This past weekend on Saturday and Sunday, we had 238 people who indicated they are standing for Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. In our fifteen services on the five campuses of Cross Church, people were changed by the power of the gospel. If you missed Easter weekend with us, you can watch the message here. Please share this link with friends who may need Christ or with Christ followers who need to further their stand for Jesus today.
Attendance and Reach Expanded
We experienced a 10% surge in overall worship attendance on our campuses over last year’s Easter weekend worship services. We give praise to God alone. Cross Church was able to reach just over 17,500 individuals in Northwest Arkansas last week! Again, all praise to God alone. In addition to the 238 individuals who indicated they were standing for Christ in one of our weekend services, we also had 68 individuals come to Christ, for the first time in their life, throughout the week for a total of 306 decisions. Pray for our pastors this week as diligent, personal follow-up continues to occur. As in any experience in church life, the time of year, type of weather, and where Easter falls relating to Spring Break affects everything. While Easter and all relating to the week can demonstrate our stretch and reach as a church and give us opportunities to engage many people on a given weekend, we each know, it still comes down to Sunday by Sunday, day-by-day, making a difference for Jesus Christ here in Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri.
“Living With Purpose,” 4-Week Series Begins Sunday at Cross Church
Over the next four weeks, we will be preaching a series on the subject, Living With Purpose. Last May, we commissioned a survey of thousands of our members and non-members. From it, we learned that finding purpose in life is a major need for people on every campus and across every age range. It was surpassed only by the desire for teaching through books of the Bible and on marriage. Forty percent of the people who indicated they were not Christians but were present on the day we took the survey listed finding purpose as their #1 need for help. It is the #1 topic for new believers and for Christ-followers not serving in a ministry. Finding purpose was also listed as the #1 topic for those who are single, divorced, or separated. Finding purpose is a universal need. Invite people to attend worship services with you for the next four weeks . . . people want to find purpose. We are under the mandate as church leaders, according to Ephesians 4:11-12, to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry in order to build up the body of Christ. This series is a direct response to that charge. We want our people to become all God has intended them to become in Him.
Send Your Children and Teenagers to One of Our Summer Camps
Invest in your children spiritually. I promise you, one of the most effective ways this can occur is sending your children to one of our summer camps. We have links to each one for more information and how to register your students today. Again, of all the things you do for them, nothing will move their hearts to God more than a few days away at a church camp.
I will see you Sunday at Cross Church as we begin “Living with Purpose,” our new 4-week series.
Invite a friend, family member, neighbor, business associate, or an acquaintance. People are looking for purpose. Let’s do all we can to help them find it in Jesus Christ.
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Now is the Time to Lead,
Ronnie W. Floyd