The Unexpected Christmas: Shepherds

Robby Bradfordadvent, Africa, Christian origins, Christianity, Christmas, Christmas Offering, evangelism, global church, missions0 Comments

Unexpected–that’s what I’d say about the choice of heaven to announce first to shepherds that Jesus had come. Unexpected–Jesus’ birth, in contrast to the emperor of the time–Caesar Augustus–is the true Savior, the true God. Unexpected–while those with the wealth and the power in Rome may be initially said that “a new order for the ages” had come with Caesar … Read More

Christmas Offering 2014

Robby BradfordAfrica, Christmas, Christmas Offering, Church life, church planting, First Assembly Community Ministries, global church, missions, unreached people groups0 Comments

Each December since 2012, we have conducted a special offering in the middle of December called the “Christmas Offering” where we have focused on a number of items both internally and externally.  2014 is no exception!  We will be receiving this offering on Sunday, December 14! This year’s goals are fairly straightforward.  With a total of $65,000, we will be … Read More

Make Waves

Robby BradfordBible study, Christmas Offering, Church life, discipleship, fasting, First Assembly Community Ministries, giving, outreach, prayer, preaching, teaching0 Comments

First Assembly Community Ministries’ mission is “To create a community where waves of people are transformed by the love of God.”  Today, I challenged the congregation to “make waves” in the coming year.  That is, unleash the overwhelming potential of the Church and the gospel in our lives. Check out the message below to dwell a little longer on how … Read More

CHRISTMAS OFFERING 2013

Robby Bradfordbenevolence fund, Buntain Foundation, Calcutta Mercy Ministries, Christmas Offering, First Assembly Community Ministries, giving, India, missions, unreached people groups0 Comments

On Sunday, December 15th, we’re inviting everyone connected to First Assembly Community Ministries to participate in our annual Christmas Offering. This is the time of year where we put feet to our faith – where we show our community the love of Jesus. The idea here is that as we buy gifts for other people, we want our largest, most extravagant gift to go … Read More

Christmas Catch-Up

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christmas, Christmas Offering, church growth, Church life, evangelism, First Assembly of God Lafayette, prayer, Sunday message series, Sunday themes, worship0 Comments

I trust you had an incredible Thanksgiving and some special time with your family and friends. I am so thankful for all God has done among us here at First Assembly this past year. As we approach the Christmas Season and the end of 2012, I wanted to thank you for your faithful giving to First Assembly. During the year, … Read More