Arkansas Baptist State Convention

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new buildingThe purpose of the Executive Board teams of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention is to establish ministering relationships and serve churches and associations as their primary partner in fulfilling the Great Commission.

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Main number: 501.376.4791
Toll-free (in Ark): 800.838.ABSC (2272)



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How to Determine if a Community Needs a New Church Start
Written by Roger Gaunt   

churchplanting5Asking the question, "Don’t we already have enough churches in Arkansas?" may not be the best starting point to evaluate whether or not we should consider planting a new church. Perhaps the question should be, "Are there any groups, sub-groups, cultures, or sub cultures that are not being reached with our present churches?" Would a new church plant be effective in reaching the groups that are not presently being reached by existing congregations? According to David Olson, author of The American Church in Crisis, in 2005 the percentage of population attending an evangelical church in Arkansas was only 25.2 percent. The new 2010 census has not shown any improvement in that statistic.

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Four Reasons for Studying the Baptist Faith and Message
Written by Jimmie Sheffield   

faithA church needed to revise its constitution and bylaws; so the church appointed a special committee to work on the document and bring recommendations back to the church. During one of the committee meetings, the following conversation took place:

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