There are a lot of things I could attempt to write about today. We have no lack of helpful articles, blogs and podcasts about the times we’re living through right now. We are blessed with an abundance of resources, articles, webinars and other tools to help followers of Jesus navigate these uncharted times. I don’t… Continue reading What is Jesus Doing in You Through COVID-19?
My mind has been carried to Ecclesiastes 3 several times this week: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” It’s certainly a time to grieve. In this uncharted territory, we’re being required to use adaptive leadership whether we want to or not. We’ve never been in a… Continue reading A Time to Grieve and Prepare
Please click the image below for a video message from Lance Finley: CGGC eNews—Vol. 14, No. 13
If you didn’t believe the wisdom of James 4:13-17 before this past week, you have plenty of reasons to believe it now. I would venture to say that all of us have had our plans significantly changed over the course of the past week. I’ve had multiple conversations over this week where I’ve acknowledged the… Continue reading Living and Serving Well into the Unknown
If you didn’t know it by now, we’re living in a VUCA world. VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. The concept was developed in the U.S. War College several years ago and is used increasingly today to help explain the context of our present world and its challenges. These are certainly volatile and… Continue reading How Do We Respond to Coronavirus?
I was in a meeting with some other leaders recently when someone asked the following question: “Can someone define discipleship for me?” There was a mix of different reactions in the room. For some, it was a silly question. I mean, we all know that Jesus calls us to make disciples, right? What do you… Continue reading What is Discipleship?
By Aaron Lee Click HERE for information about joining the new CGGC team! Sunday, August 27, 2017. The nation was gripped by the rising floodwaters and swift water rescues in southeast Texas as Hurricane Harvey made landfall and stood still. That afternoon, Pastor Steve Bean called the Virginia Baptist Disaster Response Operations Center hotline, requesting… Continue reading Partners in Disaster Response
Life is made up of different seasons. In some areas of our country, we have winter, spring, summer and fall (although in some regions, I hear it’s more like really hot summer and not-as-hot summer). But it’s more than just the weather. There are seasons of abundance and scarcity. There are seasons of refreshment and… Continue reading Living in the Wilderness
Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya to get a sense of how God is at work through ministry of the CGGC there. Pastor Nancy Boyer (interim pastor at Mt. Joy Church of God in Mt. Joy, PA) headed up a team of 13 from the Eastern Region Conference and they were… Continue reading Kenya Ministry Update
By Lance Finley, with Pastor Jerry Harper Osage Oaks Church of God in Sperry, OK has a long history of ministering outside the four walls of the church building. The congregation has invested deeply in various ministries that reach their community: an after-school program, clothing closet ministry, the Helping Hands ministry which distributes food in… Continue reading Osage Oaks: Making Wishes Come True in Jesus’ Name!