Declaration of Faith Sunday to be Celebrated January 5, 2020

Congregations across the Church of God will celebrate one of the most iconic documents of the denomination as “Declaration of Faith Sunday” takes place in the Church of God on January 5, 2020. It will be the first denominational event of the new year.

Advisory Council Meets at International Offices

Cleveland, TN–The Church of God General Advisory Council met with members of the International Executive Committee (IEC) on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the International Offices.

Christmas Chapel Livestream Set for December 4

Cleveland, TN–A special Christmas-themed chapel service will be taking place live from the Church of God International Offices on Wednesday, December 4. The 10:30 am EST start of the holiday chapel service will originate from the Leadership and Communications Center.

Youth and Discipleship Announces 2020 Winterfest Dates

Church of God Youth and Discipleship is preparing for another season of Winterfest gatherings. This year the nine events begin next month and will be highlighted by the 20th anniversary of Smoky Mountain Winterfest being staged at Thompson-Boling Arena on March 13-15, 2020.

Global Ministry Forums Conclude with Philippines Event

The last of nearly two dozen Global Ministry Forums took place last week, completing a nine-month process of assessing the future of the Church of God around the globe.

Lee University Celebrates First-Generation Students

Lee University recently hosted the inaugural “First-Generation College Celebration Day” on the Cleveland, Tennessee campus.

Christ’s Birthday Offering Makes an Impact All Year Long

A church congregation sways to the sound of heaven as worship takes place. It’s a typical Sunday, one where they all gather in the building underneath the palm trees. They hear the Word, fellowship, and depart, all without knowing that the following week the gathering place would be swept by the wind and waves of a hurricane.

British Church ‘Founding Father’ to be Commemorated

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019 the National Office of New Testament Church of God in Northampton, England, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr Oliver Augustus Lyesight, credited with being a founding father and first leader for the Church of God in England and Wales. The following tribute and biography was submitted by Rev. Ruben King of the New Testament Church of God in Wolverhampton.

The VITAL Initiative Continues Expansive Progress

The VITAL Initiative was organized around the core belief that says, “Small churches are vitally important to what God is doing in the earth today!” This conviction undergirds the stated mission: “To help the Church of God realize and utilize the power and place of small churches in 21st century Kingdom work.”

Plans Underway for 30th Smoky Mountain Gathering

A committee has been formed and artists have been secured for the popular Church of God Smoky Mountain Gathering event set for April 28-30, 2020.

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