Wednesday, July 29, 2009

For Pastors and Church Clerks: Annual Church Profile

It is that time of year when we start preparing for our Annual Meeting. This year the meeting will be at Gassville Baptist Church on October 19, 2009 starting at 4:00 pm.

I will need your ACP information to be entered by September 10 so that I can prepare the Book Of Reports.

If you are going to enter the information please call me and let me know that you are finished. If you want me to enter it for you, please mail me your finished paper work and I will be glad to enter it for you.

Thank you for getting this important information ready for the book of reports. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call and ask. The office phone number is 870-453-2575.


The Martins in Concert

The Martins in Concert
Saturday, October 10th, 7:00 pm
Mountain Home Baptist Church
1960 Glenbriar
(Just off the bypass)
Ticket cost is $10.00 per person
May be purchased now at MHBC during office hours or
at The Christian Book Outlet, Mountain Home (beginning August 3rd)

Yes, You Can

Women's Community Ministry of Mountain Home is hosting "Yes, You Can" Conference on September 19 at Dunbar Auditorium. Karen Scalf Linamen will be featured at this event. Karen is a former editor with Focus on the Family and a contributing writer for Today's Christian Woman magazine. She is both a humorist and motivational speaker, as well as a Christian writer, authoring such books as Chocolatherapy, Welcome to the Funny Farm, and Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight.

The conference will begin at 9 AM and end at 2:30 PM. Tickets cost $15 per person, and they go on sell Saturday August 1. Early bird (August 1-15) tickets cost $12 each. See website ( for more details.

Contact persons for more information:
Stephanie Hughes (425-3689) -- ticket information
Marilyn Meuhler (424-7251) -- general information
Kathy Bauer (425-2080) -- general information
Bernadette Godwin (404-6884) -- promotional information

Ticket outlets include: KCMH Radio, Arvest Bank in Mountain Home & Yellville, East Side Baptist Church, and FBC Mountain Home.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

More 'Cowboys' in church. . .

Wish we had a picture, but for now just a news item. Say hello to the newest 'Cowboy Church' in the area. It has been in existence now for 4 weeks and meets in the main horse barn at Tommy Johnson's farm overlooking Cotter on Hwy 62 / 412. It also meets at 9 am so the workers can run back to Rea Valley where most of them are involved in ministries there as well.
J. W. Ott, a deacon and Sunday School teacher at Rea Valley Baptist said the Lord had been dealing with him about reaching out to some of his friends and long time aquaintances in the Rea Valley area. With a group of about 15 from Rea Valley church helping with music and transporting chairs etc., we have met four times with an average attendance of 30+ and is increasing each time.
For now, it is just an extension of Rea Valley church and will remain under that canopy for awhile until or if the Lord moves them into a group ready to fly solo.
We ask you to pray for us a we move into this new mission outreach and if you can,come and see us when you can. . . and wear your boots, this is a real horse barn.

Jack Gilliland, pastor
Rea Valley Baptist

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bar None votes to purchase property

Sunday, July 12, was a banner day for Bar None Cowboy Church. In a brief business meeting following the morning worship, the members voted unanimously to purchase to former Circle H property north of Mountain Home on County Road 15. The property consists of approximately 23 acres and a 58,000 square foot building, formerly the Circle H arena. This purchase will provide space for worship, Bible study groups, fellowship hall, and special arena events.

Bar None met at the Circle H facility on July 5 for morning worship to give everyone a better idea of the property and for each one to consider the potential in the building and location and to seek God's will concerning the purchase.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Antioch Baptist Church hosts Allen Frizell and Family

August 2nd at 6:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church auditorium, Flippin, Arkansas is the date, time, and place for a Country and Gospel service. Allen Frizell comes from a tradition of country music and he is using his talents to honor the Lord. This event will be a musical treat. Check out Antioch's church website for more details.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Going round and round or just sitting still. . .

It's interesting how one's senses are heightened by being 'out' of your usual surroundings. Here in Seattle are thousands of people going through their daily routines, but most (less than 1 percent) are 'churchless' and most likely do not know the Lord. Certainly, here in America they've 'heard' about Him. . . at least that's what we 'old' Christians assume. The reality is that they have NOT heard about Him. So what can we do about it in WRBA? Let's start by asking Him what He wants to do then 'join Him'.
Jack Gilliland
VSC, Udmurtia Russia and 'beyond' :-)
Mission Ministry Team WRBA

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

June 28 -- Bar None has special worship services

Bar None Cowboy Church had a special morning worship service on June 28 as part of the Red White Blue Celebration. 180 gathered at the Mountain Home Saddle Club arena with the Cowboy Band leading the worship followed by a presentation by Travis Loewen. Travis shares biblical truths and illustrates them using two horses and a 2000 pound steer as his object lessons.

By the way, that is not Travis on the steer. That's me -- it's hard for me to turn down a dare :-)

In the afternoon, the church gathered north of Gainesville, Missouri, for a baptismal service at Bryant Creek where 9 persons of all ages were baptized. June 28 was a banner day for Bar None Cowboy Church.