Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 International Assembly

Last week we, the Assembly Task Force, had our last onsite meeting at the Rosen Shingle Resort. As has been previously mentioned, the facilities is second to none of anyplace we have held our Assembly in recent years. The details are coming together to make this one of the best and most assuredly largest attended Assemblies in many years. Simply I have been well pleased with all that I have seen and experienced at Rosen Shingle. I would encourage our people to make the effort to attend if at all possible. With the Assembly being in Florida, this could be the closest Assembly to our membership in Alabama for several years.

I also wanted to ask if any of our people that plan on attending would be willing to help serve the Assembly delegates in one of three areas it would be a great blessing to our people. There will be a schedule of sessions and dates based upon each ones availability. As well, we will train and brief each day so we can best serve the people. Here are three opportunities to serve:

Greeters: Greeters will be throughout the property to welcome and help provide information and assistance to our delegates.

Ushers: Ushers will mostly serve on Assembly floor to help with seating, any information to be passed out, and with offerings.

Security: Security will be for all of our areas from the main hall to the children's area and the bookstore. This area requires some form of law enforcement background or training. If any of our people would like to serve in one of these areas they can contact me directly with the information below. I will need the dates and sessions (morning, afternoon, evening) available to serve.

2014 International Assembly is going to be a wonderful time. See you there!

God Bless,
 Pastor Joshua Lynn
 Mastin Lake Church

2713 Mastin Lake Road NW
 PO Box 3242
 Huntsville, AL 35810
 Office: 256.851.0015
 Cell: 256.714.0571

Friday, March 28, 2014

International Assembly 2014
Advertising Opportunities Available

The Church of God of Prophecy is venturing into a new and exciting area this year. We are working on a COGOP app which can be accessed from any electronic device. This app will allow the user to pull up daily schedules, synopses of workshops, speaker's bio, and much, much more! There will be a layout of the exhibits floor showing the location of each exhibitor's booth.

When your booth is hovered over, your name, business name and a link to your website will be displayed. As an exhibitor, this is all free of charge to you! All I need from you is the contacts name, company name and website information you'd like to appear. We are working on ways to promote your business in appreciation for your participation with us.

We are selling space for ads in the Assembly program again this year. Our print run will be approximately 8,000. It could be a great promotional tool for your company! Camera ready art must be received by April 1. Please respond as soon as possible to let me know if you are interested and when I can expect a PDF of your artwork.

Program size is 5.5 x 8.5, and art can be four-color with full bleed.

1. Pricing: Full page $700.00
Half page 400.00
Quarter page 250.00

2. Pricing for Exhibitors: Full page 600.00
Half page 350.00
Quarter page 200.00
3. Full page ad includes option to place flyer on every other chair prior to one evening service.
4. Purchase of ad includes the following:
A. Listing on "sponsor page" on Assembly website
B. Button on webcast page that lists sponsors
C. Above listings will include links to advertisers website
D. Ads will be shown on screens prior to services at various times throughout week.

For more information on advertising, contact Diann Stewart at or 423-559-5432. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Assembly 2014

Assembly Reservations Now Open
Schedule of Events Released
Reservations for the 98th International Assembly, being held July 30-August 3, 2014, at the Rosen Shingle Creek, have officially opened. Those wanting to reserve rooms can click here to visit the Assembly website and go through the registration process.

The entire hotel has been reserved for Assembly delegates and the Rosen company has also offered nearby hotels for any possible overflow. Those staying at a Rosen resort will have parking fees ($16 a day) included in their room rate.

The theme for the Assembly is Breakthrough. The week's activities will include general sessions with worship teams and ministers, mission emphasis events, business meetings, special programs for youth and children, workshops and more. Prior to the official opening, the international presbytery of the Church of God of Prophecy will gather to meet, pray and select a leader to serve as the church's next General Overseer.

Schedule Highlights
The full schedule will be posted on the Assembly website. Here are some highlights:
Business sessions
Presentation and prayerful discernment of new General Overseer
The General Overseer Speaks
Committee Reports-Finance, Bible Doctrine & Polity
Musical Concert by Bahama Brass Band
Message by Stephen Masilela, General Presbyter, Africa

Assembly for Children
Youth Ministries Workshops for Student Leaders
Presentation by Church Multiplication Network
Afternoon Workshops-Details on Assembly website
Musical Concert by the Duncans
Message by Brian Sutton, Pastor
CCMN Network Fellowship

Assembly for Children
Youth Ministries Workshops for Student Leaders
Presentation by David Ferguson, Intimate Life Ministries and Adrian Varlack, Center for Biblical Leadership Instructor
Mission Encounter
Music by Bahama Youth Band
Young Harvest Emphasis Service
Message by Tim Beck, Alabama State Youth Pastor
Worship with Tony Sutherland

Assembly for Children
Youth Orlando Mission Outreach
Operation Omega Youth Service
Bishop Ordination Service
Hispanic Worship Celebration
Tomlinson College Reunion
Regional General Presbyter Gatherings
Music by International Assembly Mass Choir
Message by Dr. Mark Williams, General Overseer, Church of God
Youth Ministries Fellowship

Message by Jung Min Lee, National Overseer, Korea/Thailand
Music by the Young Harvest Mass Choir
Challenge by Newly-Selected General Overseer

Discount Disney Tickets
Make plans to join other families on Sunday, August 3, for a Disney Day in the Park at the Magic Kingdom after the conclusion of the Assembly. Specially priced tickets will allow access to the park after 2 pm or 4 pm.

