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March 2009


March 2009
A message from Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Senior Pastor

ATTITUDE: a feeling or disposition you have • Spiritually sound: This means that our attitude needs to
towards something or someone else. This be one of a spiritual nature, based on God’s Word. This does
is the formal definition for the word attitude. not mean we shouldn’t face reality, but it means we remember
We hear a lot today about various crises that principles that affect our outlook, such as the fruit of the Spirit
are occurring in our nation and world. Our feelings towards these and so many more.
situations are our attitudes.
• Positively prone: This means that we set the tone
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% your response to by being positively prone on our responses to various
it,” says Leadership author, John Maxwell. I agree with him. matters. Don’t worry about whether the negative side is being
Our response shows our attitude. represented. It will be. In fact, the masses tilt to the negative.
“We cannot control We cannot control what happens to
us, but we can control our attitudes
However, this is the moment our message should stand up and
be different. The message of Christ is a distinct message, one
what happens to us, about what is happening in life. No, a that meets life at its most critical moments.
but we can control positive attitude cannot change the
circumstances, but it can change you Therefore, as you walk through life, walk and talk with a
our attitudes about and your perspective. biblically-based, spiritually-sound, and positively-prone
what is happening Your attitude can be the thermostat
attitude. When you do so, you will be so different than the
loud noises occurring in the world that you will grab the attention
in life.” in various situations. As so many are of people. When this occurs, be faithful to share the message
pronouncing doom and gloom for of Jesus with them and the hope of His salvation.
years to come, our response is critical. As a born-again follower of
Jesus Christ, it is imperative we are set apart by our attitudes. Our Folks, we have the answer. Count on this today: God is in control,
attitude needs to be: Jesus is Lord, and the Holy Spirit is with us through all we will
face in life. Now that is something worth being more than
• Biblically based: This means it needs to come from the positive about.
reality of biblical truth. Our response and attitude towards
everything needs to be grounded upon the Word of God. It’s time to adjust our attitudes as Christ-followers.

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March 2009
after the by Tiffany S te g a l l

Disaster Relief volunteers work together

to move debris at a home in Springdale.
Patricia, 71, and her sister live in a mobile home, and after the
devastation of the ice storm that hit Northwest Arkansas, she
wondered how she would ever get things cleaned up. Several
days later, she opened her paper and saw that the Southern Baptist
Disaster Relief teams were available for chainsaw recovery and knew
she needed to call First Baptist Church of Springdale. “I picked up
my purse and things and came right down,” she recalls.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams began streaming into

Springdale immediately following the storm. Within the following
two weeks, 450 applications for assistance with debris, limbs, and
chainsaw work came pouring in. Over one
hundred trained Disaster Relief workers
from around the country came to minister
to those affected by this catastrophic storm.
Men and women from Louisiana, Oklahoma,
“…they just went
above and beyond
hen Patricia Purdon heard the
sound of a pine tree fall on her
roof and shattering glass of
windows being broken on the
evening of Tuesday, January 27,
she knew that she wouldn’t be
sleeping that night.
destructive situation to mobilize His children for going out and
serving others, and at the same time, praying and sharing the
Gospel with them. What an incredible platform for sharing His love!

Dr. Debbie Hardwick-Smith, principal at Parson Hills Elementary in

Springdale, was able to experience that love firsthand. On a sunny,
cold, Wednesday afternoon, 12 Shiloh Christian School football
players went to get their hands dirty in a different kind of way than
they normally did. Working alongside Disaster Relief workers, the
students were able to clear limbs and debris that Dr. Hardwick-Smith
credits as the reason her elementary students were able to get back
out onto the playground for the first time
since the storm.

There is deep value that comes from serving

others. Jesus shared this in Matthew 20:28:
and all over the state of Arkansas tirelessly what I had imagined.” “… just as the Son of Man did not come to be
gave of themselves to meet the needs of served, but to serve, and to give His life as a
those who didn’t know where to turn. Using First Baptist Church of ransom for many.” We have the opportunity as a church to do that on
Springdale as their home base, teams went out daily with chainsaws, a daily basis, not just during the “disasters” of life. On two Saturdays
Bobcats, pole saws, and ladders to assess damage and begin cleanup. during the month of February, people from First Baptist Church of
Patricia wept as she described what happened when the group came Springdale and The Church at Pinnacle Hills—many of whom hadn’t
to work at her home. “Their generosity, their testimonies, the fact even cleaned their own yards—took part in getting out into the
that they prayed with me… they just went above and beyond what community for cleanup. A total of 5,614 volunteer man hours were
I had imagined.” given in the two and a half weeks following the disaster, and 798
volunteers helped with the effort. While there are still 31 homes that
In times of uncertainty and trouble, where do you turn? For many, are left to be completed, as a church, we were able to help 419
there is great comfort in knowing that the church is there in both families with assistance. We praise God for that. What it all comes
good times and bad. Many of the applications for chainsaw down to is this… get out into your neighborhoods and look for
assistance came from those who did not attend our church. They opportunities to serve. Ask God to show you how to be a blessing
came in from every stage and walk of life, and yet the cry was the to those around, then go for it. You’ll be blessed, and God will be
same with each: “What do I do?” The Lord used a seemingly honored. There is no better way to be like Jesus than to serve!

