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
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!
I’ve noticed lately that they days are getting longer (a welcome change) and that means that summer will be here before we know it (despite what the groundhog in PA might say this weekend). It’s not too early to start making plans for the summer months. If you have a high school student in your… Continue reading The Well 2020: Summer Faith Experience at the University of Findlay
“Go make disciples of all nations” was Jesus’ final command to His disciples in Matt. 28:19. We all believe this to be true, and we understand that all “born again” Christians are “disciples,” but do we have a clear picture of what a disciple is? Do we have a good understanding of the discipleship process?… Continue reading Welcome
A married couple, friends of mine, have served the children of a large city in Columbia for many years. She posted the following story today: “We had just closed out devotions with petitions and all were running downstairs to play until their moms arrived. All except a group of five or six kids that still… Continue reading PRAYING AS A CHILD
This is an account of God’s protective hand in Haiti from early December 2018, sent in by Mike VanDerwort. We had quite an interesting evening the other night. As we were sitting in our living room we heard this horrible noise. When we went out to the road and found there was a tractor-trailer leaning… Continue reading The Lord’s Hand of Protection
A member of the church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the pastor decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his pastor’s visit, the man welcomed him, led him… Continue reading Members or Embers?
I was walking toward town beside my step-father. He seemed like a giant to me. His gait was long and I was only in first grade. As he held my hand, I felt like I was running just trying to keep up. That’s because I was running trying to keep up. At times, I would… Continue reading Broken in Acting Instead of Being
Wonder Ministries in the Toledo, Ohio area is taking the wonder of Christ’s incarnation outside the walls of the church. Many churches reach out to local nursing homes during the Christmas Season, which we heartily applaud. Groups visiting and singing Christmas carols, reading Scripture and visiting with some of society’s oft-forgotten is always valuable ministry.… Continue reading Wonder Ministries – Outside the Walls
The United Community filled up their gym recently and met the needs of many in their community through their “Gift of Love Sale!” This event took place Saturday, November 24. The youth of the church organized the event to meet needs in the local community. This event removed all financial barriers as everything was FREE!!… Continue reading United Community’s Gift of Love Sale