Friday, December 12, 2014

CREATE 2014

Create Early Registration Extended
Register Extended Through Monday
The Create EARLY registration rate of $89 has been extended through Monday, December 15.Visit www.createcon.org for more information and to register now and SAVE!
WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

BRIAN SUTTON

JAMIE HOWARD

JORDAN HOLT

JOHN HOWARD

LEANN HAMBY
DR HE CARDIN

DARREN SCHALK

MICHAEL LUITHLE

MARSHA ROBINSON

DEWAYNE HAMBY

SHAUN MCKINLEY
FEATURED SPEAKERS
Warren Barfield and Lynda Stein join speaker lineup for Create
At eighteen Warren Barfield used his dorm room as an office and booked one year of concerts. With his parents' blessing he loaded his 1995, 4 cylinder, mint green Mustang with a suitcase and a guitar and took his songs on the road. After more than 600 "gigs" and 200,000 miles, Warren found himself in Nashville, TN signing his first record deal. Since his arrival in Nashville, he has released three records, had five songs top the Christian charts, received two Dove nominations, worked with legendary producers including Brown Bannister, Mark Hammond, Marshall Altman, Charlie Peacock, and Mark Miller. He's shared the stage with the best of CCM artists from Steven Curtis Chapman and Third Day to Toby Mac. He wrote and recorded "Love is Not a Fight" which was the theme song for the #1 indie film FIREPROOF. He shares his songs and stories with thousands every year as he tours the country. Warren currently lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Megan, their son Montgomery and their daughter Ada Beth. Warren's description of his journey goes like this, "I have seen every dream I had as a fifteen year old in Spivey's Corner, NC come true."

Lynda Stein
is the producer/writer of the films "Lela" and "Broken" which both recently premiered in Los Angeles, a former theatre teacher with professional experience in print, commercial and stage, writing and improv training at Second City - Chicago, SAK Comedy Lab - Orlando and a BFA at the University of Milwaukee's prestigious Actor Training School. Lynda is also the director and founder of a summer drama camp and enjoys watching her dream of teaching children through the eyes of a working professional.
WHAT IS CREATE?

Create is an inspirational training event aimed at equipping those who minister through public speaking, writing, worship/music, media, and the arts. Create is custom-made for those individuals in the church, both vocational, and volunteer, who communicate. These individuals communicate in many ways, from a pulpit or through graphic design, they may connect via social media or lead a worship service experience. Regardless of the form of their communication, create has something to inspire and equip church leaders and volunteers. Attendees to create can expect to:
  • Enjoy inspirational keynote speakers and engaging worship experiences
  • Receive information, ideas, and resources for more effective ministry
  • Receive practical, hands-on training from proven ministry leaders
  • Learn in workshops taught by knowledgeable professional actively serving in both the church and marketplace, in different tracks: Writing, Art/Media. Worship/Media, and Drama
  • Connect with other "creatives" or church communicators throughout the ministry network of the Church of God of Prophecy and beyond
  • Leave Create re-energized and better enabled to minister in the local church and community
Register NOW ONLINE at www.createcon.org

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CONNECTIONS EVENTS




PASTOR APPRECIATION GREETING FROM GENERAL OVERSEER
Click on the image above to view the greeting in English
"I want to join with those voices in expressing my sincere appreciation for the pastors who serve the family of the Church of God of Prophecy. The service of these men and women is unique. God has entrusted them with the most precious assignment - care for the people of God. And many do so at great sacrifice to willingly obey the call of God.
I also wish to thank our pastoral spouses and families for their ministry, as well-serving alongside our pastors through seasons of joy and difficulty.
While October is a designated month of celebration, we should be mindful that appreciation, affirmation, and prayer support of our spiritual leaders is appropriate throughout the entire year. I invite and urge our members throughout this great body to do so not only this month, but throughout the coming year.
To our pastors, on behalf of the global ministry of the Church of God of Prophecy, I want to say a sincere, heartfelt, "thank you" for your faithfulness and ministry. The ministry of this great church is only possible through capable men and women just like you. Please know that Linda and I pray for you daily in our devotional time.
May God bless and strengthen you as you continue in your service to Him."

OCTOBER MISSION GIVING DRIVE IS UNDERWAY

The Mission Giving Drive is a celebration that provides the opportunity of connecting personally and miraculously within our global mission network to support and supply national and international ministries reaching 132 nations. Throughout this month, our congregations are reminded that our every involvement with missions is a work of the Holy Spirit stirring the passion of the whole Gospel to the whole world.

To view a number of free missions resources available for download, click here.

NEW MISSIONS VIDEOS ON VIMEO CHANNEL



 from Pakistan
Click on the image above to hear Bishop Asher Khan, National Overseer of Pakistan, share exciting news from the nation including a number of newly planted churches, completed church construction projects, and expansion of our work into the nation of Afghanistan.






















Church Planting In Fiji
Bishop Daniel Gann, National Overseer of Fiji, shares news of new church planting and revitalization efforts in the nation. This video is part one of our recent interview with Bishop Gann in the COGOP Studio. Click on the image above to view the video

HEARTLINES FOR PASTOR'S WIVES: Be Of Good Cheer For There Is Hope


"In His Word, God has provided us with the necessary tools for living peacefully and confidently. "Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." The living Word of God helps us to take steps of faith and believe that the key to victory lies in the measure of our faith, and in faith without measure. Do not give up when facing life's difficulties and challenges. Set your eyes upon the Author and Finisher of faith. Take a step forward, continue to believe, and decide to be of good cheer, for there is hope."

THE WORD OF GOD by Elwood Matthews

"The Bible, the inspired Word of God, is the foundation of the Christian faith. It is the medium of God's addressing man and the means of man's knowing of the incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Since all intelligent faith in the supernatural rests ultimately upon the divine origin, plenary inspiration, and infallible authority of the Bible as the Book of God, it is only natural that this book becomes the very center of both the attack and the defense of the whole system of Christianity. Therefore, we must have an intelligent, rational, unshakable confidence in the Word of God as divine in origin, inspired of the Holy Spirit, a safe guide for belief and a sure pattern for practice."

Read the late Bishop Matthews' entire article by clicking here.

MODELING AND INSPIRING STEWARDSHIP


In the early church, there was an exciting fervor of stewardship that captivated the believers. So, we must ask ourselves, "What is our attitude toward giving?" Using Biblical examples, Bishop Benjamin Duncan shares thoughts on modeling and inspiring stewardship.