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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 […]

Why Believe?
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Why Believe?

Why do we believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

Waiting for Sadie
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Waiting for Sadie

  By: Kristin Shoger I often compare myself to a turtle who likes to keep it’s head stuck tightly in it’s shell, remaining oblivious to what is going on in the world around it. It’s easier that way. When you are tucked deep inside, your eyes don’t see the evil taking place near and far. […]

Children of God
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Children of God

By Rev. Calvin Draffin  But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.  (Galatians 4:4-5) The phone rang in the early evening hours, it was a Monday. A part of the conversation went something […]

Losing James: A Mother's Journey
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Losing James: A Mother’s Journey

After Mark and I married August 25, 1984, we knew that we wanted children to be a part of our life if the Lord so willed. I remember taking our vows, which included, “in joy and in sorrow.” Our first son, John Mark, was born in December 1986 when we lived in Columbia, SC. Our […]

How Can You Support Your Chaplains?
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How Can You Support Your Chaplains?

By: Chet Lanious, Chaplain (COL)
First and foremost is prayer.

The Over-Committed Christian
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The Over-Committed Christian

In September of 2013, a national study on stress was released which identified and ranked the “top 10 most stressed cities in America”. The study involved 250,000 respondents and focused on various indicators of stress. Charlotte, NC, came in at #10. To my surprise, Greenville, SC, came in at #1. At first I dismissed the […]

Friends at Camp
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Friends at Camp

By Elizabeth Sims Great fun, fantastic friendships, and a strengthening of your faith is what Camp Bonclarken is all about. When I was asked to write about something that has impacted my life I immediately thought of Camp Bonclarken. Growing up a preacherʼs kid, I have gone to Bonclarken all my life, but two years […]

Make My Joy Complete
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Make My Joy Complete

If there is one thing people believe in, it is the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, it will always be that; a pursuit. They will never get there. Solomon told us that he had learned that centuries ago when he wrote Ecclesiastes. If they would pursue joy they could have greater success. Joy is something we […]

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