Photo: One of many Highland Park mission teams.
By Carl Stagner
When missions and generosity are uttered in the same sentence, Highland Park Community Church in Casper, Wyoming, is one Church of God congregation that immediately comes to mind. These values are a part of the church’s DNA, as evidenced by over half a century of giving way above and beyond regular tithes and offerings. While the church’s missions budget of over $500,000 and financial support of more than thirty missions projects is impressive, it’s the heart of numerous individuals and groups within the congregation that astounds the most. The perspective of a few of these individuals sheds light on why the state’s largest church, of any denomination, chooses to invest so heavily in what God is doing around the world. Continue reading
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Tagged Casper, DNA, Faith Promise, generosity, Giving, Global Missions, Global Strategy, Highland Park Community Church, international, Lane Smothers, Laura Smothers, Mike Fackler, missiology, mission trips, mission-minded, missional, missions trips, offering, Vicki Orcutt, WY, Wyoming
Photo: When the family gets together, God is glorified.
By Carl Stagner
Family has always been an important concept to the Church of God, and family continues to describe the multigenerational relationships built and sustained across the years and across the miles. Drawn together by a commitment to Jesus Christ and his church, and propelled by a desire to carry out his mission, the movement born in the early 1880s is still better—and stronger—when we’re together. The invitation has been given, and many have RSVP’d, for another big reunion slated to take place toward the end of June. Three Church of God Convention 2017 speakers recently reflected on the family nature of the movement and why they’re excited to attend the family reunion. Will you be there, too?
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Tagged Allan Fuller, Ann Smith, camp meeting, Campmeeting, Central Community Church, CHOG Convention, Church of God Convention 2017, faces of the movement, family, family reunion, Kansas, KS, Mike Fackler, movement, NAC, Reclaim 2017, unity, Wichita