Seven Laws That Undergird Church Growth . . .
1. Vision for Growth
The Laws of . . .
—Compassion for the Unchurched
2. Confidence to Achieve
—Recognition of Spiritual Resources
3. Positive Church Image
—Reputation for Caring
4. Churchwide Expectation
5. Influential Hospitality
—People Loving People
6. Transforming Worship
—Life Enriching Praise
7. Accountability for Growth
—Recognition of Harvesttime
Equipping our church leadership
TRAINING VIDEO Series
A Leader's Relationships (2-part Video Series)
Bishop Mitchell Corder, Administrative Bishop for the Church of God in Virginia shares his four point training series about A Leader's Relationships in two impacting 30-minute video sessions. This leadership training applies to church staff, general leadership positions, or volunteer constituents.
Stay tuned to see more about this valuable training series, A Leader's Relationships, that will be posted around May 17 on our website, linked here
1. Models Who Inspire You
2. Mentors Who Instruct You
3. Partners Who Assist You
4. Friends Who Support You
Equipping our churches to pray
. . . Be watching for the Summer issue of the Virginian, "Partnering in Prayer." This upcoming issue is packed with valuable specific resources geared toward preparing pastors and their churches to be strategically praying people.
Seven Questions to ask Before You Preach
Am I worried about what people think of my message or what God thinks? (Preach with fear.)
Do I genuinely love these people? (Preach with love.)
Am I accurately presenting this passage? (Preach with accuracy.)
Am I depending on the Holy Spirit's power or my own cleverness? (Preach with power.)
Have I applied this message to my own life? (Preach with integrity.)
Will this message draw attention to me or to God? (Preach with humility.)
Do the people really need this message? (Preach with urgency.)
2012 Pentecost Sunday Initiative
Empowered21--a broad coalition of churches, ministries and organizations working together to help shape the future of the Spirit empowered movement around the world--has announced plans for a Pentecost Sunday Initiative
this year (http://www.pentecostsunday.tv/
). It is a global initiative scheduled for Pentecost weekend and Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012, in which pulpits all over the world will proclaim the transforming, renewing, empowering truth of the Holy Spirit.
Empowered21 (www.empowered21.com) is committed to seeing new generations experience the power and presence of the living God by preaching and teaching about the Holy Spirit through this one day, one message international movement--a movement to discover anew God's presence and power on Pentecost Sunday.
The Global Vision of Empowered21 is: "That every person on Earth would have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the Power and Presence of the Holy Spirit... by Pentecost 2033."
Empower 2012 (Camp Meeting week)
starting June 13, going through June 19, will be held in three regions and hosted by four different churches.
: We will begin on Wednesday night, June 13, in Pulaski Church of God (The Refreshing Center) with two days and three nights in Pulaski.
The evening of June 16, we will hold service at Chesapeake, Kingdom Life and Sunday night, June 17, we will be at Newport News, WOW Center.
Monday night, June 18, we will be hosted by Richmond, Victory Tabernacle.
More details about area hotels and downloads
are available on our website: www.vacog.org/campmeetings_new.php
Other Events to Remember. . .
Ministers Meeting, October 1-2
General Assembly, July 24-27