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This Week at Cross Church | Don’t Miss Ken Ham This Sunday

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Jeana and I look forward to joining you in hearing Dr. Ken Ham this coming Sunday. Ken is the Founder and President of Answers in Genesis, the parent ministry to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. He leads 750 full and part-time employees of the largest Christian apologetics organization in the world. You can read about this world-renowned Christian leader and the innovative ministry he leads that addresses the real issues of faith and life. Bring a friend and encourage others to come. Ken is being used greatly by God all around the world, and you will not want to miss hearing him.

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Dr. Andy Goode Called to be the Senior Pastor of Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson, Alabama

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For over seven years, Andy and Patty Goode have served on our Ministry Team. Andy has been involved in many areas of ministry here, having come to us from serving as a Senior Pastor in Georgia. For the past two years, Andy and I have prayed together about his desire and passion to one day return to the pastorate. We knew this day would come, but never knew when and where. Andy is a wonderful man of God, committed to the right things and always willing to help people, a true pastor of people. I have great respect for Andy and Patty.

On Sunday morning at our Springdale campus, we will commission Andy and Patty from our church to serve Stave Creek Baptist Church in south Alabama. Andy’s last day on our team will be March 30, and March 26 will be his final day of worship with us. This gives them the ability to be in their new church for Easter and seize the opportunities in that region. Andy, Patty, and their children will be part of our Cross Church family forever. Pray for the Goodes and join us Sunday as we commission them to their new assignment. It is remarkable that since last May, we have sent out five men from our Ministry Team to serve in the role as a Senior Pastor. Cross Church, God has placed an anointing on us to SEND in this season!

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When I moved here thirty years ago, the Northwest Arkansas Baptist Association Director of Missions, Joe Atchison, befriended me. For these decades, we have eaten lunch together frequently and experienced a myriad of things in Southern Baptist life. He was a true friend to me. When he joined Cross Church, he began to teach a small group at our Pinnacle Hills campus and at one time, had our largest adult class. People loved to hear him teach the Word of God.

Two years ago, Joe moved to Nashville to be cared for by his children, but we kept in touch and regularly talked on the phone. On Monday morning, after a brief illness, my dear friend, Joe Atchison, entered heaven. It was men like Joe who led the turnaround in the Southern Baptist Convention in 1979 and in the 1980’s. When our denomination was leaning left and moving away from the Bible, men like Joe stood tall and paid a high price for all of us. Today, I have the privilege of conducting Joe’s memorial service. I will miss him and I strive to do what Scripture says: Give honor to those whom honor is due.

Plan Now for Passion Week and Easter Weekend

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Beginning on Sunday morning, April 9, we will begin a special Passion Week series on 6 Lessons About Leadership We Learn from Jesus in the Last 6 Days of His Life. We’ll continue teaching these things through our luncheons on April 10-13, and our Friday evening service on April 14. You can find more details and purchase tickets to the luncheons at crosschurch.com/easter.

We will offer 15 Easter Weekend Worship Services on our five Cross Church campuses.

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Saturday, April 15

  • Springdale– 4:00 p.m.
  • Pinnacle Hills– 5:30 p.m.
  • Fayetteville– 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 16

  • Springdale– 9:15 & 10:55 a.m.
  • Pinnacle Hills– 9:15 & 10:55 a.m.
  • Fayetteville– 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
  • Fayetteville East– 10:30 a.m.
  • Neosho– 9:00, 10:45 a.m.
  • Español (Springdale)– 10:55 a.m.

Easter in the Community will be taking place April 10-14. This is an opportunity to bring a brief Bible lesson that forwards the theme of Easter to your business, school, office, neighborhood, apartment complex, and other community venues. If you are interested in scheduling one of these, contact Becky Fletcher at 479-751-4523.

See You Sunday!

Ronnie W. Floyd

This Week at Cross Church | Looking Forward

Jeff-twacc (1)Even though time change and weather threatened us on Sunday, we had a great day of worship at Cross Church! Sunday was Dr. Jeff Crawford’s last message with us, and if you missed it, you can watch it here. At the end of the morning service at our Springdale campus, we commissioned Jeff to become the Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. We love Jeff, Julie, and the entire Crawford family.

Spring Break is Upon Us the Next Two Sundays

If you will be out of town for Spring Break one Sunday, engage with us in worship online at crosschurch.com/watchlive. For those of us who will be in town, please join us in person. If you are away, pray for us, join us online for worship, and before you leave, please participate with us in the ministry of financial giving for the cause of Christ through Cross Church.

Looking Forward to What is Before Us

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Passion Week begins on April 9 and concludes on Easter weekend, April 15-16. Join us in praying for this week and participating in the following:

Passion Week, April 9-14. Beginning Sunday morning, April 9, we will begin teaching 6 Lessons About Leadership We Learn from Jesus in the Last 6 Days of His Life. We’ll continue teaching on these things through our luncheons on April 10-13, and our Friday evening service on April 14.

15 Easter Weekend Worship Services will be offered on our five Cross Church Campuses.

Saturday, April 15

  • Springdale– 4:00 p.m.
  • Pinnacle Hills– 5:30 p.m.
  • Fayetteville– 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 16

  • Springdale– 9:15 & 10:55 a.m.
  • Pinnacle Hills– 9:15 & 10:55 a.m.
  • Fayetteville– 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
  • Fayetteville East– 10:30 a.m.
  • Neosho– 9:00, 10:45 a.m.
  • Español (Springdale)– 10:55 a.m.

Easter in the Community, April 10-14: Taking Easter into the community with a brief Bible lesson that forwards the theme of Easter in your business, school, or place of employment; as well as into multi-family housing and all types of community venues. Annually, we see God do wonderful things in each of these. Call Becky Fletcher at 479-751-4523 if you would like one scheduled where you are.

Pray for Sunday, and I Will See You at Cross Church!

Ronnie W. Floyd