One of the ministries of ARC is our Christian Intervention Program; which provides a solution to families in need of help dealing with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug addictions. Upon enrolling in this program you will participate in 20 weekly lessons - some lessons that will be covered; "Who am I?", "Parenting", "Building Self-Esteem", "Firm Steps Toward Financial Freedom"... and so much more!
C.I.P. class sessions are one night a week and there is no cost to attend! Student materials are available for $30. Certificates of completion will be celebrated at course end. If you are ready to be free, or know someone who needs help, we encourage you to come! The C.I.P. is "bringing families together who are worlds apart"!
John 3:5 "...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." It is an essential step of salvation to be baptized by immersion of water. Throughout the Bible we find that those that "believed" were quickly baptized, their belief was that of action; rather than just a mental attitude; "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned." Mark 16:16. "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized..." Act 2:41. "But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women." Act 8:12.
Is it merely a symbolic act? No. The Bible teaches us reason for its necessity in Romans 6:3,4 "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." We are burying the old man of sin and taking on His name, Jesus Christ, as a new man! "And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord." Act 22:16. If you are interested in understanding more about baptism, contact us for a free personal Bible study!