Church of God, ARC Sign Historic Agreement

Cleveland, TN–In a formal ceremony this morning at the International Offices, the Church of God and the Association of Related Churches (ARC) of Birmingham, Alabama, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which sets in place a strategic partnership for planting churches.

Agree ‘17 Prompts Testimony from SMCH

Sevierville, TN—The staff of the Church of God’s Smoky Mountain Children’s Home participated in the Agree ’17 initiative earlier this month.

FOCUS Children’s Ministries Leadership Training Conference

“This Is Our Time” is the theme of the 23nd annual FOCUS Church of God Children’s Ministries Leadership Training Conference to be held March 2-4 at the Marriott Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Lee University Professor’s Work to be Performed at Presidential Inauguration

Cleveland, TN–Dr. John Wykoff, assistant professor of music theory and composition at Lee University, has been commissioned to compose music for the U.S. presidential inauguration, which takes place tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

Winter 2017 Issue of Engage Released

The winter 2017 edition of Engage, a journal for Pentecostal leaders, has been released and is available for reading or download at www.cogengage.org.

Ministry to Young Adults: Challenge and Opportunity

The Church of God Youth and Discipleship ministry will be sponsoring the annual SYNC retreat next month, February 3-5. 2017.

SMCH Presents Eagle Award

Sevierville, TN– For more than twenty years, the Church of God’s Smoky Mountain Children’s Home has been presenting its prestigious Eagle Award annually to deserving recipients. The award is presented in recognition and appreciation for outstanding services rendered to their children and youth.

Registration Opens for 2017 Smoky Mountain Jubilee

Registration opened last week for the 27th annual Church of God National Senior Adult Retreat, the Smoky Mountain Jubilee, to be conducted April 25-27, 2017 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Pulaski, Virginia Church of God Destroyed by Fire

January 11, 2017–Pulaski, Va.–A devastating fire destroyed the Pulaski Church of God in Pulaski, Virginia overnight.

Dority Named Interim Publishing House Leader

CLEVELAND, TN: The Church of God International Executive Committee today announced that Rev. T. Wayne Dority has been appointed as the interim Director of Publications for the Church of God Publishing House/Pathway Press. Dority’s appointment is effective February 1, 2017.

Interim Multi-Cultural Leadership Named

CLEVELAND, TN: With the departure of T. Wayne Dority as the Director of Multi-Cultural Ministries for the Church of God, the International Executive Committee today announced that an interim leadership team, led by a liaison from the Executive Committee, will serve to coordinate the multi-cultural outreach ministries for the denomination.

Dr. David H. Gosnell Appointed as Overseer of Indiana

CLEVELAND, TN: The Church of God International Executive Committee today announced the appointment of Dr. David H. Gosnell to serve as the Administrative Bishop/State Overseer of Indiana. His appointment will be effective February 1, 2017.

Brewers Appointed to Lead Discipleship Ministries

CLEVELAND, TN: The Church of God International Executive Committee today announced the appointment of Dr. O. Wayne Brewer to serve as the Director of Men’s Discipleship for the denomination, while his wife, Pam Brewer, will become the director of Women’s Discipleship. The appointments will be effective February 1, 2017.

Rev. Terry Hart Appointed as Overseer of Alabama

CLEVELAND, TN: The Church of God International Executive Committee today announced the appointment of Rev. Terry Hart to serve as the Administrative Bishop/State Overseer of Alabama. Hart’s appointment will be effective February 1, 2017.

Interim Publishing House Leadership Named

CLEVELAND, TN: With the impending departure of Terry Hart as the General Director of Publications for the Church of God Publishing House/Pathway Press, the Church of God International Executive Committee today announced that an interim leadership team, led by a liaison from the Executive Committee, will serve to coordinate operations at the publishing house.

Campus Convocation Begins Tuesday

Cleveland, TN–The campus of the Church of God International Offices will come together beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10, for a three-day revival called “Agree ’17.”

MWOA Takes Initiative from Africa to Global

Global Fire Advance, an international movement dedicated to evangelism, discipleship, and church planting, will take the lessons learned during the past three years in the Firewall Project Africa and propel them onto the global stage.

Call for Entries: Annual Shepherd’s Cup Awards

The Shepherd’s Cup is awarded annually by Church of God Children’s Ministries to individuals who have been involved in ministry to children for at least ten years, have made this area of ministry a priority and lifetime commitment, and whose ministry has set high standards for others to follow.

READ Initiative Will Continue into 2017

As a part of the FINISH Commitment, Timothy M. Hill, General Overseer of the Church of God, has announced that the daily scripture reading program–READ Initiative– will continue into this year as READ 2017. This daily Bible reading program coincides with the FINISH Commitment and the goal of global scripture distribution.

General Overseer Offers New Year’s Challenge

Cleveland, TN–Church of God General Overseer of the Church of God, Dr. Timothy M. Hill, has offered the following comments regarding the arrival of the year 2017:

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