EASTER OFFERING 2016

Robby BradfordChurch life, Convoy of Hope, discipleship, Easter, Easter Offering, First Assembly Community Ministries, giving, hunger, justice, missions, online giving0 Comments

For the past three Easters, First Assembly Community Ministries has collected an “Easter Offering” designated to a number of projects.  This year, our “Easter Offering” will be going completely to one project that is a huge need–world hunger. We will be partnering with Convoy of Hope, the disaster relief and community development partner of the Assemblies of God.  Every day, … Read More

The Blessed Life–January 2016 Series

Robby BradfordBlessed Life, financial stewardship, giving, money, Robert Morris, stewardship, Sunday message series0 Comments

Check out the links below to the video series that moved and touched our church powerfully in the month of January!  Also featured here are messages from the series we didn’t watch.  At First Assembly Community Ministries, we viewed #1, 2, 3, and 5, but I recommend checking all of them out! The Blessed Life pt. 1 (1-18-15) from LifeMission … 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: 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

Isn’t Tithing an Old Testament Principle?

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Here is #19 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here! Q #19:  Why do so many churches teach tithing if it’s an Old Testament principle?A:  I have heard many people ask this question in a variety of ways.  Often, people wish to connect it … Read More

Did Jews Born before Jesus go to Heaven?

Robby Bradford31 questions, financial stewardship, generosity, giving, law, Mosaic Covenant, Old Covenant, Old Testament, salvation, theology0 Comments

Here is #18 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here!  Q: Did Jews born before Jesus go to heaven? The question above rightly assumes that no one has ever been “saved” through observance of the law of Moses. The scriptures say almost the … Read More

Tithes and Offerings

Robby Bradford31 questions, Church life, discipleship, financial stewardship, giving, offerings, spiritual disciplines, tithing3 Comments

Here is #16 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here! Q: If you designate on your check a portion to go to missions, building fund, etc., is that considered part of your tithe? or is it an offering? The idea of a “tithe” is … Read More

TEXT 2 GIVE Has Arrived at First Assembly!

Robby BradfordChurch life, discipleship, financial stewardship, First Assembly Community Ministries, giving, online giving0 Comments

That’s right!  We now have the ability to give at First Assembly Community Ministries through texting! Check out the simple steps below and recognize when you give like this, it doesn’t charge your phone bill, but it goes against a card you already have on file through Secure Give, our online giving platform.  Below are the steps: Step 1 – … Read More

Why I Give Online to First Assembly

Robby Bradfordautomated giving, Church life, discipleship, financial stewardship, First Assembly Community Ministries, giving, online giving, stewardship0 Comments

In addition to being the senior pastor of First Assembly Community Ministries, I’m also a financially contributing member.  Beyond tithing, I give regularly to missions and other projects, and I want to share with you why.First, I believe in the mission of this church.  I’m grateful to be a part of a church that cares about reaching people far from … Read More