Below are past editions from 2011. Click on edition date to view downloadable PDF. For earlier archives of the Arkansas Baptist News visit special collections at Ouachita Baptist University.


January 13 – ABN Top 10 stories for 2010; Evangelism Conference features top Baptist eladers; Arkansas Baptist among new legislators; Tornado prompts disaster relief; Court rules against Mo. breakaway entities; Pressing On: Ties that bind; Central Church, Magnolia, members make a commitment to read through the Bible in a year; Rock Runners train physically and spiritually; Woman retires from work, continues in ministry.


January 27 – Arkansas Baptists bring hope; Black to lead Oklahoma association; Ouachita's Eady Miss America 1st runner-up; Marshallese church launches in NW Arkansas; Conference addresses 'grief dynamics'; Chaplain Hardin overcomes fears; Team provides medical, eye care in Haiti; A big man with a big heart for children; Reaching out through school sports.

February 10 – Arkansas baptisms increase; Youth Evangelism Conference set for April 1-2; State Conference on Evangelism and Church Growth; Shiloh Christian School quarterback Kiehl Frazier trusts Christ's plan for his life; Youth from 32 churches sing at PraizFest; The HUB: church unveils children's area; WBC student recovering; 


February 24 – Ballard grows Michigan church 'Snow blower' for Christ; Tom Elliff nominated as IMB president; NAMB gets new direction, 'massive overhaul'; Ouachita launches 125th anniversary celebration; Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Facts; Across Arkansas promotes gospel; Christian Education Guide; Our Missionaries: Bob and Nancy Calvert; Williams begins construction; Acts 1:8 focus guides First Baptist, Manila.


March 10 – Don Jones 'AM of Year'; Sportsmen events on the rise; State execs agree to 50/50 allocation; NAMB transfers World Changers, RAs to Lifeway, WMU; Page inaugurated Exec. Comm. president; Sportsmen events; Church hosts 'Heaven's Gates & Hells Flames'; Book examines Christian life of Card's Pujols; New CT scanner saves lives.

March 24 – IMB missionaries relocated: Japan crisis grows; New student worship service is 'EPIC'; Conversations with Arkansas' executive director: Turner reflects on ministry at ABSC; Handbell Festival 'rings bells'; BCM ministry impacts 25 campuses; ABCHomes Families on Mission Day May 14; Mission trips provide 'life-changing' impact; Ouachita students serve in U.S., abroad; Williams students take missions seriously; 'Hot topics' engage high school peers; FBC, Harrisburg, hosts Children's Ministry Day; 'Underground' simulates persecution; Teenager's rebellion leads to ministry call.

April 7 – Arkansas Baptists continue Haiti relief efforts; ABN unveils revised logo, slogan; Sharing Jesus from horseback; Marriage retreat brings couples closer; SBC teams enter Japan disaster zone; Rodgers addresses House; Sharing Christ through social media; Using Facebook in your church ministry; Seven ways to budget for a family vacation; Eureka Springs "Coolest Small Town"; Tips for a safe vacation; 'Experience' Life Church; Our Pastors: Lindsey celebrates 36 years; Calvary works with deaf in Honduras.

April 21 – Connect 2011 impacts River Valley; Revival erupts at NLR Church; Ouachita Tiger Serve Day attracts 800 volunteers; Children injured in church van collision; Church cribs target of new regulations; Benton First Baptist celebrates 175 years; Paragould church hosts block parties in Arkansas; Our Pastors: McDaniel honored for 40 years; Retreat sparks student-led ministry; Glenwood students experience 'The Way'; 'Tabernacle Experience' Reflections.

May 5 – Arkansas Baptist disaster relief: Crews respond after severe storms; Rogers Hispanic ministry 'exciting'; ABSC to participate in earthquake prep; Hispanic churches host 'mini-crusades'; Conversations with Arkansas' executive director: Bible, revival shape leadership role; Former Ouachita coach dies; Ten minutes to better health; Preparedness is key to disaster safety.

