Monday
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Miller: Indications a man is called to preach

LITTLE ROCK – Identifying and understanding one’s calling is critical for pastors as they seek to effectively use their gifts for God’s glory, Hollie Miller shared during the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Pastors’ Conference at First Baptist Church, Little Rock.

Miller, pastor of Sevier Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn., shared “indications a man is called to preach” from 1 Timothy.

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Monday
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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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