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Messengers hear reports, elect convention officers and approve resolutions in final session Oct 25, 2018

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Messengers hear reports, elect convention officers and approve resolutions in final session

The morning session of the second and final day of the 2018 Arkansas Baptist State Convention...

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ABSC messengers approve six resolutions at 2018 annual meeting Oct 24, 2018

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ABSC messengers approve six resolutions at 2018 annual meeting

Arkansas Baptist messengers approved six resolutions at the 2018 annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State...

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​ABSC Annual Meeting Tuesday evening session beings with worship, ends with commissioning service Oct 23, 2018

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​ABSC Annual Meeting Tuesday evening session beings with worship, ends with commissioning service

The evening session of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual Meeting began with a call...

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ABSC Annual Meeting Tuesday afternoon session informs and inspires Oct 23, 2018

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ABSC Annual Meeting Tuesday afternoon session informs and inspires

The Tuesday afternoon session of the 2018 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual Meeting Oct. 23...

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Mason: Great Commission should not become ‘great omission’ Oct 23, 2018

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Mason: Great Commission should not become ‘great omission’

“We don’t have a Great Commission culture; we have a great omission culture.”

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Scenes from the Tuesday afternoon session of the ABSC Annual Meeting Oct 23, 2018

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Scenes from the Tuesday afternoon session of the ABSC Annual Meeting

Scenes from the Tuesday, Oct. 23, afternoon session of the ABSC Annual Meeting at Central Baptist...

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Messengers vote to dedicate 2018 Annual to Elrod, Perry Oct 23, 2018

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Messengers vote to dedicate 2018 Annual to Elrod, Perry

Messengers vote to dedicate 2018 Annual to Elrod, Perry

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165th annual meeting kicks off at Central Baptist, Jonesboro Oct 23, 2018

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165th annual meeting kicks off at Central Baptist, Jonesboro

The morning session of the first day of the 2018 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual...

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Sykes: Our ministry should exemplify Christ Oct 23, 2018

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Sykes: Our ministry should exemplify Christ

Greg Sykes, pastor of First Baptist Church, Russellville, and president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention,...

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Elliff: Family should be focus of discipleship Oct 23, 2018

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Elliff: Family should be focus of discipleship

Addressing the pastor’s family, Bill Elliff, senior teaching and lead pastor of The Summit Church, North...

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Panel discussion: A word from the wives Oct 23, 2018

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Panel discussion: A word from the wives

With a video introduction of numerous Arkansas Baptist ministers thanking and expressing love for their wives,...

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Kirksey: 'The Broken Pastor' Oct 23, 2018

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Kirksey: 'The Broken Pastor'

Greg Kirksey, teaching pastor of The Church at Rock Creek, Little Rock, shared a message titled,...

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ABSC Pastors' Conference Panel discusses 'The pastor and brokenness' Oct 22, 2018

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ABSC Pastors' Conference Panel discusses 'The pastor and brokenness'

The first panel discussion of the evening session of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Pastors’...

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Ministers’ wives focus on ‘total woman’ Oct 22, 2018

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Ministers’ wives focus on ‘total woman’

About 100 women from across Arkansas gathered for the ministers’ wives conference and luncheon at Central...

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Smith: 'The Pastor in Need of Friends' Oct 22, 2018

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Smith: 'The Pastor in Need of Friends'

Jarvis Smith, pastor of Second Baptist Church, West Helena, shared the final sermon of the afternoon...

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Smith: 'The Pastor’s Character' Oct 22, 2018

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Smith: 'The Pastor’s Character'

Steven Smith, senior pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, shared a message titled, “The Pastor’s...

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2019 ABSC Pastors' Conference officers elected Oct 22, 2018

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2019 ABSC Pastors' Conference officers elected

2019 Arkansas Baptist State Convention Pastors' Conference officers elected

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'How do you guard your character?' and 'What’s it like to be an African-American pastor in Arkansas' discussed by ABSC Pastors' Conference panels Oct 22, 2018

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'How do you guard your character?' and 'What’s it like to be an African-American pastor in Arkansas' discussed by ABSC Pastors' Conference panels

The first panel discussion in the afternoon session of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Pastors’...

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Richardson: ‘The Pastor’s First Love.’ Oct 22, 2018

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Richardson: ‘The Pastor’s First Love.’

Wyman Richardson, pastor of Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock, shared the final message of...

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Scenes from the ABSC Minister's Wives Conference Oct. 22 Oct 22, 2018

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Scenes from the ABSC Minister's Wives Conference Oct. 22

Scenes from the ABSC Minister's Wives Conference Oct. 22

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Pastors' Conference panel discusses: 'How do you maintain your devotional life in a busy pastorate?' Oct 22, 2018

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Pastors' Conference panel discusses: 'How do you maintain your devotional life in a busy pastorate?'

During a panel titled, “How do you maintain your devotional life in a busy pastorate?” at...

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McCallum: 'The Pastor as Shepherd' Oct 22, 2018

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McCallum: 'The Pastor as Shepherd'

Pastors should be an example for their congregation, chiefly through praying and reading Scripture daily and...

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2019 Arkansas Baptist State Convention team goals Sep 19, 2018

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2019 Arkansas Baptist State Convention team goals

The Executive and Administrative Team (EAT) directs the overall strategy for the ministries of the Arkansas...

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First Baptist, Scranton, marks 50 years Aug 24, 2018

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First Baptist, Scranton, marks 50 years

First Baptist Church of Scranton celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 5.

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Fielding: Law enforcement officers face unique challenges today Aug 6, 2018

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Fielding: Law enforcement officers face unique challenges today

Changes in societal norms mean law enforcement officers face unique challenges today compared to the past.

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ABSC Cooperative Program budget approved for 2019 May 25, 2018

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ABSC Cooperative Program budget approved for 2019

The 2019 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) unified Cooperative Program (CP) budget of $21 million was...

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New ABSC ministry to encourage church unity Apr 25, 2018

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New ABSC ministry to encourage church unity

Unity. At present, this word is the rallying cry of politicians and reporters, celebrities and athletes,...

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