Prayer at the General Assembly

As in the past, prayer will be a primary focus of the upcoming Church of God International General Assembly (GA18) slated for July 30 – August 3, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

New ‘Christian Internet’ will ‘Share the Gospel Without Censorship’

The “Christian Internet” is being built to help Christians and pastors “share the Gospel without censorship.” It is “one of the greatest works of God being done today and opens doors for teaching the Word of God and evangelism,” said Steven Andrew. He is the Christian Silicon Valley technology leader in charge of the effort.

Faith Leaders Object to Subpoena

Liberty Counsel filed an objection to a staggering subpoena from Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund (Lambda Legal), which represents the Human Rights Campaign and other plaintiffs in the case of Karnoski v. Trump. The objection to the subpoena was filed by Liberty Counsel on behalf of Dr. Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Springdale and The Church at Pinnacle Hills, and Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. Floyd and Perkins have been targeted by these activists for simply participating in President Trump’s Evangelical Executive Advisory Board, which the president established to understand the concerns of Christians and receive counseling on a wide range of issues.

Baker Reaffirmed PTS President

Cleveland, TN–At their recent meeting, the Pentecostal Theological Seminary Board of Trustees reaffirmed by unanimous election Dr. Michael L. Baker as president for the period of 2018-2022. The Church of God Executive Committee approved the Board’s decision.

High Court Retains Pro-Life Law in Arkansas

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order today that allows a 2015 Arkansas law requiring individuals who prescribe abortion drugs to have a partnership with a local doctor who agrees to treat emergency situations and has medical admitting privileges at a local hospital.

Which Part of the Great Commission Is Optional?

What is “optional” for Christians? Church attendance, going to Bible studies, tithing, giving to charity? As it turns out, many Christians say it’s becoming increasingly “optional” to share their faith in Christ with others.

Smoky Mountain Children’s Home Dedicates Training Room

Sevierville, TN–The Smoky Mountain Children’s Home celebrated another landmark day in the life of the organization by dedicating the Miller Training Room honoring the generosity of Roy and Barbara Miller of Holmesville, Ohio. A deteriorating part of the administration building had become one of the campus’ greatest needs but was recently transformed into a state-of-the-art training room.

Court Strikes Down California’s Assisted Suicide Law

California’s assisted suicide law was struck down as unconstitutional on Wednesday afternoon.

Group Responds to Challenges of Digital Age for Justice and Peace

As the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) celebrates its 50th anniversary, the organization continues to explore how communication can help advance justice and build peace.

Ministerial Internship Program 2018 Commissioning Celebration

The 2018 Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) Commissioning Celebration was an outstanding success with tremendous preaching from Dr. Tim Hill, general overseer, and Dr. David Ramírez, assistant general overseer. Dr. Ramírez preached a challenging message to go into the world to reach the harvest on Friday night, and Dr. Hill preached a powerful message on being empowered for ministry by the Holy Spirit on Saturday morning. After the message, Dr. Hill led the administrative bishops, international office leaders, state leaders, and supervising pastors in praying a commission prayer for the MIP candidates and their spouses.

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