March 2009
Romans 12:9–12 NIV

a b o u t

Now accepting applications for
the 2009–2010 school year

Did you know?

• That over 98% of Shiloh graduates go to college.
Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m.
• Two recent graduates are currently enrolled in Ivy League Schools.
A Christian-centered support group to help family and friends • Shiloh offers 29 hours of college credit on our campus in high school.
of children, spouses, and family members involved in the • That each year Shiloh sends students around the world
on Global Mission Experiences.
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Facilitators: Ted and Jan Schneider

Call 479-751-4523 for more information.
Campus CO N N E C T I O N
Kim Noblitt, Associate Pastor of Worship Ministries - Springdale Campus &
Josh Stanbery, Associate Pastor of Worship Ministries - Pinnacle Hills Campus

THREE Days: Easter 2009

March 29: Day of compassion - April 5: Day of sacrifice - EASTER: Day of triumph

Beginning Sunday, March 29, and continuing on April 5, 11, and 12, Pastor Floyd and our Worship & Arts Ministry will present
Three Days … a powerfully creative worship experience involving music, preaching, drama, and video celebrating the life
of Christ. Our desire is to portray, in these three weekends of the Easter season, pivotal events in the life of Christ that have
changed our lives forever. We will take you from Jesus’ miracles to His passionate prayer for us in the Garden of Gethsemane
to Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross, and finally, to His glorious resurrection. How can you get involved? Begin now by
asking God to show you who to invite to Three Days. Pray that many will commit their lives to Christ this Easter season.
It is going to be an amazing Easter season … don’t miss one week!

Cancer: Strength for the Battle

Jeana Floyd was recently invited to be a guest on the daily Focus on the Family broadcast. She was interviewed by
Dr. James Dobson regarding her journey through cancer several years ago. This segment, “Cancer: Strength for the
Battle I–III,” will air March 9–11. This broadcast will reach more than 2.5 million listeners. In fact, the broadcast is
heard on over 2,000 outlets daily across North America and in 55 countries, with some stations airing individual
programs two and three times a day. Thank you, Jeana, for your willingness to give of yourself in order to
encourage others.
L O C A L R A D I O O U T L E T S :

KAPG Bentonville - 88.1 FM | 3–3:30 a.m. & 7–7:30 p.m.

KLRC Siloam Springs - 101.1 FM | 7–7:30 p.m.
KAYH Fayetteville - 89.3 FM | 3–3:30 a.m. & 7–7:30 p.m.
KOFC Fayetteville - 1250 AM | 12 noon
KBNV Fayetteville - 90.1 FM | 3–3:30 a.m. & 7–7:30 p.m.

Now Available
Pastor Floyd’s latest message series, “How Your Family Can
Have Success,” is now available to purchase on CD for $30
and DVD for $55 at the Reach for life. bookstore.
We will include an 8 x 10 framed print
with every series purchase.
Your family CAN be successful, even in these unique and
challenging days. Learn practical lessons you can
apply to your family whether you are single or
married, a student or an adult.

March 2009
Springdale Campus
F I R S T BA P T I S T C H U RC H of S P R I N G DA L E | 479-751-4523 |


