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SBC: Giving Increases, baptisms, attendance continue decline

May 23, 2019

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Baptist congregations saw an increase of more than $82 million in overall giving in 2018, according to the latest Annual Church Profile (ACP) report. However, other key metrics declined slightly in 2018, including baptisms, membership, average worship attendance and total number of Southern Baptist ...

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2020 budget OK’d by ABSC Finance Committee

May 22, 2019

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LITTLE ROCK – The 2020 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) unified Cooperative Program (CP) budget of $21 million was approved unanimously by the ABSC Finance Committee May 14. The 2020 budget is the third year of a new five-year budget formula...

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Branzell to succeed Floyd to lead National Day of Prayer

May 21, 2019

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Kathy Branzell has been named as Ronnie Floyd's successor as president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Branzell of Atlanta has participated in the National Day of Prayer for 19 years, according to a news release...

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Going to pot: How Arkansas Baptists can respond to legalization of medical marijuana

May 14, 2019

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WITH MEDICAL marijuana approved by Arkansas voters about two-and-a-half years ago and the first medical marijuana sales expected to begin across the Natural State in mid-May, many Arkansas Baptists have questions and concerns about long-term...

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72 saved during SBC disaster relief deployments to Nebraska and Iowa

May 9, 2019

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SINCE late March, 72 people have made professions of faith through the ministry of Southern Baptist disaster relief (DR) volunteers deployed to Nebraska and Iowa following recent flooding in the Midwest. Arkansas Baptist DR teams arrived in Nebraska...

Laranda Burrows running across the finish line of a half-marathon in Ireland on March 16 – a goal that has topped her bucket list since college.

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Cabot runner reaches goal: ‘Made perfect in weakness’

May 6, 2019

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CABOT – “Anyone who knows me knows I love to run,” said Laranda Burrow. “It’s just something in my blood.” Laranda, a speech and language pathologist for Bayou Meto Elementary School in Jacksonville, started running in college as a way to exercise...

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Baptist Ranch spared; former ABCHomes worker’s house damaged by EF1 tornado

April 30, 2019

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BERGMAN – The Arkansas Baptist Ranch near Harrison was spared damage during an EF1 tornado that passed through the area Tuesday evening, April 30, while the home of a former Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) worker...

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Split possible after Methodists uphold marriage stance

April 29, 2019

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EVANSTON, Ill. – A ruling by the United Methodist Church's highest court has upheld the denomination's support of traditional marriage and its opposition to LGBT ordination. The ruling, some evangelical commentators say, could portend a split in the...

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