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

First Assembly Plans Community Center

Robby BradfordChurch life, community development, First Assembly Community Ministries, outreach, redeeming the community, vision, vision statement0 Comments

The inside of the former Payless will receive significant renovation. First Assembly Community Ministries has recently secured a strip mall on Old 231 in Lafayette, Indiana for developing a self-sustaining community center that will serve the surrounding areas. The vision for the new property, with its seven acres and 68,000 square feet will involve keeping commercial uses of the strip … Read More

EASTER OFFERING

Robby Bradfordchurch growth, Church life, Easter, events, financial stewardship, First Assembly of God Lafayette, mission, vision0 Comments

If you’re a part of Lafayette First Assembly, you likely know that the leadership of our church has planned to receive a special offering on Easter morning during the service.  The reason for this is because we are hoping to generate some financial momentum toward completed renovation on our sanctuary that began years ago and was not quite finished.  Our … Read More

January Happenings at our Church

Robby BradfordAlpha, Awake21, Awakening 21, baptism, church growth, Church life, fast, fasting, First Assembly of God Lafayette, life groups, vision1 Comment

January is more than a marking of our planet’s voyage around the sun or a change of the calendar! At Lafayette First Assembly, we like to take the opportunity to invigorate our spiritual lives and ask God to bring change to our circumstances and our hearts. So, here are some things happening at our church in the coming month that … Read More

Steve Jobs and Vision

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My wife, Tracy Bradford, wrote some great words about Steve Jobs and his passing last night.  I just wanted to share them with you here.  How do these words strike you and your life? “It’s striking that on a day when protesters against Wall Street are increasing, the world is mourning the loss of a CEO.  I think people look … Read More

A Second Visioneering Meeting

Robby Bradford2011 Vision Meeting, Church life, core values, first assembly, First Assembly of God Lafayette, mission, mission statement, strategic plan, vision, vision statement0 Comments

This Sunday evening, April 17 at 6:30, we will be having the second of two Vision 2011 Meetings.  Everyone who considers First Assembly their church home is encouraged to be present and participate.  This coming Sunday night, we will briefly review the core values, mission, vision and goals of First Assembly that were presented in some detail at the first … Read More

Visioneering Summarized

Robby Bradford2011 Vision Meeting, core values, first assembly, First Assembly of God Lafayette, Indiana, mission, strategic plan, vision, vision statement0 Comments

The following post brings together the four significant parts of our strategic plan:  Core Values, Mission, Vision, and Goals.We have identified five Core Values: Discover, Experience, Relate, Serve, and Grow. I might talk about them in the following ways:Discover: This value expresses our desire to be a church where everyone on the spectrum between unbeliever and mature believer has the … Read More

Visioneering, part 4

Robby Bradford2011 Vision Meeting, church growth, Church life, first assembly, First Assembly of God Lafayette, goals, leadership, mission, missions, strategic plan, vision3 Comments

This is the fourth posting in a series of four called “Visioneering“. In these posting I am seeking to explain the 4 components of the strategic plan the leadership of First Assembly will be presenting at our meetings on April 3 & 17 at 6:30 in our sanctuary. Childcare will be available for children between 0-4 years old. After writing … Read More

Visioneering, part 3

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First Assembly is releasing and discussing the start of a strategic plan at our 2011 Vision Meetings on Sunday, April 3 & 17. Thus far, I’ve discussed through this blog two of the four parts of the plan as it now stands. First, I shared with you the Mission of church, which is drafted in these terms: “To create a … Read More