Ashworth's Blog (Page 17)

Ashworth's Blog (Page 17)

Making and Keeping the Right Friends

Most of us have friends we like and friends we don’t (and I’m not even talking about social media).  Wait – friends we don’t like?  Yup.  In fact, this phenomena is so common, it has a name – “Frenemies.”  These are the people who are your friends by association, who you actually don’t like because they do things behind closed doors that only your enemy would do to you. So the question is, why would you keep a friend who…

It’s Back to School Time!

How many of these first day of school pictures did you see all over Facebook the past few weeks!  I saw tons of them and even though it’s fun to see everyone’s children growing up, it also hits home that it’s the turn of a new school year.  With that comes change in the household.  Some are ready and some are still dragging their feet, holding on to summer.  My household seemed ready this year and are off to a…

Reflections on Summer of Love 2014

As the summer comes to a close, kids head back to school, and we begin a new season, I find myself incredibly thankful for this summer with Ashworth Road Baptist Church! You all blew me away as I filled big shoes and planned Summer of Love with the ARBC Missions Team. More than 70 of you showed up week after week in July to paint, pull weeds, lay carpeting, and most importantly to love and bless so many people in…

New Worship Times Beginning September 7

This fall, we will change our Sunday worship times. Beginning Sunday, September 7, the Contemporary worship service will begin at 9:15 AM. Our on-campus small groups and ARKids will also start at 9:15 AM as well. The Classic worship service will begin at 10:45 AM. We hope this change will create much needed “space” in our worship services as well as provide our small groups and kids additional time for connection and Bible study. As we adjust these worship times, join…

Ethiopia Mission Team Update

The Ethiopia Mission Team with Beza Threads has been on the ground two days in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Check out the latest video update from their trip.

To Bring an End to Slavery

Today, Scott Oswald and I will join Josiah Carter and Autumn Rupkey from Beza Threads on a nine day adventure to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Beza Threads is a mission partner of Ashworth Road that is doing amazing work in helping to end slavery and human trafficking in Ethiopia. If you are unfamiliar with their ministry, you should take the time to check it out at BezaThreads.org. Below is an email from Josiah to the ministry partners of Beza Threads discussing…

Ashworth Road Leadership

Every year, a committee is selected and formed with the purpose of prayerfully reviewing and nominating individuals to serve as deacons at Ashworth Road. This year, the following individuals are recommended to the church to serve in this capacity: JOE FLAUGHER Growing up in a Christian home, Joe was blessed with a solid foundation in Christ, the written word of God, and discipleship. Married in 2001, Joe and his wife, Laura built a new foundation together in God and in…

Are you an Encourager? Find out!

Hope you’ve been thinking about the importance of encouragement and affirmation in your families this week. You all have been an incredible encouragement to Matthew and I as we’ve joined the Ashworth Road family! Thank you!  Here’s the website for the 5 Love Languages Test I mentioned in yesterday’s message. Grab the others in your family and take a few minutes to learn how you all feel most encouraged, affirmed, and loved! If you missed this message, you can find…

Family: From Surviving to Thriving

It’s been said you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. Too often today we are bombarded with messages that tell us the best we can hope for is to survive. And if you don’t like that, then just give up and walk away. Is that all there is to family and relationships? Survival? What if your family could do more than survive? And is it even worth fighting for? Join us beginning Sunday, June 8, as…