A touching moment for Paul and Kathy Bentley (August 19).
By Carl Stagner
True heart for ministry is unmistakable. Combine that with a love for the Lakota people in Allen, South Dakota, and you have a recipe for a lasting impact. Such is the case with the combined thirty-two years of Native American ministry by two generations of Bentleys. Paul and Kathy Bentley, followed by Barry and Shelly Bentley, dedicated themselves to making a difference in a hope-deprived land among an impoverished people. As they pass the torch of leadership on to home missionaries Tim and Kim Wardell, we pause to bless the Bentleys and remember their steadfast service. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Central, Home Missions
Tagged Allen, American Indian Council, Barry and Shelly Bentley, celebration, dedication, domestic ministries, home missions, honoring, impact, Lakota, legacy, Native American Ministries, Nikki Bauerle, Pass Creek Church of God, Paul and Kathy Bentley, Ryan Chapman, Scott Dent, SD, service, South Dakota, Tim and Kim Wardell, tribe
Photo: Dale Gruver
By Carl Stagner
You know it when you see it—that deep love for Jesus, visibly overflowing from a heart that understands the gravity of what the Savior has done. It’s truly contagious, clearly communicating the reality of Christ to a world devoid of hope. Dale Gruver’s got it, and believes everyone can have it, too. Widely known for high-energy, joy-filled worship leading, Dale was called first and foremost to preach the gospel. After nearly a decade-and-a-half of providing worship leadership for the local church, camp meetings, and conferences, Dale accepted a senior pastorate in Alliance, Ohio, with similar enthusiasm. Though Dale’s full embrace of God’s call only came to pass a couple of years ago, extensive investment from mentors and his wide variety of ministry experiences prepared the man who rises to the pulpit at First Church of God. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Great Lakes
Tagged Alliance, associate pastor, Ben Murphy, Clint Dunn, coaching, Dale Gruver, enthusiasm, First Church of God, impact, influence, Jim Lyon, Jimmy Swogger, joy, mentor, mentoring, music, OH, Ohio, senior pastor, singing, vision, worship, worship leader
It is here!
Impact is a six-week curriculum and campaign that challenges your ministry to be world changers and to show Jesus to their friends at school.
Months ago the campus ministry team caught a vision of empowering students to impact their school for Christ. What if a few students got serious about impacting their school? What could God do in that school, community, or city?
This month we begin a campaign to get students across North America to be missionaries in their schools. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Leadership Development, Youth Ministries
Tagged campus, curriculum, devotional, download, free, ideas, impact, journal, lessons, outreach, school, students, teaching, teens, youth