This past Sunday, April 19, we started a new teaching series called Talk with God @ Home. I challenged you to take the 7-5-2 challenge from now throughout the remainder of the school year. As we make strides in our prayer life, will you pray:
7 days a week for your family
5 days a week together with your family either in person or via techonology
2 days a week with your spouse if you are married
I believe if we will be intentional in our commitment to Talk with God @ Home, God will grow us in ways we never expected. Know that I am praying for you today and would love to pray specifically for any needs if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we continue to practice physical and social distancing, we want to be able to communicate church updates in various ways. Please join me this Wednesday, April 22 at 8:15 pm on a church wide Zoom call for about 30 minutes (check your email for links). During this time our elders will give an update on our building sale progress, share an update on how the CARES ACT affects our church, and discuss how future business of the church can be conducted while not being able to be physically present.
The following are what you need to know for the week of April 21-26, 2020:
* Children’s Story Time with Pastor David on AR Facebook Live, Daily for 15 minutes between 8:30-9:30am CST. For more information on AR Kids resources, contact email@example.com
* TODAY, Tuesday, April 21 @ 10:00 am, Ladies Bible Study led by Nellva Underwood via Zoom. Check your email for a link join this meeting.
* Wednesday, April 22 @ 10:45 am, Coffee with Pastor David via Zoom. Check your email for a link to join this meeting.
* Wednesday, April 22 @ 6:45 pm. Student Ministry Breakaway via Zoom; To receive more information & updates via text on AR Students send @arapahosm to 81010
* Wednesday, April 22 @ 7:30 pm Pastor David’s Bible Study on AR Facebook Live
* Wednesday, April 22 @ 8:15 pm AR Church Zoom Call to Communicate Updates. Check your email for a link to join this meeting.
* Sunday, April 26 @ 9:30 am, AR Life Groups via Zoom
* Sunday, April 26 @ 10:45 am, AR Worship via AR Facebook Live
Our leadership teams have been processing the following three articles as we consider the current and future landscape of the Church and society. Some of the information is dated in some places, but gives a good base for knowledge and context. Feel free to read and digest this information as we all prayerfully discern how the Lord will lead our church into the future. Search for the folling article titles to read each one: “Real Crisis of COVID-19 Still to Come – Ed Stetzer”, “Leading Beyond the Blizzard: Why Every Organization Is Now a Startup”, “Half of All Churches Are Instantly Growing”.
Online Giving: Thank you for your continued faithfulness and generosity as you give to the Lord through the Church. While we check the mail regularly and any giving can be given through the mail, the most helpful way to give is through our secure, online giving link from our website at arapahoroad.org/online-giving.
In community. On mission.
David Rogers, Dmin.| Lead Pastor
Arapaho Road Baptist Church
2256 Arapaho Road | Garland, TX 75044