The Lord is Speaking to Us
The Lord is speaking to us through the book of Romans. This Sunday will an outstanding time in the Word of God. Join our Cross Church Family on the campus you attend regularly. Our text for Sunday is Romans 2. Bring a friend and tell others about the series. Let’s make this summer great!
Make “Living Fit” Your Summer Read
This past week, my newest book was released: LIVING FIT, Make Your Life Count By Pursuing A Healthy You. You can secure a copy on one of our campuses this Sunday, at a local LifeWay store, or in print or Kindle
on Amazon. I am so convinced this book is key to living a healthy life… spiritually, physically, relationally, financially, and emotionally. I do hope you will get a copy, read through it, and even share one with a friend or family member. This book is where we live life every day. Click to download and share these images with friends.
Be Praying for Our Events This Summer
Please know the value of our summer camps and VBX for children and students. These three camps and VBX are unique and will prayerfully result in many coming to Christ, many growing in Christ, and many changing their future plans because God has intervened powerfully. These are our three camps and VBX:
- June 11-14– Kidz Camp: Camp Siloam, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. For children who have completed grades 2-5
- June 24-29– Beach Camp: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For students who have completed grades 8–12
- July 9-12– Middle School Camp: Sky Ranch, Oklahoma. For students who have completed grades 6-7
- July 9-12 – VBX 2018 – grades K-5
Pray right now for these events.
Did You See This Video?
Two weeks ago, I did a short video we showed on all campuses. The focus was on our 2018 Summer Program of Giving. You can watch it here. Wherever you are located weekly, be sure through recurring giving, online giving, or mail, that you are more than faithful to honor God with at least the first tenth of all God has entrusted to you. If we do, our needed and visionary goal will be reached. Thank you for supporting the ministry of Cross Church.
See you Sunday,
Ronnie W. Floyd
Question #1: What is best for the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention?
We are a convention of local churches. Last week, we learned through the release of our 2017 Annual Church Profile report that we have 47,544 local churches and 4,376 church-type missions. Our decision making must be driven by the question: What is best for the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention?
Structures and systems are important, but they should never drive our decision making. When the decisions made are best for the churches, they will be best for the Southern Baptist Convention.
Question #2: What will assist the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world and make disciples of all the nations?
This mission statement was adopted in the 2010 Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando, Florida. Whatever decision will equip, inspire, and mobilize our churches in the greatest way to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world and to make disciples of all the nations is a good decision for our churches.
Southern Baptist national entities, state conventions, and local associations exist to assist the churches to accomplish their God-assigned tasks.
Question #3: What will best advance the unified funding of our Southern Baptist worldwide mission enterprise, the Cooperative Program?
Each cooperating Southern Baptist church determines the amount of money they give each year through our worldwide mission enterprise, the Cooperative Program. This money received from the churches is allocated toward the work our churches do together statewide, across America, and the entire world.
Since gifts from the churches through the Cooperative Program determine what our convention can do to advance the gospel together, the decisions we make together are very important. Our churches give through our worldwide mission enterprise because we believe we can do more together than each of our churches can do individually.
The Decisions Are Now Up To Us
Each messenger from our churches will make numerous decisions in Dallas, Texas, next week. What will motivate and determine our decisions? I humbly suggest these three questions become our grid for decision making in Dallas and beyond in our future together.
May our decisions seem good to the Holy Spirit and to us.
Now is the Time to Lead,
To request an interview with Dr. Ronnie Floyd contact Gayla Oldham at (479) 751-4523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.