General Assembly Council Agenda Released

In keeping with the MINUTES of the Church of God General Assembly, the complete General Council Agenda for the upcoming 76th International General Assembly has been presented for perusal. The General Assembly is scheduled for July 19-22, 2016, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Police Prevent $25,000 Giveaway to Atheists in Washington, D.C.

Filmmaker and author Ray Comfort has to revise his outreach plans to atheists, according to Washington, D.C. police, or face arrest. At the June 4 Reason Rally in the National Mall, where an estimated 20,000 atheists will gather to hear speakers such as Johnny Depp and Penn Jillette, Comfort had planned to give away 5,000 copies of his new book about atheism, along with $25,000 worth of Subway gift cards to atheists, as a gesture of Christian love.

Evangelist Returns to Australia, Shares Hope of Christ

Evangelist Will Graham returned to Australia last week – a continent on which he’s preached biannually since 2010 – to share the hope of Jesus in the arid Outback. The three-day event, titled Reality, was held May 20-22 at Blatherskite Park in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Producer Hosts New Christian Dance Radio Show

Former “I Love Christian Music/Jesus Child” Magazine Owner and Editor Dee Blackmore now known as Angel Elect (Angel E) is hosting a new weekly one hour Christian dance show starting Saturdays 28th May 2016 at 5pm BST on Radio 31.

Laurie Joins Christian Radio on June 24

Evangelist, teacher, author, and radio host Greg Laurie returns to NJ for Bridgefest 2016 on June 24-25 in Ocean Grove, N.J.

Ministry Plans to Reach All of Ukraine with the Gospel in 5 Years

Russian Harvest Ministries has launched Ukraine – Vision 2020 a five year plan to reach all 42 million people in the nation of Ukraine with the Gospel. Seventy evangelism teams are already reaching over 300,000 people every month with more teams added monthly.

Gospel for Asia Delivers Food Packages to Flood Victims

Workers supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA) are organizing supplies and relief efforts to help victims of flooding in Sri Lanka, which left dozens dead and thousands homeless.

General Assembly Site Ranks High on Destination Websites, Publications

When the 76th Church of God International General Assembly convenes on July 19-22, it will be the first time it has been held in Nashville, and 50 years since it was last held in Tennessee.

Ministerial Internship Program Graduates Commissioned

Dr. J. David Stephens, assistant general overseer for the Church of God, and the Division of Education staff are elated that the more than 1,100 people who attended the Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) Commissioning Celebration were thoroughly blessed last weekend by the music ministry of Jordan Smith, the clear preaching about one’s call by Dr. Lamar Vest, and the Commissioning sermon to go and tell your story by presiding bishop for the Church of God, Dr. Mark L. Williams.

Ten Occupational Hazards of Ministry

When I surrendered to the call of God several years ago, I did it soberly because I knew I was stepping into a dangerous assignment. Despite what you might hear from a few prosperity preachers wearing silk suits and pancake makeup, ministry is not glamorous—nor is it risk-free.

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