School Initially Says Student Performance of ‘Joy to the World’ Not Acceptable

A school in Northern California has reversed course after initially declaring “Joy to the World” unacceptable for a student piano performance.

Pro-Life Groups Announce Expansion of March for Life Chicago

March for Life Chicago Board President Dawn Fitzpatrick announced today that the March for Life Chicago 2020, set for January 11, will be a massive expansion of previous marches. This time, the traditional rally and march is coupled with a convention featuring pro-life organizations from across the United States, a young adult evening event, and a fundraising banquet.

Advisory Council Meets at International Offices

Cleveland, TN–The Church of God General Advisory Council met with members of the International Executive Committee (IEC) on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the International Offices.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Small Prayers

The new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood celebrates TV’s famous Mister Rogers by looking at how his Christian kindness impacted the life of a cynical journalist who was assigned to write about him. In one scene, Fred Rogers (played by Tom Hanks) is shown kneeling by his bed, praying with a note pad and mentioning the journalist by name.

New Book Uncovers Hidden Treasures in Genesis

Does Genesis actually connect to Revelation in a way that’s meaningful to today’s Christian? Author Lauren Reeves gives a definite yes to that, and in her book Forgotten Faith, she takes the reader on the journey that ties the first book of the Bible to the last—and shows how both provide a reason for hope and are relevant to today . . . and to tomorrow.

Christmas Chapel Livestream Set for December 4

Cleveland, TN–A special Christmas-themed chapel service will be taking place live from the Church of God International Offices on Wednesday, December 4. The 10:30 am EST start of the holiday chapel service will originate from the Leadership and Communications Center.

Group Launches Campaign to Aid Africa’s ‘Forgotten’ War Victims

Aiming to provide vital medical help for hundreds of thousands of traumatized, but courageous and resilient victims of Sudan’s “hidden” war, U.S.-based nonprofit organization African Mission Healthcare (AMH, www.africanmissionhealthcare.org) launched a new campaign today-“Nuba 2020”- (www.Nuba2020.com) to coincide with Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Prison Fellowship Announces Global Capacity Initiative

Prison Fellowship International (PFI)–the largest and most extensive association of Christian ministries working in the criminal justice field–announced the Global Capacity Initiative, a new program to provide capacity building support to underperforming Prison Fellowship ministries.

Youth and Discipleship Announces 2020 Winterfest Dates

Church of God Youth and Discipleship is preparing for another season of Winterfest gatherings. This year the nine events begin next month and will be highlighted by the 20th anniversary of Smoky Mountain Winterfest being staged at Thompson-Boling Arena on March 13-15, 2020.

Do Christians Have ‘Spirit Guides?’

If the title of this blog ignited fear or anxiety in your heart, I’d like to propose that not all supernatural experiences or practices hail from the kingdom of darkness. In fact, the truth is that many spiritual encounters or expressions that are demonstrated in darkness are often a perversion of something created by God! I’m concerned that in an effort to not be deceived, some Christians take things that are spiritually powerful or supernatural and assign them to the New Age movement! Consequently, what’s left is a passive, paralyzed and powerless church.

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