any average household garage from top to bottom. The list goes on and on. 

 

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Thursday
Oct062011

ABSC shifts counseling to ABCHomes

THE ARKANSAS Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) is taking over the counseling services to Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) ministers that was previously offered by the ABSC’s leadership and worship team.

StakeEffective immediately, any ABSC minister or immediate family member (spouse or dependent child) can schedule an appointment to see a licensed Christian counselor at seven ABCHomes counseling locations across the state. These services are provided at no cost. 

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Monday
Oct032011

Addison to be nominated ABSC president

CABOT – Greg Addison, pastor of First Baptist Church (FBC), Cabot, will be nominated as president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) at the upcoming annual meeting Nov. 1-2. 

Addison is serving as president of the 2011 ABSC Pastors’ Conference.

Gary Hollingsworth, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, will nominate Addison.

Addison“Greg has a huge heart for evangelism and missions and represents the very best of what we should look for as a leader in our convention,” said Hollingsworth. 

 

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Monday
Oct032011

Rankin to lead ‘spiritual warfare’ conference

CLARKSVILLE – Jerry Rankin, former president of the International Mission Board (IMB), will speak on spiritual warfare Saturday, Oct. 15, at Second Baptist Church, Clarksville.

Rankin, IMB president from 1993 to 2010, will lead the conference “Spiritual Warfare: the Battle for God’s Glory” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rankin authored a book on the same topic in 2009.

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Monday
Oct032011

KASMA summer missionaries reach out

This summer 14 students, ranging in age from 16 to 26 years old, spent the summer serving in Arkansas Baptist churches as Kaleo Arkansas Student Ministry Associates (KASMA) through Student Summer Missionaries (SSM) and Kaleo Arkansas.

The KASMA project came about as a result of merging Student Summer Missionaries, which has been coordinated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC), with components of Kaleo Arkansas. It was launched as a pilot project in Concord Baptist Association in Fort Smith with10 students serving in churches affiliated with the association. Students also served in Rogers, Fayetteville, Hot Springs Village and Hope. 

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