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The Collegiate Ministry Team is made up of three people in the state office at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention and approximately
35 Campus Ministers around the state, both volunteer and full time.


  Click to jump to any of this month's spotlights: Arkansas State University
Heber Springs, AR
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Fort Smith, AR
University of the Ozarks
Clarksville, AR

Arkansas State University Heber Springs - Jeff Crow____________________________________________________________


The goal of the Campus Ministry at ASU – Heber Springs is to build up and encourage the students on our campus. We want to grow closer to Christ every day and rely on Him for our every need, but we also strive to reach out and encourage every non-Christian on our campus. We have lunch and a devotional on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. We also have small group studies on the 3rd and 4th Thursdays when we can. Our small group will begin a study in January on Biblical beliefs of how to make decisions.

Quote from a student:

“Baptist Collegiate Ministry has been really great for me the past two years. It has gotten me more involved and introduced me to more students and I've been able to build some really good friendships through BCM. Besides the fact that we have phenomenal food and amazing fellowship time, the devotions that are brought are truly God-led and speak straight to the heart. I would highly recommend everyone to join BCM at their school and see what God can do with their lives through this great ministry.” --Kaleb Lacy, BCM President 2011 - 2013

Facebook: BCM ASU – Heber Springs

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith - John Schaffner_________________________________________________________

uafs2.jpgWe had REVIVE in October, which was our campus revival, and many made decisions during this two day event. The last night was held outdoors in the heart of our campus under the shadow of the clock tower, and it was a huge blessing to see students worshipping and responding out in the open.

The BCM at UAFS just finished another outstanding semester! 

We averaged over 100 students at our lunch each Wednesday. Where else in Southern Baptist life do you find that many young adults seeking out a Baptist building? It happens every week at BCMs around Arkansas.

For many who attend regularly, this will be the only spiritual moment in their week. Generous local churches partner with us by bringing food and we always put some soul food on the table each week as we open the Bible and talk about the Gospel.


Our BCM has been very involved in Homecoming for the past several years and this year our candidates won King and Queen and we placed second overall. This is evidence of our continual emphasis on involvement with lostness and engagement with the campus.

We are getting ready to take our third trip to Haiti. Last December we took ten students, I took a student with me on a trip in May, and we are taking 14 students on our upcoming trip. These students step out in faith and get to personally experience the provision of God.

These trips to Haiti are life-changing as God does a mighty work in and through each student.

We are doing everything we can to be on mission all the time, on our campus and beyond.

University of the Ozarks - Julie Wagley___________________________________________________________________


The BCM at the University of the Ozarks is committed to developing lifelong followers of Christ who in turn develop lifelong followers of Christ. On a campus of only 600 full time students, it is our prayer that every one of those 600 students would have an opportunity to hear and to respond to the Gospel at least once in their four years at U of O.Acts 20:24 says, “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”We strive to keep this verse in front of us at all times…may we never lose sight of why we are here...”to share the Good News of the wonderful grace of God!”

Some ways to get involved with BCM at UofO:

  • Noonday is every Monday at 11:00 at the BCM House. This is an uplifting, student-led time of worship,prayer and testimony, followed by a delicious home-cooked meal prepared and served by real grandmas of our local SBC churches!

  • Midweek is every Wednesday night at 9:00pm at the Wagleys’ house. Midweek is always a laid-back time of fellowship, worship, accountability and prayer for one another.

  • Small Group Bible Studies. We currently have a guys group, a girls group and a Spanish group meeting weekly to study God’s Word!

  • Fall Retreat. This is a GREAT way to connect with each other and with the Lord. The retreat usually takes place sometime in October.

  • Spring Break Mission Trip. This year we are headed to Arlington, Texas! This trip is the highlight of the year for many of our students.

  • Various activities throughout the semester might include a Luau, Barn Party, Dodge Ball Tournament, RollerSkating, Ultimate Frisbee, etc.

For more information, contact Julie Wagley ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Call or Text: (903) 705-2552


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