ARP News Update

New ARP Magazine Editor Named
Central Services Executive Director Paul Bell announces that Susan Tanner has been selected as editor of The Associate Reformed Presbyterian¸ effective Jan. 1, 2014.  She will replace current editor, Delores McDonald, who will retire Dec. 31.  Susan has served as assistant editor of the magazine since September 2008.

Susan has a wide intergenerational network of friends and acquaintances throughout the denomination and beyond.  She has a vision for expanding the magazine’s reach and influence to people of all ages.  In addition to her work on the print version of the magazine, subscription management and marketing, she has also been instrumental in moving ARP news to Facebook and Twitter.  The recent redesign of the magazine’s Web site was also Susan’s project.  Her passion for sharing the Gospel, her creativity, passion, publication skills, and her knowledge of the people of the denomination make her an ideal choice for the editor’s position.

She is the daughter of Buddy and Suzanne Lever, Lancaster, SC.  She lives in Greenville, SC, and is married to Jennings Tanner and they have a one-year-old daughter, Catherine Elizabeth.

Meeting to Pray for Synod
ARP Ministers and Elders,
There will be a time of prayer for the upcoming meeting of the ARP Synod this Friday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the First ARP Church of Lancaster, SC.  If distance or schedule will not allow you to come to this meeting, I hope you will join us wherever you are in praying for the 2013 meeting of General Synod.  Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or need directions.

In Christ,
Rev. Kyle E. Sims
First ARP Church
Lancaster, SC
803-285-1578 (o)
803-804-4344 (m)


Missionary Opportunity for Churches
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As planned before we left for France in January, we have returned to the US briefly for a required conference; our daughter’s providentially-timed wedding (May 19); and a time to touch base with churches and individuals potentially interested in partnering with us in ministry.

We are thankful for this opportunity to get settled-in over there and be back to complete our sending partnership team. When we return to France, we can be undistracted in pursuing what God has called us to do – helping French churches to plant French churches and encouraging missionaries across Europe and Chad to fulfill their callings. Some of you have expressed a desire to be involved, but since the budget for last year was already determined, you asked that we check back this year.

We will be available to meet with you in whatever context you deem appropriate (Wednesday night, luncheons, men’s group, Sunday school, worship service, etc.) to advance your church’s commitment to discipling the nations.  If our vision is “God-sized,” there is room for Him to move among us. If it is “our-sized,” we are not looking to Him and are limited to what we can do on our own.  We will be here until June 18th.

Please stand up with us in France and in America for wisdom and boldness to preach Jesus Christ fearlessly and compassionately.

Rev. Paul Robelot
World Witness cooperative missionary with TEAM