Walker Takes Up Gavel as Lee University President

Cleveland, TN–On a sunny Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, Dr. Mark L. Walker assumed the role of President at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. It was a decision by the institution’s Board of Directors, made in January of this year, which set the course in motion, but on this quiet Saturday, all the planning and preparation became an official reality.

The Legacy of Paul Conn: Tying It All Together

When Dr. Paul Conn completes his tenure as the 18th president of Lee University tomorrow, Saturday, August 1, 2020, he will be best remembered for transforming a small quiet liberal arts college with a few buildings within four blocks into a sprawling 120-acre campus with over $200 million in improvements. He will also be credited for quadrupling the enrollment, taking it from 1,214 students in 1986 to 5,386 in 2018. But in between Conn led the intangible events, challenges, cultural shifts, and programs that arose or were initiated. The following are but a few of those intangibles that will also define the 34-year presidency of Paul Conn, the longest serving president in Lee University history.

The Legacy of Paul Conn: ‘Building’ a Pattern of Success

This Saturday, August 1, 2020, Dr. Paul Conn will complete 34 years as president of Lee University, and transition to the role of chancellor. This week, Faith News presents a four-part series on the legacy of his leadership at the Church of God’s premier institution of higher learning.

The Legacy of Paul Conn at Lee University – Part II

On August 1, 2020, Dr. Paul Conn will complete exactly 34 years as president of Lee University. This week, Faith News presents a four-part series on the legacy of his leadership at the Church of God’s premier institution of higher learning.

The Legacy of Paul Conn at Lee University: Part One

This Saturday, August 1, 2020, Dr. Paul Conn will complete 34 years as president of Lee University. This week, Faith News presents a four-part series on the legacy of his leadership at the Church of God’s premier institution of higher learning.

Priority Report Released on Assembly Postponement

The Church of God Executive Committee has released a comprehensive report entitled “COVID-19 and the Church of God International General Assembly of 2020; a priority report on the postponement of the 78th International General Assembly from 2020 to 2022.”

Division of Education Conducts Video Conference

Cleveland, TN–The Church of God Division of Education met with more than 50 Calling and Ministry Studies (CAMS) and Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) coordinators recently through a video conference to explain the new platform that the division is building for advanced ministerial training and dashboard website for its many ministries.

COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool Available

Cleveland, TN–Church of God pastors and congregations have been granted access to a county-level calculator that allows the user to estimate risk of COVID-19 exposure at events based upon size. The calculator, developed by Dr. Joshua Weitz and the College of Sciences at Georgia Tech University, is styled as an interactive dashboard and is updated daily.

The Week That Would Have Been

If not for the worldwide pandemic of Covid-19, this week, July 21-24, 2020, the Church of God would be in the midst of the 78th International General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana.

ASCM Sees Record Registration for Summer Online Courses

Cavite, Philippines–For the first time ever, the Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries (ASCM) recently offered two fully online summer courses. Carefully selected to meet today’s ministry needs, the two classes drew a record sign-up of 236 students, including both audit and credit enrollees.

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