Andy Stephenson and Debbie Taylor
By Carl Stagner
For the better part of two decades, Andy Stephenson and Debbie Taylor have served the Church of God movement with excellence and integrity. Under the leadership of Andy Stephenson, for example, the International Youth Convention has flourished, and because of Debbie Taylor’s diligent formation of ministry partnerships, the Church of God has launched missionaries into all the world. This year, they both responded to the Spirit leading them to new ministry settings and opportunities. As 2018 comes to a close, it is with mixed emotion that Church of God Ministries announces a shift in the seasons of ministry for these two ministry assets. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Church of God Ministries, IYC: International Youth Convention, Youth Ministries
Tagged Andy Stephenson, change, Debbie Taylor, Global Strategy, International Youth Convention, itineration, IYC, legacy, Living Link, missions, new opportunity, reflections, staff, staff update, student ministries, transition, tribute, US and Canada Strategy, youth
A camel ride was just one of those unique Egypt experiences!
By Kara Woolsey
Ever since Muren Church of God in Winslow, Indiana, first partnered with Ken and Keli Oldham, Church of God pastors to the Middle East, the idea of a short-term trip had been tossed around. But what would it look like? And would it be worth it? Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Global Strategy
Tagged Autumn Bailey, Debbie Taylor, Egypt, Egyptian, Europe and the Middle East, Europe-Middle East, experience, Gale, global, international, Kara Woolsey, Ken and Kelli Oldham, missions, Oldham, Shawna Robertson, short-term, travel, trip, Webb, world
Photo: Debbie Taylor with her husband, Bob.
By Carl Stagner
How much do you know about what goes on inside the office at Church of God Ministries? Who conducts necessary office work so others may travel the world with the hope of Christ? It’s the behind-the-scenes work that enables our missionaries to minister on the field. When you support the unrestricted portion of the World Ministries Budget, you support our missionaries—and much more. In the following interview, get to know one of the faces behind the scenes. Her name is Debbie Taylor, and she’s worked with Global Missions (originally in itineration; now Living Link) for nearly thirteen years, empowering missionaries. Continue reading
By Debbie Taylor
The Prayer Garden of the Global Expo was a place where God was experienced through prayer and meditation, with the opportunity to receive the body and blood of Jesus through the elements of Communion. There were many God-moments in that sacred space during the week. One amazing moment happened at the giant map of the world. The prayer cards of all of our missionaries had been placed on the map near the countries where they are serving. Continue reading