General Assembly
of the Church of God
in Michigan

"equipping local congregations
to extend the Kingdom of God"

What Makes SCORRE™ Speaker Training So Different?

MUST BE REGISTERED BY MAY 20. REGISTER TODAY!!

June 3-5, 2019

"If you want to take your public speaking to the next level, SCORRE is the single best conference you could attend." Michael Hyatt, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Speaker

People rave about SCORRE because we know the greatest transformation takes place in circles, not rows. Yes, you'll hear dynamic and practical teaching, but you are not going to sit in your seat all day. We're putting you to work!

Each day, you will prepare a speech assisted by one of our SCORRE coaches. Each night, you will deliver your speech to your SCORRE Circle, a small group of about eight other attendees. The honest, caring, and constructive feedback from your coach and peers will skyrocket your confidence and sharpen your communication. Whether you're presenting, performing, or preaching, you'll be equipped to move your audience to action every time.

Cost

Church Attendance Sliding Scale

  • 75 and less - $300 - Service Center covers meals and room
  • 75-200 - $500 - Service Center covers meals and room
  • 200+ - $700 - Service Center covers meals and room
  • Non-clergy - $700 - Service Center covers two lunches

This is an incredible opportunity. All of us want to be the very best we can from the pulpit. DCW has trained thousands on how to excel in public speaking. We have been able to arrange the special prices above for the Church of God in Michigan. The normal cost is $1500 for this training. We are taking the first 16 applicants. So register soon, contact Dr. Jones.

An Interview with Herb Shaffer Concerning SCORRE!

Interviewed by Rev. Jerry Webb, Pastor at Hope Crossing in Sterling Heights.


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Ordination Services

Mark Staton II- May 19, 2019; 3:30 p.m.
Lighthouse Community Church of God, Redford, Michigan


Leo Robinson II- June 2, 2019; 4:00 p.m.
Holbrook Avenue Church of God, Flint, Michigan

Installation Service

Gerald Roesly - June 2, 2019; 10:45 a.m.
Barryton Church of God, Barryton, Michigan

Lima Leadership Event

Lima Leadership Event
Crossroads Church, Lima, Ohio
August 27th 10 AM to 3 PM
Speaker: Brad Brisco

EVENT OVERVIEW

About five years ago, the state ministries of Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana challenged Church of God congregations in the Midwest to flip the question from “Should we multiply” to “How will we multiply?” It’s been exciting to see the conversation shift. Churches across the region hard at work installing intentional pathways for disciple making and wrestling deeply with the idea of what it might look like for their church to reproduce.

Annually in August, we gather together in Lima, Ohio to inspire and resource church leaders as they seek to multiply. If you have yet to join the conversation, now is the perfect time to connect with this kingdom-impacting initiative. This year, Brad Brisco will lead a conversation on the missional quest.

The Missional Quest: Shifting an Existing Congregation in a Missional Direction 

Before talking about the "how" of missional living, it is important to discuss the "why." In this training, Brad will survey the theological foundations that set the stage for the Church to move in a missional direction. Without a clear understanding of certain foundations, any change a church attempts to make will simply not be sustainable. Topics will include the missionary nature of the church, incarnational mission, participation in the missio Dei, and rethinking vocation.

Brad is currently the Director of Bivocational Church Planting for the North American Mission Board. He holds a doctorate in the area of missional ecclesiology. His doctoral thesis was on assisting existing congregations in transitioning in a missional direction. He is the co-author of Missional Essentials, a twelve-week small group study guide, The Missional Quest: Becoming a Church of the Long Run, Next Door As It Is In Heaven, ReThink, and Covocational Church Planting. He and his wife have three children and have been foster parents to more than fifty other kids. He blogs regularly at missionalchurchnetwork.com

This FREE event is open to anyone, so please, bring your whole team and spread the word. 

