Christian Indie Awards Announced

Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA) is pleased to announce the winning titles for the 2018 Christian Indie Awards. The Christian Indie Awards honor books produced by small publishers and independent authors each year for outstanding contribution to Christian life.

Grieving with Grace: Barbara Bush Sets Example

The following is submitted by Jan Teel-Nealis author of Grieving by the Numbers: Glimpses of Glory:

Call for Prayer for the Church of God in Nicaragua

Church World Missions has been informed by Field Director Otoniel Collins, Superintendent Pedro Guardado, and the national overseer of the Church of God in Nicaragua Bishop Adolfo Sequeira López of the civil unrest disrupting the Central American country of Nicaragua.

A New Vision for Promise Keepers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Promise Keepers announces the appointment of their new Chairman of the Board, Ken Harrison. Harrison comes from a successful business background, having built and sold a national real estate company to Colliers International Valuation and then served as CEO of Valuation for five years.

Donna Barrett Elected General Secretary for AG

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Assemblies of God Executive Presbytery has unanimously elected Donna L. Barrett to serve as the 11th general secretary of the U.S. Fellowship. With this election, the 21-member executive board fills the unexpired term of James T. Bradford, following his midterm resignation to pursue full-time pastoral ministry at Central Assembly in Springfield, Missouri.

40 Day ‘Praying for Pentecost’ Begins Today

A 40-Day prayer initiative to pray for the Church of God and particularly the upcoming General Assembly, began today at noon EST and will continue every weekday for 40 days until May 31, 2018. The prayer focus each day will be for Pentecost and the upcoming General Assembly.

The Definition of a Christian

Here is an interesting fact. Christian is the idiom we use most frequently for Christ-followers, but that term ‘Christian’ occurs in Scripture only three times! (Acts 11:26; 26:28; I Peter 4:16) Only three times – and it is not a term of endearment, but of derision, the name no one wanted to be identified by, the name that led to persecution and cultural rejection.

Church Security Seminar’ Set for June 9, 2018

The nationwide need for some type of security effort on the part of local churches is a well-established fact in today’s culture. Instead of rehashing the stories of past tragedies, this conference will give attendees a greater understanding of how to address critical church security issues, staff a volunteer church security team and train for emergency contingencies small and large.

World Missions Announces General Assembly Events

Activities are scheduled and preparations are well underway for the 77th Church of God International General Assembly, set for July 30-August 3, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Church of God World Missions has announced several events in conjunction with the Assembly.

Tips to Make Your Church Playground Safer (But Still Just as Fun!)

Outdoor play is essential for kids to burn off energy and get fresh air; there’s no reason why it can’t be safe, too.

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