Community Service Chaplaincy Course Available June 6-10

Community Service Chaplains around the world are fulfilling the missional mandate to take the hope of the gospel outside the walls of the local church. The Church of God Chaplains Commission is the ministry of the Church of God that provides the official endorsement for ordained ministers to fill positions as vocational chaplains, but the Commission also certifies the training of both clergy and lay people to serve as volunteer Community Service Chaplains.

Movement Calls Seniors to Find ‘God-Given Purpose’ in Retirement

More Americans over the age of 50 are facing loneliness and lack of purpose in their retirement years, according to a national faith-based movement that aims to turn things around.

New Book Helps Christian Men With the Race God Has Set Before Them

ENDURE is a practical, Scripture-steeped guide to help men finish the race God has set before them. Written by Pastor Bill Newton for all men – young or seasoned, married or solo, spiritually fit or totally anemic, ENDURE will help men grow in biblical maturity, be challenged to change, and find strength for the road ahead.

‘America’s Prayer Meeting Revival’ Set for June 1 – 5

America’s Prayer Meeting Revival is scheduled for June 1 – 5.

Spring/Summer 2022 Issue of Engage Journal Now Live

The Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Church of God Engage has been released and is available digitally at cogengage.org.

The journal for ministers, church and lay leaders, offers a variety of articles for those working or volunteering in church ministry. Engage offers practical ministry ideas, recommendations, and resources, as well as items for the local church to implement. In addition, advertisements throughout the publication are provided by the departments and ministries of the Church of God and include live links to websites of advertisers.

Features in this issue include a focus on churches returning to normal, Americans talking about their faith, and generational gaps in giving. General Overseer Tim Hill continues the series, “Let’s Talk About It,” with an entry entitled, “Why I Enjoy Sunday Church Visits.”

The Doctrine and Polity papers, a series of articles that addresses the Church of God’s core values, continues in this issue with an extensive treatise addressing women in the church. The article is written by Dr. Terry Cross of the School of Religion at Lee University.

Recurring sections include a column penned by Church of God Legal Counsel Dennis Watkins who addresses church insurance issues. President and CEO of the Benefits Board Art Rhodes talks about student loan forgiveness for ministers and church employees.

Published three times a year, Engage is emailed directly to ministers, pastors, staff and leaders in the Church of God. It is then made available to anyone through logging into the website cogengage.org. On the site, the publication may be viewed in a convenient PDF format. There are also archived copies of the publication going back several years.

Air Force Academy Cadets Dismissed for Religious Beliefs

Up to 16 cadets at the Air Force Academy have just been notified they will not graduate, dismissed because of their Christian religious beliefs against abortion for refusing vaccines tested on aborted fetal stem cell lines, including seniors who will incur up to $400,000 in debt. Another 16 cadets at West Point face a religious purge.

General Assembly Prayer Focus Culminates with May 15 Event

Cleveland, TN–A special 15-day prayer focus, which began on May 1, highlights the upcoming Church of God General Assembly. The observance will conclude with a celebration event set for Sunday night, May 15 at 8:00 pm EST.

South Korean Prayer Team In U.S. for Pentecost Sunday

An intercessory prayer team from South Korea is visiting the United States in the days leading up to Pentecost Sunday, this year taking place on June 5, 2022.

Patrols Increased After Recent Attacks Against Pro-life Centers

Stanton Healthcare, based in Meridian, has life-affirming clinics in Idaho and affiliates across America and internationally. Stanton provides compassionate and professional women’s healthcare along with holistic services to women experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.

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