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Ark. Baptist budget holds steady

JONESBORO, Ark. (BP)–Messengers to the Arkansas Baptist State Convention approved a 2011 Cooperative Program (CP) budget of nearly $21.5 million during their 157th annual meeting, Oct. 26-27 at Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro. The 2011 CP budget of $21,496,500 was the same amount as the 2010 budget due to the level CP receipts during the […]

1 killed in Ark. church bus crash

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)–One woman was killed and more than 25 were injured when a busload of Hispanic Baptist pastors and church members crashed April 24 on Interstate 40 between Russellville and Clarksville, Ark. Anna Del Carmen Ortez, 56, of Rogers, Ark., died in the crash, which occurred at about 5 p.m. The group of […]

GCRTF VIEWPOINT: NAMB, cooperative agreements essential for church planting & DR

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)--The Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) Task Force, assigned to explore ways to make the Southern Baptist Convention more effective in reaching and discipling people, released its interim progress report Feb. 22.

Ark. Baptists focus on ‘Generation Now’

BENTON, Ark. (BP)–Exactly 777 messengers attended the 156th annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention at First Baptist Church in Benton Nov. 3-4, electing new ABSC officers, adopting a $21.5 million 2010 Cooperative Program budget and passing four resolutions. Speakers and reports to the messengers focused almost entirely on the convention theme, “Reaching Generation […]

Great Commission, not ‘old wars,’ will be focus of GCR task force, chairman says

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP)--Ronnie Floyd knows many Southern Baptists had reservations about the "Great Commission Resurgence" declaration and some are concerned the "Great Commission Task Force" appointed during the annual meeting in June will turn the Southern Baptist Convention structure on its head.

FIRST-PERSON: Padlock your church!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)--Prepare to padlock and board up your church. Shut down all associations across America.

Ministry surpasses 20,000 professions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)–The Southern Baptist Mississippi River Ministry has reached a new milestone: More than 20,000 people have made professions of faith in Christ since the outreach began in 1992. MRM is a partnership between eight state conventions (Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee), the North American Mission Board and Woman’s […]

Ark. Baptists focus on children, youth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)–Messengers to the 2008 annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention launched a three-year emphasis on reaching children and youth and passed resolutions opposing the lottery, supporting the Arkansas Adoption and Foster Care Act and urging believers to “cast their ballots in accordance with Christian principles.” Messengers to the harmonious Oct. […]

ELECTION 08: Ark. considering lottery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)--The Arkansas Baptist State Convention's executive director and elected officers expressed strong opposition to a lottery proposal on the November ballot during a news conference Oct. 22 in Little Rock.

Gunman enters Baptist bldg. after killing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)--A gunman shot Arkansas Democratic Party chairman Bill Gwatney at the state party's headquarters in Little Rock at about 11:50 a.m. Aug. 13.