USA Missions Revises Jail and Prison Ministry Handbook

Mr. Robert Pace skillfully wrote the “How To Do It” handbook for Church of God Jail and Prison Ministry nearly 30 years ago. Because of changes in statistical information, governmental guidelines, and Church of God terminology, this manual was recently updated and revised by Dr. James E. Cossey, Administrative Coordinator for USA Missions, with the permission and blessings of Mr. Pace.

Successful Church Planting Requires Both Passion and Planning

My wife, Joyce, and I planted our local church 29 years ago, Jan. 29, 1984, in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y. We were not sent out with any money and had only a handful of people who volunteered to serve with us. The following is based on all the mistakes I have made as a church planter, and the lessons I wish someone had coached me through.

Vatican Insider to Release Biography of New Pope in April

“Francis, rebuild my Church!” This is how St. Francis of Assisi recounts Christ’s call of the founder of the Franciscan Order. It is also how Jorge Mario Bergoglio, at the age of 76, and a Jesuit, seems to have accepted his election to the papacy with the choice of a name that no other pope has ever chosen.

AZUSAFEST Returns to São Paulo, Brazil for Second Year

Azusa Street Mission & Historical Society is returning to São Paulo to host its 6th Annual Gospel music festival and gathering, Azusafest, at Centro de Exposições Imigrantes from April 19-21.