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ECON set for Jan. 29-30 at Geyer Springs FBC

ECON set for Jan. 29-30 at Geyer Springs FBC

Jan 11, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Baptist State Convention’s (ABSC) State Conference on Evangelism and Church Health (ECON) will be held Jan. 29-30 at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, 12400 I-30, Little Rock.

This year’s guest speakers include David Allen, dean of the School of Preaching and George W. Truett Chair of Pastoral Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; Jim Cymbala, author and pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle in Brooklyn, N.Y.; John Meador, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Euless, Texas; Wade Morris, itinerant minister and founder and producer of The Journey Bible Study Series and Robert Smith, Charles T. Carter Baptist chair of divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala.

“We are extremely excited to have such a great line up of speakers for this year’s conference,” said Terry Bostick, leader of the ABSC’s church health team. “I know that many in the state are looking forward to hearing from Jim Cymbala. Jim has impacted many believers over the years through his books and sermons.”

“We are expecting a tremendous crowd this year and look forward to what God is going to do with and through this conference to encourage our state,” said Bostick.

David McKinney, associate global worship pastor at Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, will lead worship during the conference.

The Skit Guys, a Christian comedy duo made up of Tommy Woodward and Eddie James, will provide entertainment during the event.

The Prayer Leaders’ Workshop will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 29 prior to the start of ECON. The workshop will be led by Bill Elliff, senior pastor of The Summit Church, North Little Rock.

The pastors’ lunch and workshop led by Cymbala, worship leaders’ lunch and workshop led by McKinney, student pastors’ lunch and workshop led by Morris and preschool and children’s ministers’ lunch and workshop will be held during the Tuesday afternoon session from 12-1:30 p.m. Jan. 30.

The ministers’ wives lunch and workshop led by Karen Jordan will be held during the Tuesday afternoon session from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Registration is not required to attend ECON, but it is required in order to attend Tuesday’s workshops. To register visit

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