Category: Features

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Promised Blessings

By Elizabeth Burns, ARP Women’s Ministries Coordinator I lways marvel over the opening and closing words in the letters of Paul and John and Peter in Scripture. Grace and peace is extended in the openings of at least 17 letters, with mercy and love added to a few, and we find these very same blessings […]

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Reflecting Back, Journeying Forward

By Elaine Reed, ARP Women’s Ministries President Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:5 NIV). Q. 7. What are the decrees of God? A. The decrees of God are, his eternal purpose, according […]

Joy and Honor in Serving
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Joy and Honor in Serving

By Rev. Hasan Yaman, Pastor of Izmir New Birth Church, Middle East It is my joy and honor to be a member and servant of the Izmir New Birth Church. The Lord used an evangelistic outreach event to call me. In 2001, at Izmir New Birth Church, I heard the Good News of Jesus Christ […]

Erskine seniors presenters at SCICU symposium
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Erskine seniors presenters at SCICU symposium

By Joyce Guyette Erskine College seniors Randy Hudson, Portia Thomas and Emily Wentzky each made presentations Feb. 17 at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) Undergraduate Student/ Faculty Research Program Symposium at the BMW Zentrum Visitors Center. Hudson, a special education major from Lincolnton, NC, gave an oral presentation titled “Making the Leap: […]

ARP minister’s daughter wins scholarship
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ARP minister’s daughter wins scholarship

By Joyce Guyette Elinor Townsend Griffin of Green- ville, SC, daughter of Rev. David and Sharon Griffin, was among the five finalists selected to receive awards at Erskine College – following the Presidential Scholarship Competition March 2-3. She won the Wylie Scholarship, a $20,000 award renewable for a total of four years of study. Elinor, […]

Will Our Children Have the Faith?
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Will Our Children Have the Faith?

By Carole Ellis Let’s face it, bringing up children today is a challenging task. We know God is sovereign over our child’s salvation, but we also know parents are the means God wants to use to reach our children. Your Christian Education Ministries wishes to offer helps in parenting your children at such a time […]

What's going on at Bonclarken?
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What’s going on at Bonclarken?

by Chip Sherer, Bonclarken President This is an often asked question I’m always pleased to answer. Much is happening at your conference center – from welcoming guests, to preparing for the summer, to planning for the future. I thought this month I would share some of the recent highlights. 2011 Guest Attendance As you can […]

Crystal Crux?
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Crystal Crux?

As the Robert H. Schuller family cuts ties to Crystal Cathedral Ministries, ARP pastor Kent Moorlach recalls the influence the glass-paned mega-church had on him from an early age. By Rev. Kent Moorlach Last fall, I preached in the iconic Crystal Cathedral in Orange County. How did this happen? A group of local “Reformational” pastors […]

Youth Explosion
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Youth Explosion

by Delores McDonald Next year, First Presbyterian Church, Sebring (FL) turns 100 – but Senior Pastor Darrell Peer says the church is not acting her age! “I have seen a change in the last few years in the congregation and God moving among the youth in more than 30 area churches in our county.” The […]

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Reaching Young Adults

By Daniel F. Wells “How can we reach young adults and non-Christians?” This question is being asked by pastors in churches all across America as statistics show that young adults today are more and more inclined to not attend church. Below are nine qualities that Ed Stetzer and his Lifeway Research team concluded as essential […]

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