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PCCNA Returns to Roots to Celebrate 25th AnniversaryPCCNARoots
PCCNA is going back to its roots in Memphis, TN to celebrate 25 years of breaking walls between races and denominations to grow and serve together. The "Memphis Miracle" that founded PCCNA will be commemorated the first night of the three-day Breakthrough Conference on March 19 at a service open to the public at Mason Temple. The service will commemorate the moment when Don Evans, a young white Assemblies of God pastor, on October 18, 1994, washed the feet of Bishop Ithiel Clemmons of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC). Pastor Evans repented to Bishop Clemmons and asked for forgiveness for his white brothers and sisters.

Pastor Evans' contrition moved COGIC's Bishop Charles Blake to asked Thomas Trask, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, for forgiveness for any animosity African Americans had harbored towards white brothers and sisters. The Memphis Miracle was a spontaneous capstone of the "Pentecostal Partners: A Reconciliation Strategy for 21st Century Ministry" conference. After the conference, the Pentecostal Fellowship of North America, comprised of white leaders, was disbanded and PCCNA was born.

During the birth of PCCNA, the leaders approved the Racial Reconciliation Manifesto. PCCNA then dramatically expanded membership to denominations, church networks, parachurch ministries, and churches in Canada and Mexico. In 2011, PCCNA led a campaign that sent a million dollars worth of  insecticide-treated bed nets to protect Africans from the deadly malaria parasite. PCCNA has also captured the stories of the Pentecostal movement in two books, Servants of the Spirit and Miracle Invasion.

PCCNA also launched several commissions aligned with its strategic vision: Church Health/Acts 2, Christian Unity, Communications and Media, Discipleship, Prayer, Race Relations, and Women in Leadership. Reaching next-gen leaders is a priority for PCCNA as well. With that intent, PCCNA kicked off a mentoring program within the NextGen Commission of selected up and coming leaders. For more information about the Breakthrough Conference, click here. - by Leilani Haywood
Several Members Launch New Year in PrayerNewYear
Church of God of Prophecy Worldwide Unites on Prayer Night
On January 20, during the Church of God of Prophecy's annual 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, thousands came together throughout the world to pray and seek God during the Prayer Night simulcast. Held in the Upper Room of the International Offices, the event featured General Overseer Sam N. Clements, General Presbyter Tim Coalter, international ministry leaders, and local church pastors.

Broadcast on two various platforms in English and Spanish, there were more than 1,000 connections from more than 30 nations, with more than 200 prayer requests submitted over the phone and through the internet. Some connection points were local church broadcasts, so an accurate count of participants was not possible. Response, however, was positive and overwhelming.

"The simulcast is an exciting way for us to bring our worldwide Church closer together using technology," said Shaun McKinley, prayer coordinator. "It starts out our year in a powerful way."

The Church will hold its annual Pentecost Sunday simulcast live from a local church in California on June 9 featuring a message from Bishop Clements. - DeWayne Hamby

(COG) Agree '19 Reaches Thousands Around the Globe
For three nights, Church of God members, and others, tuned in from around the world watching the broadcast from the studio at the International Offices via the church's website. Most watched on social media while tens of thousands viewed and engaged the unique nightly prayer experiences.

During Agree '19, Pastor Roy Tucker, Evangelists Bill Lee and Rhonda Holland spoke to the daily standing-room only gatherings. A national conference for evangelists was also taking place in Cleveland led by Dr. J. David Stephens, second assistant general overseer for the Church of God. The international FIND coalition for Unreached People Groups, led by Ken Anderson and North American State Prayer Leaders, led by P. Douglas Small, International Prayer Coordinator, were also gathered.

Dr. Tim Hill and members of the Church of God International Executive Committee dialogued and prayed with guests at the interview table. Prayer leaders huddled over the globe to pray multiple times each night, as did children and youth. Challenges were offered at the podium by leaders and evangelists. Musical guests led in worship. Video clips added to the fast-paced event and artfully offered ministry reports with challenges and opportunities for prayer and mission, care and compassion engagement around the world.  Read more

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(IPHC) A Voice for the Unborn
_Photo_ IPHC_ On Friday, January 18, 2019, over 100 members of the IPHC family joined with the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Since 1973, it is estimated that over 60 million abortions have been performed in the United States-over 2,000 per day. Believing that "children are a heritage from the Lord" (Psalm 127:3) and that every life is formed uniquely in the image of God, the IPHC raised its voice in Washington and Dallas, Texas, hoping to see an end to this atrocity in America.   Read more 

(AG) New York Passes RHA: Ten Ways to Pray
Like so many, I am deeply concerned by passage of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) by the State of New York - especially on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

The Assemblies of God values life from conception to death. We believe that humans are the highest form of God's creative activity and the focus of His love. We view the destruction of a human life created in the image of God, even in the womb, as an act of evil. Especially heinous in the RHA are provisions that extend the scope of abortion to later terms and the removal of the requirement for a physician to be present. 
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(PAOC) Our Greatest Challenge
It's 2019 and that means we are fully into the 100th year of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada's existence. The "Letters Patent of Incorporation" that established the PAOC was dated May 17, 1919, and was recorded on May 20, 1919, by the Deputy Registrar General of the Dominion of Canada on behalf of His Majesty, King George V. Talk about official! Read more
Jeff & Ramona Farmer
" 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

Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America 

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Ministry MomentMinistryMoment
How Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspired Bishop Blake 

Bishop Charles Blake
Bishop Charles Blake
The date: Sept 2, 1945. At the end of World War II, the Allies, including the United States, Great Britain, France, Russia and others, announced their victory over the Axis powers: Germany, Italy, and Japan. Approximately 73 million people died in the World War II conflict, including many Black American soldiers who fought on the battlefield but could not ride on the bus when they returned home.

