Change is not always easy. It doesn’t matter what type of change, it takes time to get use to things. This year, 2014, we have a lot of changes in the magazine. First off, Delores has retired and I am now the editor. Growing up as an ARP, graduating from Erskine in 2001, working at Bonclarken for seven years and then the magazine, I have learned a lot about the ARP church, denomination and magazine.
Delores was a great teacher and her passion for the magazine is now my passion. I am looking forward to growing the magazine. One of the changes for the magazine this year is one you may have noticed when the magazine arrived in the mail. We are The ARP Magazine. We hope you will like our new logo.
We have new pages as well. In each issue we will hear from teens from different churches across the denomination on our Teen page. They will share their testimonies and life experiences with us. We also have an ARPinterest page to share recipes, activities and ideas from your church.
Our Prayer Calendar has changed looks. I hope that you will find it easy to read and follow. Each day you will have scripture which will guide you to read the Bible through in a year. A church or retired minister is listed as well so that we can pray for our denomination every day. ARP events that were found in the planbook are listed as well. I hope that this will become a useful resource for you that you can tear out and place in your Bible.
I hope you will join in my excitement for 2014. We are striving to improve the communication in the ARP denomination. Since we print six magazines a year, there is a lot of news that happens between magazines. Be sure to sign up for our ARP News Update through our website www.arpmagazine.org.
I pray that as we start this year of changes that the magazine can coninue to be a blessing and a useful resource for you that you will share with your church, family and friends.
I would love to hear from you if you have any questions, concerns or would like to share ideas.
Editor of The ARP Magazine