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.