REGISTRATION

EVENT LOCATION

Crossroads Church, 775 S. Thayer Road, Lima OH 45806

10 AM - 3 PM

Christian Women Connection

April 26 and 27 was our State Convention and, as usual, it was uplifting and very successful. In my absence, Vice-President Theresa Cross led our business meeting. She did a great job. Our ladies were greatly blessed by our speaker, Rev. Crystal Colp. Our worship leader, Mrs. Tonja Henry led inspiring worship!

We have a great group of women! It was great to be together. I thank the Lord for each one of you.

Don't forget to plan for the Church of God Women's Convention on October 10 – 13, 2019 at the Sheraton, Myrtle Beach Hotel.

Connie Mashue, CWC State President

Charlevoix Family Camps

June 22-28, 2019

Brian and Linda Wickes

Rev. and Mrs. Brian Wickes

Evangelist

June Camp:

Evangelist: Brian Wickes Worship Leaders & Saturday
Concert: Sue Snyder & Thelma McFarland
Youth Leader: Steve Roy
Children’s Leader: Desiree Willett
Program Director: Steve Starks

Mike and April Simmons

Rev. and Mrs. Mike Simmons

Evangelist

July Camp:

Evangelist: Mike Simmons
Worship Leader & Saturday Concert: Arlyn Willett
Youth Leader: Alyssa Oliverez
Children’s Leader: Mark & Diana Thompson
Program Director: Desiree Willett

Camp Flyer


103rd Annual Camp Meeting

On Sunday evening, August 4, Rev. Carron Odokara, Associate Pastor at Farmington Hills Church of God, Farmington Hills, Michigan, is the guest speaker.

Spirit of America Tour

August 24-31, 2019

Join us for an exciting and educational journey, as we explore our nation’s capital, visit Gettysburg and see a spectacular musical about the life of Jesus!
Open To Any Adults Over The Age Of 50.

Price : $1199 double occupancy, $400 additional for single occupancy

  • During our visit to DC, we will experience the National Mall, a tree-lined expanse of open space which stretches from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. We will spend time at the Smithsonian Institute—the world’s largest museum and research complex, with nearly 140 million objects to discover. We also plan to arrange a visit to the newly opened Bible Museum, the U.S. Capitol and possibly a tour of the White House.
  • Bible Museum – A truly enriching and learning experience that will show how the Bible has been created and passed down through history starting with Moses. Explore 7 floors of exhibits that tell the story of the Bible and its impact.

While we are focusing on Washington DC itself, we will visit other historic sites in the area:

  • Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, “where the Bible comes to life” and we plan to see the production of “Jesus”. The panoramic stage covers the front and both sides of the auditorium and over 50 cast members will tell the story of Jesus in authentic costume and settings.
  • Hershey… Visit the home of Reeses, Hershey chocolate, and so much more that’s good to eat. Learn about the life of Milton Hershey who not only impacted the world with his candy but also through his philanthropic activity that continues on today.
  • Gettysburg’s historic battlefield; where the Union victory ended General Robert E. Lee's ambitious invasion of the North, a turning point in the Civil War. Our guide will bring this all to life for us!

You have learned about America’s capital in textbooks, but there’s nothing like seeing the real thing up close—when you visit Washington, DC, you will experience – our history, the power of government, amazing museums and monuments.

Deposits must be received by June 1.

For more information contact: Steve and Flori Mejeur; (269) 429-8637, mejeur@gotuliptours.com
Rev. Bob Confer, (269) 983-1524 x 14; bob.c@myfirstchurch.com

Older Adult Event

Older Adult Day

Monday, September 16, 2019

at Essenhaus in Middlebury, Indiana

$32.00 per person which includes everything... meal (2 meats) tip, taxes, Concert with "Common Bond", sharing about Children of Promise and lots of FUN! Registration deadline is Monday, September 9.

Concert after lunch with Common Bond Quartet

Common Bond

Hosted by Rev. Kirk Bookout from Children of Promise and
Rev. Robert Confer of First Church of God in Saint Joseph

IFOC Certified Chaplain Training Program

Heritage Church is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the International Fellowship of Chaplains, Chaplaincy Training Course from November 4-8, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This training will allow those who are in need of credentialing as a Chaplain, or those who have a desire to become a Chaplain to apply to the IFOC for licensing and credentailing following the training. The cost of this training is only $300 if pre-registered by September 27, 2019.

