Thursday
Mar122015

Centennial Baptist Association to hold Centennial Mission Day

The Centennial Baptist Association will hold its annual Centennial Mission Day April 11. Churches in the association will partner with Second Baptist Church on Park Avenue, West Helena, in reaching out to the Delta. In the past two years the event has been held in Arkansas County. 

 

 

Thursday
Mar122015

Churches sponsor fundraiser trail ride

Holly Springs Baptist Church and Holly Springs United Methodist Church will sponsor the Terry “Taco” Howard Memorial Trail Ride and ATV Ride from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4. Horses will leave from the Baptist church at 9 a.m.; the ATVs will leave from the Methodist church at 10 a.m. A barbeque meal will take place at Holly Springs Baptist Church, Holly Springs, at 11 a.m., with an auction to follow. All proceeds will go to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. A soup and chili meal will take place Friday, April 3, in the life center of the Baptist church from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Hank Mahan at 870-687-1962.

Thursday
Mar122015

Shepherd Hill Baptist, Pine Bluff, hosts youth rally April 18

Shepherd Hill Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, will be hosting a youth rally on April 18. A game time will begin at 4 p.m. Hamburgers will be served following the activities. The rally service will start at 6 p.m. with speaker Cody Brown, and worship leader Elliott Andrews. Representatives from each church should call the church office at 870-534-1926 by April 12 with a count.

Tuesday
Mar032015

Forrest Park Baptist, Pine Bluff, holds revival services

Forrest Park Baptist Church in Pine Bluff will hold revival services March 20-22. Shelby Andre, pastor, will be the speaker.

Tuesday
Mar032015

First Baptist, Morrilton, holds Revive event

First Baptist Church, Morrilton, will hold an event called “Revive” March 15-18.

Senior Pastor Jeff Estes said that following the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in June, God began using what Estes experienced at the Pastors’ Conference, which was held directly before the annual meeting, to speak to him about calling First Baptist to an “extended time of prayer and calling out to God to change us, our church, and our community.”

So he started praying about having a time to join together to hear God’s Word, pray and worship.

He said he wanted it to be not just a series of meetings focused on community evangelism, but a way to call his “church to gather as a family and hear from God about what needs to happen in our individual lives, as well as our corporate life together in order to see Him fall in power on our church, community and nation.”

The church has held a time of prayer and fasting leading up to the Revive event.

“We can’t cause revival to happen, but we can do everything God has called us to do so that we will not be a hindrance to it,” Estes said. “I am praying that Revive will not be the climax of the last several months of prayer and fasting, but a launching of our church into an extended time of seeking the manifest presence of God, a launching of our church into all-out devotion to Christ and to one another, a launching of our church into an aggressive time of pursuing the lost with the gospel and a launching of our church into being a catalyst for revival and spiritual awakening in our community and our state.”

He said the church’s time of prayer and fasting has been a way to show God they are “serious and desperate for real revival.”

“May FBC, Morrilton, never be dependent on programs, methods or anything that man can come up with in order to try and reach people with the gospel ever again. May we realize and grasp that only through the power of the Holy Spirit can we take the gospel around the world and see people respond,” Estes said. “Man’s methods are useless unless they are anointed and fueled by His Holy Spirit!”

Brad Morgan, student and discipleship pastor at First Baptist, noted that Revive is open to “anyone who wants to come,” regardless of whether or not they attend First Baptist.

During the Revive event, revivalist Tommy Vinson will preach Sunday, March 15, at 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. J.D.Sonny” Tucker, Arkansas Baptist State Convention executive director, will preach at 6:30 p.m. March 16; New Orleans Pastor Fred Luter, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will speak at 6:30 p.m. March 17, and Jason Curry, next generation ministries pastor at The Church at Rock Creek in Little Rock, will preach at 6:30 p.m. March 18. Jeff Stotts, worship pastor for Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, will lead worship. A free meal will be provided at 5 p.m. March 16-18.