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1 Anacostia River Church “glorifying God by making disciples of Jesus Christ from the four corners of the block to the four corners of the globe”

2 Vision & Interest Meeting 2  The Needs  The Objectives of ARC

3 The Wards and the City Wards 7 & 8 Pop: 144k (7 & 8) Avg Inc: $57,387 and $43,255 (8) 1-parent: 74% Teen par’s: 18% Unemp: 19-22% Child pov: 41-49% No Diploma: % Washington Pop: 646k (23 rd ) Avg Inc: $101,429 1-parent: 58% Teen par’s: Unemp: 10% Child pov: 28% No Diploma: 13%

4 Providential Opportunities Anacostia High School Anacostia High School Daybreak Ministries Daybreak Ministries Cornerstone Christian School Cornerstone Christian School Barry Farms Community Barry Farms Community

5 What Gets Forgotten with Statistics Gen. 1:27—”So God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.”

6 The 5 M’s: ARC’s Objectives M essage of the Gospel M ercy on the Block M aturing of Men, Women and Families M ultiplication of Pastors and Churches M issions to the World

7 Message of the Gospel  For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works” (Ti. 2:11-14)

8 Mercy on the Block  The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.” (Ti. 3:8)

9 Maturing Men, Women and Families  But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men… Older women likewise… so train younger women… Likewise, urge the younger men…” (Titus 2:1-6)

10 Multiplying Leaders and Churches  This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you…” (Ti. 1:5)

11 Missions to the World  Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing.” (Titus 3:13)

12 The Commitment We Are Seeking 1. Love the people as ourselves 2. Love the place as our own 3. Partner to meet five objectives: Message of gospel Message of gospel Mercy on the block Mercy on the block Maturing of others Maturing of others Multiplying of leaders & churches Multiplying of leaders & churches Missions to world Missions to world “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also…” (Acts 17:8)

13 Upcoming Dates Nov. 1—Vision Tour (Full) Nov. 1—Vision Tour (Full) Nov. 8—Vision Tour Nov. 8—Vision Tour Nov. 12—3 rd Int. Meeting Nov. 12—3 rd Int. Meeting Mondays: Bible Study Mondays: Bible Study Thursdays: Prayer Mtg Thursdays: Prayer Mtg

14 Major Work to Do  Develop Website  Continue Fundraising  Secure location  Confirm Launch Team & Begin Training (Dec/Jan)  Block Group Training (Feb-Mar)  Preview Services (Mar)  Launch: Easter (Apr. 5)


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