ECON 2020 and Prayer Workshop set for Jan. 27-28

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Baptist State Convention’s (ABSC) Conference on Evangelism and Church Health (ECON) and Prayer Leaders Workshop will be held Jan. 27-28 at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, Little Rock.

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The Prayer Leaders Workshop will take place from 9-11:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 27, prior to the start of ECON. The workshop, which will be led by Kie Bowman, senior pastor of Hyde Park Baptist Church and The Quarries Church in Austin, Texas, is for individuals who are prayer leaders in their families, churches and communities. Following the prayer workshop ECON will kick off at 1 p.m. and continue through Monday evening. ECON continues Tuesday beginning at 8:45 a.m., concluding with lunch and workshops at 1:30 p.m.

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ECON speakers will include Adam Greenway, president of The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; J. Warner Wallace, speaker and author; Robert Smith, Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Ala.; Tom Richter, pastor of First Baptist Church, Cullman, Ala.; Evangelist Ronnie Hill, and Bowman.

David McKinney, worship pastor at Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, will lead worship during the conference.

Marcus Brown, team leader of the ABSC evangelism and church health team, said ECON 2020 is a significant time of worship and fellowship in Arkansas Baptist life.

“As one of the largest annual gatherings of ABSC pastors, staff, and lay leaders, ECON provides a great opportunity for Arkansas Baptists to come together for encouraging worship, powerful preaching, and uplifting fellowship. God continually uses ECON to encourage us and focus us on Him and on His call to reach the unreached,” said Brown.

“If you have never attended ECON or if you are new to the Arkansas Baptist family, I would like to encourage you to consider joining us this year. The event is free because of ABSC churches’ generous gifts to missions through the Cooperative Program, and we will be meeting in Little Rock at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church. They are great hosts, and you will be blessed by their gracious hospitality.”

Registration is not required to attend ECON, but it is required to attend Tuesday’s workshops. To register for a workshop or for lodging information, visit

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