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Unexpected Journeys Lead Pastor to Niche in Teaching, Blogging

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By Carl Stagner

Southridge Church is a thriving Church of God congregation nestled in South Charleston, West Virginia. On Easter Sunday, they rejoiced to welcome over 700 for worship, an all-time high. Already this year, the church has celebrated the baptism of 20 believers. Eighteen months ago, small-group participation had declined to about 60; since then, the number of participants has topped 200. Outreach into a women’s recovery center has brought more than 150 additional guests, many of whom have since been saved and baptized. A strong partnership with an elementary school has helped the church make major strides in the advancement of the kingdom, even as the school permitted the church to host an Easter egg hunt for students during the school day! Lead executive pastor Michael Coker and lead teaching pastor Scott Beha are thrilled to be a part of Southridge during such an exciting time in the church’s history. But Scott wouldn’t have been there to experience it firsthand, except for a series of unexpected journeys that also helped him find a God-ordained niche in teaching and blogging. Continue reading

CHOG Convention 2015: Online Streaming of GA, Wednesday Evening Worship

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By Carl Stagner

Can’t make it to Church of God Convention this year? We’ve got good news! The convention planning committee, elected by the General Assembly in 2014, determined early on that they wanted to offer a taste of Church of God Convention to persons who simply could not make it to Oklahoma City in 2015. Based on the rich content and special guests scheduled for Wednesday evening’s worship session, the planning committee came to the conclusion that Wednesday evening’s experience would be the most encouraging for online participation. Church of God Ministries is pleased to offer free live streaming of the Wednesday evening worship session (June 24, 7:00 PM CDT), and free live streaming of all General Assembly sessions. Continue reading

Revolutionary Resource Portal Coming This June

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By Carl Stagner

Wouldn’t it be nice if all the ministry resources you need could be accessed through a single online portal? Whether curriculum, discipleship books, supplemental teaching material, training guides for counseling, youth ministry tools, or personal access to coaching experiences, a revolutionary resource portal will offer these, and much, much more. Since 1881, the Church of God has not seen a discipleship tool of such magnitude. Church of God Ministries is pleased to present Be Bold Academy—not a school, but a door of possibilities for spiritual growth through which all Church of God pastors and lay leaders will have the opportunity to walk. This June, during Church of God Convention in Oklahoma City, this value-added smorgasbord of ministry resources will be fully unveiled. Continue reading

Church of God Ministries Unveils New Website

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Image: The new Church of God website homepage.

 

Coinciding with the kickoff of Church of God Convention 2014, on Monday, June 23, Church of God Ministries unveiled a new website for the Church of God. Sporting a fresh, sleek, and simple design, www.JesusIsTheSubject.org is intended to serve as an online hub for information, news, resourcing, and interactivity for the movement. Combining contemporary graphic elements and flair, the site uses the latest in online design to enhance—not complicate—each page. Continue reading