Thursday
Sep222011

Our Churches: Haw Creek Baptist, Waldron

Jessica Vanderpool
Arkansas Baptist News

WALDRON – On the top of a hill just outside of Waldron sits a little white church. To some, it’s just another church building, but to Pastor John Elmore it is “a beacon of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the community.”

For 100 years, Haw Creek Baptist Church, Waldron, has strived to be just that.

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Thursday
Sep222011

‘Unity service’ held by area churches

LITTLE ROCK – Two area churches – one predominately white and the other predominately black – are forging a historic relationship designed to bring unity to the Body of Christ and the city in which they minister.

Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, and Second Baptist Church, which is located at 1709 Barrow Road in Little Rock, held a second “unity service” Sunday evening, Sept. 11.

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Thursday
Sep222011

Arkansas mission projects grow

Lisa Watson
Arkansas Baptist News

Teamwork can be a good thing. Just ask Jackie James, who along with his wife, Linda, spent the better part of six years coordinating the Arkansas Baptist Builders project in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. To date, the ministry has helped rebuild 370 homes destroyed by the storm.

 

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Thursday
Sep222011

Promise House celebrates 20 years of caring

Stella Prather
ABCHomes

LITTLE ROCK – Jessica, Bethany and DaShawn* are among the fortunate ones.

These healthy, active children were born to teenage and preteen mothers, whose babies are often at higher risk than a baby born to an older mother for premature birth, low birth weight, other serious health problems and death.

 

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Tuesday
Sep202011

Task force to study SBC name change

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright has announced the appointment of a presidential task force to study the prospect of changing the 166-year-old convention's name. 

Bryant WrightWright, who was re-elected to a second one-year term during the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix this past June, said he believes the study will be helpful for two main reasons. 

"First, the convention's name is so regional," he said. "With our focus on church planting, it is challenging in many parts of the country to lead churches to want to be part of a convention with such a regional name. Second, a name change could position us to maximize our effectiveness in reaching North America for Jesus Christ in the 21st century." 

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