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Black History Month Marked by Movement-wide Reflection, Celebration

Black History Month musical celebration at New Covenant Church.

By Carl Stagner

If you’ve never worshiped at a church culturally and ethnically different than your own, you’re really missing out. The various expressions of worship among God’s people—within the Church of God movement and beyond—broaden our kingdom perspective, enhance our appreciation for the beautiful diversity in the body of Christ, and enrich our own spiritual journeys. This is especially the case during the month of February each year, when Church of God congregations from southern California to New England observe Black History Month. Continue reading

Evangelism the Focus of Mid-Year Leadership Conference 2020

Worship at a Mid-Year Leadership Conference.

By Carl Stagner

Even the most dedicated leaders in the church recognize the vitality of rest and renewal. When sunshine and warmth cloak the country from coast to coast during the summer months, opportunities for rest and renewal commonly come in the form of Church of God conferences and camp meetings. But often the most trying times in ministry arise in the midst of those long winters, and not just the kind that bring snow and ice. The Mid-Year Leadership Conference has faithfully served the Church of God movement as a respite for pastors and lay leaders needing a boost; sometimes, for instance, you simply can’t wait until Camp Meeting at West Middlesex, Pennsylvania. This year’s Mid-Year, which annually moves to different winter-havens, will take place in Charleston, South Carolina. Not only can attendees expect rest for body and soul, but also the chance to take a closer look at the role of evangelism in the church today. Continue reading

Students Remind Us That “The Dream” Still Matters

Participants march past Reardon Auditorium on the AU campus.

On Monday, January 20, 2020, Anderson University will celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service projects and opportunities for reflection and hands-on learning. Classes will be suspended for the day. Monday, January 20, will include the traditional Anderson University participation in the citywide MLK Jr. Day celebration at the Paramount Theatre. Students can take advantage of the shuttle service from Olt Student Center every fifteen minutes between 11:30 AM and 12:45 PM. The citywide celebration will conclude with the annual Peace and Justice March from Paramount Theatre to Reardon Auditorium. Continue reading