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Arkansas Collective

Reaching the Unreached in Arkansas

Arkansas is a small state, with a total population of just over 3 million people and growing in diversity.  Over 300,000 are first or second generation immigrants, mostly from Mexico, El Salvador, India, Vietnam, and Guatemala.  There are growing numbers of refugees from West and Central Africa, Afghanistan, and Central America.  The vast majority of our international university students come from the 10/40 Window.  Southern Baptists in Arkansas worship in 12 foreign languages each week.  And the two major metro areas of Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas are becoming hubs for talented professionals in education, medicine, and technology.  These two areas are also becoming hubs for outreach and church planting among unreached people groups. 

Our desire is to connect with you and introduce you to a community of pastors, church planters, ministry leaders, and missional practitioners with a heart for the nations.  We would love to have you be a part of our network as we work together to see gospel saturation among immigrants, international students, and refugees throughout our state.

Our Next Gathering

The aim of this initial gathering is to discuss the state and needs of the diaspora in Arkansas. Ultimately, our desire is to see diaspora people reached, leaders trained, and churches planted among the foreign-born population in the Natural State.

Thursday, March 7th 11am-1pm

at the Arkansas Baptist Association

This will serve as a follow-up to our January gathering where we caught a vision for the Collective as a whole. At this Little Rock gathering we will focus on two main topics of conversation and collaboration: Mobilizing the church to have a heart for the nations, and How to partner with existing ethnic/foreign-language churches in Arkansas. Lunch will be provided.