Eighteen leaders from the Diocese of Arkansas explored approaches to enlivening parish ministry at the inaugural Cooperative College for Congregational Development from June 25 to July 3 in Mississippi. The conference was a joint effort of six southern dioceses—Alabama, Arkansas, East Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Upper South Carolina. The eight-day training was held at the Duncan M. Gray Conference Center … Read More
St. John’s, Fort Smith, has called The Rev. Mike Lager as rector. Mike comes to the diocese from St. Thomas’, Louisville, Kentucky, where he had served as rector since 2000.
We welcome Mike and his family to the diocese of Arkansas.
Randall Curtis, Ministry Developer for Young Adults and Youth would love to visit your parish. He is available to meet with vestries or committees mid-week, speak at education hours on Sundays, lead training workshops, or even preach. He would also be happy to help your Christian Formation Team design and implement a quality innovative program or refresh a current program. For more information contact Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the past two years, the Laurence Schmidt Center has offered Clergy Support Groups for pastors in the Little Rock and El Dorado areas. This fall both of those groups will continue, but we also hope to add an additional group in the Fort Smith area and a brand new group in Little Rock specifically for Clergy Spouses.