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Flowing grace

posted: 07/22/2017 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Water for Christ, a faith-based nonprofit in Conway that drills wells in the African country of Ghana to provide people with access to clean drinking water, has drilled a well in southwestern Arkansas at the future site of Hebron Hills, a facility for those who escaped or were rescued from sex trafficking.

Musician, teacher Truby to play at NLR church

posted: 07/15/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Jason Truby, onetime guitarist for the award-winning rock band Payable On Death (known as P.O.D.), will weave performances of his guitar and vocal songs into Park Hill Presbyterian Church's 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.

Passing the baton

posted: 07/08/2017 2:16 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- In an act embracing the Southern Baptist idea that God owns everything and it's a person's responsibility to use what one has for the glory of God, Forrest Park Baptist Church has passed on its building and the property on which it stands to the congregation of New Fellowship Baptist Church.

8,000 Witnesses expected in Fort Smith

posted: 07/01/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

More than 8,000 Jehovah's Witnesses will gather this month in Fort Smith for three regional conventions devoted to educating others about persistence and building resilience through Scripture.

Southern Baptists pick Gaines for second term

posted: 06/16/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., was elected to a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention at Tuesday’s annual meeting.

Southern Baptists repudiate 'alt-right,' white supremacy

posted: 06/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

Southern Baptists voted Wednesday to condemn the political movement known as the "alt-right" after failing to take up a similar resolution Tuesday afternoon and throwing the national convention into turmoil.

Southern Baptists re-elect chief, adopt moral leadership measure

posted: 06/14/2017 3:36 a.m. Comments 4

Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., was elected to a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention at Tuesday's annual meeting.

American Indians seen in need of evangelism; Southern Baptists target reservations

posted: 06/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

PHOENIX -- There is a need to reach out more to American Indians and bring them to Christianity with the knowledge that becoming Christian does not mean losing their heritage, leaders of the Fellowship of Native American Christians said Monday.

Outreach to millennials vital, Baptist group says

updated: 06/12/2017 3:31 a.m. Comment 1

PHOENIX -- Making a greater effort to reach out to millennials and converting them to Christ must be a priority, members of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship said Sunday during their annual business meeting held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention.

Membership slide on minds as Southern Baptists gather

updated: 06/11/2017 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Steve Gaines wraps up his term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention this week as the denomination continues to look for ways to address a lingering slide in membership numbers.

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