Spread the Word
Goal: Spread the Word is a North American missions avenue to enable youth to spread the Kingdom around the globe through financial giving.
Focus: Spread the Word gives specifically to tools for evangelism. This includes:
Cars–vans–trucks–buses–motorcycles–bicycles–boats–boat motors–trailers–tractors–four wheel drive vehicles–planes–handheld sound systems–portable PA systems–audiocassette duplicators–tape editing equipment–projectors–microphones–videocassette duplicators–mules–oxen and carts–camels–printed evangelistic materials
This could also include special projects with youth emphasis, such as youth centers etc., or other ministries that are having an enormous impact on world evangelism.
Members of the YMT (Youth Ministry Team) of the Church of God wanted to create a lifestyle of tithing and giving within the culture of teenagers in the United States and Canada, and to provide teenagers with opportunities to support the evangelistic efforts and resourcing of Church of God missionaries and missions organizations on the field.
At IYC Denver in 2001, Spread the Word was launched with a record offering of over $100,000. In addition to IYC offerings, state and local youth ministries have continued to give through various projects each year. In the first ten years of STW, over $500,000 was raised, and tools for evangelism were sent to more than 35 countries on 6 continents.
To date, over $840,000 has been given to Spread the Word. Tools for evangelism have been sent to 37 countries, on 6 continents.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:14–15)
Spread the Word
Church of God Ministries
P.O. Box 2420
Anderson, IN 46018
Click the title to view introductory video: “Spread the Word: What Is It?”