May 19 – 400 Greene County volunteers participate: 'Ministry Day' impacts lives; NAMB trustees approve new mission statement; Three Arkansas churches flooded; ASU's Arliss Dickerson retires after 41 years; New Hope renewal event opens hearts; Called a 'spontaneous movement of God': Prayer revival continues to spread; Park Hill Baptist students start Bible study; Earle Baptist Church dedicates new facility; Planning a great family vacation on a budget; Hot Springs profile: 'The Witness' opens 31st season; CWJC site celebrates 10th anniversary; Students compete in state Bible drill; Arkansan reaches out to Native Americans; Mother of the Year Lisa Byrd.

June 16 – 'OneChurch' a unique experience; Arkansas has 'high survival rate': Church planting a priority for ABSC; Harris named ABN's 'Father of the Year'; Chaplains important in tornado aftermath; Batesville churches share gospel message; Cross Church plans 50 new church starts; Wellspring connects Arkansas Baptist women; An easy guide to podcasting sermons; Protecting children from Web predators; Our Churches: West Side Baptist Church; Interns to serve at ABN this summer; Dolls for children make kingdom impact; Heaven's Rain' pours on Pangburn; Former Arkansas Baptist employee retires again; Chaplain has 'divine appointments'; Garland 'Gano' Harris 'Father of the Year' tribute essay.

June 30 – Missions focus of SBC Annual Meeting; Sports Crusaders use Basketball to teach the Bible; Centerton FBC serves Phoenix community; SBC immigration resolution clarified; Ethnic diversity report; Luter's election media focus; Frank Page urges unity, support for CP; Wright re-elected to second term;  Arkansas Baptist children participate in JoyWorks; Arkansas missionaries share 'Misadventures in Travel'; Take Christ to 'unengaged, unreached' of the world; Plight of childhood friend leads to ministry; WMU speakers proclaim freedom, good news of Christ; Arkansas Baptist elected to Pastors' Conference post; Arkansas Baptist in Phoenix; Women's health: living up to your age.

July 14 – Super Summer impacts youth; Arkansas group seeks to end abortions; Board Camp Baptist celebrates 150 years; Amputation opens doors for Hermitage pastor; First Baptist Church, Alma, returns to Joplin; Highland Hills suffers storm damage; Copper theft on the rise in Arkansas; Metro BCM ministers to internationals; ABCHomes hosts biannual 'Alumni Day'; Music scholarship awarded; Students 'connect' to BCMs on Web; New stewardship workbook released.

July 28 – Gillham new Mt. Zion AM; Davis retires after 27 years; Pastor and police officer advises: 'Leave your guns with the usher'; OBU's Glover crowned Miss Arkansas 2011; Sports camps connect children to church; Arkansas minister thwarts robbery attempt; River Valley church lends a hand in Joplin; Calvary building mixes 'old with the new'; First Fordyce undergoes $750,000 renovation; New activity center promotes fellowship; Crossett Baptist woman records song; NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital receives top 5 percent award; Briarwood Baptist gardens for Christ.

August 11 – SBC issues hunger 'red alert'; Pro-lifers promote '40 Days'; 300 women attend Wellspring; Ministry in the shadow of former Soviet empire; Support appeal for former ABSC employee; Ukraine mission trip an easy decision; John Stott, evangelical leader, dies at 90; BCM reaches out to 'Rookie Razorback'; Back to School; Marriage enrichment training date set; Men's conference features James Merritt; PraiseWorks enhances worship ministry.

August 25 – Funding of missions topic of ABSC board; Stuttgart Harvest Church: Big screen, popcorn…church?; Girl's idea provides toys for sick children; ABN announces first-ever photo contest; God continues 'bold work' in Haiti; The truth will set you free – Haiti 2011; The Cooperative Program plan: 'A new day for Southern Baptist work'; Eternal impact of the Cooperative Program; CP gifts help Ouachita equip future leaders; Rider named 'Athletic Director of the Year'; Our Churches: First Baptist, Bellefonte; DeQueen youth plan three-day revival; Teen girls challenged to missional living.

September 8 – ABSC annual meeting at First, Little Rock; Authorities conintue investigation: Former Arkansas Baptist pastor, family slain; Dermott pastor witnesses at Sturgis biker event; Arkansas DR teams deployed after hurricane; Williford retires from state convention; Revival continues at Central Baptist: Bald Knob church sees changed lives; Huckabee to speak at Ouachita anniversary; First Baptist, Desha, celebrates 75 years; Using anniversary as outreach tool: Arkansas churches to commemorate 9/11; Hot Springs' Garage Church: 'You Meet Where?'; ABSC Pastors' Conference Oct. 31; Helping DR inspires young readers; Heart-healthy eating: Lower cholesterol choices; Church responds to child hunger in Arkansas; Hispanic children's and youth camps 2011 theme: Yo Te Seguire.

