- PARTNERSHIP: In April, we partnered with 828 Church to host an outreach at Maide’s Park ministering to many children and their families.
- 1000: After Hurricane Irma hit Florida in late August, we sent over 1000 bottles of water to Celebration Church in Jacksonville.
- SUMMERTIME: Hangouts around town including wrapping up at Fort Fisher with Beach Baptisms!
- 120: Churches planted through ARC in 2017.
- 1026 Decisions for Christ on Launch Day.
- 36 churches launched on September 17.
- 2653: Number of people we served through our food bank in 2017
- 21: Voices that we heard from on Sunday mornings speaking life to us all.
- MISSIONS: We will send a missions team to Nicaragua.
Acts 1:8 (ESV)
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
- MESSAGE: We will begin streaming our entire worship experience online.
- CONNECTION: We will see more people connecting through ROCK Groups and more leaders stepping up to lead new groups.
Psalm 133:1–3 (ESV)
1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
2 It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!
3 It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
- UNITY: We will be more unified as a church family.
1 Corinthians 1:10 (ESV)
10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
Matthew 6:16–18 (ESV)
16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Matthew 6:16–18 (MSG)
16–18 “When you practice some appetite-denying discipline to better concentrate on God, don’t make a production out of it. It might turn you into a small-time celebrity but it won’t make you a saint. If you ‘go into training’ inwardly, act normal outwardly. Shampoo and comb your hair, brush your teeth, wash your face. God doesn’t require attention-getting devices. He won’t overlook what you are doing; He’ll reward you well.
Mark 9:29 (NKJV)
29 So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”