Susan and Rev. David Wells
The PCCNA executive committee voted unanimously to recommend to the Board of Administration (BOA) that Dr. David Wells serve as the next president of the organization. 

Dr. Wells currently serves as General Superintendent of the PAOC (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada); he would continue in that role. The Board of Administration will vote on the recommendation in Los Angeles, February 28, 2020, at the annual business meeting. If approved, Wells will take office May 1, 2020. 

A change in infrastructure will also allow for the hiring of an Executive Director to serve the new president and the PCCNA. Watch for the January 2020 Portents when the new executive director will be announced. Click here to read Dr. Well's resume.
How You Can Successfully Lead Change
in 2020leadchange
The year 2020 is just around the corner and change is non-negotiable.

That's not a prophetic statement. The need for change in the local church is always in play. The issue is whether you are out in front, just keeping up or playing catch-up.

When you are in front of the change curve, you gain the privilege of margin for innovation. You have the opportunity to design what is next and new for you.    Read more.
Live Nativity Draws Church, Community Together. Hope Crossings Assembly of God in the small community of Jefferson, Georgia, typically has a congregation of about 125 people - though four times a year you can add a somewhat self-willed donkey, some sheep, and a pair of lamels (llamas masquerading as camels) to the tally. Read more.

IPHC: When the Refugees Come, Be Ready With Open Arms.
 Jean Pierre Gatera stood in front of a group of Rwandese soldiers, awaiting execution. Read more

Fort Des Moines Open Bible Celebrates Mortgage Burning.
 Fort Des Moines Church of the Open Bible hosted a mortgage burning celebration November 3, 2019, planned around the theme "Reminisce, Rejoice, and Revive."  Read more

COG Global Ministry Forums Conclude with
Philippines Event 
The last of nearly two dozen Global Ministry Forums took place last week, completing a nine-month process of assessing the future of the Church of God around the globe. Read more.
Meet a Next Gen Leader NextGenLeader
Rev. Aaron Macklin
Aaron Macklin is serving faithfully as the Pastoral Assistant for his father, Bishop Jerry W. Macklin, at Glad Tidings International COGIC. Aaron is also coaching cross country and track for his former high school.  

Reading:  The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Favorite Scripture: Psalms 27

Fun Fact: I have dunked a basketball in a suit. (Non-regulation)
Watch The Chosen!thechosen
The Chosen Season One Official Trailer (HD)
The Chosen: Season One Official Trailer 

Matthew Faraci, 2019 sponsor in Memphis, reported that VidAngel released season one of 
The Chosen around the world all at one time. This is the very first streaming series to be released globally in 142 countries on its own app. Using a new feature called "Pay it Forward," people are GIFTING the series to others around the world. 
Here's how you can help:

A) Watch Season One. You can just download the App on the  Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

B) Share the trailer on your Facebook page. Here is the LINK to the video . Thank you for helping get the word out about this TV series!
PCCNA 2020 Meetingpccna2020

Registration is now open for PCCNA's 2020 conference, February 26-28, meeting at Four Points Los Angeles International Airport Hotel! The two-day gathering kicks off on Wednesday evening, February 26, with a  Hornblower Dinner Cruise departing from Marina Del Rey. Buses are provided at the hotel for transport to the dock.  Click HERE to register for the annual conference. 
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