By Carl Stagner
Children’s ministry. Youth ministry. Global strategy. Worship leadership. Community impact. Be Bold Academy. Healthy Growing Churches. These are the topics of free workshops and conferences available to those who have registered for Church of God Convention 2015. But if you wish to attend one of these conferences, you do need to sign up.
Changes coming soon to the credentialing scene have sparked great anticipation across the Church of God. What are these changes, and what will they mean for you and your local sphere of ministry? Attend “Leadership Initiative—An Innovative Credentialing Strategy” on Thursday, June 25, at Church of God Convention 2015, and find out.
Maybe your church has suffered under the weight of a dispiriting legal battle. If not—you’re blessed. But recent news headlines and cultural shifts have become cause for alarm. Whatever your legal issue or question, bring it to attorney Steve Justice, who will lead a workshop on Thursday called “Church Contracts and Legal Affairs.”
Exciting things are happening that will augment the global strategy of Church of God Ministries. There will be compelling new opportunities for you and your church to partner with missionaries around the world—but you may not know about them unless you attend Monday’s “A Global Strategy for Church of God Missions,” led by Ben Shular, chief international officer for Church of God Ministries.
Strengthen your children’s ministry at “Principles to an Impactful Children’s Ministry.” Take your youth ministry to the next level with “Christ-Centered Disciples: Making a Difference in Teen Lives.” Refine your worship leadership with Kyle Plemons, host of “Leading the Church to God Through Worship.” Determine to do those “good works,” which God has prepared for us in advance, by garnering some practical ideas for community outreach at “Community Impact: Innovative Ways to Bring Change to Your Community.”
For dates, times, and sign-up, visit https://cgm.formstack.com/forms/untitled_form_37. After you’ve selected which conference(s) speak to your interest or training needs, visit www.chogconvention.org/extraevents to browse a list even more Church of God Convention 2015 receptions, luncheons, special gatherings, and get-togethers!
Register for Church of God Convention at www.chogconvention.org.