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
WHY A YEARBOOK?
• 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
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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
The 2013 Yearbook of the Church of God has been shipped to all customers who placed their prepublication orders last fall. Additional printed copies are available from Warner Press, Inc (www.warnerpress.org) and an e-book version can be purchased from e-commerce sites such as Books-a-Million (www.bamm.com). Continue reading
With the release of three new fiction titles and the 2013 Church of God Yearbook, Warner Press will have a total of twenty-three e-books available by the end of December. According to Regina Jackson, Warner’s vice president of product development and marketing, electronic publishing is an important growth area for the company. Continue reading
Image: Church of God Yearbook 2012
For the first time, the Yearbook of the Church of God soon can be downloaded from several online bookstores, including Books-A-Million and Books on Board. To visit one of these sites, click here. You can use this secure PDF format on personal computers, electronic tablets, and most e-book readers. Continue reading