Ouachita’s counseling conference to tackle topic of depression Feb. 26

Rachel Gaddis 
Ouachita Baptist University

ARKADELPHIA – Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies will host the sixth annual Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling Friday, Feb. 26, in Walker Conference Center. Highlighting the issue of depression, the 2016 conference is sponsored by Ouachita, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

A new feature of this year’s conference will be an opening ministers banquet to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, also in Walker Conference Center. An additional ministry focus is an afternoon breakout session option on applying counseling skills to current youth issues for youth ministers.

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Lead/Defend Conf. teaches high school, college students apologetics

LITTLE ROCK – College years should be more than marking up the social calendar, stressing out during finals and trying to secure a six-figure salary after graduation, according to Derek Melleby, executive director of OneLife Institute in Pennsylvania.

Melleby teaches what the college years should really be about – from a biblical worldview. Arkansas students will have the chance to hear from him at the Lead/Defend Conference for high school and college students, which will take place at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, Little Rock, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 27.

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Southern Baptist leaders to promote worldview development at March conference

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Noted Southern Baptist leaders will headline the “Driven By Truth: Worldview Conference” at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 18-19, 2016.

“Christian faithfulness in this generation means that apologetics is a frontline responsibility for every Christian,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary. “We are looking forward to this conference because of a sense of urgency to help Christians, young and old, understand what it means to defend the faith and to be able to give an answer for the hope that is in us.”

The conference, intended for young adults, will address the fundamental issue of Christians and worldview through four general sessions. Despite competing worldviews which jostle for believers’ attention, “Driven By Truth” will encourage Christians to cultivate a distinctly biblical mindset, according to the conference’s website.

“We want to be very clear that Christian apologetics is driven by truth, and specifically by the total truthfulness of God’s Word,” Mohler said. “So we’re going to look at how this culture subverts truth and how this challenges Christians to be a people of truth in the midst of a post-Christian age.”

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Mt. Olive Baptist, Crossett, to present Christmas musical

Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Crossett, will present "Come And Behold Him," a Christmas musical, 10:25 a.m. Dec. 20.


Barcelona Road Baptist, Hot Springs Village, presents musical

Barcelona Road Baptist Church, Hot Springs Village, choir, orchestra and soloists, will present "What Child Is This?" at 3 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11.