Monday
Jan232012

Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief units begin recovery efforts in Fordyce  

Home damaged by felled tree near Fordyce.FORDYCE - Two Arkansas Baptist disaster relief recovery units have been dispatched to Southeast Arkansas following strong storms that passed through the Natural State Jan. 22, according to the Arkansas Baptist State Convention missions ministries team.

The city of Fordyce, in Dallas County, sustained the most damage from the storm, with homes destroyed and trees and power lines down, according to news reports. Other Arkansas counties with damage included Arkansas, Howard, Jefferson, Phillips and Pike.

Chainsaw crews from Harmony Baptist Association, Pine Bluff, and The Church at Rock Creek, Little Rock, began providing disaster relief through First Baptist Church, Fordyce on Jan. 23.

Thursday
Jan122012

ABN Top 10 Stories for 2011

THE YEAR IN ARKANSAS BAPTIST LIFE – 2011. The editorial staff of the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) has ranked the following top 10 stories of the year based on overall news value and significance to Arkansas Baptist life.

 

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Thursday
Jan122012

A call to ‘reclaim regenerate church membership’

Tim Yarbrough
Arkansas Baptist News

RichardsonNORTH LITTLE ROCK – Wyman Richardson, pastor of Central Baptist Church, North Little Rock, challenges conventional thinking and issues a call for churches to return to biblical instruction regarding church membership. In his book, “On Earth as it is in Heaven: Reclaiming Regenerate Church Membership,” Richardson’s aim is to counter “religious consumerism” and rekindle a desire to build church membership around biblical values. The Arkansas Baptist News recently asked Richardson to talk about the book and why he feels passionate about the topic of church membership.

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Thursday
Dec152011

ABN celebrates 110th birthday

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) reaches a very special birthday as 2011 comes to an end – that of being the state newspaper for Arkansas Baptists for 110 years. There were newspapers published for Arkansas Baptists prior to the ABN – which was established as The Baptist Advance by messengers to the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) meeting at First Baptist Church, Paragould, Nov. 15-19, 1901 – but none stood the test of time.

Read the entire story in the Dec. 15 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe to our print edition here or our digital edition here.

Thursday
Dec152011

England church jumpstarts Lottie giving

ENGLAND A little creativity, along with a silent and live auction, resulted in big giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for one Arkansas church.

ShermanRobby Sherman, pastor of First Baptist Church, England, since Oct. 16, said the event created a lot of excitement for international missions Sunday night, Dec. 4, resulting in the church surpassing its giving goal during the first week of its annual promotion. Sherman previously pastored First Baptist Church, Clinton, for two and a half years.

 

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