Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Summer Camps

                   Camps are now in progress.  
                      Pray for all the campers!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Church
of God Movements will convene on Thursday, May 25, 2017
  at 9:30 a.m. at the Ministry Training Center of the Church of
  God of Prophecy International Offices in Cleveland, Tennessee.
For the first time ever, the meeting will also be offered via live
simulcast, online.

This year's meeting will feature three presentations on the topic
of "A People of Prevailing Prayer." Dr. James Beaty will share
the first presentation, "The History of Prayer in the Church of God,"
followed by Bishop Adrian L. Varlack, Sr. who will share "Praying
Habits of A Pioneer." The final presentation will come from Bishop
Brian T. Sutton on "Prevailing in Prayer Moving Forward."

"In recent years I've been encouraged to see a resurgence in the
attention many of our movements are giving to the ministry of prayer,"
said Shaun McKinley, acting president of the Society as well as
Prayer Ministries Coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy.
  "It is my hope that this year's meeting will remind us of the passion,
  commitment, and fervency in prayer that our forefathers and
mothers understood was the foundation for their work and that
this reminder will inspire us to recommit ourselves to lives of passionate,
  prevailing prayer."

The meeting is open to the public and admission is free. The meeting
  is scheduled to conclude at 12:00 noon.

The Ministry Training Center is located behind the Church of God of
Prophecy International Offices and White Wing Bookstore at 3720
Keith Street NE in Cleveland.

Those wishing to participate via the live simulcast should register
in advance through the Church of God of Prophecy Prayer Ministries
website at www.cogopprays.org.

About the Historical Society of Church of God Movements

The Historical Society of Church of God Movements exists
"to promote the study, interpretation and appreciation of the
history of Church of God Movements." It began in 2002 in
order to provide opportunities for representatives of the various
denominations that use the name Church of God to better understand
both common and unique aspects of their history and heritage.
The latest information concerning the society may be found on its
blog at historicalsocietycgm.blogspot.com/ or on its Facebook page.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Preschool Ministry

Let the Little Ones Come: Preschool Ministry
Prior to the birth of each of our daughters, we purchased an elegant, lovely silver photo album to collect photos of the most cherished of memories as they grew. As soon as they were born, we inserted their photo into the front cover and wrote out the details of their birth—their name, birthdate, delivery time, and weight. Each photo album contained pages of empty pockets just waiting for photos to be inserted.
Often times I would thumb through the empty pages imagining what events lie ahead for my daughters that would eventually be contained on each album’s page.
In many ways, the children we serve are like those empty albums. Each child is a unique individual, made in God’s image, and from the moment of their birth we are given the opportunity to add to their “album” and help them form their picture of God, themselves, and their world.
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Ideas You Can Use
Scheduling Your Time
If I’ve learned anything in nearly twenty-five years of continuous ministry to children, it’s that the success of my ministry time with kids is inescapably linked to the effort and time I put into planning my time with them.
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Maintaining Good Behavior
It is possible to strike the right balance in discipline while maintaining a happier and productive learning environment.
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Memorizing Bible Scripture
Preschool children can be one of the greatest age groups to teach because they are often like a sponge, soaking up every bit of content that you share with them. With a little activity repetition, preschoolers can learn and memorize some of the most cherished Bible verses.
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Handling Anxious Kids
Separation anxiety is one of the greatest challenges that both preschool ministers and the parents they serve have to face. Understanding the common reasons for separation anxiety can often help us more lovingly and patiently see our children and their parents through this phase of their development.
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Using Learning Centers
Learning centers help add fun and diverse opportunities that provide times of activity and instruction. Some learning centers can be set-up and available to the children as they arrive, while others may be utilized during class time to keep children engaged and moving during your ministry.
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How Preschoolers Learn
Preschoolers are beginning their journey of understanding in all areas. As far as our ministries are concerned, this means they are forming their understanding of who they are, who God is, and how they relate to Him.
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gordon-Conwell Class

The above class came from several states including Alabama; (Delaware, Florida, North Carolina, Kansas, and Louisiana) to participate in the Alabama Gordon-Conwell Class which began March 16 and ended March 19.  We were honored to have our own Church of God of Prophecy Professor, Dr. Elias Rodriguez from Georgia.  Professor Rodriguez wasted no time in teaching the principles of "Introduction to Preaching".  I can say each one came away with a greater outlook on preparing sermons.

Register below for this FREE Webinar. A link to the 
webinar will be sent to you 24 hours before the start, 
along with a study guide.
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