The city: North Little Rock, Arkansas. My father loaded our family into our car and joined thousands of people in a spontaneous parade celebrating America's victory. My brother was in the back seat; celebrating by waving a small American flag out of the window of our car. 

A white family pulled up beside us, and their son snatched my brother's flag from his hand. As they pulled away, my brother and I protested to our father, "Daddy daddy, that boy stole our flag! Get it back for us!" My father told us to be quiet.

My father said nothing. He was justifiably afraid. 
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OBFF President Mentors NextGen LeadersNextGen
OBFF President
Rick Ciaramitaro
Canadian-based Open Bible Faith Fellowship (OBFF) President Rick Ciaramitaro mentors 35 pastors and leaders in a monthly conference call. "I developed this from the training I received from Pastor Larry Stockstill whom I sat under for the last 10 years," Ciaramitaro said. "He had a weekly and sometimes bi-monthly call that I was blessed to be a part of that had an incredible impact on my life and ministry." Ciaramitaro uses GoToMeeting as the online platform for hosting the free monthly calls.

"As president of OBFF we began monthly teaching to help facilitate the needs of these ministers," Ciaramitaro said. "My format starts with 5-7 minutes sharing on updates on our Fellowship, future connects days across Canada, praise reports, and future conferences for our fellowship. The next 35-40 minutes Cathy and I teach practical and relevant leadership principles and teaching with outlines and notes that are emailed one week before the call. We allow the last 10-15 minutes for questions and answers on the topic shared and we close with a prayer."

Ciaramitaro said it is important to set the call at the same time and day every month. "Our goal is to connect relationally and impart from our experiences and leadership skills sessions that will truly empower them to grow and expand, their ministries," he said. "I highly recommend fellowships and groups to connect in this manner. The praise reports by email and text received have been very encouraging. We would like to increase the calls to twice a month by the end of 2019." - by Leilani Haywood
Members Release New Books newbooks
Most people never seize their moment because they are paralyzed by their own thinking.

This book will teach you to let go of your excuses and never miss your moment again.

It's time for a change! It's time to hear the voice of Jesus asking, "Do you want to get well?" And it's time to answer Him with your obedience. Your destiny, future, and family are not controlled by "if only"; they rest in the hands of the One who loves you, saves you, redeems you, and heals you. Let go of your excuses, move beyond your conditional living, and break your cycle of dependency. It's time to stand! Read more

Apostolic epochs involve a breaking away, a new definition and a reorientation. They refocus kingdom purposes. The apostolic epoch that we are now entering is the fulfillment of the desire of Jesus, that his church be a house of prayer for all nations.

This is the not the mere amplification of prayer as it is often perceived. It is not the addition of a missing prayer component, or prayer even as a bountiful additive, a power pack, to what we are currently doing.

It is not the mere deepening or heightening of the value of prayer; it is a seismic apostolic shift. Through this assertive sovereign governance of God, He will intervene into history for missional purposes. It is my sincere belief that we are on the edge of such a moment again.  Read more.

Breakthrough Film Spotlighted in COGOP Magazine, White Wing MessengerBreakthroughFilm
Breakthrough, the miraculous story of John Smith and his praying mother Joyce which will premiere during PCCNA 2019, was recently the cover story of the February edition of the White Wing Messenger, the official publication of the Church of God of Prophecy. 

John and Joyce both speak of their personal experience, along with Pastor Jason Noble, film producer DeVon Franklin, lead actress Chrissy Meitz, and lead actor Josh Lucas. The movie is based on the true account of Joyce's teen son who fell through the ice on a lake and drowned before she called on the power of the Holy Spirit to bring him back to life more than 45 minutes later. The story was featured in PCCNA's recent release Miracle Invasion by Dean Merrill as well as Joyce's own book, The Impossible.
"When you look at this, I think there is a difference between faith and belief," Noble says in the issue. "And I think (Joyce's) belief is what God had grown and what she'd been working on. Because the Bible says you either have faith or you don't. It's not something you can grow. But belief, that comes by studying God's promises, being in His Word. I think these miracles are available to anyone who will really get in and run after it."

The issue is available on The White Wing Messenger mobile app or online. - By DeWayne Hamby
Enjoy True Stories of God at Work Today MiracleInvasion
Miracles today? Really?
Let's face it: church can be too boring-too predictable. Yet people have never been so hungry and needy for an authentic manifestation of God's power. Missionary stories of profound miracles in other nations abound, but what about in my nation, my city, or my home? Testimonies of past miracles are prolific, but where are they in my generation?

Miracle Invasion includes modern examples of the spiritual gifts in action and true stories that will rekindle expectation that the Holy Spirit is still alive and well, working in our time, on our continent, whenever we welcome his presence.

In Miracle Invasion, you'll see:
  • God is at work for your good-today!
  • All things are possible with God.
  • God is no respecter of persons. You matter to God.
  • You are on the brink of a miracle, so don't give up.
The Holy Spirit has not forgotten about the twenty-first century church! People in North America are experiencing God's power in authentic demonstrations of the Spirit. We serve an extraordinary God who loves to act supernaturally on behalf of ordinary people. Click here to order today!

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