Dr. Culpepper's Webcast, March 6, 7 p.m. EST
Webcast from International Offices...
. . . will center on the theme, “The Art of Making Disciples” (John 8:31-36). Dr. Culpepper and David Griffis will host a roundtable discussion with the Pathway Press team—Terry Hart, general director; David Ray; Lance Colkmire; and Larry Horrell. The publication ministries—Sunday school curriculum, Bible study material, the Evangel, Leadership, and other support materials for making disciples—will be outlined. The presentation will not be a “sales pitch,” but will outline ways of training to make disciples.
The Impact of the Internet . . .
is affecting church life and opening other options for church training. The Leading Change video series
was the first of its kind for Church of God in Virginia to place online. These materials can be used for onsite staff and local church leadership training. Please take advantage of the three 30-minute segments that spell out the challenges and the benefits of change at the local church.
And your input is important. I would appreciate your feedback about the Leading Change
series by completing a very short 4-question survey to helps us provide relevant training in the future. (Survey is linked here.)
Find out more about the videos at this link here.
Seek God for the City . . .
is a 40-day prayer evangelism promotion sponsored by our Prayer Ministries in conjunction with Waymakers. The 40-day prayer guide takes you on a prayer journey around the world.
To learn about this initiative, call (885) 842-5483 or (704) 996-5091, or go to www.projectpray.org
Events to Remember. . .
Equippers Conference March 24
Great Day of Prayer, April 1
Empower 2012, June 13-19
Reaching an Older Generation . . .
must be planned for the future ministry of the church. The following statistics indicate what is happening in the age brackets of 65, 75, and older in America.
U.S. Population 65 and Older
1960 9.0 percent
1980 11.3 percent
2000 12.4 percent
2010 13.0 percent
Projected U.S. Population of 75 and Older
2010 35.5 million (actual)
2020 46.0 million
2030 67.9 million
2040 94.8 million
2050 114.6 million
Six Principles of Performance . . .
are outlined in Zig Ziglar’s book, Born to Win
1. We get from ourselves and others what we expect.
2. The difference between good and excellent companies (churches) is training.
3. Companies (churches) that do not train their people and invest in their ability don’t last.
4. You find what you look for in life.
5. Never make a promise without a plan.
6. Happiness, joy, and gratitude are universal if we know what to look for.