April 2017

Trafficking Victims Find Hope, Healing at Reclaim 2017 Host-City Haven


In February 2015, we first shared the story of how Hope Ranch for Women in Wichita, Kansas, came to be. A little over two years later, their story of reclaiming what hell has stolen from the lives of victims of exploitation continues to unfold. With its origins in one of several strong Church of God congregations in Wichita—Christ Church—Hope Ranch will be celebrated at Church of God Convention 2017 for its highly effective ministry. Those who attend the Freedom Summit on Friday, June 23, will also have the chance to tour their life-giving campus. Before you go, get to know a bit about the ministry which has forever changed the course of sex trafficking survivors.


Convention 2017 Worship Pastor a Product of Church, Family Heritage

Church of God heritage is in his bones. Music flows in his veins. George R. Skramstad is third-generation Church of God and the product of a family steeped in classical, folk, and church music. He started playing piano at the age of three, and at the age of eleven he picked up the violin. Over the course of... 


Kentucky Pastor Embraces Movement, Celebrates Church Turnaround

Jason Johnson was not the only one. Whether an e-mail from Church of God Ministries about the latest movement-wide emphasis, a letter from “Anderson,” asking the local church to take up a special offering, or a phone call from the “national offices” asking for a donation, if it originated from central Indiana, it was met with skepticism. After all, the landscape...

GENERAL ASSEMBLY: If you would like to present an item of business, or propose a motion, you must submit it in writing for review by the BLRC (Business Leadership & Resource Committee) by May 15, 2017. Send requests to Joyce Hazen at or Church of God Ministries/BLRC, PO Box 2420, Anderson, IN 46018.

From the Archives: An Easter Gift for Jesus

By Richard L. Willowby

[Be] eager to maintain the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. —Ephesians 4:3 RSV


Happy Easter! Jesus is Lord. Jesus is Lord of the church. Jesus is the center of the universe. Jesus is raised from the dead. The church’s greatest thanksgiving pours out for the sacrifice of Jesus on the bloody hill of Golgotha. The church’s....



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