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Annual Church Profile 2019

The Annual Church Profile (ACP) is an important tool for your church, association, and state and national conventions. The data collected is used in many ways to assist your congregations and to measure the effectiveness of ABSC and SBC ministries.
July 18, 2019
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ABSC Communications Team Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

The lives of Arkansas Baptists are full of stories. Stories of hope given and souls saved, stories of churches planted and pastors supported, stories of missionaries sent and disasters relieved. Last week, we won some awards for telling your stories, and we want to thank you.
April 18, 2019
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Cooperative Missions: Stories from the Frontlines

From Hope to Ft. Smith, San Diego to Gulf Shores, Tijuana to Winnipeg, the College & Young Leader BCM Campus Ministers took more than 250 collegians on mission experiences during spring break. When many others rest or go to the beach to party, BCM students sacrificed a time of relaxation to follow God’s calling to be on mission.
April 18, 2019
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A Statement from the Executive Director

“I am deeply saddened and grieved over the abuse revealed by the Houston Chronicle report. I ask all Arkansas Baptists to join me in...

February 11, 2019
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The Next Generation of Missions

Working alongside International Mission Board missionaries, C.J. and his Nehemiah Teams partners were in the Philippines last summer to share the Gospel with people who did not know what church was or who Jesus was. By funding IMB missionaries through the Cooperative Program, Arkansas Baptists are also involving Arkansas students in cross-cultural missions to unreached people groups.
September 14, 2018
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4 Reasons to Remember the Sabbath

As a pastor, what I thought I could do in a single bound I soon came to realize that I was a man of flesh, not steel. I learned how God's command of keeping the Sabbath was given to be a blessing.
September 13, 2018
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Gestures That Bless Your Pastor

In the experience of a pastor's wife, gestures of appreciation like goodies and gifts are meaningful, but what blesses your pastor and his wife the most might surprise you! Read more from Janet, who has served in churches alongside her husband for 20 years, about what has encouraged them in their ministry.
September 12, 2018
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7 Things Pastors Wish Their Congregation Knew

With 27 years in ministry and now serving pastors at LifeWay, Mark Dance has been on both sides of the pulpit. Here are 7 things he thinks pastors would like their churches to know.
September 12, 2018
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4 Steps to Your First Sabbatical

Sabbaticals are awkward for pastors and for churches, even for those in academic communities. But I am convinced more pastors would experience a longer and healthier ministry if they consistently practiced a weekly Sabbath and periodically took a sabbatical.
September 11, 2018
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7 Ways to Protect Your Pastor

Truth is: your pastor is in danger. As you read this, there is a pastor near you who feels like he is failing in some, if not every, area of his work and his family. There are several influential ways you can help protect him.
September 11, 2018
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