Organization Raises $20,000 for Smoky Mountain Children’s Home

Sevierville, TN – The Church of God Smoky Mountain Children’s Home was a recent recipient of the Buy a Tree Change a Life organization’s fundraising efforts. Buy a Tree Change a Life is a network of churches and organizations who are dedicated to helping children globally and locally by selling Christmas trees to the public during the month of December. The organization, which began four years ago, is the heart of Pastor Travis Johnson of Life Pointe Church in Homestead, Fla.

Faith-Based Hip-Hop Artist Continues Journey with Seasons Theme

In the midst of today’s mainstream Hip Hop culture that glorifies increasingly negative images, it’s refreshing to hear an artist that goes against the grain. After several notable media appearances, numerous awards, and ghost writing to his credit, K. Sparks is set to release Seasons Theme.

Five Prophetic Insights for 2016

As believers in Jesus Christ, you and I can walk in and release a supernatural, prophetic river of life (John 7:38). It is already flowing through us.

NRB Awards Kim Davis for Commitment to Christian Values

Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk who was jailed for her Christian faith and her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, received the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) President’s Award for her faithful commitment to Christian values despite political and media opposition. Last year, this award went to Miriam Ibrahim, a woman imprisoned in Sudan for her Christian faith.

L.E.A.D. Conference to Offer Headline Speakers at General Assembly

For the second time, the Church of God International General Assembly will offer a pre-conference conference entitled LEAD: Leadership, Enrichment, Affirmation, Development.

Victory for Employee Who Stood on Pro-Life Convictions

Sacramento, Calif.–Jan England became a Human Services Specialist with the County of Sacramento’s Department of Public Assistance out of a sincere desire to help others. Her job was to guide people through the complex web of public social services.

International Day for the Unreached

An alliance of globally focused ministries has designated May 15, 2016, as the International Day for the Unreached, a one-day event intended to inspire and mobilize Christians to reach out to more than 2 billion people around the world who have yet to hear the gospel.

New Book Blends 12 Step Recovery with Bible Study

A new book, “For I Will Be With You: Daily Reflections on Recovery from the Bible,” launched today, offering people in 12 step recovery programs a daily Bible verse and its interpretation from a recovery perspective, the publisher announced. Written by Boruch Binyamin, a religious Jew who has been staying sober through the Alcoholics Anonymous program for 14 years, the book blends traditional Jewish Torah study with the step work of AA and related addiction recovery programs.

General Overseer Participates in Leaders’ Summit

Church of God General Overseer Mark L. Williams was part of a select group of Pentecostal leaders who gathered in Dallas, Texas for a two-day summit earlier this week. The following report was filed by a representative from the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, one of the participating groups:

Church of God in Christ Charities Give Water and Baby Formula to Flint Residents

The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Charities is sending water and ready-made baby formula to residents of Flint, Michigan.

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