FINISH Commitment Featured in Newly-Released Bible

General Overseer Tim Hill, second from left, accepts the first copy of the FINISH Great Commission Bible from James O. Davis, left. Also pictured (left to right) are Leonard Sweet, Kenneth Ulmer, and Elmer Townes (click photo to enlarge)

October 31, 2017–Wittenberg, Germany – Members of the Church of God Executive Committee and other leaders from around the world are gathered in Germany for the Wittenberg 2017 Congress.

Call to Rediscover the Impact of Congregational Singing

Keith Getty OBE and Kristyn Getty have today, on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, set a call to the church around the world to rediscover the power of congregational singing. The couple, who have written hymns sung by an estimated 40-50 million people in church services each year, echo Martin Luther’s challenge to view congregational singing not simply as an innovation, but rather a return to the Bible and the biblical practices followed well by the prophets and the ancient Church fathers.

Lutheran Pastor Calls for Formal Talks

The Rev. CJ Conner, Lutheran pastor, author, and director of Aspire Ministries in Dodge City Kansas, calls for official talks to begin between Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ and North American Lutheran Churches. Both denominations grew out of a split within the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America beginning in 1999.

Lee University Opens New School of Business

Lee University will host an Open House at their new School of Business building this Thursday, November 2 from 3:00 5:00 p.m. EST.

Foundation: ‘Stand Up to Anti-Prayer Demands’

The Foundation for Moral Law, a Montgomery-based legal foundation established to defend religious liberty under the United States Constitution, urged Alabama school districts to resist the demands of the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) and others who are trying to drive prayer out of school athletic events.

Pray for the Persecuted Church: Nov. 5 and 12

Christian Freedom International is offering a free resource kit for churches to participate in the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. This annual event – held on the first and second Sundays of November – raises awareness of the persecution and oppression Christians around the world experience for their faith in Jesus Christ.

Operation Compassion Continues Disaster Relief Deliveries

For the past two months, Operation Compassion has been busy delivering disaster relief products to those areas stricken by mammoth hurricanes from the Texas Gulf Coast to the outer reaches of the Caribbean. The total number of trucks delivering supplies has reached 119 for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Quick Resolution Comes for Lawsuit Against Alabama Church

The City of Dothan, Alabama, and New Life in Jesus Ministry have announced a quick resolution to the church’s lawsuit against the city. New Life had filed a lawsuit against the city after the church’s zoning approval was denied in September. Pursuant to the settlement, the United States District Court of Alabama entered an order allowing New Life to worship in its building at 274 N. Foster Street.

Graham Is Third Generation to Preach in Romania

More than three decades after his famous grandfather, evangelist Billy Graham, preached behind the Iron Curtain during a seven-city tour in Romania, Will Graham returned this weekend to share the Gospel in the city of Cluj-Napoca. The younger Graham spoke to overflow crowds totaling 24,500 over two days, Oct. 21-22, at Polyvalenta Hall, not far from St. Michael’s Church, the soaring cathedral in which his grandfather preached in 1985.

Indian Bible Institute and Division of Education Partner to Provide Training

The Indian Bible Institute (IBI), which is part of the Southwest Indian Ministries (SWIM), and the Church of God Division of Education (DOE), have partnered to provide training, especially to the Navajo ministers and laity.

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