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Need ideas for quiet times, something good to listen to, or browse?  With the rise of social media, it's the best of times for the exchange of spiritual ideas.  There are all kinds of cool resources in our fellowship that will build your faith and understanding of the Bible. 
The main go-to resource is the Disciples Today web site. In addition to news and information, it has a page with audio and video of Bible lessons.
Douglas Jacoby's web site contains a wealth of knowledge.  There are answers to almost every Bible question, as well as articles  and podcasts.  Some of the material is by subscription only, but much of it is free.  Also check out his iFaith videos on YouTube. 

Another Bible expert in our church is John Oakes.  He has a great web site called Evidence for Christianity.  

Gordon Ferguson has been a Bible teacher for many years, has some very interesting reads on his web site on topics ranging from women in the church to race relations.

There are several web sites published by members of our fellowship that address a specific area of interest.  Those struggling with purity can go to Pure and Simple, a ministry of David and Robin Weidner.  Those wanting to know more about LGBTQ issues can visit Strength and Weakness, led by Guy Hammond. 

Topics on Christian living are addressed at the Deep Spirituality web site.  You can sign up and they will email you devotionals three mornings a week.  And they have some great podcasts! 

Speaking of podcasts, Travis Albritton covers a variety of interesting spiritual topics on The Practical Christian.  Travis is an alumnus of Auburn University, and was here at the ATCC while he attended college.  There's also the ICOC Weekly Podcast, which features interviews with various disciples.

There are several blogs worth checking out, including Jon Sherwood's Fueling Faith, Jeannie Shaw's My Morning Cup, and Elizabeth Laing's Lizzy Life.

ICOC Hot News runs a fun and informational YouTube channel called Kidago.  The videos are short and practical.  Deep Spirituality has a YouTube channel as well, with a variety of creative videos geared towards Millennials and Generation Z.

Last but not least, there are all kinds of spiritual books for sale at IPI Books.   

It's very encouraging that there's so much out there to inspire us.  Visit these resources and invigorate your spirituality!
Pray at 9:38!!!
The ATCC is praying for workers!  Set your alarm for 9:38, am and pm, and join us as we pray according to Matthew 9:38, "Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefor, to send out workers into his harvest field."

Pray for more workers, which includes baptisms, move ins, and disciples to raise up to lead others.  The prayers can be short or long, spoken or internal, alone or with others.  

Let's all commit to this powerful prayer.  There is power in unity!
Asha Stegall will be having an "Off to Medical School/Barbados Cookout" on Saturday August, 17th at 4:30 PM at 5190 Collingwood Terrace, Atlanta, Ga 30349.  Attend the cookout, if you can, and wish this beloved sister goodbye.  Asha would appreciate help with supplies for this venture.  Here is a list of items needed that can be purchased on Amazon.  We're proud of you, Asha, and will be praying for you!!
The Parenting Workshop has been scheduled for Sunday, September 8, after church.  Parents, make plans to attend!  Childcare will be provided.
A hot button topic right now is same sex attraction, transsexualism, and other LGBTQ issues.  On September 13-15, the North River Church of Christ in Atlanta is hosting a weekend event with Guy Hammond and the Strength in Weakness ministry. As someone who lived a gay lifestyle for years before becoming a Christian, Guy developed this ministry and has taught over 100,000 people around the world, and written six books.  
He and Brandon Redler, who at one time identified as transgender, will tell their stories and lead workshops.

On Friday evening at 7 PM, there will be a documentary about Guy's life, with a question and answer time afterwards. Saturday afternoon at 2, Guy and Brandon will teach a class on reaching out to LGBTQ and helping them to stay faithful. Saturday evening will feature a presentation called "Homosexuality 101: Understanding the Basics."  There will also be a talk on "The T in LGBTQ."  The admission for this event is $5 per person or $10 per family.

This is a tough and sensitive subject, and we as Christians want to be sure that we handle it in the right way.  Make your plans to attend, and bring a friend.

Sun. Aug. 18 -- Gathering at VFW, 10 AM. 
Aug. 19 - Classes begin at AU
Aug. 21 -- Classes begin at TU
Sun. Aug. 25 -- Lord's Supper Meal
Aug. 31-Sept 2 - Singles Weekend in ATL: "Chosen"
Sept 8 -- Parenting Workshop
Sept. 20-22 -- Southeast Teen Rally (North River in Atlanta)
Giving on Aug. 11 was $1598.

Minimum Operating Budget: $2100
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