A symposium was held recently in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the theme “Moving the Caribbean in the Right Direction.” Field Director for the Church of God in the Caribbean, Bishop Ishmael P. Charles, welcomed leaders from churches in all the regions to examine and reflect on matters to ensure charting a future path for the Caribbean.
On Feb. 17, 1967, exactly 50 years ago this month, a miracle happened near Pittsburgh that the world has largely ignored. It happened at a small Catholic retreat center called The Ark and the Dove, where a group of students from Duquesne University had gathered for a weekend of prayer. Suddenly, and without any warning, those students were baptized in the Holy Spirit.
MadJak Studios announces the launch of Audible Genesis “Now,” production music for Christian media. Three years in development, Audible Genesis “Now” is a format-focused music library with Flight Tracker production management included free.
On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will partner with two national grassroots organizations — Christians in Defense of Israel (CIDI) and Liberty Counsel — in the premiere of an exclusive 13-part original series, Why Israel Matters, designed to demonstrate in a powerful way the crucial importance of the Jewish state of Israel to Christians, to America, and to the world. For over forty years, faith-and-family television leader TBN has been a steadfast champion of the nation and of the people of Israel.
Church of God General Overseer Timothy M. Hill, recently announced a revised ministry structure for the delivery of women’s discipleship, events, and ministries.
The weekend of April 22 – 23, 2017 has been designated as the 27th Annual “Just Pray NO!” to drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting. Since April 7, 1991 “Just Pray NO!” has united Christians from around the world in intercessory prayer on behalf of the addicted and their families.
“The gratification of the flesh and the fullness of the Spirit do not go hand in hand” (R.A. Torrey).
The USA Missions Department from the Church of God East Central Hispanic Region held an annual Conference called Siembra. The conference was celebrated on February 3-4, 2017 and more than 350 people gathered on Friday and Saturday at the Church of God International Worship Center in Cleveland, Tennessee.
International religious freedom issues are growing in urgency and importance worldwide, and today the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative is releasing the International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard for the 114th session of Congress.
People affected with leprosy throughout South Asia received food, shoes, blankets and household supplies as workers supported through Gospel for Asia (GFA) commemorated World Leprosy Day, held each year to promote awareness and prevention.
As recently as June 2016, Church of God World Missions was made aware of the continuing conflict in war-torn Eastern Ukraine. Tom Rosson, regional superintendent/president CIS/ETS-Moscow, reported shelling continued to take place in towns and villages along the front. Mironovskly was littered with destroyed homes and apartment buildings, and the team had to go through multiple checkpoints and defense lines to even get on site. Deadly firefights consistently happened throughout the region.
First Lady Melania Trump recited the Lord’s Prayer on Saturday at a Melbourne, Florida, campaign rally.
WACO, Texas, — Right after Norma McCorvey’s conversion to Christ, she wrote, “I’m Norma McCorvey, the former Jane Roe of the Roe v. Wade decision that brought legal child killing to America. I was persuaded by feminist attorneys to lie; to say that I was raped, and needed an abortion. It was all a lie. Since then, over 50 million babies have been murdered. I will take this burden to my grave. Please, don’t follow in my mistakes.”
The fifteenth annual Clarence J. Abbott Lectures in Biblical Studies will be given February 21 and 23 in Cross Memorial Chapel at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary.
We live in a culture obsessed with romance. Sweet stories of sensual passion, quick commitments and affectionate promises surround us this time of year. And yet, even while we seem to worship love, its crumbling runs rampant as divorce rates skyrocket. The truth is that what we often see portrayed as true love in love movies and other media is actually just the heat of infatuation.
On January 14, 2017, the Church of God in Pakistan celebrated its 40th Anniversary by beginning a new school to train ministers. Pentecostal Theological Seminary Pakistan was organized by Education Director Joel Rehmat. (NOTE: Seminary is a common name for many international Bible schools; the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tenn., is not sponsoring this school.)
God must often feel like shouting, “Can you hear me now?”