Archive for March, 2019
The National Day of Prayer mobilizes unified public prayer for America.
Let’s keep our eyes on this vision across America. Let’s find ways to create venues, gatherings, and observances involving as many people as possible praying for America on Thursday, May 2. Thousands upon thousands of gatherings, in all kinds of settings mobilizing millions of Americans to pray for our nation. For more explanation about our NDP missional vision, click here.
National Day of Prayer Observances Can Happen Anywhere
These observances, if approved by the authorities over these areas, can occur anywhere at any time on the National Day of Prayer. Places like:
- The steps of governmental buildings at city halls, court houses, state capitals and others
- Hotels and other public businesses
- Workplaces of all kinds
- Schools and universities
- Arenas and convention centers
- Other kinds of places
Just be sure you work with those who are the authorities over these places. Most are very open to working with NDP volunteers with the understanding the National Day of Prayer is a real law, an annual observance designated by the United States Congress, and encouraged to take place everywhere on this first Thursday of May annually.
Fulfill the Multi-Vision Movement of the National Day of Prayer
In addition, let’s remember the National Day of Prayer is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-church, multi-denomination and multi-lingual movement of prayer. Those of you who lead an observance, let’s work to find ways to involve generations, ethnicities, and churches. Each gathering will be different, but each gathering can involve people from all generations and ethnicities. If you want to learn more about this multi-vision, you can view this short video here.
Mobilizing People in Every Town, Every City, and Every County Across America
This is a tangible and real goal. It can be done and should be done. While many observances will occur across some towns and most cities, we must be sure we cover the regions of the country that may not be as dominate with a larger population. The people in these areas will become highly receptive to this gathering and in reality, can have the greatest influence due to their location.
In cities, create multiple observances. How can you have too many observances in major cities across the United States? Too many is not even possible! Watch this short video to see how you can help us reach every town, city and county across America.
Pastor and Churches Lead the Way on May 2
Pastors and churches, lead the way on the National Day of Prayer in your towns, cities, and counties! This is a fantastic way to give a positive witness about the gospel as well as recognize the Kingdom of God is much greater than your own church or denomination. We need pastors and churches leading the way. The churches are the footprint of God all across this nation, plus what God has created, He wants to use for His glory. Therefore, pastors and churches, lead the way.
An observance on the National Day of Prayer is not a political gathering nor does it have any political goals. It is also not about a party or platform, but its sole intention is not just calling our nation to prayer, but actually praying in the observance we create or attend.
Denominations, Conventions, and Networks Encourage the Churches
Denominations, conventions, and networks can encourage the churches and even help equip the churches to participate and even lead on May 2 in their communities. Surely, this is a day, that each of us can get beyond ourselves. We can find a way to work together with others who believe the Bible and also believe that Christ is the ultimate answer for our nation today. Through prayer, churches can come together to pray for our nation.
Also, use your influence through periodicals, articles, news briefs, and through your own venues to help get the word out about the National Day of Prayer.
Use Social Media Platforms
Use your social media platforms not only on the actual day of the National Day of Prayer, but also in days and weeks leading up to the National Day of Prayer. These platforms can be powerful and influential ways to speak to all kinds of people and share the power of our theme for 2019: Love One Another. Also, remember to add the hashtag on each post, tweet, or picture: #Love1Another You can also post a link, article, picture, or the actual NDP graphic for this year with our theme Love One Another.
Mobilize. Mobilize. Mobilize.
- For America
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Easter Weekend at Cross Church
April 20-21 is Easter Weekend. This year, Cross Church will offer 16 services on our four campuses and offer services in two different languages. Plan now to invite and bring someone with you. We will soon announce the times for services on each campus of Cross Church. My Living Hope is our theme for Easter 2019. It will be a powerful, God-glorifying weekend!
2019 National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 2
The National Day of Prayer Task Force has been highly active in preparing for this strategic day across the United States. Mark your calendar now for Thursday, May 2. Please begin sharing this 1-minute video via Instagram, Facebook, and other social networking. Additionally, yesterday, we released seven new videos for anyone to use in a prayer observance across America. You may find them inspirational. You can view yesterday’s release here. Please consider making a gift to the National Day of Prayer Task Force to help us spread this message of Love One Another across America.
Important Days are on the Horizon for Cross Church… Mark Your Calendars Now
Please note these important days ahead of us at Cross Church.
- April 7: Kids Day at Cross Church
- April 14: Widow’s Banquet
- April 20-21: Easter Weekend
- May 12: Mother’s Day & Parent/Child Dedication
- June 10-13: Kids Camp Siloam
- June 23-28: High School Camp at Glorieta
- June 30: Summer Freedom Sunday, morning services
- June 30: Baptism & Fireworks at the Crosses, evening
Over and Above Giving to Our North American Missions Offering
Please consider giving to our 2019 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions over and above what you already give to our church. This offering goes directly to the missionaries across the United States and their work directly. You can learn more about this offering here. Planting gospel churches, mobilizing missionaries, and evangelizing the United States is imperative. Together with the 52,000 other churches and congregations of the Southern Baptist Convention, let’s make a difference.
Giving Weekly Through Cross Church
Even though you may be away for Spring Break, make sure you have given through Cross Church upon your return. You can mail your check to 1709 Johnson Road, Springdale, AR 72762, or you can make your contribution online now. You can also sign up for recurring giving, which helps ensure your giving continues even while you are away. Be faithful to honor God each week with at least the first tenth of all God has given to you and your family.
See You Sunday,
Ronnie W. Floyd