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Nehemiah 2:18 – Rise Up & Build!

by PastorAnne

“Drawing on lessons from Nehemiah, we will learn and grow together so that we may strengthen our hands for the good work that God has in store for us.  We believe that God is calling us to renew and revitalize…to renovate…how we approach our congregations, presbyteries, covenant communities and our hearts. “ -from ECO’s National Gathering 2018   God is calling […]

Life in the Son: Mission

by Ron Tippens

Mission = Having a Big Heart Christ followers are folks who have big hearts because the One they follow had a BIG heart. Jesus’ heart was so big that He was willing to live, suffer and die on a Roman cross for a world that despised him. But because His heart was the heart of […]

Pray for VBS 2017 by Shari Dobyns

by Shari Dobyns

This summer the Evangelism Team invited us to read the book by Bill Hybels, “Just Walk Across the Room.” I hope you were able to read this wonderful book on evangelism. I especially hope you read the last chapter which talks about the importance of prayer and evangelism. In that last chapter Hyblels focuses on […]

Life in the Son Means…WE ARE CALLED!

by Ron Tippens

These were the words of Bill Gaut’s letter concerning the 2017 Mission Trip to Tazewell, TN. Bill attached photos of the house and family that ARPC will be ministering to. We are called – first of all to see! “Amazing Grace how sweet the sound – was blind but now I SEE” The composer of […]

77 Sunset Strip ~ NOT!

by Ron Tippens

“You cannot love neighbor unless you have physical proximity to neighbor.” Lawndale in Chicago is one of the most difficult neighborhoods in our entire nation. I visited there recently with Christ-followers who felt called to this neighborhood and have lived there for thirty years. They worship in a renovated car dealership building where Al Capone […]

The Culture: Hope. Restored.

by Ron Tippens

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be […]

SHINE – Missional Outreach

by Aaron Moore

In thinking about Missional Outreach at ARPC I believe we need to do three things: learn from our past, evaluate our present, and set a course for our future. I have served ARPC for almost three years now and I have heard multiple stories about the newness of our missional focus. Effective missional outreach such […]

I Am The Light

by Ron Tippens

  Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow Me you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to light.” John 8:12  Sky Jethani in his book, The Divine Commodity, writes about Ghassan Thomas, a pastor in Baghdad. […]

For Aylan

by Ron Tippens

Aylan Kurdi 2012-2015 Refugee child from Syria drowned at sea with his mother and brother. The late Malcolm Muggeridge in his book about Mother Teresa called “Something Beautiful For God” speaks of traveling with her to see the destitute and dying of Calcutta- the lepers- THE UNWANTED CHILDREN. He said his first reaction was horror, […]