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Jesus is the Subject.
- The landscape has changed, but the Way of Jesus remains the same. Even from our homes, we are called to: Be with Jesus as His people. Become like Jesus in our hearts and minds. Do like Jesus, being his hands and feet to everyone we meet. Church of God Ministries is committed to providing practical resources to help our Movement along #theWay, both during this time and into a stronger future together: https://www.jesusisthesubject.org/theway/
- Ever faithful to the mission of Jesus Christ on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona = Rev. Ron Woodman. Today we pay tribute: https://www.jesusisthesubject.org/faithful-to-the-mission-a-tribute-to-ron-woodman/ #JesusGuyFaithful to the Mission: A Tribute to Ron Woodman - Church of God MinistriesBy Kevin Spear Native American Ministries of the Church of God mourns the loss of one of its own, while celebrating the legacy of a ministry hero on the Navajo Reservation of northeastern Arizona. Rev. Ron Woodman passed from this earth on June 20, 2020. He was the pastor of Klagetoh Shelter Mission, an outreach […]www.jesusisthesubject.org
- In the aftermath of tragic developments over several weeks across many major US cities, just about everyone has something to say. But what is the church saying? Several Church of God congregations have shown they’re not content sitting on the sidelines. They’re boldly entering the fray with listening ears, open hearts, and decisive first-steps toward racial justice and reconciliation: https://www.jesusisthesubject.org/congregations-take-decisive-action-for-racial-justice-reconciliation/ #JesusIsTheSubjectCongregations Take Decisive Action for Racial Justice, Reconciliation - Church of God MinistriesBy Carl Stagner In the aftermath of tragic developments over several weeks across many major US cities, just about everyone has something to say. The commentary is continuous, as politicians, pundits, and protestors weigh in on current events, which have proven divisive and often destructive. But what is the church saying? And, how is the […]www.jesusisthesubject.org
- I have been a part of the racial conversation. I told my White brothers and sisters that this is a conversation that needs to be held among themselves. Historical truths need to be addressed. White privilege needs to honestly be exposed. But most of all, a call to action. We pray. We talk. We feel contrite. But the only call to action is more conversation. The church members have dual citizenship. Racial inequality has to looked at in both lights - kingdom citizenship and USA citizenship. I do applaud the FIRST STEPS that have been taken. But let's move things forward to civic action.
- My question is: Why is this all of a sudden such a serious issue. It has always been my belief that the ground is level at the foot of the cross. In many ways there must be a going back to the foot of the cross and for all that gather there to rededicate their lives to Christ and move on putting behind them any and all prejudices including whites, blacks, yellows, reds. Jesus loves us all equally and to Him as to the church, all lives matter and the redemption of those lives must be the church's goal.
- Paul, because after we leave the foot of cross does it motivate to correct the "systemic" racism that exists. If you see your brother hungry, and just tell him Jesus loves you and I do too, what does that benefit. If you see the inequalities created from systemic racism and tell them I'm not a racist, what benefit does that bring?
- Recently, Warner Pacific University announced the appointment of Dr. Brian L. Johnson as their new president. Today we're excited to help you get to know this #JesusGuy whose background, credentials, and character position him well to further the mission of both the university and the Church of God movement: https://www.jesusisthesubject.org/new-warner-pacific-president-positioned-to-further-mission-of-university-movement/New Warner Pacific President Positioned to Further Mission of University, Movement - Church of God MinistriesBy Carl Stagner On June 12, the board of trustees of Warner Pacific University announced the appointment of Dr. Brian L. Johnson as the eighth president of the Church of God academic institution located in Portland, Oregon. Sharing Warner Pacific’s commitment to Christ, urban ministry, and diversity, the first African-American president of the institution eagerly […]www.jesusisthesubject.org
- Thank God for technology! https://www.jesusisthesubject.org/old-school-vs-new-school-camp-meeting-goes-virtual/ #theWay #JesusPeopleOld School vs. New School: Camp Meeting Goes Virtual - Church of God MinistriesBy Jeff Hayes What happens when a 19th-century camp meeting worship tradition encounters a 21st-century pandemic? Well, it goes virtual, of course! It’s quite a transition from a leaky tent in a farmer’s field on the edge of town to grandkids helping grandparents connect tablets to Facebook by clicking icons, buttons, and typing the right […]www.jesusisthesubject.org
- "I just wanted to have an organic conversation and trust the Holy Spirit to guide us," said Underwood. He and other Muskogee, Oklahoma-area pastors knew current events called for dialogue: https://www.jesusisthesubject.org/muskogee-pastors-create-space-for-dialogue-seek-racial-reconciliation/ #JesusIsTheSubjectMuskogee Pastors Create Space for Dialogue, Seek Racial Reconciliation - Church of God MinistriesBy Kevin Spear When Pastor Gary Underwood saw the video of George Floyd’s killing in May, he knew he needed to meet his friend and fellow Muskogee, Oklahoma, pastor, Rev. Rodger Cutler. They had discussed racial issues before. Underwood knew this latest event called for dialogue. “I just wanted to have an organic conversation and […]www.jesusisthesubject.org
- In a season of division and discord, Pastor Presephoni Fuller and South Church of God in Liberal, Kansas, are bringing people together. A recent interview with Church of God Ministries reveals how their heart for people led to the opening of a community food bank and a peaceful "March for Victory" - https://www.jesusisthesubject.org/partnership-over-polarization-kansas-pastor-church-bring-community-together/ #theWayPartnership over Polarization: Kansas Pastor, Church Bring Community TogetherBy Carl StagnerThe national spotlight may not be on the southwestern corner of Kansas, but what has transpired there over the past couple of years is nothing short of remarkable. Presephoni Fuller, who left her Georgia home in 2018 to accept the pastorate at South Church of God, took intentionalwww.jesusisthesubject.org
- Coffee, donuts, and a smile go a lot farther than you might think. Maiden Lane Church of God in Springfield, Ohio, knows this firsthand: https://www.jesusisthesubject.org/coffee-donuts-and-a-smile-churchs-appetite-to-serve-inspires-community/ #theWayCoffee, Donuts, and a Smile: Church’s Appetite to Serve Inspires CommunityBy David VogelThere is no shortage of stories about the creative ways churches have overcome the social barriers created by the coronavirus pandemic to reach their congregations and communities. Often, it’s the simplest of gestures that can go the farthest, like the morning ritual of coffee anwww.jesusisthesubject.org
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- Sowing Seeds, Shaping Conversations: Canada Church Seizes COVID-19 OpportunitiesBy Emily KearneyIn the midst of uncertainty and unrest, many leaders may be feeling like they are building the plane as they fly it. However, God, in his sovereignty, has continued to use these unprecedented times to influence lives in unimaginably wonderful ways. Kevin Snyder, pastor of East Siwww.jesusisthesubject.org
- Phoenix church hosts socially distanced drive-in movie! Check out the encouraging story: https://www.jesusisthesubject.org/phoenix-church-hosts-socially-distanced-drive-in-movie/ #theWayPhoenix Church Hosts Socially Distanced Drive-in MovieBy Kevin SpearIn the current climate of social distancing and restlessness, it can be very challenging for churches to find creative ways to hold events. Arcadia City Church in Phoenix, Arizona, found a way to keep their families connected and reach out to their community, while respecting sociawww.jesusisthesubject.org