Current News – 10/20/21

*BMA of Arkansas Meeting Information (pg. 1)

Duffy Guyton – Central Baptist College is honored to host the annual BMA of Arkansas Annual Session, which will be held Nov. 4-5. It is our great pleasure to welcome the pastors and messengers of the BMA of Arkansas to the CBC campus. We love and appreciate everyone who is part of the BMA of Arkansas, and we desire for your time on campus to be meaningful, worshipful and safe. It is our desire to serve you, so for your convenience, an information table will be set up outside of the Burgess Auditorium. Please feel free to stop by and let us know if there is anything you need . . .

*BMA of Arkansas – “God Is Able” (pg. 1)

Dr. Tom Mitchell – The annual session of the BMA of Arkansas will convene on the campus of Central Baptist College in Conway, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4-5. CBC President Terry Kimbrow and the great staff of the college are preparing to be the always gracious hosts they have been for years. I have chosen as the theme this year, “God is Able!”. . .

*Lifeword Sunday Allows Lifeword to Reach the World (pg.1)

Donny Parrish – 70,000 humans, who live in people groups unreached by the gospel, die every day. Let that sink in for just a second — 70,000 souls lost to eternity. The thought is really overwhelming, isn’t it? Millions of people are entering eternity without the Savior. Millions are destined to spend eternity tormented, without ever having the opportunity to hear the saving message of Jesus. Because we live in a day of such incredible communication opportunities, the thought that anyone would die without having the opportunity to hear is a scandal of immeasurable proportions . . .

CENTRAL BAPTIST COLLEGE: Board of Trustee Meeting Highlights  (pg. 2)

Terry Kimbrow – The CBC Board of Trustees met on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. The three standing committees of the board (Academic, Advancement and Finance) met on Friday evening to conduct business and hear recommendations from college administrators. The full board convened on Saturday morning. Zane Clark opened the meeting with Scripture reading and prayer. All members of the Executive Leadership Team, the Faculty Council Moderator and Assessment and Planning Committee members gave a report relative to his/her area of responsibilities,  . . .

CENTRAL BAPTIST COLLEGE: CBC Sports Roundup (pg. 2)

STUDENT MINISTRY MATTERS: 222 Leadership (pg. 2)

Dan Carson – I am convinced that many of us fall short in continuing our education in ministry. We may graduate from places like Central Baptist College in Conway and the BMA Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Texas, but we fail when we stop there. I’m not saying every person needs to get that next degree, but if you are working in ministry, you need to make learning a priority. Our efforts and emphasis at Student Ministry Matters line up with that conviction. We want to provide opportunities for those seeking to impact the next generation to continue to learn and grow in their understanding of God’s Word and God’s work . . .

*HEATHY CHURCH SOLUTIONS: Reality Check: Thinking Correctly (pg. 3)

Larry Barker – How is your attitude? Would you describe yourself right now as being full of hope and excitement or full of despair and discouragement? Maybe you are allowing all your activity to rob you of your ability to worship? Think about Mary and Martha! What are you focused, meditating and thinking on the most?  . . .

Just The Crumbs Ministry Update (pg. 3)

• October 6 — Hello friends. I’m sorry that it has been so long since my last post. I’ve had cell phone issues, but I’m finally able to give an update. Thomas Monroe, Steve Cash and I started feeding a group from God’s Pit Crew (GPC) on Oct. 4, and what a blessing it has been. The first week, we were feeding 3 meals a day for 45 . . .

POTTER’S WHEEL: Religion vs. Christianity

Martha Brock – It’s hard to not be religious. After all, to be a Christian you have to be religious, right? Actually, there are a lot of religious people in the world, and always have been. The religions are all over the world, including the oriental religions, I can’t name them all, but everyone has at least one that comes to mind. Their followers faithfully follow their concept of a god . . .

TRUMPET NOTES (pg. 4)

Guest Editorial:  We Must Walk a Different Path (pg. 5)

Jordan M. Tew – I am writing this article as I sit at the airport terminal in Atlanta, Ga., waiting on my plane home from the G3 Conference. For those of you who may not know, this conference is very large (6,400+ people this year) and is organized by Prays Mill Baptist, a longstanding Southern Baptist Church. I accompanied Dr. Charley Holmes to this conference to promote the ministries of BMA Seminary and the Baptist Publishing House. As many of you know, I have been outspoken concerning my issues with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). I am writing this article to share my concerns with you . . .

MORAL ACTION: Morality and Simplicity (pg. 5)

Dr. John Adams – Most of us have only a vague idea of the meaning of the word “simplicity.” It means “Absence of pretentious styles of luxury;” and seldom do we hear anything about simplicity as an essential in the spiritual life. May we note: Where there is simplicity, words can be taken at face value. For humor’s sake, Mrs. Jones was preparing an early supper for her 12-year-old son so he could get to swimming practice on time. Everything was ready when she discovered she was almost out of ketchup. . .

STATE MISSIONS: Jonesboro Association (pg. 7)

Paul White – It was good to be back in a meeting with the Jonesboro Association. Their annual meeting was held at Cathedral Baptist Church where Ken Beaver serves as pastor. It was a good meeting and a special time for your State Missions as the newly organized Connection Point Baptist Church in Brookland petitioned into the association . . . “

STATE MISSIONS: From Our Missionaries (pg. 7)

The Mustard Seed, Cain; Misión Creciendo en Cristo, North Little Rock; Life Journey, Fort Smith; Ebenezer, West Little Rock; Faith Chapel, Flippin; The Table, Springdale.

STAND FIRM: Just Smile and Say Something (pg. 7)

Jake McCandless – In a previous article, I made a difficult and hard statement — to hear Jesus say, “well done, my good and faithful servant,” we must participate in the Great Commission. We must be involved in disciple-making. Yes, we need to stand firm. We need to keep the faith, but we also need to participate in the spread of the gospel. For a few of you reading this, that’s second nature for you and you can’t understand why anyone would struggle with carrying out that command. But I imagine many of you are like me — that task seems insurmountable. Maybe it’s difficult because you’re like me and you just don’t like to talk or don’t feel you’re good at it . . .

BMA of Arkansas Schedule (pg. 8)

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