Monday
Oct312011

Ministers’ wives reflect on 'adventures' in ministry

LITTLE ROCK - Life in ministry can be, well, “an adventure.” At least that’s how Susie Thompson, wife of Concord Baptist Association Missionary Jeff Thompson, sees it.

From her own childhood as a minister’s daughter to her life now as a mother and minister’s wife, she has seen her share of adventures, and she took time to share her humorous stories with fellow ministers’ wives at the 2011 Ministers Wives Conference, held Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church, Little Rock.

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Monday
Oct312011

'Entrust the gospel to others,' says Stephens

LITTLE ROCK - Speaking from 2 Timothy 2, Jarrett Stephens encouraged pastors facing discouragement to invest in people, depend on the grace of God, preach the gospel of Christ and entrust it to others, endure hardship and keep focused on the task.

Stephens, who serves as teaching pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, preached during the morning session of the 2011 Arkansas Baptist State Convention Pastors’ Conference held at First Baptist Church, Little Rock.

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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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