River City Leadership College Details for 2017-2018

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First Assembly Community Ministries, soon to be known as River City Church, in Lafayette, Indiana offers River City Leadership College in the fall of 2017 for its third academic year! The college is a ministry school partner of Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas (about an hour south of Dallas by car) and will deliver online content for fully … Read More

Spiritual Gifts Assessment

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One of the ways that we’re wanting to help you to reach your potential as a believer is by providing a simple path to identifying the spiritual gifts that the Holy Spirit has placed in your life! By clicking here, you’ll be able to take a test that will take less than 10 minutes to complete!  It will then give … Read More

5 Ways to Attend River City Leadership College

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I’m so excited!  First Assembly Community Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana will offer River City Leadership College, this coming September, in collaboration with Southwestern Assemblies of God University.  Fully accredited, ministry-related degrees at $12,380 a year for full-time, residential students will be available. Last year we had 7 students who were part of the inaugural group. Already, we have a number of … Read More


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FIREWORKS!  Sometimes they’re beautiful, but when fireworks go off in your head or your heart, they can maim or kill relationships. This is the third post on the subject of drama on this blog.  The first one can be found by clicking here.  The second one can be found by clicking here. When a person’s life is full of drama–seeking … Read More

3 Qualities of the Trustworthy Person

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People are as different as the books in the pictures to the left.  Our lives are filled with a variety of experiences, temperaments, beliefs, values, etc.  However, there are a few qualities that will help you and me to become more trustworthy people in the eyes of others.  These qualities apply to people across the cultural, generational, socio-economic spectra.  SO, … Read More

5 Reasons I Go to the Global Leadership Summit Yearly

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I love the month of August!  My kids go to school, the weather is great, and it’s time for me to reset everything. In some ways, September is more like a new year than January.  One of the things that has helped me the most in “resetting” and charging up my leadership and vision batteries has been Willow Creek’s par … Read More


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The Global Leadership Summit is returning to First Assembly Community Ministries at 108 Beck Lane in Lafayette, Indiana on August 14-15.  This world-class leadership development event is watched via satellite connection by 150,000 people in more than 500 cities, and First Assembly is proud to host it again. Below is a one-minute video with Pastor Bill Hybels talking about the … Read More

4 Steps to Dealing with Overpowering People

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So, you’ve got that person in front of you again.  The one you dread meeting at the office or at school or at church.  You have to deal with this person.  There’s really no clear way of getting around them or writing them off.  Instead of just distancing yourself from strong-willed, strong personalities, it’s time to figure out how to … Read More

A Great Resource for Life Groups!

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Pastor Todd & Tami Hair Todd Hair, the Adult Ministries Pastor at First Assembly Community Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana, has been leading Life Groups at our church for a few years now.  This guy knows Life Groups and has overseen significant growth in Life Groups to the point where now more adults attend a group in a season than attend … Read More