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Phoenix, Oklahoma City Regional Conventions Commission All

Friendships, both old and new, are a Regional Convention highlight.

By Carl Stagner

Two of the five Church of God Regional Conventions 2018 are now history, but their impact is still being felt from Alaska to Alabama. Some may have flown to Arizona to escape winter’s clutch on spring, but they stayed to drink from an oasis in the desert. Others may have descended upon Oklahoma City for the fine barbecue, but they stayed because their cravings were satisfied in the life-giving teaching and fellowship. Still others attended, many as first-time guests of a Church of God convention, because this year’s variety of regional locations afforded them accessibility. Challenged to reclaim what hell has stolen, but inspired to fully embrace the Life, attendees of the first two Regional Conventions ultimately climbed in cars or boarded airplanes to return home, ready and resourced to change the world in Jesus’ name. Continue reading

The Truth that Both Hurts and Sets Free: OKC Regional Recap, Day 2

Jeff Whye preaching the truth that sets free.

By Carl Stagner

It wasn’t so much the wind sweepin’ through the plain, but there was quite a bit of rain at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Nevertheless, the dreary skies seemed to have little or no impact on the mood of those gathered for Day 2 of the Regional Convention of the Church of God; after all, God was busy raining down blessing after blessing throughout the day. From a riveting message by host pastor Marty Grubbs, to an evening graced with the amazing voices of Sandi Patty and Don Peslis, the closing day of #LifeOKC was anything but dreary. During the day and after the closing service, convention-goers absorbed as much as they possibly could from every hard-hitting sermon, uplifting worship song, meeting, seminar, reception, and divinely orchestrated encounter. As a result, the portion of the Church of God that chose to make the second of five Regional Conventions this year their event-of-choice went away with tablets full of notes and quotes, hearts full of awe and wonder, and stomachs full of great Oklahoma City barbecue. Continue reading

CHOG Convention 2015: Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris Announced; March 31 Deadline Looms

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By Carl Stagner

Now you’ve got two more reasons to register for Church of God Convention 2015 by March 31—Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris. Sure, you’ll save money and avoid last-minute stress by securing arrangements early. Indeed, speaker names like Francis Chan and Anita Renfroe make CHOG Convention 2015 quite appealing, and Christian music trio Selah just sweetens the deal. No doubt, even without all the special guests, you’d still want to attend for the incredible worship services and the fellowship of Church of God people from around the globe. But with the addition of award-winning vocalists Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris to the lineup, Church of God Convention 2015 is shaping up to be better than ever. Continue reading

AU: Woven Threads Live Concert CD Now Available

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Recently Anderson University hosted two special concerts entitled “Woven Threads” that brought together some of AU’s most well-known alumni musical talent to support the university where each developed their talent and began their careers. A special CD of the live performance is now available for purchase online at Rivet Merch.

“Woman Threads is a gift of love to Anderson University,” said President Dr. James L. Edwards. “We are so grateful to Sandi Patty and each of the artists who have given so generously of themselves to provide a truly unique project, one I know you will love.” Continue reading

Church of God Convention 2014: Meet the Worship Leaders!

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Compiled by Carl Stagner

If you’re a musician, you know that a high F above double high C is pretty high. Church of God vocalist Sandi Patty is known for such glass-shattering high notes, but did you know she was born in Oklahoma? Sandi will join Sidewalk Prophets, Alanna Story, and Ashmont Hill at the Church of God Convention 2014, as part of a stellar lineup of God-given talent. Which of these artists are regularly featured on K-LOVE radio? Which come from the largest Church of God congregation in America? Which group’s name is really a fusion of the names of the two founding members? Read on to find out and get to know your worship leaders before you join them in Oklahoma City this June. Continue reading

Concert to Feature Patty, Gaithers, McLaughlin and More AU Music Alumni on Sept. 22

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Anderson University alumna and renowned award-winning Christian recording artist, Sandi Patty, will host a special concert of several musically accomplished AU alumni on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in the York Performance Hall on the Anderson University campus for the benefit her alma mater. Patty will be among an amazing list of performers for a live performance featuring legendary gospel artists, Bill and Gloria Gaither and pop rock singer-songwriter, Jon McLaughlin. Also taking the stage will be Dove Award-winning Christian band Sidewalk Prophets, as well as Jeff Owen, lead guitarist of Tenth Avenue North. Dove Award-winning songwriter Christa Wells will join this impressive list of artists as well as singer-songwriters Ally and Anna Long of the Christian band Alanna Story. Tickets may be purchased through iTickets at: http://www.itickets.com/events/305856.html. Continue reading