The Christian Education Division promotes biblical education on a state-wide basis.  This Division arranges activities that may include conferences, workshops, teacher training courses, and retreats to promote instruction and fellowship.

The Christian Education Division operates under the auspices of a six-member board elected by the State Association.

Minister's retreat

This yearly retreat offers pastors a time to be ministered to.  Currently scheduled in September 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 develops a theme or topic laid out for that gathering.

Currently, the PILLARS conference is being restructured with plans for a revamped event coming in 2020. Details will be made available as they are finalized.

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


Scholarship Program

Scholarships are offered each school year to Arkansas Free Will Baptist students who attend a Free Will Baptists 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


Welcome Days

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

Welcome Days Packet