We exist to make Arkansas Churches more effective through education and edification.

C.E.M. Resources:

Minister's retreat

This yearly retreat offers pastors a time to be ministered to. Currently scheduled in September of each year, it’s a time for pastors to get away for worship, encouragement, fellowship, and recreation.

Registration Form


Minister's Wives Retreat

Each February, this two-day event offers the wives of ministers an opportunity to be refreshed through a variety of activities: fellowship, skits, crafts, music, recreation, and worship.


PILLARS Gathering

The purpose of PILLARS is to reinforce the application of theology (what we believe about God) to the everyday life of the believer. PILLARS is open to all who are interested in delving into deeper theological waters on topics that lie at the core of our Christian beliefs. Typically, four papers are presented that develop a theme or topic laid out for that gathering.

Pillars VII Papers and Study Guides
Pillars VIII Papers and Study Guides


David Ponder Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships are offered each school year to Arkansas Free Will Baptist students who attend a Free Will Baptist college, or are enrolled in an approved non-Free Will Baptist graduate program.  The mission of the Scholarship Program is to promote higher education among Arkansas Free Will Baptists students.

Scholarship Guidelines
Scholarship Application


College Visits

The Arkansas Free Will Baptist Christian Education Ministries division is excited to host college visitation trips for 10th – 12th grade Arkansas students who are a part of one our local congregations. Those interested may download and print the information packet below.