Archive for April, 2016
A National Call to Prayer for Spiritual Leadership, Revived Churches, and Nationwide & Global Awakening
On June 14, the entire Tuesday evening session of the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention will be committed to praying for spiritual leaders, our churches, nation, and world. There, perhaps, has never been a time in our generation when we have needed to pray more than now.
The Greatest Night Ever
Testimonies poured in from across the nation after last year’s national call to prayer, where 7,000 Baptists cried out to the Lord together. A common testimony was, “This was the greatest moment I have ever experienced in a Southern Baptist Convention.” God was with us powerfully and everyone present knew He was!
2016 National Call to Prayer
Last year was the first session, perhaps in our modern history, where an entire session of the Southern Baptist Convention was given to prayer. Due to the work of God among us last year, His present work today, the critical need of the hour in America, the state of our churches, the needs of our pastors, the status of our evangelism or lack of it, and the exponential lostness of the world while we are bringing home hundreds of our missionaries… it is time to pray.
Baptists need to pour into St. Louis by the thousands for this historic night of prayer. Those who can only attend this one night, please come. For the members of the 300 churches in the metro region of St. Louis, please come for this significant night.
Southern Baptists who are not able to come to St. Louis may join us as it is streamed live on the web at www.sbc.net.
3 Components of This National Prayer Gathering
1. Spiritual Leadership: We will pray for pastors and spiritual leaders in America… their lives, leadership, families, and ministries.
2. Revived Churches: We will pray for our churches in America… for racial unity in our churches and nation, and for the dry bones of spiritual life in our churches to come alive. Our God can turn any church around!
3. Nationwide & Global Awakening: We will pray for America… where we are in our nation spiritually, morally, politically, and for the next Great Spiritual Awakening in America as well as an explosion of the Gospel to bring about global awakening.
Please Review and Share This Graphic Across the World
At the present time, the persons who will help me lead this gathering are listed below. Others may join us in leading as well. Pray for these persons by name, gather the people, and let’s come to St. Louis expecting God to move in our hearts so dynamically, people will say as they did in Acts 17:6, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too.”
The above image is from the Pre-Convention issue of SBC LIFE, newsjournal of the Southern Baptist Convention. The print edition, published five times a year, is distributed free of charge to all pastors and will be mailed next week; the digital version is posted online and is accessible to everyone. Each issue contains vital information about our Southern Baptist ministries. If you do not receive SBC LIFE, click on the subscription tab at SBCLife.net to receive the print or access the digital version.
Now is the Time to Lead,
Ronnie W. Floyd
Dr. Ronnie Floyd is currently serving as the President of the Southern Baptist Convention. The Southern Baptist Convention is America’s largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.7 million members in over 51,094 churches nationwide.
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Jeana and I always look forward to Sunday at Cross Church, but this week will be special. We are excited to welcome guest speaker, Dr. Jason Allen to Cross Church. Dr. Allen is the President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He is leading this seminary to be one of the fastest growing in the nation! Dr. Allen and his wife Karen have five children. You will not want to miss it!
Reaching Our Mission is our church’s way of doing more to reach our mission of reaching Northwest Arkansas, America, and the world for Jesus Christ. By giving above and beyond the first tenth to our Ministry Budget, we continue to fund our mission efforts here and around the world as well as our Cross Church School of Ministry. Join us as we prepare, send, and advance the Good News of Jesus.
The National Day of Prayer is two weeks from today on Thursday, May 5. Now more than ever before, we need to pray. The National Day of Prayer gives us an organized way to join with other believers across the nation and world. Find a prayer gathering near you to attend, and please spend time of focused prayer on that day. Jeana and I will be in Washington D.C., attending the National Day of Prayer National Gathering.
The Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention is only a few weeks away. The details are being finalized and we are preparing to welcome Southern Baptists from all over the world to St. Louis, Missouri. Our own Cross Church choir, singers, and band are preparing to lead our entire convention in worship. We are looking expectantly to our session dedicated to prayer on the evening of Tuesday, June 14, and seeing all God will accomplish at this year’s meeting. Anyone can attend the Southern Baptist Convention, and we would love for you to join us in St. Louis if you are able.
Summer at Cross Church for Kids and Students
Summer is full of opportunities at Cross Church for kids and students. Kids Camp and Beach Camp are in June, and July brings Middle School Camp and VBX. Begin planning now for your kids and students to attend and invite friends to come with them.
See you Sunday,
Ronnie W. Floyd