Pastor Clint beams with four church ladies who have been a part of the congregation for over 45 years each.
By Carl Stagner
Newton, Kansas, is home to about 20,000 people. But it’s also home to more than fifty churches! If everyone in town attended church and each church had an equal number of people, you’d have four hundred people in each church. But that’s not the case at all. Instead, most of the churches are small, and much of the population of Newton is still unreached. Not unlike towns and cities across North America, Newton’s churches and ministers had little or no connection with one another. Sure, there was a ministerial assembly, but “Kingdom-of-God unity,” as Pastor Clint McBroom puts it, simply wasn’t happening. He and the congregation of First Church of God decided something had to change. Continue reading
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Tagged 100th anniversary, Centennial, Clint McBroom, community, cooperation, ecumenical, First Church of God, Heston, Jesus Is the Subject, Kansas, KS, ministerial alliance, Newton, Reclaim, reclamation, together, unity
Commissioning prayer for Sarah Hunnicutt.
By Carl Stagner
Bob Brooke, pastor of visitation at Shartel Church of God in Oklahoma City, perhaps put it best: “[Yesterday was the] beginning of two glorious days at Crossings Community Church for the Regional Convention of the Church of God.” A review of Tuesday at the second 2018 Regional Convention reveals a day marked by inhaling and exhaling life—of coming home and sending out. It was a reunion of a portion of the Church of God family, but it was also a rally to mobilize believers for ministry and mission. Considering the moments of inspirational worship led by Josh Edington and the Crossings worship band, the soul-nourishing seminar with Ben Hardman, and the beautiful commissioning of a new missionary for Global Strategy—only a part of the blessings that define the opening day of #LifeOKC—it’s no wonder one would label such an experience glorious. Continue reading
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Tagged Ben Hardman, Bob Brooke, camp meeting, Campmeeting, Church of God Regional Convention, Clint McBroom, Commissioning, Crossings Community Church, Global Strategy, Gravity Leadership, Jim Lyon, Josh Edington, Life OKC, LifeOKC, OKC, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Sarah Hunnicutt, Town Hall