The Initiative 2016

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The Initiative is a 21-day effort of focusing upon the simplicity and power in fasting and prayer. Moreover, throughout the entire month of January, we’re asking our congregation to attend every service in January at Azalea City to establish proper habits at the beginning of the new year. Fasting will begin on January 4 and will conclude at the beginning of our evening service on January 24. Scripture reading will begin January 18 and conclude the evening of January 22.

What kind of fasts are allowed?
We’re not setting a criteria on what fast you participate in. We’re just asking you stay committed from January 4 until January 24. Seek God and allow him to lead your heart for what is best for your life right now.

I’m not sure of how many fast types are available. Do you have a list?
Yes. There is a comprehensive list of fasts at www.myazaleacity.com/fasting or visit Connection Pointe in the foyer.

Why are we playing scripture aloud?
Our interaction with Scripture can be expressed in many ways, and one of the most powerful ways is reading the Bible aloud. Scripture itself is full of instances that illustrate the power of what is spoken aloud, whether the words come from the mouth of God or the mouths of human beings. In Genesis 1, God speaks the world into existence. In Nehemiah 8, they speak it to bring clarity and revival to the people. When Jesus announced his ministry and the reason he had come, he chose to do it while reading the Bible aloud (Luke 4). The gospel of John explains beautifully that the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us in the person of Jesus (John 1:1 – 14). We believe this will be an awesome experience for everyone that participates.

Can I just come and listen to the scripture read aloud?
Of course! Just come during one of our designated reading times.