Sunday Morning Worship New Connection Group Study First Impressions
9:15 a.m. in the Worship Center “Bite-Sized Theology: Be a part of our guests’ first impression of First
What Every Christian Needs to Know” Baptist Church of Springdale by welcoming
Sunday Live Internet Stream Begins Sunday, March 8 guests to our parking lots. Parking volunteers are
Sundays at 9:15 a.m. - Does the Bible contradict itself? What does God needed to serve on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
look like? Come to an Adult Connection Group to Contact us at 756-7151 to find out how you can
discover what every Christian needs to know. be a part.
Sunday Kidz Worship
9:15 a.m. in the Kidz Theatre (grades 1–5)
THR!VE Connection Group Helpers
For singles 30+ Children’s Ministry
Begins Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. This involves helping with a small group of grade
Worship & Arts Preschool and Kids
at the 24/7 Building level kids in their Sunday morning Connection
Wednesdays from 6–7 p.m.
Come experience a new kind of worship service Group. You would be responsible for assisting
PRE-XLR8, for Preschoolers (3-years-old by in Northwest Arkansas. Enjoy fellowship through the teacher during class and possibly making
Sept. 1) meets on the first floor of the music with Bradley Noblitt and worship in the contacts and attending occasional teacher
Hope Building. Word with Chris Swain and Nick Floyd. This will meetings. If you would like more information,
XLR8, for 1st–5th graders, meets in the be a great opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere please call Sue Mayes at 751-4523.
Kidz Theatre. to meet and grow in faith with other singles in
the area. Please don’t miss this opportunity to Kidz Church Tech Volunteers
THR!VE for Christ! Volunteers are needed to work the sound and
Worship & Arts Students video equipment during Kidz Church on a
Sundays at 4:30 p.m. in the 24/7 Building Upward Soccer Evaluations rotating basis. Hours would be 8:30–10:40 a.m.
Worship through music, dance, and rhythm! For boys and girls grades K–3 on Sunday mornings. We need several people
March 2 & 3 from 5–7 p.m. each week. Call Sue Mayes at 751-4523.
at the All-Star Sports Arena
Practices begin the week of March 16. Cost is $70. Baptism Helpers Needed
For students grades 6–12
Register online at For We need several men and women to help on
Wednesday, April 1 from 7–8:30 p.m.
more information, contact the SportsLife office the baptism team every 3–4 weeks. Call Staci
at the 24/7 Building
at 751-4523 or e-mail Seagraves at 751-4523 or e-mail
A monthly student worship event to celebrate
what God is doing in the Overdrive groups.
Our special guest will be Clayton King and F.N.O. - Friday Night Out
worship will be led by Nick Thurmond. Fridays beginning March 13 from 6–9:30 p.m.

Worship Orchestra
A new unique opportunity for families.
Participate in a Connection Group and earn a the
voucher for free childcare for a “Friday Night Out.”
Wednesdays from 6–7 p.m.
For more information, contact Heather Jones at

in the South Conference Room
751-4523 or
Worship Choir
Wednesdays from 6:45–8:15 p.m. in the Choir Room
Camp 24/7 at the Beach
For students grades 6–12
June 21–27 at Orange Beach, Alabama
Ronnie Floyd: Winners Make plans now to attend our annual student Have you lost your job?
Television & Radio Broadcast summer camp featuring Ken Freeman and the Do you want to help someone who has?
See the schedule on the back cover. Nick Thurmond Band. Cost is $325 before The Joseph Project was founded to provide
March 29 ($350 after) with a $150 non-refundable encouragement, networking, resources,
deposit. Register online at and prayer for people between jobs.
Weekly meetings have begun in Rogers and
Mandatory Parent Meeting Fayetteville and others will begin soon.
For parents of students who plan A monthly Northwest Arkansas gathering
to attend student camp will be held on Thursday, March 5
Sunday, March 29 from 12–12:50 p.m. at 6:45 p.m. at The Church at Pinnacle Hills
in the 24/7 Building For more information,

8 R E A L life
Sunday, March 15 at 6 p.m. in the Kidz Theatre
For new members and guests who would like to know
more about our church. Childcare is available for birth
through 5th grade. RSVP to Debbie at 751-4523 or e-mail by Monday, March 9.
Pinnacle Hills Campus
T H E C H U RC H a t P I N N AC L E H I L L S | 479-271-7799 |


