By Carl Stagner
It’s not a census. It’s not Social Security. It has nothing to do with the title on your car, and it certainly doesn’t mean you’ve just signed a creed, signed up for selective service, or directed shoppers to buy pink onesies for your newborn. It has been said that we Church of God congregations function independently by design, but cooperatively by choice. That means that we don’t have to work together, but we choose to cooperate to further the kingdom of God. We know we can’t do it alone. Yet we don’t know very much about ourselves if ministers and churches overlook the need for annual registration—registration that has historically helped Church of God Ministries produce a Yearbook. Continue reading
We get it. You’ve got a career, family, and church activities to juggle. Either toddlers are tugging at your shirt, or your boss is making your phone ring nonstop. Your children need to be chauffeured from place to place, and you just don’t have the paid leave to make a great escape. Besides that, you may be the shepherd of the local flock, and they’re depending on you for spiritual nourishment during the week. That’s why Church of God Ministries is pleased to announce that single-session tickets are now available for Church of God Convention 2015. Continue reading
By Carl Stagner
Decades of faithful service to the kingdom of God have not been forgotten. For thousands of pastors across the movement, blessings realized today have only been made possible because of those who paved the way before them. Though no one could ever thank our retired ministers enough for their commitment to the Church of God, one simple gesture of appreciation has just been announced. Church of God Ministries is pleased to offer a reduced registration rate for retired ministers and their spouses until June 15. All you need to do is call Church of God Ministries at 800-848-2464, and ask for your retired minister registration rate! Continue reading
• For more than one hundred years, it’s been one of the key connections in the ministry life of the Church of God.
• It provides mission-critical information for our church body: how we are organized and where we can go for answers, assistance, and direction.
• It tells a story: about who we are as a fellowship and about the partnerships that unite us in ministry. Continue reading
By Carl Stagner
Attention, General Assembly members, pastors, and churches: The deadline for early-bird registration for Church of God Convention 2015 is March 31. Visit www.chogconvention.org today to secure your early-bird rate. Attention, spouses of ministers: You’re not alone. Your unique story—with all those wonderful, and not-so-wonderful, moments—isn’t so unique after all. Wives and husbands of ministers fromacross the Church of God will soon have the chance to meet, share common experiences, and encourage one another. On Tuesday, June 23, during the convention in Oklahoma City, share in the blessing of a special breakfast, as well as the company of some special guests. Continue reading
By Bob Moss
At Church of God Ministries, we are mindful that there have been some frustrations with minister and church registrations this year. Perhaps the following words will give needed perspective:
In 1965 my parents took our family on a big adventure. We left Warren, Ohio, in our new Ford station wagon with a pop-up tent camper in tow. Our destination was California via Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone Park, and other sites of interest. Continue reading
By Mary Baker-Boudissa
Are you a church or minister looking to register for the Yearbook? Are you interested in giving to support ministries around the world? Are you a CHOGNews subscriber who needs to update your contact information? Then CHOG24/7 was created just for you!
Available this month, CHOG24/7 will be a single point through which individuals, churches, and agencies will have access to their contact information, annual registration, secure online giving, and charitable donation receipts, as well as subscriptions to CHOG publications. Through the Church of God Ministries (CGM) website, www.jesusisthesubject.org, CHOG24/7 users will be able to log in and manage or review their account. Continue reading