Below are past editions from 2012. Click on edition date to view downloadable PDF. For earlier archives of the Arkansas Baptist News visit special collections at Ouachita Baptist University.
January 12 – ABN Top 10 stories for 2011; 'Life House reaches out in Ark., Texas; NLR pastor authors new book: A call to ‘reclaim regenerate church membership’.
January 26 – ABSC up nearly 2 percent: Conventions face budget challenges; Evangelism edition; Age 97 and focused on Christ’s mission; Monticello’s Calvary defined by evangelism.
February 9 – New church plants make gains: Arkansas baptisms up 3 percent in 2011; Prayer and revival the focus: Conference draws 1,200; Church Financial Section; Kelley: Return to ‘discipleship foundation’; Thompson marks 20 years at FBC, Fort Smith.
February 23 – Seek to ‘maximize cooperation’: State Baptist execs to study NAMB relations; Send NA ‘strategic,’ says Ezell; Kids Clubs impact Haitian children; Christian Education Guide; Victory reaches diverse Clarksville population.
March 8 – CSBC report contends: Changes at NAMB impact Calif. mission; ‘Great Commission Baptists’ suggested moniker for SBC; Ark. Baptists respond to ‘Great Commission Baptists’; Glasgow AM of Year; Kaleo Arkansas conference set for April.
March 22 – Ark. Baptist at White House; International ministry; New work states hurt most: NAMB impact in Ark. minimal, says Turner; Ala. evaluates partnership; Bible project underway; Calvary serves in LR Heights area 75 years.
April 5 – Easter celebrations; Online ministry; Jones to lead Williams Baptist; ABN Day of Prayer set; Nailbenders ‘blessed’ to give; ‘Urban coalition’ reaches out in urban centers, Delta.
April 19 – Mother of the year; ‘Fireproof’outreach; 1,200-plus gather for 2012 YEC event; ‘Mission road trip’ planned; Inmates begin ‘new life’: ‘God doesn’t discriminate’; First Stephens hosts 5K run for missions.
May 3 – Friendly family travel; Students ‘CONNECT’; Arsonist strikes rural Prairie Grove church; Vanderpool reports on Mission Haiti; Frue Tate named ABN Mother of Year; ABN wins Baptist communicator awards.
May 17 – ABN honors Godly fathers; ‘Coke-aholic’ turns 100; Arkansas’ religious landscape changing: Mormons gain in state, Baptists largest group; The ‘funny business’ of Baptist cartooning; ABN Day of Prayer May 20; Brazil mission trip first-ever for ABCHomes.
May 31 – ‘Descriptor,’ historic election set for SBC; Arkansas Baptist team serves in Haiti, witnesses to women’s prison inmates; 47th Street reaches out to community; Intentional interim ministry benefits churches; Loyd named BCM missions consultant; ERLC trustees to be led by Arkansas pastor; Ark. Baptist Foundation expands relationship with PhilanthroCorp.
June 14 – Pastors preach in ‘open air’; Father of the Year; Religious liberty advocates debate: Religious freedoms face ‘unprecedented attacks’; Summer months huge for children’s outreach; Joseph fulfills God’s call in Haiti; Gore tackles biblical issues in monthly ‘Baptists Ask’ column.
June 28 – Father of the Year protects Arkansas Supreme Court; Union Ave. Marks 50; 2012 Southern Baptist Convention: Luter election, ‘descriptor’ mark meeting; Ark. Baptists descend on New Orleans; Cherry Valley Baptist feeds thousands through food pantry.
July 12 – Mt. Zion Breaks Ground; World Changers: Arkansas Baptists serve with 300-plus in Fort Smith; Baptists respond after fires, storms; Super Summer 2012; Back to Campus; The story lives on ... Legacy of Woman’s Missionary Union in Arkansas.
July 26 – Ministers gather at ABSC; ABCHomes visits Brazil; Students work to serve others: Batesville encounters Collision outreach; Church Building & Facilities; Jones takes helm as WBC president; Magnet Cove Southern Baptist continues to grow.
August 9 – Calling an interim pastor; ABN reader survey; Turner announces plans to retire; Benton church serves in Peru: Wild goose chases or divine appointments?; What's the Cooperative Program?; Dentist going strong after 60 years.
August 23 – Arms Around Arkadelphia; Ouachita renovations; HuntFest set for August 25; New Hope Baptist extends mission to Texarkana, Kansas; Children’s book ‘inspired by God’; ‘Bible storying’ reaches culture; New technology for Arkansas churches: Barcelona Road Baptist installs ‘hearing loop’.
September 6 – Volunteers rebuild church; HuntFest draws 1,350; Set for Oct. 30-31: ABSC Annual Meeting at First Baptist, Cabot; Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering 2012; Ark. volunteers respond following Isaac; Brockinton youngest music minister in Ark.
September 20 – Pastor appreciation; Card design contest; Longtime evangelism prof Roy Fish dies at 82; Sparkman pastor leads ‘Never Thirst’ charge; Lawsuit challenges marijuana proposal; Dixie Jackson ministries reach thousands.
October 4 – NAMB, state execs ‘unify’; World Hunger Day Oct. 14; Fla. judgment raises questions; Associational missionary pens devotion book; Lightning strikes FBC, Heber Springs.
October 18 – Acts 1:8 One Day sees more than 100 saved; Campus revival nets 39 salvations; Church Building & Facilities; Bouillon honored for 50 years of RA service; Arkansas Baptist TV anchor dies in car crash October 6; Baptist Foundation offers stewardship Bible study; Churches share Christ at Bikes, Blues and BBQ Festival; Addison embraces ministry in Ark.; Parent magazine, iPad giveaway.
November 1 – Navigating holiday grief; Lottie Moon offering; Due to ‘tough economy’: The Great Passion Play faces uncertain future; Bubbus family serves up burgers, values; ‘Little brown church’ celebrates 140 years; 2012 offering theme: ‘Impacting Lives’ through BCHomes ministry.
November 15 – Turner honored for service; Launch a ‘huge success’; Ark. vols begin DR feeding in NY; Meet at FBC, Cabot: Messengers focus ‘NOW’ at annual meeting.
November 29 – Ark. DR service huge in New York; Sharing Jesus in multihousing; Cowboy church reaches Western culture; Students equipped to live on mission; Pastors, missionary giveaway winners; Foundation funds near $200M; Bapt. Health opens counseling center.
December 13 – Sonny Tucker new ABSC exec. director; Ark., Kan. churches on mission together; Montgomery: Dennard church a real ‘zoo’; Tucker: a passion for evangelism, growth; MeKency Shepard, 12, Christmas card contest winner.