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.

Transfer of Licenses Combines Two Radio Ministries

Board members of Relevant Radio and Immaculate Heart Radio today signed their merger agreement and have submitted a petition to the FCC for the required ownership transfer of radio licenses to the merged entity. The non-profit corporation will be known as “Immaculate Heart Media, Inc. d/b/a Relevant Radio.” Bishops, clergy, listeners, donors, and employees across the country have expressed enthusiastic support for the merger.

Americans Support SCOTUS Ruling to Restrict Abortion, Oppose Taxpayer Funding

Significant majorities of Americans oppose the use of tax dollars to fund abortions and want the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of abortion restrictions, according to a new Marist Poll sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

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.

Trump, America, The Book of Revelation, Bible Prophecy

On January 20, Donald Trump, with his hand upon the Holy Bible, repeated this solemn oath: “I, Donald J. Trump, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God.”

Coffee Fuels Missions, Churches, the Arts, and Non-profits

Mission Coffee Roasters, Inc. and ChurchCoffee.com, roasters of delicious gourmet fresh roasted coffee for churches, non-profits, schools (www.charterschoolcoffee.com), grocery stores, museum gift shops (www.artistblend.com), and offices announce that they are developing an online subscription fundraising platform allowing church youth groups, schools, ministries, and other non-profits to offer a customized online “hands off” fundraising program to their supporters.

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.

Discrimination Ends Against Christian Club in Public School

In a victory for Child Evangelism Fellowship®, its after-school Good News Club® can now continue to distribute promotional flyers to K-5 students in the Cascade School District.

Christian Leaders Pray and Anoint Doorway Trump Walked Through Before Inauguration

The group has prayed in similar fashion for previous Presidents as they ask for direction, leadership, protection and blessing for the incoming Trump Administration.

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.

Why You Must Pray for Donald Trump

When President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in this Friday as our nation’s 45th president, he will stand in front of the U.S. Capitol and place his hand on two Bibles: One that was used for Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861, the other a gift from Trump’s mother when he graduated at age 9 from Sunday school at the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, New York.

Good News Clubs Reopen After Three-Year Ordeal

Good News Club® will reopen in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) elementary schools on February 2 now that the school district has changed its policy to ensure that religious groups, such as Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®), receive the same access and benefits to public facilities as non-religious groups.

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.

Zondervan Signs ‘Chewbacca Mom’ for Multi-Book Deal

Zondervan announced today the signing of a multi-book deal with Candace Payne, who is frequently referred to as “Chewbacca Mom.” The first book will release November 7, 2017 with a national media and multi-city book signing tour. Payne shared the news with her fans first in an emotional Facebook Live video from HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Grand Rapids office.

Park Service Approves Permit for Church’s ‘Virtual Prayer Walk’ Following Inauguration

Church on the Hill in Washington, DC will lead the walk down Pennsylvania Ave to the White House on Thursday, January 19, the day before the Inauguration beginning at 12:00 p.m.

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.

The Story of the Matthew Bible

For release in the Spring: the world’s first book about this 1537 Reformation bible, the only English bible bought with blood.

Jakes Calls Late Eddie Long ‘Man of Valor’

Potter’s House Pastor T.D. Jakes says he is mourning with the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church family over the death of Senior Pastor Eddie Long.

New House of Worship Opens Doors in the Heart of Silicon Valley

When people think of the Silicon Valley, what comes to mind is the principle that life can somehow be perfected through innovation and technology; that mission seems to trump seeking religious purpose. The Silicon Valley is one of the least religious parts of the country, 30 percent below the national average, with less than five percent of residents attending church services on Sundays.

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.

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