Thank You for Praying for Us
We had a remarkable three days last week, leading our 2018 Mega Metro Pastors & Wives Conference in Washington, DC. Leading these pastors of some of the largest Southern Baptist churches was a privilege and a great responsibility. Jeana led the wives and I facilitated the pastor’s gatherings, and we had the joy to come together for some meetings, including a White House Senior Staff briefing, and a surprise visit by Vice President Pence. What a special three days! Thank you for praying for us as we led this gathering and as we move forward toward the National Day of Prayer.
These are Pivotal Days at Cross Church
Great challenges await us here at Cross Church. In these pivotal days, each decision we make impacts our future. We have some major goals we believe God wants to see accomplished, and with Him, we can do these together. Therefore, please pray with us diligently about these goals. Let’s commit to be in worship and small groups weekly, serve in a ministry weekly or seasonally, and give financially systematically and sacrificially. All of these things are important to move us toward the future we believe God has for us.
The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3
The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3. Where will you participate in a prayer observance here in Northwest Arkansas? There are several available, so please choose one to attend. Then, you can come to the Fayetteville Campus that evening and participate with us as we broadcast live from Statuary Hall in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Our Fayetteville campus doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the service will begin at 6:30 p.m. No registration is necessary.
I will be leading several venues in Washington, DC during this pivotal week, Tuesday evening through Friday morning. Jeana will be with me in each of these events. Please pray for us, as the week is extensive. The opportunities and responsibilities are great. Our most pivotal engagement is on Thursday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. EDT, leading The National Observance of the National Day of Prayer in Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol Building. Please pray for us as we move toward these days.
Summer Camps are Big at Cross Church
Summer camps are a fabulous time for your students to take time away from normal activities to draw closer to the Lord, build relationships that have the potential to last a lifetime, and perhaps even make life-changing decisions in their walk with the Lord. Do not miss the opportunity to sign up for these camps. Registration is open, so mark your calendar and sign up now.
- June 11 – 14 – Kidz Camp: Camp Siloam, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
- June 24 – 29 – High School Beach Camp: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- July 9 – 12 – Middle School Camp: Sky Ranch, Oklahoma
You can find more information on camps here.
Sundays are always important at Cross Church, no matter the season.
See you Sunday, Cross Church!
Ronnie W. Floyd
As the pastor goes, so goes the church. As the church goes, so goes America. With all I am, I believe this. Pastors and churches are very important to the future of America. In light of this, please consider these three things:
1. Pastors and churches, we need you to lead the way!
Whether it is taking the gospel to your community, leading a prayer observance for the National Day of Prayer, or seeing your community prosper, lead the way! Your community, your state, and our nation will never surpass the health, conviction, and leadership of the pastors and churches in America.
2. Ministries and denominations, invest in pastors and churches!
This past week, Jeana and I had the incredible privilege to lead and invest in pastors and wives of some of the largest churches in America. They are incredible people and they desire to grow, to be challenged, and to be all God wants them to be in life and ministry. They also want to make a difference in America and across the world.
Ministries and denominations, I am convinced that your long-term value will be determined by how effectively you invest in pastors and churches. If our pastors are not healthy, our churches will not be healthy. Ministries and denominations have the incredible challenge and overwhelming privilege to invest in pastors and churches. There is nothing like it. Do it!
3. Churches, pray for pastors. Pastors, pray for churches. Pastors and churches, pray for America.
Every church in America needs to pray for their pastor. Recently, I was in the First Baptist Church of Dallas, speaking to the Pastor’s Prayer Partners. Three hundred men pray for their pastor, Robert Jeffress, regularly. In this banquet setting, their spouses joined them. What a massive group of laypeople praying for their pastor!
Pastor, pray for your church. If you will pray for your church, you will not get so discouraged that you will want to quit or become negative about the church you are called to serve. Praying for your church will change them, but more importantly, it will change you.
Pastors and churches, pray for America. This is the right thing to do. This Sunday, find a moment in worship to call upon your entire church to pray for America. With all that is going on in our nation, we need to pray. Pray for America! If you do not know how to pray for America, take the time to listen to and watch the 2018 National Prayer for America.
Unquestionably, pastors and churches are important to the future of America!
Now is the Time to Lead and to Pray for America,
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