This Week at Cross Church: Reaching Northwest Arkansas, America, and the World through Prayer, Planting, and Giving
On Monday evening and Tuesday morning, I will be meeting with 177 other pastors from 26 states for the purpose of serious prayer and intercession, asking God for revival and awakening in the lives of pastors, churches, and our nation. It is a tremendous blessing, but an enormous challenge to lead and facilitate this gathering. Cross Church Family, will you pray for me? I must be able to listen to God and move our gathering to where He desires us to go. I would also ask you to pray for our gathering. I listed seven ways you can pray for us here.
Don’t Miss Sunday
This Sunday, we will continue our “Praying With Power” series. You do not want to miss it. Along with our new Cross Church Circle ministry kicking off next week, I am expecting God to do great things in the prayer life of Cross Church.
Send North America and Church Planting
Jeana and I hosted the North American Mission Board’s Send North America Church Planting Conference this week in Boston, MA. What an amazing city! Pastors and their wives from 24 churches listened as we shared the vision. It is apparent the Lord is working, as we saw several Pastors commit to become partner churches. We started the Send North America movement in the fall of 2012, targeting 32 key cities. Can you believe, we started the conference this week with commitments to 26 cities and ended the week with commitments to 30 cities, all within a year! Isn’t God good? Continue to pray for this tremendous vision.
We also had an opportunity to visit Aaron and Kathy Werner, our church planters in Portland, Maine. We were able to tour the city with them and see possible site options for Cross Church Scarborough, Maine. They shared their vision for reaching the Portland area for Christ. It is incredible to see how this young couple has already entrenched themselves into this community in the very short time they have been there. Everywhere they go and everyone they meet, they see an opportunity to share.
New Ministry Budget Launches October 1
We saw God do great things in the life of Cross Church this past year. It was made possible by your obedience and generosity. At our Annual Business Meeting a few weeks ago, Cross Church approved our God-sized budget for 2013-14 with a goal of $16,780,000. We all need to help meet this challenge, and as we do, we will see what God can do at Cross Church over the next year. Each time you give, you are helping further our mission of reaching Northwest Arkansas, America, and the World for Jesus Christ.
Yours for the Great Commission,
Ronnie W. Floyd