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Gaither Vocal Band to Kick Off Wichita Convention

Photo: The Gaither Vocal Band

By Carl Stagner

Across the Church of God—more accurately, across Christendom—the name Gaither has become synonymous with the best of gospel music. With a sense of holy pride in two of its own, the Church of God has celebrated the extensive reach of Bill and Gloria Gaither for several decades. From “He Touched Me,” to “Because He Lives,” to “The Family of God,” several classics found in the Church of God hymnal have come to us from the pens of Bill and Gloria. The Gaither Vocal Band, featured on just about every one of the highly popular Gaither Homecoming videos, has touched audiences around the world with the hope of Jesus Christ set to music. We couldn’t be more excited to announce the Gaither Vocal Band as kickoff worship artists for Church of God Convention 2017 in Wichita, Kansas. Continue reading

Sing Your Theology at CHOG Convention 2015


Photo: Joe Gregory directs the Heritage Sing-Along at CHOG Convention 2014.

By Carl Stagner

The social media savvy have come to expect a certain “blast-from-the-past” every Thursday. Popularly known as Throwback Thursday, hashtag (#) TBT, these weekly tweets and Facebook posts take followers and fans back in time. On Church of God social media pages, these posts sometimes take us back as much as a century. More often than not, #ThrowbackThursday highlights one classic hymn or spiritual song written by one or more of several Church of God heritage songwriters, including Barney E. Warren and Charles W. Naylor. Church of God Convention 2015 is your opportunity to do more than just stare at a scanned page from the hymnal. On Wednesday, June 24, plan to join director Joe Gregory and accompanist Jean Shackleton for a morning of singing the timeless hymns of our heritage at CHOG Convention 2015. Continue reading

Global Gathering to Premiere Global Worship Song


By Mick Gilliam

As I reflected on the nature and potential of the upcoming Global Gathering last year, I saw an opportunity to project a picture of a world united by common mission in Christian faith. In Brent Peterson’s recent book Created to Worship: Becoming Fully Human, there’s an agenda of painting the abundant life as human beings becoming “fully human”—all that we were created to be—high functioning and in conformity with the person of Christ. As a pursuant of the abundant life, this notion really caught my attention. Continue reading