2022 ABSC Executive Board Recommendations
On August 16, 2022, the Executive Board of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention met and approved two recommendations to be presented to the messengers during the Annual Meeting on October 25-26. Jeff Paxton, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Dover and President of the Executive Board presided over the meeting and will make these recommendations to messengers. These recommendations cover matters of the 2023 budget and 2023 goals.
Recommendation No. 1 – 2023 Budget
At the Annual Meeting of the ABSC, messengers will consider recommendation number one concerning the 2023 Cooperative Program Budget. This budget follows the budget formula approved in 2021 for the five-year period of 2023-2027. It reflects allocations on a $21 million budget sent to Arkansas Baptist and Southern Baptist entities. The 2023 budget also reflects an out-of-state giving percent of 48.12%.
Recommendation No. 2 – 2023 Goals
Each year, messengers also consider the recommendations of the ABSC Executive Board’s team goals. These goals are represented by the ministry and mission work set forth to happen in the upcoming year.