Thursday
Sep082011

Hot Springs’ Garage Church: ‘You Meet Where?’

Garage Church member Jamie Sheets (left) recently gave his truck to Tracy and Dennis so they could move to another city where they had found employment.Adam Brown
Special to the ABN

HOT SPRINGS – “Really? You meet in a garage?”

This is a question Mike Prince, pastor of The Garage Church, hears regularly from people when they first hear about his new church in Hot Springs. 

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Wednesday
Aug312011

No clergy at 9/11 ceremony called 'bigotry'

The hope of faith in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, exemplified by South Carolina Baptist chaplain Cliff Satterwhite in New York City, has been excised from the 10th anniversary ceremony being organized by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Within a week after the terrorist attacks, Southern Baptists had sent more than 1,100 volunteers to New York City for disaster relief efforts. BP file photo by Gibbs Frazeur. Tom Strode
Baptist Press 

WASHINGTON (BP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision not to include clergy in the 10th anniversary remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has drawn objections from Christian leaders.

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Sunday
Aug282011

Beebe, Huckabee featured during Ouachita 125th anniversary celebration 

Trennis Henderson
Ouachita Baptist University

ARKADELPHIA – Campus visits by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe and former Gov. Mike Huckabee are among highlights of Ouachita Baptist University’s 125th anniversary celebration this fall.

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Thursday
Aug252011

Funding of missions topic of ABSC board

Tim Yarbrough
Arkansas Baptist News 

LITTLE ROCK – Messengers to the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual Meeting Nov. 1-2 will be asked to approve a number of changes in the way missions are funded in the state.

Meeting Aug. 9, the ABSC Executive Board approved recommendations of the convention’s Budget Formula Study Committee. The recommendations were to continue to increase the percentage of funds (total receipts) forwarded to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), to divide state budget surpluses with the SBC and to conduct a statewide emphasis every five years encouraging churches to increase their Cooperative Program percentage.

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Thursday
Aug252011

Snapp wins video contest

SnappTaylor Snapp, 16, a member of the youth group at Indian Springs Baptist Church, Bryant, submitted the winning entry in the Arkansas Baptist News first Youth Group Video Contest. Snapp and the church will receive a $200 gift card for use in ministry.

Second place went to Faith Journey Fellowship, Bentonville, and third place was awarded to First Baptist Church, White Hall. Faith Journey will receive a $100 gift card and White Hall will receive a $50 gift card.

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