Hurricane Florence

Charlie Phillips, Shem Creek Presbyterian Church, sons prepare for Hurricane Florence.

Please pray for the East coast as they prepare for Hurricane Florence. The exact path is not known just yet, but we do want to remember our ARP Churches near the coast:

Christ Coastal ARP Church in Southport, NC
Covenant ARP Church in Jacksonville, NC
Emmanuel ARP Church in Wilmington, NC
Scots Kirk Presbyterian Church, Summerville, SC
Shem Creek Presbyterian in Mount Pleasant, SC
Westminster Presbyterian Church in Conway, SC

“Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea– the LORD on high is mighty.” (Psalm 93:4)

September/October ARP Magazine

Read the latest copy of The ARP Magazine here!
Be sure to read the exciting news from Grace Reformed on page 2 along with a testimony from Charlie Edgar on page 25. You can read the Family Bible Conference top 10 on page 6 along with many other exciting interest stories such as the new Bonclarken Conference Center entrance and how Faith Presbyterian Church uses Uber. Contact our office if you would like to receive a complimentary print copy.

Erskine Bringing Back Football in 2020

Erskine College announced Friday afternoon the reinstatement of intercollegiate football to the campus effective immediately. The program was discontinued after the 1951 season.

The program will begin competition in 2020. Plans are in process to hire a head coach and two assistant coaches to begin recruiting within the next few months. The coaches will recruit student-athletes to enroll in the fall of 2019 for a redshirt season. During that time, student-athletes will prepare to play at the college level and allow the coaching staff to implement a system for the inaugural 2020 season.

The athletics department is committed to Erskine’s mission of equipping students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. The installation of football at Erskine is based upon the foundation of the institutional mission.

“This is a dramatic step for the college but one that opens doors in recruiting which allow us to expand our footprint in South Carolina and the Southeast Region,” Erskine Director of Athletics Mark Peeler said.”The critical next step is to identify a head coach who will be thoroughly committed to our mission,” he added.

“We will not compromise the college’s mission or ‘The Fleet Way’ with the addition of football. We will integrate all aspects of this program with our core values—first and foremost we are Christ-centered. This is dramatic, but it is also a very exciting time for Erskine and the Due West community. We have much work to do,” Peeler said.

Further information will be released next week regarding the football program and other athletic programs.

Update on the Crenshaw Family

Reverend Jason Crenshaw, pastor of Ballston Center ARP Church in Ballston Spa, NY, was in a serious car accident on August 6, with his family on their way home from vacation in Pennsylvania. 

Taffi, Jason’s wife, and five of the children went home to New York yesterday.  Jason remains at the hospital with Jalaa, 11 years old, who is still in intensive care. Continue to pray for Jason and his family.


Prayers for Rev. Jason Crenshaw & Family

Prayer Request

Reverend Jason Crenshaw, pastor of Ballston Center ARP Church in Ballston Spa, NY, was in a serious car accident Monday with his family. Rev. Crenshaw and son have been discharged and will stay in the Ronald McDonald House until the rest of his family can be released. Please pray for his wife and two of the children who sustained very serious injuries.

This is part of the message from Rev. Crenshaw :

Here is our request: “Beseech heaven with a godly annoyance.” (Lk 11:5-13)

Here is our message: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3–4 ESV)

“Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.” (1 Pet. 4:19)

Brunson Placed on House Arrest

News from World Witness

Today the ACLJ announced that Turkish authorities have agreed to allow Pastor Andrew Brunson to leave prison and return to his home in Turkey. For this we give God thanks and praise.

ACLJ Chief Counsel, Jay Sekulow, believes this to be a critical first step in securing Andrew’s ultimate release and return to the U.S. Sekulow also acknowledges the critical role President Trump is playing in securing Brunson’s freedom. For full report, click here.

Continue to pray for encouragement and strength for Andrew and his family and for his complete freedom from these false charges and his return to the U.S.