Sunday Morning Worship Discover Pinnacle First Impressions Ministry
9:15 & 10:55 a.m. in the Worship Center Sunday, March 1 from 9:15–11:45 a.m. Be one of our many volunteers that greet our
in the Administrative Conference Room people as they come into the parking lot or
Sunday Live Internet Stream The class is designed to equip new and potential Worship Center. If you like to meet new people
Sundays at 9:15 a.m. - members for a productive and satisfying and care for their needs, this is the place for you.
membership at The Church at Pinnacle Hills. Contact Carol at 271-7799 or e-mail
A light breakfast will be served. A voucher for
Sunday Preschool & Kids Worship
a complimentary CD of the 10:55 a.m. worship
9:15 & 10:55 a.m.
service will be provided to each family unit Prayer Link
Birth–4 years - Creation Station
who attends. If you would like to request prayer or would like
K–2nd grade - Clubhouse
3rd–5th grade - Surge the opportunity to pray for others’ requests,
F.N.O. - Friday Night Out e-mail us at
Fridays beginning March 13 from 6–9:30 p.m.
Weekly Schedule for Students
A new opportunity for families. Participate in a 24/7 Student Ministry
• Life Connect Groups - Grades 6–12 Connection Group during the week and earn a
Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the Student Building Join our Motion or Drama team and use your
voucher for free childcare for a “Friday Night Out. “ talent to the glory of our Lord! Call Kristi
Not only will you be able to study God’s
Word, but you will be able to meet and form Chapman at 271-7799 if you are interested.
relationships with other students within Men’s Ministry
your grade. • Men’s Link - Devotion and Prayer
Saturdays at 7 a.m. at the East Mezzanine
• REFUGE - Grades 6–7 • Sharpen - Revelation Bible study
Sundays at 5 p.m. in the Student Building Tuesdays at 6:15 a.m. in the E. Connection Room
An exciting service to worship and
fellowship with students your age and grade.
Kid Konnect
• REFUGE - Grades 8–12 Kid Konnect is our Connection Group opportunity
Sundays at 7 p.m. in the Student Building for kids. This is a time where kids grow spiritually,
An in-depth study that will enrich your walk build great relationships, pray for each other, and
with God. discover how to study and apply God’s Word to
their lives in smaller groups.
• FUEL - Grades 6–12

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Student Building
Enjoy a fun-filled evening of worship
• Kid Konnect Sunday Nights 5–7 p.m.
• Kid Konnect Wednesday Nights 6:30–8 p.m.
RIDERS for CHRIST Our next ride
will be Saturday, March 7. We will meet at Denny’s
and praise!
on Sunset and then ride to White Rock.
Guy’s Camping Trip
Choir Rehearsal Save the date!
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center April 17–18 - More details to come.

ALTARed Prayer Sunday Connection Groups

Saturday, March 7 from 8–9 a.m. 9:15 & 10:55 a.m. A community of single adults navigating life
in the Worship Center Joe Atchison - Administrative Offices together.  If 30-something single is your season
Ladies, meet us at the ALTAR of the Worship Bob Balfe - Administrative Offices of life, join us on Monday nights at 6:45 p.m.
Center on the first Saturday of every month Scott Kaufman - Surge
upstairs in the Lifestyle Room.
for an incredible time of prayer and ministry. Bob McCaslin - Worship Offices
For more information, contact Kim at 10:55 a.m. For 40+ singles - A diverse or 271-7799. Mike Daniels & Kathy Ferguson - Admin. Offices community of believers growing
Financial Peace University - Student Building in Christ, reaching others, and
Ronnie Floyd: Winners
building healthy relationships.
Television & Radio Broadcast
See the schedule on the back cover. Join our journey on Sunday
nights at 5 p.m. in the East Connection Room.

10 R E A L life

Friday, April 17 from 6–10 p.m. &

Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m.–noon

This is highly recommended for engaged couples seeking a

strong Biblical foundation for a healthy and life-long marriage.
Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gatheria Cost is $50 per couple and includes materials,
a light dinner, and continental breakfast.
Childcare is available for birth–11 years.
Reservation deadline is Sunday, March 8.
Register and pay online at
Register online or call Pamela at 271-7799 or
For more information, contact Michelle Holden at 271-7799.

March 2009
All times are CST.
March 5 March 12
International Television
Daystar Sunday 4:30 p.m. (Ch. 6)
Local Television
KHOG Sunday 9:30 a.m. (Ch. 7)
Family 45 Sunday 5:00 p.m. (Ch. 21)
Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 p.m.
Live Radio (Northwest Arkansas)
FamilyFM Sunday 9:30 a.m. (89.3 FM)
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WorkMatters, Inc. Arkansas World Trade Center

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Bookstore Hours:
Meal catered by MarketPlace Grill. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased Springdale Campus
two weeks prior to each Summit date. For more information, call 479-271-7799. Sunday: 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Wednesday: 5–8 p.m.

Pinnacle Hills Campus

Spring Forward Sunday: 8 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:30–8:30 p.m.

Daylight Saving Time

Turn your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night, March 7. Inclement Weather Policy
Our Sunday morning Worship Services are
NEVER cancelled due to inclement weather.
With regard to Wednesday activities or
O u r M i s s i o n a l V i s i o n :
The Summit, we will use television and radio
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