Community Center Call to Compassion at Claystone

Robby BradfordChurch life, community, Community center, community development, CommunityFIRST, First Assembly Community Ministries0 Comments

First Assembly has always been such a great supporter of Food Finders’ food bank, and I know has a keen interest in Claystone at the Crossing, so I wanted to share a unique (and easy!) volunteer need that there this summer with Food Finders! As you may know, one of Food Finders’ cornerstone programs is to provide free lunches during the … Read More

First Assembly Hires Community Center Director

Robby BradfordChurch life, Community center, community development, Community First, CommunityFIRST, development0 Comments

Check out this article, posted in the Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana’s newspaper about the new community center director that First Assembly Community Ministries has hired! I am personally so pleased with this addition and am happy the Peercys are serving on the staff of FACM again. Learn more about First Assembly Community Center developments by liking this page here. … Read More

First Assembly Certified as a Great Workplace!

Robby BradfordChurch life, First Assembly Community Ministries, organizational cultured, River City Leadership College0 Comments

Those who work at First Assembly Community Ministries know it is a great place to work. Now, the Best Christian Workplaces Institute has verified what they’ve always known to be the case! Through conducting a survey of all the employees of the church, The Best Christian Workplaces Institute, located in Mercer Island, Washington took an objective snapshot of the First … Read More

Community FIRST–Committed

Robby BradfordChurch life, Community center, community development, Community First, First Assembly Community Ministries, giving, outreach0 Comments

Yesterday we finished our series on a note where we asked people to commit to the vision of reaching more and more people in our community with God’s love through developing a community center. In particular, the message in the video below looked at Luke 15 and asked what God values. Accomplishing great things for God requires aligning our heart … Read More

Community FIRST: Sacrificial Living

Robby BradfordChurch life, Community center, community development, Community First, financial stewardship, First Assembly Community Ministries, money, outreach0 Comments

For the past four weeks, I’ve been calling on our church about making a sacrificial commitment for three years in order to accomplish significant projects that will position First Assembly Community Ministries to reach our community more skillfully. In the message below, I’ll be exploring the following questions: What is sacrifice?How does one create treasures in heaven, like Jesus taught?How … Read More

Community FIRST: How Can I Participate?

Robby BradfordChurch life, Community center, community development, Community First, faith, giving, vision0 Comments

Last Sunday was a snowy day!  It seems a foot of the white stuff fell and kept a lot of people away from First Assembly.  We moved ahead with the service and with our series Community FIRST. We’re looking at the promised land again and the opportunities that were there for Joshua and the children of Israel.  What happens when … Read More

Community FIRST: How to Step In

Robby BradfordChurch life, discipleship, faith, First Assembly Community Ministries, risk, vision0 Comments

This past Sunday, we continued our series called “Community FIRST”.  We’re focused on putting First Assembly into our community, but this message especially focuses on the fact that we must follow God closely because he usually stays ahead of it. Based on Joshua 3, this messages also focuses on receiving from God when we take risks in accordance with what … Read More

Community FIRST: Where are We Going?

Robby BradfordChurch life, Community center, community development, Community First, First Assembly Community Ministries, Indiana, Lafayette0 Comments

What a morning at First Assembly Community Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana!  Today was the start of our funding initiative, our annual fasting and prayer journey. The theme of this first message is “Where are we Going?”  This message focuses on the fact that you can’t see where you’re going, if you’re always looking behind you–your past. Beyond the easy application … Read More