Christianity Today: Sunday Journeys: Cross Church in NW Arkansas, with Ronnie Floyd

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Sunday Journeys: Cross Church in NW Arkansas, with Ronnie Floyd

The five campuses of Cross Church have multiple Sunday AM starting times for worship. I started at the Springfield campus early service at 9:15.

It’s a more traditional looking building, but the inside is updated. This campus has a choir and a worship team. They work hard to blend the traditional and the contemporary. And, as you can imagine, it was quite well done.

I preached live at two of the locations, and we had to get to both of them fast. This works well usually because Ronnie drives fast. 🙂

However, in this case the interstate was shut down so we had to go side roads. It was a mess!

Here’s me trying to keep up with Ronnie! (We made it in time—barely—to the Pinnacle Hills campus.)

Let me mention two quick observations before I get to the main point.

First, as is often the case at large churches, you have to be intentional to make connections with pastoral leadership.

So, there is a place for that outside the worship center. We greeted lots of people, many of whom came from around the world (Northwest Arkansas is world headquarters of Wal-Mart.) I actually think most churches could benefit from this kind of intentionally, but larger churches must have it.

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