Dixie Jackson

Dixie Jackson

The Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering funds many ministries in Arkansas through partnerships with churches and associations. Some examples are community missions, pregnancy centers, hunger sites, new church starts, disaster relief, and many more funded by your generous gifts. Read More
Little Rock Compassion Center

Little Rock Compassion Center

The Little Rock Compassion Center, Inc. is an inner-city mission focused on a ministry of hope to the homeless, transient, displaced and disadvantaged people in the Little Rock area. Read More
Union Rescue Mission

Union Rescue Mission

Union Rescue Mission (URM) is dedicated to serving men, women, and children experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Christ. We provide comprehensive emergency and long-term services to our guests to help them escape the dangerous streets of Skid Row. Read More
Crisis Pregnancy Center

Crisis Pregnancy Center

Crisis Pregnancy Center of Central Arkansas exists to assist women and their families who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy to find Godly solutions to their problems by fostering a Christ-like view of human life and sexuality. Read More
The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name. Read More
Metro BCM

Metro BCM

It is our hope that you will taste the goodness of God and gain a passion to live your life in faith and obedience to His calling. At Metro BCM we strive to place our focus on students by journeying through God's Word, challenging students in obeying what God has called His children to do, and finding fulfillment and satisfaction in Him. Read More
the Call

the Call

Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime works to educate, equip, and encourage the Christian community to provide a future and a hope for children in foster care. Read More
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LOCAL DISCIPLE MAKING

This year, the focus is living the Gospel on a daily basis.

Paul paints a beautiful picture in 1 Thessalonians. As servants of the risen Christ, he and his companions gave their all to live the Gospel before the lost in Thessalonica, not just in a momentary gathering for a worship service, but in a day-in, day-out surrender.

Who Is Dixie Jackson?

Dixie Jackson, the woman for whom the annual Arkansas Missions Offering was named, was a beautiful example of living the Gospel. Access to formal biblical training was limited in the town of Dardanelle, Arkansas, where Dixie and her husband James lived and raised their family. But she was passionate to learn and wasted no opportunity to study Scripture on her own. For Mrs. Jackson, living the Gospel meant firmly grounding herself in the Word of God as she raised eight children and served in her church.

In 1914, two years after the death of her husband, Mrs. Jackson accepted a full-time position with the Arkansas chapter of the Women’s Missionary Union. She passionately applied herself to the work, but her greatest fulfillment came from traveling the state, training women, and spreading the word about Arkansas Baptist missions efforts.

Mrs. Jackson’s passion for missions urged her to enlist the help of the state WMU president to establish a Week of Prayer for Arkansas state missions. Held in 1926, this first Week of Prayer was so successful that it was repeated the next year. Before Dixie Jackson passed away from an illness in early 1929, she had the privilege of seeing an offering added to the third annual week of prayer, with more than $1,000 being collected to aid mission projects statewide.

Dixie Jackson’s investment in Arkansas Baptist women and missions lit a passion that has remained vibrant through the years. In 1935, the annual offering was named the Dixie Jackson Offering for State Missions in memory of this incredible woman.

The Mission

Week of Prayer

Vital to the success of our mission is prayer. You can the published prayer guide to intercede for the Kingdom work going on in central Arkansas and throughout the state. Visit the Arkansas Baptist State Convention's website for resources and ways you may be involved individually and through your local church.