The IFOC Chaplaincy Training Course is offered for Emergency Service Personnel, Law Enforcement, Industrial Chaplains, and those who wish to become Chaplains and includes training in:

  • Chaplaincy and the Law
  • Stress Management
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Post Traumatic Stress Injury
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Death Notification
  • Depression/Suicidology
  • Domestic Violence
  • Human Trafficking
  • Disaster Preparedness

For further information about this training you can contact Dave Mansfield at dmansfield@experienceheritage.org, or call the church at (586) 997-9490.

To register for this training you can to the IFOC webpage.

Vision Ministries

2020 BARBADOS MISSION WORK CAMP

January 11-21, 2020 | Silver Sands Church of God

Silver Sands

Cost: $1,050 plus airfare

This BMWC will include:

  • Life together with the Bajan people
  • Work on the new Silver Sands Church
  • Worship and fellowship with the church people
  • Lodging at the Round Rock Apartments by the Sea
  • Final three nights at the Divi Southwinds Beach Resort
  • Three days of free time on the island
  • Basking in the warm, breezy, tropical Barbados climate
  • Life-changing experiences

---Limited to 20 people---

**Register early and reserve your spot**

St. Joseph church expands its Cars Ministry to reach even more people for Christ.

Benton Heights

Back in 2009, Roger Herbstreit, was compelled to use his skills as a certified mechanic to serve the community after completing an Alpha class hosted by First Church of God in St. Joseph, Michigan. This moment marked the birth of the Cars Ministry, a much needed service to Berrien County. Transportation is a major issue for under-resourced individuals and families in Berrien County as there is no reliable access to public transportation. Berrien County Commissioner, Deb Panozzo has stated: “Finding a job in our community is not the problem: there are businesses that are in need of hiring folks, but people don’t have the transportation to get to them.” According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates of the 61,167 households in Berrien County, a staggering 5,322 (9%) have no vehicle available and 21,802 (35%) only have one vehicle available. In addition 37% of households do not make enough money to make ends meet each month.

Outside garage

During the last nine years, the program has grown leaps and bounds, so much so that First Church developed a separate nonprofit, New Heights Christian Community Development Association (New Heights CCDA) to better position the program and two other community minded ministries for growth and maximum impact. In order to adequately serve the needs of the community the Cars Ministry needed to find a larger facility to allow it to reach even more people. Recently that new location was found; located on a busy state road, the 7,000 square foot garage is already outfitted as a automotive repair facility and is exactly what the New Heights CCDA Board was looking for. This new space will allow the Cars Ministry to serve at least 100 financially struggling households each year, a 4x increase over the past year. This increased capacity will help people get to and from work, important medical appointments, etc. Jerry, a recent client of the ministry, was able to double his income because of the vehicle that was provided to him. He is now working towards saving up to buy a house for himself and his five kids.

Inside garage

In addition to being able to increase the number of financially struggling families served each year this new location will also allow the Cars Ministry to provide automotive repair services to the general public. These services will not only generate enough revenue to make the ministry financially self-sustaining, it will provide more opportunities to share about the mission of the ministry and ultimately the gospel to all of its customers.

To purchase and make needed improvements to the building New Heights CCDA needs to raise a total of $330,000. To help with the fundraising efforts two foundations have provided matching grants totaling $165,000. More than $200,000 has already been raised with the help of the grants. If you'd like to learn more or donate toward this project you may do so by visiting https://www.newheightsccda.com/cars

Our Michigan Churches seeking Pastors:

  • Bay City, North Euclid – Darryl Babcock, Interim
  • Belding, New Hope Church of God - Rev. Greg Merren, Interim
  • Edmore, First Church of God
  • Cassopolis - Tim Foreman, Interim
  • Sears, Church of God - John Mellish, Interim

Interested? Contact Dr. Jones, State Pastor. (800) 369-5890