August 29, 2019

A Word from Mike

A Word from Mike…

We’re headed quickly toward our annual meeting on October 14 at First Baptist Church, White Hall. I’m thankful that Dr. Derek Brown, Director of our Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries, will be bringing our annual message.            Please make plans to attend!

It is also budget time for the HBA. Our Administrative Team has put together a proposed budget for your consideration, which will be presented to you for consideration and discussion at our September Executive Board meeting on Sept. 10 at Central Baptist Church. We will then vote on the budget at the annual meeting. We have worked at trying to reflect Kingdom priorities so that we might be the best stewards possible, and in so doing, direct our resources toward those ministries that we believe God would have us prioritize. Hope for the Delta has become a stand-alone entity, for the most part, yet is still connected with us as we will vote on several matters concerning this most important ministry. I’m excited about their work and the possibilities of expansion that they anticipate. StoneBridge ministries is also still a priority. We are going through some transitions in leadership and are re-evaluating its focus and direction, and want to create several teams of people from our HBA churches to participate in connecting with people through this ministry. Also, our BCM's remain a significant priority for us, and we are adding to our involvement with these as well. In addition, we have a new church plant, Christ the Redeemer Church, that is now occupying the old Matthews Memorial Church. We are thankful for the transition that has taken place there and for what God is already doing in affecting lives for the eternity. We are planning on being a part of that work in a significant way. Please pray for all of these ministries.

Once again, I urge you to come to our annual meeting, and engage with us in this important process of discerning and affirming the directions in which we believe God is leading. We want and need for as many of you as possible to give input into the ministry of the HBA. We have many challenges (which are, in reality, opportunities) that we are trusting God to lead and supply. He is faithful to do what is according to His agenda. Let’s be sure we are onboard with Him on all of these things.

I believe we have some exciting days ahead.

Blessings !

Mike Manning










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