Pastors and churches benefit from Church of God initiatives, programs, and tools, such as CHOG 24-7, Ministry Connector, and Be Bold Academy. Though such resources continue to meet a need, their accessibility and function has declined in recent years as media types shift and technological demands increase at an exponential rate. Church of God Ministries has heard the cry of the Movement to bridge the gap, resolve these issues, and collaborate with leaders across the Movement to imagine what we might build together to equip the church for the future. With the input and expertise of a diverse array of local Church of God pastors, regional pastors, administrative professionals, and IT and communication specialists, Church of God Ministries has begun to design a unified platform built to handle all the functionality of each of the currently separate platforms—all with a single login. In partnership with Wipfli, a well-known, multi-billion-dollar tech company, Church of God Ministries ultimately anticipates the unveiling of a platform that utilizes the Microsoft data stack.
“We are a people who gather,” Natalie Royer, project manager, explains. “It’s a part of our DNA. We’ve gathered for camp meetings and conventions. We’ve gathered to worship together, to grow together, and to advance the kingdom together. Now we’re building a place to gather online. From event and minister registration to Leadership Focus and Ministry Connector and more, we’ll come together and discover again how we’re truly better together.”