A symposium was held recently in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the theme “Moving the Caribbean in the Right Direction.” Field Director for the Church of God in the Caribbean, Bishop Ishmael P. Charles, welcomed leaders from churches in all the regions to examine and reflect on matters to ensure charting a future path for the Caribbean.
Church of God General Overseer Timothy M. Hill, recently announced a revised ministry structure for the delivery of women’s discipleship, events, and ministries.
The USA Missions Department from the Church of God East Central Hispanic Region held an annual Conference called Siembra. The conference was celebrated on February 3-4, 2017 and more than 350 people gathered on Friday and Saturday at the Church of God International Worship Center in Cleveland, Tennessee.
As recently as June 2016, Church of God World Missions was made aware of the continuing conflict in war-torn Eastern Ukraine. Tom Rosson, regional superintendent/president CIS/ETS-Moscow, reported shelling continued to take place in towns and villages along the front. Mironovskly was littered with destroyed homes and apartment buildings, and the team had to go through multiple checkpoints and defense lines to even get on site. Deadly firefights consistently happened throughout the region.
The fifteenth annual Clarence J. Abbott Lectures in Biblical Studies will be given February 21 and 23 in Cross Memorial Chapel at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary.
On January 14, 2017, the Church of God in Pakistan celebrated its 40th Anniversary by beginning a new school to train ministers. Pentecostal Theological Seminary Pakistan was organized by Education Director Joel Rehmat. (NOTE: Seminary is a common name for many international Bible schools; the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tenn., is not sponsoring this school.)
As part of a continuing prayer emphasis set in place by General Overseer Tim Hill, pastors and members, especially prayer leaders and intercessors, are being invited to the International Offices of the Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee during a special day set aside for prayer.
Sevierville, TN—A local artist donated a piece of wall art valued at over $15,000 which will be hung in the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home Moffett Dining Hall.
Cleveland, TN–Regions Bank and Regions Foundation recently gave a joint contribution of $100,000 to Lee University in support of the Find Us Faithful capital campaign for the south campus expansion. The donation was presented by Michael Mathis, president of Regions Bank Chattanooga, and Ken Dew, president of Regions Bank Cleveland.
Cleveland, TN–Due to the recent political discussions and developments concerning the immigration laws of the United States of America, the Church of God, through its elected leaders, offers the following statement:
Sevierville, TN– It was a festive occasion, and the evening was filled with fun, awards, and good food as everyone enjoyed the Christmas banquet at Smoky Mountain Children’s Home.
Following devastating tornadoes last week, Operation Compassion has delivered seven semi-loads of disaster supplies to Mississippi and South Georgia. These two states were hit the hardest and suffered more deaths in the wake of these storms. The area around Hattiesburg, Miss. sustained the greatest storm damage, while in South Georgia the damage was more spread out across a larger area.
Cleveland, TN—The Church of God International Executive Council completed their regularly-scheduled January session last week, the first of three to take place in 2017.