Archive for January, 2019
I Love My Church Day is Coming on Sunday, February 10
RIGHT NOW, mark your calendar for Sunday, February 10, because it is I Love My Church Day at Cross Church. On this day each year, we work toward having every member present or accounted for. Contacting each of our people and engaging them to be here on this Sunday is critical. On this day, we should do all we can to arrange our schedule to make sure we are present. Let’s be here and make sure we invite others to attend with us.
Freedom Weekend and Student Day
Freedom Weekend is just around the corner for our students in grades 6-12 on February 1-3. This will be a powerful weekend for our students. They will meet on our Fayetteville Campus and hear from Brent Crowe and Drew Worsham and experience worship from FRVR Free. There will also be video game trucks, food trucks, Freedom Weekend exclusive merchandise, free food, and prizes. You can find more information and register here.
Freedom Weekend leads up to Student Day at Cross Church on February 3, and each of our campuses has something special planned for the morning.
Sign your students up now, and make Freedom Weekend and Student Day a priority.
“21 Days of Prayer” Continues Through Monday, January 21
We are on day 17 of our 21 Days of Prayer at Cross Church. How many of you have already seen a breakthrough by praying over your greatest burden every day? If you have experienced that breakthrough, email us a brief note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear about it! Let’s continue with focus and faithfulness during these days of prayer. If you have been away, join us in these final days of prayer through January 21. You can go here to find out the emphases.
Start 2019 Right Financially
Most of the time, if we start out right, the probability increases that we will end it right. This is definitely true about supporting God’s work financially through Cross Church. When we begin the year Sunday by Sunday giving the first one-tenth of all God has given us through our church, we increase the likelihood that we will conclude well. It is not too late to begin today. Remember, besides giving through the offering each Sunday worship service here, you can also give weekly online.
Is God Speaking to Your Life Through the Series from the Book of Hosea?
The book of Hosea is one of the most intriguing books in the Old Testament. This call to rekindle your faith is so important in this season. Please use this series to learn and grow in your faith. Each of us needs to be rekindled!
See you Sunday,
Ronnie W. Floyd
Imagine with me what could happen if you brought a National Day of Prayer gathering into your workplace, welcoming anyone who might attend. The National Day of Prayer is recognized on the first Thursday of every May across our nation and may provide a natural way to engage in prayer in your workplace. Thousands upon thousands of prayer gatherings could occur across America on May 2, the National Day of Prayer.
We encourage everyone to participate in a community gathering, but some will be unable due to work schedules or family responsibilities. Others may not feel comfortable in larger group settings. A workplace gathering may be a great opportunity for prayer.
There is still a great love for America today. Even people who may not be Christ-followers know that America is in great need. While they may not know much about prayer, many may gather if you promise you will not make them uncomfortable or call upon them to pray, but will pray together for America in the workplace on the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2.
5 Important Things You Need to Do
How can you accomplish this in your workplace?
1. Request permission from those in authority.
For clarity, the National Day of Prayer has been law in America since 1988. Both the House and the Senate unanimously recommended then President Ronald Reagan sign a law that was amended. It made the first Thursday of May the National Day of Prayer. Your authorities need to know and understand this.
Appeal humbly to use some time during the day, whether it be before work or during lunch, to lead a prayer experience in observance of the National Day of Prayer.
2. Determine a place and time to meet.
If you are given permission to gather, determine a place and time to meet. I would encourage you to limit the time in respect of your workplace. I suggest that it be no longer than 30-45 minutes, but a shorter gathering may even be a great place to begin. It may take some years for your gathering to grow, so be wise about the location you choose. You can always change if needed.
3. Determine who will lead it.
You could lead this gathering of prayer for our nation yourself. You could involve a team of leaders to work with you in accomplishing this goal. If no one at your workplace feels comfortable leading, you could request a local church pastor or a group that may be leading other gatherings in your town come lead one for your workplace.
4. Determine the content of the gathering.
When determining the content of the gathering, the context should always be kept in mind. I recommend focusing on:
- Prayer for local and state: 25% of the allotted time
- Prayer for the nation: 25% of the allotted time
- Prayer for our 2019 theme, Love One Another, to occur in America: 50% of the allotted time
This is only my recommendation. You and your team will determine the time and focus. We will have prayer points available on our website. You can end the gathering by praying The National Prayer, which permits everyone present to participate with millions of others across America in agreement.
5. Communicate with your workplace about the gathering.
Each workplace has an effective way to communicate within the organization. If permitted, use it to communicate with your coworkers. Additionally, and more importantly, invite people to come with you, and ask those leading with you to do the same.
Do Not Neglect
Do not neglect to participate in another gathering in your community. Then, do all you can to bring the National Day of Prayer into your workplace. Be wise, humble, and keep everything balanced and non-threatening. We want people to pray for America.
Go Here for Assistance
Please go to www.nationaldayofprayer.org for assistance. If you have any questions, please email: email@example.com or call (800) 444-8828. We want to assist and serve you in mobilizing unified public prayer for America.
Now is the Time to Lead and to Pray for America,
To request an interview with Dr. Ronnie Floyd
contact Gayla Oldham at (479) 751-4523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.