September 30, 2016–Cleveland, TN—Completion of a five-year capital campaign that has seen the transformation of the south end of the Lee University campus, was the focus of a week-long set of activities that climaxed in a Friday morning service called “Celebration 2016.”
Answering the call for training and certification for chaplains, Cudella (Chaplains of the Americas) with over 1,500 members has merged with The Global Chaplains Coalition.
We all invest a significant part of our lives in working—and how we approach all of that time in work matters to God. Combining doctrine, Scripture application, and real-life experiences, the NIV Faith and Work Bible will help readers answer the question “How does my faith relate to my work?”
Cleveland, TN–In a historic move, the International Executive Council of the Church of God launched the Church Planting Designated Fund, often called the Church Planting “Bank,” with assets of more than $1 million dedicated to starting and building life-giving and life-sustaining churches.
The Presidents’ Bible is now published and released to the public. The Presidents’ Bible was set for release before the 2016 United States Presidential election since the Bible has become a key topic of discussion by some of the presidential candidates. The Presidents’ Bible is a deluxe, full-color, collector’s red letter edition, honoring the presidents of the United States who took a stand for Jesus Christ, Christianity and the Holy Bible.
The industry — the world — needs films that transcend the human experience and writers that are filled with truth, goodness and beauty. Act One is searching for a screenwriter who’s work meets those criteria. It is the reason they started the competition.
In less than six weeks, the faithful will have a chance to discuss some of the same issues that have made headlines for months. Along with hundreds of others, they will gather in Charlotte, N.C., for the 23rd annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu).
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has announced it will move the ACC championship football game to Orlando, Florida. The game was originally scheduled to be hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina, but the ACC moved the game out of Charlotte in protest over passage of North Carolina’s House Bill 2. The law says that while businesses can do what they want, the government cannot punish businesses for having showers, locker rooms, and bathrooms designated for men only and women only.
Nearly 2,000 years ago, St. Thomas started a church in Erbil which is in modern day Iraq. Erbil is located about 55 miles east of Mosul and has a permanent population of about 1.5 million. Erbil is also the capital and largest city of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, a city that dates back to 6000 BC.
Leadership Network, in conjunction with Vanderbloemen Search Group, has just released the 2016 edition of its widely popular large-church salary report. Titled “12 Salary Trends Every Church Leader Should Know: 2016 Large Church Salary Study” authored by Warren Bird, Ph.D., the report offers the most comprehensive, cross-denominational financial perspective ever amassed about large churches in North America. Available at leadnet.org/salary.
The modern university campus is no place for a believer. Far from the watchful eye of faithful parents, lost among a million to-do’s, surrounded by dormmates and classmates of different faiths or no faith at all, college students are pretty much set-up to become a statistic of those who “have left the church in college.” But it doesn’t have to be this way. Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar and now author Aurora Griffin shares forty practical tips on how prospective and current college students can keep their faith in college in her debut book, “How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard.”
Cleveland, TN–The 2016-2018 edition of the Church of God International Executive Council will convene for the first time since the group was elected at the International General Assembly last July. The meeting is set to begin on Tuesday, September 27 at 9:00 a.m. and for the first time in the history of the Council meeting, the general overseer’s opening address will be streamed live on the Church of God website at www.churchofgod.org.
Reverend Arlene O. Hall, an ordained minister in the Church of God, has been elected to the presidency of the Boston Black Ministerial Alliance.
Skeptics of the Bible’s reliability take another hit when an ancient charred scroll reaffirms the accuracy of Bible translations. The University of Kentucky has recently announced its ability to read an ancient burnt parchment found nearly half a century ago on the western shore of the Dead Sea using advanced computer technology. Not only does this fragment appear to be identical to the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible; it is 2,000 years older. Why do discoveries like this matter?
Recognizing the urgency for ending America’s abortion crisis, 40 Days for Life is launching an unprecedented 40-day bus tour to bring its message of hope to cities and towns across the United States that are united in prayer and fasting during this fall’s UNITED 40 Days for Life campaign, which runs from September 28 to November 6. The tour will hold a prayer vigil in Annapolis, Maryland, at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, September 28. Every pro-life American is encouraged to visit 40daysunited.com to learn more and join the tour in their home town.
Outreach magazine, one of the most respected publications appealing to churches across the nation, has released their annual Outreach 100 Megachurch Report, featuring the country’s 100 fastest-growing churches. Two Church of God congregations made the prestigious list, including one that landed in the Top 10.