For advance purchase of specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets for the Walt Disney World theme parks, call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HERE. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is July 29, 2014.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

21 Days of Prayer

 For the past six years, the Church of God of Prophecy has begun each New Year with 21 days of seeking, a season of fasting and prayer. As we prepare our hearts for 2014 and another 21 days of seeking, the question asked by David when the army of Israel was being challenged by the Philistines and the giant Goliath in 1 Samuel 17:29, "Is there not a cause?" is appropriate now. When there are millions who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, not to mention areas of the world where the Gospel has never reached, I would say we have a cause. When there are Christians being prosecuted, persecuted, and executed for the Gospel, I say we have a cause. There is a cause to break out of our business as usual mode and allow the Holy Spirit to take charge of our actions, our plans, and our future.

 There is a cause to "sanctify a fast, and call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and call the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord, and cry unto the Lord." There is a cause to call the entire Church to a Season of Prayer and Fasting. I hear the cry from 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways: Then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

 Church, we need to hear a clear word from the Lord, not only for this summer's International Assembly and International Presbytery meeting, but also for our ministry that happens every day in every church around the world. And we pray for discernment to recognize the voice of the Lord. Pastors, this is a great time to organize your church into prayer groups and give specific prayer points. You can also connect with our Global Prayer Network here.

 If the events that have transpired around the world in the past year have not challenged your thinking and your actions, have hot stirred your emotions and caused you to seek a deeper experience with God, then perhaps you are asleep or in deep denial. Yes, there is a cause to pray. Everyone, young and old, is encouraged to join us, January 5-25, 2014, in these 21 days of praying, fasting, and seeking for the divine direction of the Holy Spirit as we move forward in areas we have never traveled before.

On behalf of the General Presbyters of the Church of God of Prophecy

Click the image below for resources to help you promote the 21 Days of Prayer in your local church.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Authors for International Assembly

Philippines Typhoon Update

Two weeks ago, the Philippines were hit with the Super-Typhoon Yolanda, which killed at least 5,235 with an additional 1,613 still listed as missing, according to the last government count. More than a million homes were destroyed or damaged, including some of our churches. If you would like to make a donation to help, click here.

Here are some reports from Bishop Roger Justiano, National Overseer of the Philippines.

As National Overseer of the Church of God of Prophecy, Philippines, in behalf of my family and our people, let me express my warmest gratitude and appreciation for all the help extended by the International Office, Harvest Partners, local churches in the US, local members, friends and everyone who helped our churches and brethren and the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). During those trying days, your prayers, message of encouragement, concerns, love, personal notes and messages really meant so much to us. We appreciate very much those who dropped some words of encouragement. Your prayers, moral and financial support will not be forgotten. May the Lord bless you, your family, work, business, ministry, as you responded to the need.--Bishop Roger D. Justiniano
A day after Super-Typhoon Yolanda (local name) land fell, the wide-spread devastation is just heartbreaking as news updates are beginning to come a midst power outages. The grim reality of the typhoon's strength is slowly unfolding as reports are coming in from the severely affected areas. The Philippine Red Cross estimated 1,200 casualties. Our church brethren from Panay, Romblon, and Mindoro are along the path of the typhoon. Please pray for our brethren and for the Filipino people who are affected with loss of lives, properties, agriculture and business.--Bishop Roger J
It took us a while to receive a report from our district overseer from Panay to give us an idea about the extent of damages among our church family since the cell sites in the area are down. He has to drive several towns just to get a signal to send his messages to us. Most of our church people's houses were damaged. Our church in Bacong was totally destroyed; in San Antonio, we lost several of the roof tin sheets; in Culasi, we lost the extended parts of the church building; in Buenavista, the cottage that the Work Team used this year during the construction of the church was destroyed. Praise God that there was no loss of lives among our church family according to the district overseer.
After several days of confusion and the seeming unpreparedness of the authorities to respond, the relief operations and help coming from different sectors and countries are beginning to pour in. Our fellowmen who were directly hit by the storm are receiving some relief goods, but other areas who were battered with same magnitude are also calling for help. This is part of the challenges the rescuers are facing since several islands of the archipelago were also badly hit.
Presently, our church is focusing on helping our church family in Antique, Panay where 4 of our churches were damaged and houses of our members were lost or destroyed. According to our pastor in Bacong church, members are just meeting in a tent now after their church was totally destroyed. Our Women's Ministry Directress, Sister Salvie, and Sister Luz are now on the their way to bring some food and assess the damages and move to the next stage of our help--building and repairing church building and houses of our members. We want to help as many as we can do, but with the fund that we have, we need to focus in with the churches and members. Anyway, the authorities are now helping the people in general who are affected by the typhoon.