The ARP Church: The Future is Now

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...
Young Kids Can Learn in Church

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...
Why Believe?

Why Believe?

By: Rev. Phil McCoy Why do we believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ? The resurrection of Jesus is the center of the Christian faith. With it, everything stands or falls. Because of this, all skeptics through all the centuries since Christ have aimed their...
Waiting for Sadie

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...
Children of God

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,...
Losing James: A Mother’s Journey

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,...