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Smoky Mountain Children’s Home Receives National Accreditation

Category: Church of God News

Sevierville, TN–Over the past eighteen months, the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home (SMCH) has been involved in a wall-to-wall review of all of its programs by the Council on Accreditation, (COA) of New York. The organization also provides accreditation for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. Recently the accrediting body announced that SMCH has officially received national accreditation for the next four years, through July 1, 2025.

An Ambitious Plan to Pray From the Heart of America

Category: Events and Happenings

After a global pandemic that has lasted 15 months, Christians will travel to the exact center of the nation in mid-July from eight directions to pray for the nation in the middle of a cornfield. The “Prayer at the Heart of America” event will be held in the tiny town of Lebanon, Kansas—population 218—after caravans of intercessors arrive from eight points on the compass.

Group Gives Nationwide Call for Cameras in the Classroom

Category: Ministries and Organizations

Reno, NV–Since we (Nevada Family Alliance) released our call for body cameras in a Nevada school district, a nationwide outcry over political speech in the classroom has led us to join the fight on a national level.

Historical Commission Announces Conn Historical Writing Award Winners

Category: Church of God News

Cleveland, TN–The Church of God Historical Commission recently announced the winners of the Charles W. Conn Historical Writing Award. The 2018-2020 award winners are Lyle Esau for his book, Reflections: The History of International Bible College [Canada] (Tellwell Talent, 2019), and to Dr. Debbie Bilbo Murray for her article-length chapter, “A Life Around Lee” in High Callings: Vocational Narratives of Lee University Faculty at the Century Mark (Cleveland, TN: Lee University Press, 2018).

America’s Nonprofits Face ‘Severe Shortage’ of Fundraisers

Category: Latest Trends

A new report on America’s multi-billion-dollar nonprofit fundraising industry suggests it is on the brink of a staffing crisis that could affect millions of people.

Christian School Leaders Converge on Dallas for ‘Flourishing Schools Institute’

Category: Events and Happenings

The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) will launch the inaugural Flourishing Schools Institute (FSi)— a new professional development opportunity for school leaders who want to transform their school culture to flourish.

Lee Summer Music Camp Begins June 21

Category: Church of God News

Cleveland, TN–Lee University’s 2021 summer music camp will take place June 21-26 for rising 9th graders through rising college freshmen. Five different tracks of involvement are offered to accommodate the needs of everyone, from the casual music lover to the serious music student preparing to move into a college music program.

Tickets on Sale Now for Tour with Tomlin, Jobe & Bethel Music

Category: Events and Happenings

Tickets are on sale now for Premier Productions’ worship event of the summer. Join Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe and Bethel Music’s Brian and Jenn Johnson and Jonathan and Melissa Helser as they share the stage on tour for the first time ever this summer. Dante Bowe and Brandon Lake of Bethel Music will join the tour for select dates, as well as Josh Baldwin, David Funk and Emmy Rose of Bethel Music.

Ministries Eager to ‘Ramp Up Conversation’ with Post-COVID Generation

Category: Ministries and Organizations

Christian ministries and nonprofits are eager to “ramp up the conversation” with the post-COVID generation, a new survey suggests.


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