September 22 – Jonesboro's multisite plant: Campus church ministry strong; Arkansas mission projects grow; Cancer alters 'amazing' life: Mark Burgos – God amid suffering; Marshallese 'JESUS' film debuts; 'Unity service' held by area churches; Promise House celebrates 20 years of caring; Life House Church in Texarkana vandalized; Literacy training workshop set; God at work through Dixie Jackson; Planning a family getaway on a budget; Great for a retreat or family getaway: Variety of state parks abound in Arkansas; 'Courageous' inspires fathers; Family survives deadly tornado; Our Churches: Haw Creek Baptist, Waldron; Siloam camp makes eternal impact.

October 6 – Glorieta for sale; ABSC shifts counseling to ABCHomes; Task force to study SBC name change; For Nashville pastor and wife: Retirement marks many 'new beginnings'; Addison to be nominated ABSC president; Polk retires from Rector First Baptist Church; Rankin to lead 'spiritual warfare' conference; Online giving fast-growing tech tool; Calvary staff member offers E-Giving answers; Dayton Baptist Church reaching out: Mission Trips bring 'spiritual revival'; KASMA summer missionaries reach out; Association reaches out to Native Americans; 1,000-plus volunteer for Tiger Serve Day; Ouachita Voices' marks anniversary.

October 20 – 'One Day' makes eternal difference: Churches meet for missions; 158th ABSC Annual Meeting November 1-2; 2011 ABCHomes offering: A pace to call home; North Main Baptist pastor a real 'character'; Church embraces special mission: 'Hope Rising' for orphan children of Haiti; 60 Arkansas teams to Haiti so far; ABN to give away tablet computer, software at ABSC annual meeting; Calvary holds dedication service, note burning; Pastor Sunny Williams: 'We were never over $50,000 in debt'; Buildings do not cause growth, architect says; Car giveaway Christian school fundraiser; Pastors' Conference theme: Because He First Loved Me.

November 3 – Arkansas State's head football coach: Freeze points players to Christ; Geyer Springs FBC students serve: 'MNow' reaches homeless; FBC Pottsville celebrates 50 years; Turkey quake response now underway; Church offers food, fellowship, faith to football players; Stories from the foreign mission field; No Other Name song featured in Lottie materials; Students prove worth in missions; Camping made easy; Central Baptist reaches out on reservation; First person: CWJC gather to 'Pass It On'; Equipping students Sandusky's calling.

November 17 – ABSC meeting attended by nearly 700; 'Listen to still small voice'; Lomax named Washington Madison DOM; Union Valley pastor marks 25 years; Barling church hosts 'Messiah in the Passover'; Three winners announced in ABN drawings; CP: 'Together we can change the world'; First Baptist, Almyra, top in CP percentage; Speakers encourage messengers to 'GO!'; Ministers 'encouraged' during conference; ABN photo contest winners announced; Christmas: a joyous family celebration; Arkansas Baptist agencies, institutions report; Ministers' wives reflect on ministry 'adventures'; ABSC missions ministries focus: Acts 1:8.

December 1 – Prayer garden dedicated; NLR church committed to Joplin; Foundation approves 2012 budget; Prayer ministry emerges from Facebook; Shiloh Christian: 'grace, even in defeat'; Hope Place holds banquet; Cowboy Church Clinic set for Dec. 3; Tossing to share the gospel; DR volunteers provide manpower, leadership.

December 15 – Swaim to retire after 48 years at Williams; Baptist dental team ministers in Haiti; England church jumpstarts Lottie giving; Church sports ministries reach families; Ellison to direct Ouachita Baptist camp; Burgos dies following extended illness; Arkansas FAITH Riders reach bikers; Arkansas churches reflect on year's ministry; ABN celebrates 110th birthday; Washington Madison team witnesses decisions; Currrent-Gaines sends mission team to Haiti; Bible institutes celebrate milestones; WBC opens new dorm.

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