I Look Forward to Being Back with You on Sunday
The past two Sundays we have been away from Cross Church. Some of this time was spent with Josh and Kate and their boys, Peyton, Parker, and Jack. We even had the opportunity to stay with the boys while Josh and Kate were away on a retreat for his coaching staff. We had a wonderful time with them. We also spent some time in preparation for our annual Staff Advance. Thank you, Cross Church Family, for your faithfulness even while we are away for family and leadership.
31st Consecutive Staff Advance
Today, Jeana and I close out our 31st consecutive Staff Advance for our Ministry Staff and their spouses. This three and one-half day investment into our team is tremendous. We are grateful for this opportunity. Why do we do it? We do this because we believe in:
- Developing God-called leaders to lead
- Launching God-called leaders to lead
- Empowering God-called leaders to lead
- Investing in God-called leaders and their spouses
Here is what we have found again and again, and please read this carefully: Not one God-called leader will ever rise above their marital relationship with their spouse, nor will they rise above the engagement of their spouse in their own ministry. That is why, for thirty-one consecutive years, Jeana and I have led this staff advance. Please continue to pray for our staff team as they help lead our church to reach Northwest Arkansas, Southwest Missouri, America, and the world for Jesus Christ.
Cross Church School of Ministry Graduates This Weekend
This Sunday we have the opportunity to graduate over twenty students from the 5th cohort of the Cross Church School of Ministry. The School of Ministry exists to train leaders in life, leadership, and Gospel advancement globally. Our Cross Church Staff Team has been working alongside these men and women for the last year, training and equipping them to lead in churches and ministries all over the world. Along with the graduates, we will present six candidates to be licensed into ministry before the church. I hope you will make it a priority to join us this weekend as we pray for this group and send these men and women out to make a difference in the Kingdom of God.
It’s August – We Must Finish Well in the Summer Program of Giving
August is here and we are in the home stretch for our Summer Program of Giving. Our goal is to receive $6 million from Memorial Day to Labor Day in order to keep ministry running at peak levels throughout our summer. Cross Church, you have seen the life change that has taken place through our camps, VBX, Baptism at the Crosses, and so much more. Thank you for your faithfulness to give even while you are enjoying your summer. We cannot stop now, though. Ministry must continue and people must still be reached with the gospel, so it is important that we do not forget that the summer is not yet over, and ministry has not stopped just because our major events are behind us.
Our goal to date: $4,000,000
Received to date: $3,970,805
Keep up the good work, Cross Church Family. We are slightly behind right now, but if we all give the first tenth and more of all God has given us, I believe we will meet and even exceed our goal to the glory of God. If you would like to sign up for automated giving or even give one time online while you are away, you can do so here. Jeana and I are thankful for this technology and a way to keep our priorities of giving the first tenth and more to God through Cross Church. Join us!
3 Prayer Priorities for America in August
I truly believe that as Christ-followers, we should be calling out to God for our nation continually. While I have never seen more prayer for America, I have also never seen greater spiritual warfare taking place across our nation. Battles are won in prayer! So please pray with us for these three priorities during the month of August.
See You Sunday,
Ronnie W. Floyd