Moderator’s Challenge 2018

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” I Corinthians 16:13 Reflecting on the history of the ARP Church in America and around the globe, we have witnessed the workings of our great and mighty God and the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ....

Starting Trail Life USA

Starting Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls Troops By: Alex Campbell The chapel glowed with the amber radiance of two majestic Christmas trees – but the minds of the children were not on Christmas. The pulpit arose from a stout canopy of surrounding poinsettia...

Are We There Yet?

The Mustard Seed Principles for The Impatient Pious and the sullen skeptics By: Michael A. Milton The Messiah sat in a boat for his humble pulpit. It must have moved gently on the water. He looked out across the beach at a growing congregation. And what he saw then is...

Making Nests In Its Branches

By Lee Shelnutt He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.  It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a...

The Good Soil “Hears”

By: Robert J. Cara, Ph.D. Hearing To become a professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, the candidate must go through many “hoops.” One requirement is that Dr. Duncan (Chancellor) and I (Provost) interview the candidate for three hours covering a host of theological...

Don’t Despise the Day

By: Rev. Lee Shelnutt, Moderator What major anniversary do we as Protestants, as Associate Reformed Presbyterians, celebrate this year? The 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, right? Imagine with me this scene. The year was 1521. Huge crowds greet...

Our 150 Year Journey

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Moderator Messages

Moderator’s Challenge 2018

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” I Corinthians 16:13 Reflecting on the history of the ARP Church in America and around the globe, we...

Are We There Yet?

The Mustard Seed Principles for The Impatient Pious and the sullen skeptics By: Michael A. Milton The Messiah sat in a boat for his humble pulpit. It must have moved gently...

Making Nests In Its Branches

By Lee Shelnutt He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field....

News In Brief

A Unique Church Homecoming

By: Brian Garner, Landmark News Service You can image the pastor of the precursor to Union ARP Church in Richburg standing on the church steps, issuing a call to his...

Centennial ARP Rocks

By: Melissa Davis If you don't know about the rock painting movement that is sweeping the nation, then check it out. What happens is a group of people will paint...

Spring Orientation

Spring orientation of new ministers and ARP staff. Pictured front row (left to right): Kat Kuciemba, Elly Keuthan, Rebekah Thomas, Nancy Campbell. Second row: Jonathan Kuciemba, Zack Keuthan, Jeremiah Thomas,...

Features

World Focus 2018

By: Jon Hyatt World Focus 2018 was a time of fellowship and education about the ARPC’s involvement in international missions. Immediately following the meeting of General Synod, World Focus allowed...

Happy Floor

By: Wendy Smith We were on the happy floor of the hospital. On the sixth floor, pink and blue Mylar balloons bobbed around, welcoming new babies. Cheerful relatives snapped photos....

Kids & the Megachurch

It was a typical Sunday morning. We got to church early for Bible study, and our kids—Penny, 10, William, 7, and Marilee, 5—scampered downstairs to play. They emerged 45 minutes...

ARP News

The Business of Ministry

By: Roger Wiles, Executive Director of Central Services There is a business side to ministry in our day that did not exist a few generations ago. A couple of generations...

Happy 107th Birthday

Mrs. Eva Maloney, member of Oak Ridge ARP Church in Heath Springs, SC, celebrates her 107th birthday today.  She was born to John William and Minnie Cox Brock near Honea...

Synod Prep

Synod 2016 Prep Be sure to follow The ARP Magazine on all social media forms (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) for immediate updates during the General Synod meeting next week. There will also be...