Jesus Number One
This Sunday, our 4-week series from Colossians will begin: JESUS NUMBER ONE. In these four weeks, we will walk through the book of Colossians one chapter at a time. In 2001, I did a long, very strong, expositional series from Colossians. Our teaching team is excited to revisit Colossians over the next four weeks to remind us of the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Jesus is Number One. Do not miss it, and please bring a friend to join you.
Growth Track Begins
Over the past four weeks in our twelve Sunday worship services, we have taught you what will comprise our Growth Track. These four weeks have focused on our team colors, our core four, our values, our deep beliefs we are willing to die for:
- People Need Jesus
- People Need Each Other
- People Change the World
- People Leave Legacies
You can find all of these messages and more here. Imagine this: anyone in the future who has an interest in our church and wants to learn what membership looks like, wants to know what God’s future for their life may be, or is seeking a relationship with God, the Growth Track will point them toward their next step. This track for discipleship will be important for each of us to follow. It begins this Sunday on each campus, and will be continuous.
Vision 2020 is Progressing
God is at work, and already moving us progressively toward one of our major Vision 2020 goals. You can learn more about it here. Let’s pray and act upon this enormous legacy to leave the next generation.
2017-2018 Ministry Budget Began This Past Sunday
Our 2017-2018 Ministry Budget began this past Sunday, October 1. The only way to reach this budget goal for our church is for each of us to reach God’s desire for us weekly: Honoring Jesus by giving Him the first tenth of all He has given to us in resources. First tenth giving is the floor of all giving and positions us to be able to enter into generosity and ultimately, legacy giving. Therefore, if each of us honor Jesus weekly as we should, our church will receive more than the Ministry Budget goal of $20 million for this fiscal year. Thank you for your faithfulness.
Consider Joining Our Cross Church Circle
The Cross Church Circle is our ongoing intercessory prayer ministry for our church. We have over 3,000 people who have committed to pray in agreement for our church for thirty minutes each week using a prayer guide I personally share each month. Sunday is my personal time to use this guide specifically, even though I do return to it throughout the week. If you would like to join this intercessory prayer ministry, go here. It is my vision that we have at least a couple thousand more people engage with us weekly. It will advance your prayer life and love for our church. We have seen the hand of God answer prayer.
The Power of Prayer
Please take a couple of minutes to read the article I released on Monday on the power of prayer. In this article is a link to a powerful video from Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and testimony he gave to Congress. Congressman Scalise was one of the people shot a few months ago in a park while preparing for a baseball game. His words are so very powerful.
See You Sunday,
Ronnie W. Floyd