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First Presbytery Is Multiplying

During the General Synod 2018 meeting, the following Memorial was approved with no discussion. This was done in peace and unity and not a matter of division but a matter of multiplying. FIRST PRESBYTERY MEMORIAL #2 (Establishment of a new Eastern NC Presbytery):...

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 ARPs to meet, talk with, and learn from international missionaries...

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. By twelve noon I had been in labor for eleven hours, and I was numb – gloriously numb –...

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 later to serve as the week’s greeters. Despite some conflict over who got to shake hands...

Why You Are Here

Created by God, Cared for by God By: Eric Lockamy ‘So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.’ Gen.1:27 All things on earth were created by God. However, when God was finished creating everything else, He...

The Power of Music

By: Kristen Wunderlich “Next to the word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music.”-Martin Luther God has given us the gift of music that we...

Social Media Outlets

  Social Media Outlets By Rev. Benjamin P. Glaser We live in a fluid time of radical change concerning how human beings consume news, talk to one another on a daily basis, and generally interact with the world around them. This brave new world can be intimidating...

A Biblical Response to Islamic Violence and Muslims

By: Mark Judson and Gus Taylor (Pseudonyms used for protection) As mission leaders, we can influence the response of our fellow Christians to escalating Muslim violence and to the growing presence of Muslims among us in the United States, Canada and around the globe....

Why Do I Do This Job?

Many times, people make a big deal about how it takes special people to work in special needs. On the contrary, one of my favorite quotes has become, "A child with special needs will inspire you to be a special kind of person." God molds us into a useful vessel for...

Wheels for the World

Wheels for the World (WFTW) is one of the ministries of Joni and Friends. My involvement for the last 12 years includes the collection of wheelchairs in the upstate of South Carolina and western North Carolina as well as the distribution of the wheelchairs in the...