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What Does Outreach Mean to You?
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What Does Outreach Mean to You?

As believers, we recognize that we are saved by the grace of God but also that we are created to do good works…

Words... Words...  Words...
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Words… Words… Words…

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their measuring line goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of […]

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Our Commitment to Christ

Elaine Reed President, ARP Women’s Ministries For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:21). This verse, tucked away in the middle of the Sermon on the Mount, is a simple, but accurate litmus test. There is no denying we demonstrate our passions in how we invest our time, money, and […]

Hill City Church, Rock Hill, SC
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Hill City Church, Rock Hill, SC

By Rev. Andy Stager I’m privileged to lead a long-term mission team known as Hill City Church, a new mission congregation of Catawba Presbytery in the heart of Rock Hill, SC. We believe God has called us to bring the truth, goodness, and beauty of Jesus to bear for the flourishing of our city. We […]

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If You Could See What I See

Dr. Alan J Avera: Executive Director of Outreach North America RP Magazine editor Delores McDonald and I were talking recently about some of the good things happening in the ARP Church that most people never see. We either get so focused on our lo- cal church context that we miss the larger picture, or we […]

Erskine: Commencement 2012
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Erskine: Commencement 2012

DUE WEST, SC — Members of the Erskine College Class of 2012 were recognized May 12 at the school’s 167th commencement under the towers of the Erskine Building. (photo 1 of college grads) Commencement speaker Peter Keith Greer, president and CEO of HOPE International, a global nonprofit organization serving impoverished areas of the world with […]

They're Checking Out! Preparing Our High School Graduates for Collect
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They’re Checking Out! Preparing Our High School Graduates for Collect

by Dr. E. Brent Turner Often, statistics hit us in the face – especially when given in several different sources. This statistic concerns me: Between 65 and 70 percent of high school graduates from church congregations leave the church when they leave for college and never return! Many never find a new church home and […]

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National Missionaries

By Frank Van Dalen: Executive Director of World Witness North American missionaries are expensive. Although the salaries of married World Witness missionaries are around $35,000 per year (a very reasonable expense), other costs (insurance, retirement, schooling, travel, housing, security, etc.) can easily double that figure. So why not take a cheaper route and send out […]

Guerard Descendants Visit Bonclarken
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Guerard Descendants Visit Bonclarken

We enjoy hosting numerous fam- ily reunions each year, with most having ties to Bonclarken through their family’s ARP connections. However, we recently hosted a reunion for a family that had even deeper ties to this wonderful place. Arthur and Madelaine Guerard were married May 15, 1901, and had seven children. Seventy of their descendants […]

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Why Women’s Ministries?

The following is from a devotional offered at the ARPWM Executive Committee Meeting in August 2011, presented by Tracey Smith. Tracey is a member of First Gastonia ARP Church and treasurer of ARP Women’s Ministries. By Tracey Smith “Why women’s ministries?” Are we doing this because it has always been done? First there was Women’s […]

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