FREE*–Jump All In!

Robby BradfordBreakthrough, Church life, discipleship, discover, experience, First Assembly Community Ministries, freedom, grow, life groups, small groupsLeave a Comment

I’m excited we’re going somewhere together at First Assembly Community Ministries!  We’re moving toward greater freedom in Christ through a six week spiritual campaign called “Free*”. This will happen primarily in three ways–1.  Sunday morning messages will all be related to the subject of being free in Christ.2.  Life Groups–all our small group ministries are following the Free* curriculum and … Read More

Why Come to Church if I Can Watch it Online?

Robby BradfordChurch life, discipleship, ecclesiology, experience, First Assembly Community Ministries, online toolsLeave a Comment

Maybe it started when church services were first transmitted over the radio or when preachers came to television, but today’s online churchgoers are repeating an old question:  Why should I come to church when I can just livestream it? I’m an advocate of our own church’s livestreaming.  Indeed, we see often a few hundred IP’s that either watch our services … Read More

UNITED: Worship & Prayer

Robby Bradfordcommunity, discipleship, ecclesiology, experience, First Assembly Community Ministries, God, Holy Spirit, prayer, preaching, teaching, unity, worshipLeave a Comment

Yesterday’s time in worship and prayer followed this message on what is happening when we worship and pray together.  Leaning heavily on Acts 4:23-31 and Revelation 4 & 5, this message considers what the nature of worship and prayer is and how it is that heaven and earth sometimes overlap and interlock. Check it out and pray with me for … Read More

Divine DNA–Power

Robby Bradfordbaptism in the Holy Spirit, discipleship, discover, experience, Holy Spirit, power, preaching, Sunday morning, teachingLeave a Comment

This last Sunday, we focused on the power of the Holy Spirit.  Jesus promises his disciples power as he leaves them because the power of the resurrection will begin invading and changing everything. The power behind the resurrection is the Holy Spirit–the One who makes Jesus to live again, and the one who animates believers to have the abundant life … Read More

Visioneering, part 2

Robby Bradfordchurch growth, Church life, core values, discover, experience, First Assembly of God Lafayette, grow, mission, relate, serve, strategic plan, visionLeave a Comment

A couple weeks back I posted a blog called, “Visioneering“. It was one of the most well-read blogs I have written up to this point! I planned when I wrote it that I would visit the four components of the strategic plan we’ve written for First Assembly here. Next Sunday, April 3 at 6:30PM, we’ll be having the first of … Read More