By Tammy Tilley
Everybody tunes in to Christmas. On December 25, stores close, work shuts down, and everyone stops what they normally would be doing to celebrate.
What, exactly, they’re celebrating is a different story. As culture grows more post-Christian, no longer can we assume families know the story of Christ coming to earth as a baby; if they do know the story, they may see it only as a legend or myth.
What do we do to redeem the season in our communities? How do we point our neighbors, schools, and family members back to Jesus in any sort of resonant, meaningful way? Continue reading
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Tagged Bethlehem, Christmas, community, creative, creativity, curriculum, DIY, do-it-yourself, holiday, idea, ideas, outreach, resource, resources, Warner Press
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By Carl Stagner
In 2014, the Church of God reengaged in a more than one hundred-year battle against sex trafficking through the launch of Trafficklight. In the years since, individuals and congregations have rallied for the cause, raising awareness and funds to advance freedom. Stories have illuminated the hand of God on this initiative across North America and around the world, and partnerships have been developed and promoted with ministries doing the grunt work on the ground. The work of a parachurch ministry known as Mercy Multiplied has captured the attention of many in the fight for freedom. It’s not only helping young women break free of destructive situations—like trafficking and abuse—but also from a wide variety of destructive behaviors. Continue reading
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Tagged addiction recovery, anxiety, Brooke Keels, CHOG TraffickLight, depression, domestic ministries, drug abuse, eating disorder, healing, help, holistic, hope, Louisiana, Melanie Wise, Mercy Ministries, Mercy Multiplied, Nancy Alcorn, outreach, partnerships, personal transformation, Ray Owens, residential program, resource, self-esteem, self-harm, self-worth, sex trafficking, strugles, tools, training, U.S. and Canada Strategy, US-Canada Strategy, women, women in need, women's issues, women's ministry
By Suzanne Kellam
Dealing with health insurance can be a nightmare. Trying to navigate the Affordable Care Act regulations only adds more stress to an already confusing topic. Often churches find themselves caught in the middle of it all. From time to time, pastors and churches have contacted Church of God Ministries to inquire about health insurance options and recommendations. Church of God Ministries is excited to announce a new option available to our churches. Continue reading
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Tagged ACA, Affordable Care Act, benefits, church administration, coverage, Guidestone, health care, health insurance, human resources, Obamacare, recommendation, regulations, resource, Suzanne Kellam