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International Student Ministry: COVID-19 Crisis Creates Evangelism Opportunity

Although much of our efforts in international missions have been hampered by the recent Covid-19 pandemic, we know that current events did...

May 11, 2020
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No Commencement, Worried Parents, Life on Hold: College Students and COVID-19

Senior Jordan Gottsponer had planned to walk across the stage to graduate this May with a degree in marketing from the University of...

April 8, 2020
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Over 1,300 Attend Lead>Defend Conference and Learn to Impact the Culture for Christ

The crowd of over 1,300 expected the Kasey Earl Band drummer and lead singer to kick off the first worship song signaling the beginning of...

March 11, 2020
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Science, Faith, Gender Identity, Abortion, Apologetics: Lead>Defend 2020, Church Staff/Young Professionals Respond

The youth group at Jacksonville First Baptist Church attended last month’s Lead>Defend conference for the first time. The one-day event sponsored by the College + Young Leaders Team of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention was at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock and had over 1,300 participants.
March 10, 2020
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Lead > Defend Podcast: How do we know God’s will?

This week Seth & Ryan talk all about God’s will, making big decisions, and what it means when someone says they need to “pray about it” before giving you an answer. What do we do when faced with big decisions that aren’t directly addressed in the Bible? Listen in for some wisdom on the subject.
October 17, 2019
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Lead > Defend Podcast: Finding Community After College

During school, it can seem really easy to meet people with similar interests, but what about after you graduate and enter the workforce? Listen in for some practical advice.
October 3, 2019
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Lead > Defend Podcast: The Big Transition (to College)

In this episode, Seth and Ryan break down why moving from high school to college is one of the biggest changes in most people’s lives, and they talk about how faith plays into it. Plus, they give some specific pro tips so you don’t seem like a noob. 
August 22, 2019
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5 Biggest Takeaways from Lead > Defend 2019

This year’s Lead > Defend has come and gone, and it was a smash. More than 700 high schoolers, college students and young professionals gathered in Little Rock to learn practical tips to ground themselves and strengthen their faith in the face of a culture that is ever-changing.
March 25, 2019
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Immanuel Baptist Partners with Jews for Jesus to Reach College Students in Israel

ISRAEL – This past May, associate pastor for young adults Brandon Watson stood at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem listening to Orthodox Jews...

August 9, 2016
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What Makes or Breaks a Spring Break Mission Trip?

“You hear some students say to the other students, ‘Oh, Wow! You spent your time serving God. I spent mine at the beach.’ There’s something spiritual about knowing you have one week free from school, and you’re deciding to sacrifice free time to serve God.”
March 9, 2016
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