High school graduates going to college: Fail forward and other advice

How can high school students prepare for college? For this age group, college is a time of uncertainties, said Ryan Scantling, BCM Campus Minister in Conway. “Christians need to walk into college with the understanding that it is a calling from God,” Ryan said. “The college years are a part of a lifetime journey, a…

Debunking Darwin, sharing the faith 

       Were Darwin around today with all the technology and information we now have, even he wouldn’t subscribe to his own theory of evolution, said apologetics speaker Bill Newton. “Here we are today, over 150 years post-publication (On the Origin of Species) and the evidence we have found actually contradicts, not confirms, his…

Conway churches break denominational barriers to love international students

by Lisa Falknor Jesus said they’ll know we are Christians by our love. In a place known as the town of colleges, Conway, Arkansas, 12-15 churches from different denominations unite for one goal: to love international students. “It’s breathtaking to watch it happen,” said LaJuana Magee who founded the International Fellowship Outreach (IFO) 30 years…

Mud, mold and prayer: Arkansas Baptist college students help Hurricane Harvey victims

TEXAS – Last year, Adam Venters remembers sludging through 8 feet of flood damage in his in-laws’ Louisiana home. “It was heartbreaking,” said the Assistant Baptist Campus Minister at Metro Baptist Collegiate Ministry in Little Rock. So when the call came from Calvary Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas, to help Hurricane Harvey victims, Venters felt…

Explore Your Call: students sensing a call to ministry attend Sept. 19 training event

FAYETTEVILLE – ”If you don’t love people, do not go into the ministry,” said Aaron Matthews, senior pastor at First Baptist Church Lowell. Along with a panel of two women and two men, Matthews addressed a crowd of high school and college students–possible future church planters, pastors and missionaries– who sensed a call to the…