Robby BradfordFirst Assembly of God Lafayette, Indiana, mission, visionLeave a Comment

This past weekend, I spent about 12 hours with the staff, deacons and a few others from our church talking about the Values, Mission, Vision, and Goals of First Assembly. This was one of the most exciting things I’ve had a chance to lead since I’ve been here. Next month, we’ll be meeting with all the leadership of the church … Read More

A Little More about Life Groups

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You might have heard that this Saturday evening, March 5 from 6:30 to 9:30, a Life Group Leadership Seminar is being offered at First Assembly and that this seminar is mandatory for all adult Sunday school teachers, class leaders, home fellowship group leaders and teachers, and small group leaders. This seminar is also being offered on Sunday, March 13 from … Read More


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Today I’m really busy. Maybe too busy to write this blog. So, I wanted to give you a little tool that doesn’t take much time for taking in the Bible devotionally. It requires that you write, read one chapter of the Bible and follow this acronym “S.O.A.P.”. A few of my friends have led their churches in adopting S.O.A.P. as … Read More

Kenyan Lessons

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I have been asked a number of times how my trip to Kenya was–let me answer you–it was absolutely wonderful. From the moment I got off the plane in Nairobi on Monday night until I left on Friday night, I found Kenya to be a beautiful place with hospitable and humble people. Additionally, I discovered a side of the world … Read More

Joseph in the Waiting Room

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I’m really charged about our latest series, “Life in the Waiting Room” started last Sunday.  This week, we’ll continue to draw on stories that involve waiting in the Bible and see what lessons and applications there are for us. This weekend we’ll turn to a story that involves all kinds of long waits–waiting in a well while his brothers sold … Read More


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44 I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves along the ground. 45 I am the LORD, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy. 46 “‘These are the regulations concerning animals, birds, every living thing that moves … Read More

A Trip to Africa

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This next week I’ll be going to Nairobi, Kenya to see some of the ministries of Mission of Mercy and connect with those who are carrying out this work among orphans.  I’ll be leaving Sunday, February 20 after church and will return on Saturday, February 26.   I’ve never been to Africa, and I am looking forward to the experience. … Read More

Women in Leadership

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Q:  Are women allowed to serve in leadership at First Assembly?  It seems like it’s always men who preach, lead worship, usher, administer communion, and serve as deacons.  Why don’t women do any of those things? This great question was handed in on a note card at our “Q Sunday” event on February 6.  The answer is simple: Yes, women … Read More

Missions and Our Church in 2011

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This morning’s excellent presentation by Doug and Joan Webber of Convoy of Hope Europe made me think of a number of things I wanted to communicate to First Assembly about missions in the coming year.  These are the kinds of things I have not had the chance to personally communicate because of time constraints on Sunday morning,  but think you … Read More

Crusades, Empires and the Kingdom of God

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Last Sunday, a boy handed in this simple question, “Were the Crusades right?” This is a multi-leveled question that was one of the most probing of all the more than 200 questions that were turned in.  It’s a bigger question than just about the moral correctness of the couple-of-centuries long struggle for Christian Europeans to recapture Israel and Jerusalem.  It … Read More