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  HurricaneMatthewVirtual Prayer Meeting to Begin New Year
Church of God Prayer Ministries Coordinator P. Douglas Small will lead a virtual prayer meeting to take place from Sunday, January 1, 2017 through Sunday, January 22.

Nightly, at 9:00 p.m. EST time, Christians from across North America can join a live prayer call focused on revival and awakening by calling (605) 562-3172, Access Code 1234. The call will last for 90 minutes. Special guests already scheduled on the call include Tim Hill, General Overseer of the Church of God; Alton Garrison, Assistant Superintendent of the Assemblies of God; Ronnie Floyd, immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention; Tom Phillips, Vice President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; Kay Horner, Executive Director of the Awakening America Alliance; and Timothy Coalter, North American Overseer for the Church of God of Prophecy.

"The list of participants this year reads like a 'Who's Who,' among respected Evangelical-Pentecostal leaders committed to prayer and spiritual awakening," Small said. "In addition to the interdenominational flavor of the calls, twelve Church of God administrative bishops and their state prayer teams are scheduled to lead prayer segments throughout the 22 days." Read more
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(IPHC) International Dialogue Between the WCRC and Classical Pentecostals
Representatives of various classical Pentecostal churches and a delegation from the World Communion of Reformed Churches met at the Latin American Biblical University in San José, Costa Rica, December 2-6, 2016. This meeting was the third session of the third round which is focusing on mission. Read more

Kendra Faulkner and Christine Boesch reach people where they are.
(AG) Special Deliveries
Kendra Faulkner and Christine Boesch believe the best gifts really do keep on giving. That's why their road trips involve sharing the love of Christ and encouraging the recipients to pass it on.

The women attend Faith Memorial Church , an Assemblies of God congregation in Sandusky, Ohio, where Faulkner serves as children's director and Boesch runs an afterschool program. Seeing the needs in their diverse county - where many impoverished families live in isolated neighborhoods with little access to public transportation - led them to co-found a nonprofit organization that reaches people where they are. Read more

NHCLC Names Immigration Attorney Jessica Dominguez to Help Protect Sanctity of Families, Empower Churches to Help
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the  National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), today announced Attorney Jessica Dominguez has been named the official immigration attorney for the NHCLC, bringing more than a decade of experience helping families stay together, know their rights and navigate the immigration system. Read more
 ACOP Develops NextGen Leaders
Our Fellowship of churches realized we were getting "older" with the average age of our pastors 58-years-old. In 10 to 15 years we would have a leadership crisis with our baby boomer generation pastors and ministry leaders retiring. We decided to become more intentional in developing next generation leaders.

We've asked leaders to bring a next generation leader to our annual leadership retreat. Through this process we discovered that, although we had agreement around our core beliefs and values, the emphasis and priorities of our next generation leaders is quite different than previous generations. We've agreed on the "ends," but the "means" of accomplishing those ends is not always the same.

This year we asked a team of next generation leaders to plan our leadership retreat. They set the schedule, chose the theme, selected the speakers and brought a next generation vibe to the event. They also arranged sponsorships to help more next generation leaders attend the retreat. They used a creative means of mixing and mingling the generations and created a healthy inter-generational dialogue.

ACOP Denominational leaders are also required to select next generation successors to "shadow" them in their ministry, to mentor them, and prepare the leader to succeed them. The "bench strength" of our Fellowship increases by developing potential leaders. We've distinguished between "next generation" leaders and "young" leaders. Next generation leaders will take the place of the current leaders; however, we also need to be cultivating young leaders to succeed the next generation. We're building a "farm team" system of continual leadership development.

We've discovered that our next generation leaders and young leaders are passionate lovers of Jesus with a deep desire to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to reach their world for Christ. We've witnessed a number of young leaders preparing to take the gospel to unreached people groups in difficult places. I believe that our future is bright if we prepare and empower the next generation of leaders. - Wes Mills, President, ACOP 

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."   Acts 1:8 (NIV) 
Jeff Farmer, President

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2017 PCCNA Meeting
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for Annual Meeting:
January 25, 2017 
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Enjoy Antebellum Mansions, Historic Museums and More in Charleston, SC

Stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War. Come face to face with a giant sea turtle. Take a tour of an antebellum mansion. Climb aboard a WWII aircraft carrier. There are so many blossoming gardens, so many photo opportunities and so many reasons to visit Charleston, South Carolina, "The Holy City."

PFWBLeadershipPentecostal Freewill Baptist Church Leadership Changes
General Superintendent Randy Carter
PCCNA welcomes Rev. Randy Carter, General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church. Carter succeeds Preston Heath who retired after serving for 20 years. Rev. Carter is the third of four generations of pastors ordained by the Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church.

Rev. Carter was born and raised in Dunn, North Carolina. His father, Dr. Herbert Carter, was the first General Superintendent in 1959. Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Churches has 150 churches and 300 ministers scattered throughout 3 states according to The Daily Record.
Ministry Moment
How Jesus Dealt With Fame 
By Dr. George O. Wood 
Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him. For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him. Whenever the evil spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God." But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was
(Mark 3:9-12).

In recent years we have witnessed the spectacular falls of gospel ministers with high profiles. How does this happen? They forget how Jesus dealt with fame.
What did Jesus do when adoring crowds gathered around Him? This text tells us.

First, He genuinely cared for people with needs. That's why so many came to Him. He came not to get something from others but to give. Read more. 
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