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Dr. J.D. “Sonny” Tucker
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Message from Our Executive Director
 
To the pastors, church staff, and ministry leaders, I want to say a sincere thank you for continuing the hard work of ministry during coronavirus. We have never faced anything like this, and it’s taking enormous creativity and brain power to keep doing what you’re doing. I’ve been incredibly impressed by the things coming out of our churches. Thank you for your commitment to the Gospel and making an impact.

If you are a lay leader, I want to challenge you to support your church staff any way you can. Times are hard and pastors and staff are under an incredible amount of stress. They could use your encouragement. Pastor/Staff Appreciation Month is scheduled for October, but there is no better time than the present to love on your church staff.

Thanks for all that you’re doing. You’re the best folks in the world.
 
Dr. J.D. “Sonny” Tucker
ABSC Executive Director
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Statewide Prayer Gathering

August 31–September 1

 
 
 
Arkansas Baptist pastors and staff members, associational missionaries, students training for ministry, itinerant ministers, and retired pastors and staff members are encouraged to attend the 2020 Statewide Prayer Gathering as we call out to God to move in Arkansas and in America.

Note: The prayer gathering will allow only a limited number of participants and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
 
 
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2020 Virtual Global Missions Week
 
2020 Virtual Global Missions Week
July 12–19, 2020
 
Come learn about this opportunity for churches to go to the nations while staying at home! There will be devotionals, guided prayer, as well as interviews and other videos to help educate and engage you and your church for missions.
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Disaster Relief Training Goes Virtual
 
Disaster Relief Training Goes Virtual
 
Arkansas Disaster Relief was forced to cancel their in-person training events, but they’re bringing the training you’d receive at an event online.
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2020 One Day Mission Trip
 
2020 One Day Mission Trip—Russellville
October 3, 2020
 
Join hundreds of other Arkansas Baptists and minister to the Russellville area on October 3. Register your group today.
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Explore, Discover, Grow Directors Roundtables
 
Explore, Discover, Grow Directors Roundtables
 
Join us for a Zoom Conference on what is happening in early childhood education. Hear from special guest PJ Yarbrough and an opportunity to network with other early childhood weekday directors.
July 27
July 30
 
 
 
The Grind
 
The Grind: From Part-Time to Full-Time Church Planting, Pt. 1
 
In this episode, Neal and Greg interview Ryan Worley of Rooted Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The guys talk about Worley’s journey to Northwest Arkansas, and how the transition of going from part-time to full-time came to be.
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How to Use Your Self-Isolation Downtime for Bible Reading
 
How to Use Your Self-Isolation Downtime for Bible Reading
 
At the end of quarantine, all of us are going to be saying things like, “During COVID-19, I __________ more than ever before!” What will your answer be?
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About Us
 
 
 
The Arkansas Baptist State Convention is made up of six agencies/institutions that are funded by the Cooperative Program and Dixie Jackson Offering giving of more than 1,500 Arkansas churches.

The Teams of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention are regularly creating resources for your use. Find more resources, organized by Team, on our website.
 
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Arkansas Baptist State Convention 
10 Remington Drive
Little Rock, AR 72204
Mail:  info@absc.org
Call us:  501-376-4791
 
 
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