Fall 2023 Issue of Engage Released

Cleveland, TN– The Fall 2023 issue of Church of God Engage journal has been released digitally at cogengage.org.

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

This current issue, released on Wednesday, September 6, features a follow-up feature on the impact of the state of Hawaii on the Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) of the Church of God. The MIP was birthed with seven interns in the islands 50 years ago this year. Other articles include “Will Digital Apps Replace Physical Bibles,” “What Ministry Leaders Think About AI,” and a special printing of an article by a young lady from South Georgia that placed in the recent Teen Talent competition. General Overseer Tim Hill continues the series, “Let’s Talk About It,” with his latest entry entitled, “Releasing a New Generation of Camp Meeting Speakers and Evangelists.”

The Doctrine and Polity papers, a series of articles that addresses the Church of God’s core values, continues in this issue with a focus on the timely topic of “Human Sexuality, Gender, and Transgenderism” It is addressed by all members of the Doctrine and Polity Committee, which consists of seasoned veterans of ministry, theology, education, and doctrine.

Along with the above topic, Church of God Legal Counsel Dennis Watkins addresses questions that linger about transgender restroom laws and procedures for local churches. Under the Money Matters column, President and CEO of the Benefits Board Art Rhodes offers tips in developing a spending plan.

Engage offers Church of God news, practical ministry ideas, recommendations, and resources, as well as items for the local church. 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.

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