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Now is the Time to Impact the Future of the ARP
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Now is the Time to Impact the Future of the ARP

  Every agency director in the ARP tells me it makes sense to have adequate financial resources in place to sustain current program operations and open new works within the ARPC. New opportunities stretch our resources and can put current operations at risk. To that point, I had a generous donor tell me the key […]

Planned Giving for Millennials
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Planned Giving for Millennials

My wife Heather, and I find ourselves in the generation of Millennials characterized by emotional giving because it’s trendy to give if emotions are in it, or by not-giving because they do not think they can afford it, or just not want to give at all. Many Millennials have compounded college loans with debt from […]

Insight into the Sabbath Rest
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Insight into the Sabbath Rest

The theme for the ARP denomination this year is “Fresh Insight from Ancient Paths.” The theme is based on Jeremiah 6:16, “Thus says the Lord, stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is. And walk in it. Then you will find rest for your souls.” In […]

Who Are We?
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Who Are We?

By: Nathan M. Frazier, Ph. D. Our Scottish roots tap into the powerful Reformation emphases on grace, the Puritan attentiveness to the affections of the heart, and evangelical zeal for the revival of Church and nation. This identity of fierce piety and fervent ministry did much to transform the lives of thousands of ordinary Scots, […]

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Insight for Hopeful Ministry Today

The Motivation of Pentecost by Matt Lucas Gospel ministry in the church is an impossible task. The church is comprised exclusively of sinners. We are broken, weak, and corrupt. As we minister to one another, we discover wounded souls filled with pain, bitterness, pride, and jealousy. Pastors see fragile marriages, disunity among leaders, and factions […]

The ARP Church: The Future is Now
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The ARP Church: The Future is Now

  What do you picture when you imagine the future of the church? ATM machines positioned at every entrance, drones serving communion, or viewing a sermon telecast on your iPad? The future of the church is alive in your church now. “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old […]

Young Kids Can Learn in Church
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Young Kids Can Learn in Church

By Billy Graham Q. What good does it do to bring our young children to church? They are too young to get anything out of it, and anyway, I know their constant squirming must be a distraction to others. A. Many churches have nurseries for babies and young children; if yours doesn’t, you might volunteer […]

Gratitude and the Imprint of God
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Gratitude and the Imprint of God

By Lee Shelnutt I have been asked to write on the role gratitude plays in our reflection of God’s imprint. As I do so, I am sitting in a local coffee shop with a large cup of this magic elixir we call coffee. I am looking out at the bustle of 21st century Americana alongside […]

ARP Synod Executive Board Announcement
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ARP Synod Executive Board Announcement

ARP Synod’s Executive Board would like to encourage everyone to pay close attention to the modified Synod meeting schedule.

Imprint of Christ on Our Lives
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Imprint of Christ on Our Lives

“As those marked eternally with the Father’s love, Jesus’ character, and the Spirit’s holiness and fruit, we have the privilege and responsibility to make His imprint on our world today.”

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