Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Drama/Music Training Conference

Developing Talents and Gifts.........Camp Boothe

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Persecuted Church


The first two Sundays of November have been set apart to remember and pray for the persecuted church, through the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). On November 1 and 8, 2015, local churches, ministries, and Christian organizations will united together to "continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering" (Hebrews 13:3 NIV).

 Today's greatest untold story is that more than 100 million Christians worldwide face persecution for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Daily, Christians in countries such as Eritrea, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Sudan and Sri Lanka face imprisonment, violence and even death.

 IDOP is a time set apart for us to remember thousands of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world who suffer persecution, simply because they confess Jesus Christ as Lord.

 We invite you to download the resources on the IDOP website to share with your church family and hope you will join Christians worldwide in praying for persecuted Christians this November.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pastor Appreciation Month Video Greeting
Watch the Pastor Appreciation Month Video from
General Overseer Sam N. Clements
The Bible teaches us to give honor to whom honor is due. I do not know of any position in the Church that deserves more honor than a God-called, God-anointed pastor. A pastor is a shepherd, a minister in spiritual and jurisdictional charge of a church congregation or community. Jeremiah 3:15 states, "And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." Again in Ephesians 4:11-12, "And He gave some apostles; and some prophets; and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers for the perfecting (maturing) of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ."

Today we have many preachers (ministers) with various callings and giftings that are well-trained and equipped in their ministry, but not every minister has a pastor's heart. All are needed and have a unique role to play in the body of Christ, but true pastors according to God's own heart are few. My personal prayer is, "Please, God, give us more!"

Our pastors hold the most important positions in this church and without them the church would not exist. Please take special time, not just once a year, but every opportunity you have to encourage and support them in every way possible. People that continually give of themselves also need to receive.

May God bless every pastor across this world with renewed courage and zeal to "feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; neither as being lords over God's heritage but being examples to the flock. And when the chief shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away" (1 Peter 5:2-4).
Bishop Sam N. Clements, General Overseer