Parents: COVID-19 is Your Family’s Opportunity

The increasing media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and the interruptions this virus has caused have largely taken the world by surprise. Whole sports seasons are being put on hold, entire school and college campuses are closing, and many people around the world find themselves largely “shut in” at home for the foreseeable future – […]

A Prayer for Healthcare Providers

Romans 8:18-39 (ESV) 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation […]

Order of Worship: 3/22/2020

Be sure to tune-in to our webcast of the worship gathering Sunday, March 22 at 10:00am. You can find the webcast on the “Watch Live” tab of the website above, or on Autumn Ridge Community Church’s Facebook Page or YouTube Channel. Access a PDF of the Order of Worship here. Preliminaries: Welcome and Announcements Connect […]

A Virus is Spreading. Tornadoes are Swirling. Where is God?

Yesterday’s news cycle was an eventful one for folks in our community. Last night, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp held a press conference to announce that the first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) have been discovered in Georgia. Then as many of us slept peacefully through the night, tornadoes ripped through the greater Nashville, TN area – inflicting devastation […]

Sanctity of Life Sunday + MLK Monday

Yesterday, our church family observed “Sanctity of Life Sunday” – an unofficial landmark of the church calendar which falls on the Sunday closest to January 22 (the date on which the Supreme Court affirmed Roe v. Wade in a 7-2 majority decision in 1972). The thrust of Sanctity of Life Sunday is usually aimed at […]

Refreshment for the Christian Feeling Unwanted, Unloved, or Unapproved

Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ… 2 Peter 1:1, ESV, emphasis added Gracious Jesus: What wonderful, miraculous truth you reveal to your people in 2 Peter 1:1! How especially healing, […]

Beyond a Botched Delivery: The Stories Behind Autumn Ridge Community Church’s First Baptism

If we were playing Jeopardy!, then this story would fall under the category, “Situations that make you want to swear to the point of being disqualified from ministry…” Answer: “Delivery scheduled for the Thursday before your church plant’s first baptism. A signature is required for delivery…but we didn’t tell you that. We politely leave a […]

A Prayer for when Mother’s Day is Hard

Mother’s Day is just a few days away! (Dads, children: consider this a timely reminder. There’s still time for two-day shipping on Amazon Prime!) I’m excited about the ways we will celebrate Mother’s Day as a church family. We aren’t taking a break from our current teaching series to preach a Mother’s Day-themed sermon, but […]

No: Easter Isn’t the Church’s “Super Bowl”

Yesterday afternoon, I had the privilege of attending a networking event hosted by Ott Farms and Vineyard in Ellijay, GA. The weather was a flawless spring afternoon; the property was gorgeous. The only things more encouraging than the pristine setting were the stories of success that were shared among our community’s business leaders. God is […]