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Arkansas Baptist Women Conference

Arkansas Baptist Women Conference

One of our favorite days is when we gather as Arkansas Baptist Women for Conference. You may notice the new name, but we promise the same great experience as in the past.

Conference offers an exciting day for Arkansas Baptist Women. This day is designed for women of all ages and stages of life. You can expect powerful worship, dynamic speakers, and meaningful times of connection that will bless, challenge, and equip you! Registration for Conference is open. We expect a sell-out crowd so register early to secure your spot. 

Click here to register as an individual.

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This year our theme is a fun one! We are asking the Lord to teach us MORE! More of Jesus and less of me! Our key verse is John 3:30. “He must increase, but I must decrease.” We are excited about the possibility of more love, more joy, more hope, more faith, more passion, and more purpose in our lives.


Conference Personalities

Keynote Speaker: Rachel Lovingood

Rachel has been doing ministry with her husband Jeff for 30 years. They have 3 grown children and 3 who married into the family. When you add the 5 littles, it is a big family with lots of joy. Rachel is an author, speaker, and teacher with a knack for teaching biblical truths in a simple, fun, and relevant way so that the truth can be applied to everyday life. Her passion is to see lives transformed by the Word of God which is what happens when Scripture is applied to our lives.  Rachel serves as a Women’s Ministry leader at her home church of First Baptist Church in Cleveland, TN.

 

Worship Leaders: Cory and Stephanie Epps

Cory & Stephanie Epps have been leading worship together for over ten years. They currently reside in Jonesboro, AR with their two children. Cory serves as the Worship Leader at Central Baptist Church. They’ve released a worship EP, “Greater Still,” and a Christmas EP, “Love Has Come To Save”. In addition to their work with the local church, Cory & Stephanie lead at various conferences and camps around the country.Cory & Stephanie are passionate about leading others in authentic, God-honoring worship. They lead with transparency and emphasize singing biblical truths. Cory & Stephanie’s desire is to see the Church join together as one in a real encounter with Jesus Christ.


Conference Schedule

 

8:30 a.m. Doors Open with Muffins, Mingle, & Shopping
9:30 a.m. Main Session
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Connection Groups
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Main Session
3:00 p.m. Closing

Connection Groups

Thankfully we do not have to do life on our own! Meaningful times of connection are important. This year at Conference, connection group time will be bigger and better than ever, with multiple groups offered.  When you register for Conference, you will select the connection group you want to attend based on your interest or ministry role. Then, at Conference, you will gather with your group to talk about more of Jesus and less of me.

  • Conference Connection Group: Designed for Conference participants excited to connect with other Arkansas Baptist Women. Enjoy meaningful times of conversation about more of Jesus! (This is the default Connection Group option at Conference.)
  • WMU Missions Celebration: Designed for all women interested in celebrating missions and becoming more involved in making disciples of Jesus who live on mission. This is the annual meeting of Arkansas Woman's Missionary Union.
  • Ministers’ Wives & Church Planting Wives Connection Group: Designed to create a safe place for all ministers’ wives to enjoy a special time of connection as you discuss the challenges and opportunities in your unique role.
  • Student Connection Group: Designed to explore the unique opportunities students face in life, this connection group is for all High School students.
  • Arkansas Baptist Women in Leadership Networking Group: Designed to offer a time of networking and connection for women serving in local church leadership. (Women’s Ministry team leader, Women’s Ministry Team members, Bible Study Leaders, Service Project Leaders, etc.)

Ministry Project

One of the best parts of Conference is featuring a ministry project that impacts lives right here in Arkansas. This year Conference is partnering with Arkansas Baptist Children & Family Ministries and the Toy Express! That is right. We have a chance to donate toys to children in need. Please bring any of the items listed below and donate them at the Toy Express Bus that will be parked in front of the church at Conference.

 

  • Toys and gifts for teens
  • Shave kits for teen boys and girls
  • Gift cards to Walmart & Kroger for initial placements
  • VISA gifts cards for children's hair appointments & clothes
  • Weighted blankets and vests
  • Sensory sheets
  • Diapers and pullups
  • Formula
  • Laundry & dish detergent (pods only)
  • Trash bags

Conference Location

First Baptist Church

211 S Market St,

Benton, AR 


Conference REGISTRATION is open! Tickets are $35.00 for adults and $25.00 for students.

The deadline to register for Conference is September 16 at noon or until all tickets are sold. (Register early!) Promotional material will be available soon. Stay tuned for all the exciting details! We can’t wait to see you at Conference!

Resources

ABWC Frequently Asked Questions

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ABWC 2024 Ministry Project

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We are so excited to partner with Arkansas Baptist Children & Family Ministries and their Toy Express. ABCFM is the child and family services entity...

ABWC Promotional Kit

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