The arkansas baptist news (abn) is the official news journal of arkansas baptists and is affiliated with the 500,000-member arkansas baptist state convention. published every other thursday in an all-color tabloid format, the abn reaches leadership and members among 1,528 congregations across the state. additionally, many churches provide it for all their members. the total bi-weekly readership of the newspaper is about 50,000. the abn is not only the largest religious newspaper in arkansas, it is among the largest subscription-based newspapers in the state of any kind! the abn publishes 25 issues per year and offers a variety of services to support the needs of readers and advertisers.