by Nikki Partlow-Loyall Over one thousand children in Pulaski County spend time in foster care every year, but only about 240 families care for them. This leaves hundreds of children without stable homes just waiting for someone to take them in. The CALL is a religious organization that aims to remedy that problem by working together with churches in Little Rock. Since its … [Read more...] about The CALL and the Walk for the Waiting: Helping Hundreds of Children
By Madison Rodgers More than 287,000 children in Arkansas rely on free or reduced-price school breakfast or lunch programs. Unfortunately, for one in four Arkansas children, the arrival of summer break means that they no longer have school meals to depend on. The Be Mighty campaign is an organization dedicated to connecting kids and teens with after-school and summer meal … [Read more...] about Be Mighty! Congregations Helping Hungry Kids
by Jonathan Nwosu “The better BCM can be as a student organization, the better we can be as a campus.” These are the words of Adam Venters, the head campus minister of Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM), an on-campus ministry service at UA Little Rock. The Mission Statement of BCM is “Grow, Connect, and Serve” not only students on campus but also the local community. … [Read more...] about Baptist Collegiate Ministry: Serving UA Little Rock and the Community
Whether their congregation is a few dozen or a few thousand, every congregation leader would like to see worship service attendance grow. In 2018, the Little Rock Congregations Study surveyed 111 congregation leaders from diverse religious traditions across Little Rock. We asked them whether, in the past two years, they had seen their average weekly attendance increase, … [Read more...] about What Do Growing Congregations Do Differently?
by Anet Rosas For eighteen years, ByFaith Ministry has been providing emotional and spiritual support for low income single parent families, currently serving approximately forty members. ByFaith Ministry is focused on creating a place of worship that is structured while serving with commitment, patience, and kindness, as well as focusing on the importance of community … [Read more...] about ByFaith Ministry and Bee-Jewels Dance