Tennessee Pastor’s Wife Retreat 2018

We have booked a cabin in Pigeon Forge for our retreat.  The cabin is Crestview and is a larger cabin with more capacity. The cabin overlooks Dollywood. I’m letting you know so you can save the date which is November 30th-December 2nd. Hopefully, these dates will give you more time between the retreat and local church Christmas activities. I had one of the wives who had a terrifying experience last year driving to the location, drive to the Crestview cabin and she said there were no worries. Your adventure awaits, hopefully it will be a different experience than last year. We have done an onsite inspection and everything looks great.  Watch for our upcoming information on the retreat on facebook. Add the dates to your calendar. Love you guys –  Debra McKinley

Thrive Conference

Thrive Conference is upon us as people will be gathering from across the area to the Peerless Road Church on Friday, May 26-27, 2017.  There will also be the opportunity for people to have tours of the Fields of the Wood.  We hope to see you there.

Tennessee Men’s Retreat

We are looking forward to a great Men’s Retreat, March 24-25, 2017 at Camp Hickory Hills. To register for the retreat CLICK HERE to go to our secure site. “Strength in Numbers.”

Imagine Pastors Conference

Death Notice – Bishop Edsel Hartman

Bishop Hartman was born on June 27, 1927 and passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Bishop Hartman was a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee at the time of his passing.

Bishop Hartman was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and he was a graduate of the Chattanooga Central High School.

  Bishop Edsel Hartman

Funeral Arrangements: Edsel Hartman Visitation & Funeral

Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy
3301 Peerless Road.

Thursday Jan. 26, 2017 time 11:00-1:00 visitation with funeral at 1:00.

Arrowhead Church of God of Prophecy
3113 W. John Sevier Hwy
Knoxville 37920 on Friday

Jan. 27, 2017 time 11:00-1:00 visitation with funeral at 1:00. Internment following at the Berry Highland South Cemetery on 9010 W. Simpson Road in Knoxville 37920

21 Days of Prayer

Beginning January 5, 2017 the Church of God of Prophecy will begin a period of 21 days of prayer.  As our first CORE value we recognize the need for God’s people to make His house a House of Prayer.  Local churches, districts, nations and regions of the world will be involved in this special time of humbling ourselves before the Lord, recognizing that we cannot change the circumstances of our world, but we can allow the Lord to change us.

Our General Overseer, Bishop Sam N. Clements has addressed these 21 days in a video message to the church.  You may find it by going to this link:  CLICK HERE

Revival Update from Roberts Tabernacle

Bary Ray
16 hrs ·
Revival update: in the last 4 days at Roberts Tabernacle, Jesus has saved 10 souls and at least 5 have been filled with the Holy Spirit. Many have been renewed. chains have been broken, bodies healed and many more blessings have been received. We have enjoyed the PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY. TO JESUS BE ALL PRAISE. SIster Shanon was anointed by the Holy Spirit to bless our church. We will be in Heaven before we know the full results of this revival . It was so wonderful to see so many young people seeking more of Jesus each night.

Finland Harvest Partner News



Harvest Partner letter from Finland October 2016






clip_image004Lataamo (Loading Station) at Hameenlinna


I wrote in March that young adults of Free Evangelical church started a new ministry – Loading Station – that will empower and give a place for service for young adults at our place. These meetings are held once a month in our Link Center at the moment. We will see how these meetings develop in future.

Meetings have been continued. New people have visited, around 200 persons during this year. Some of them have stayed and come back every time. Gatherings are more like a big family reunion. And the greatest thing has been that God has encountered us mightily. Attendees have mainly been believers, but at least one person has become a believer because God touched him during the meeting.

What is coming out of this? We are still not sure, but it seems to be more and more like a church, or community of people who want to encounter with God and to live as disciples of Jesus 24/7.

Heli and I are privileged to be part of the development process. We are also part of the leadership team as mentors and encouragers. What a change, what a great experience!


Links – our small groups


As Link Church, Church of God of Prophecy in Finland, we are having three small groups working at the moment. Groups meet in three different locations around an hour drive from each other. Links are helping people to stay with Jesus and to grow in Him.

It is so important that Christians are getting together. When we can pray for each other our burdens are lightened and we are giving thanks to our Lord Jesus together. I believe that multiplies our thanks.

There is a possibility to share insights and inspirations in the Link meetings. That gives a possibility to model how to walk with Jesus.

Leadership team


Bishop Endecott wrote in WWM October 2016 issue, that a leadership team has recently been strengthened and is helping pastor/overseer Satila. Faithful members of the team are seeking direction to reach out more effectively to our nation.

That statement is true. I can also see that God is answering to prayers and efforts in finding the direction. One of those answers is that we are getting familiar with Emotionally Healthy Course -material, that is developed by Pete Scazzero whom you might remember from our International Assembly. He was speaking to us there and I have found his material very helpful. As a team we started to practice Sabbath, a break of 24 hours once a week. That is a time to play and pray as Eugene Peterson describes the Sabbath.

I just read, ”It always seems impossible until it’s done – Nelson Mandela” And that describes our situation well. It just seems to be an impossible task to have an effective local church reaching out and influencing the nation.

Keep on remembering us with these impossible situations here!!


We need help


We are satisfied with the present situation. We have our calling together with other Christians. We are trying to fulfill that calling though it seems to be a bit different what I have expected it to be.

There is one area where we as a Link Church are not satisfied with: our reaching new people. Pray for us that we are encouraged by our Lord Jesus to share the Good News. Pray for us that we as human beings are willing to get close enough to those persons we could reach. Pray for us that we will stay long enough with these persons so that the Gospel can be contagious.

Pray specifically for youth in Finland. Many of them are lost. They do not know why they exist. They are not sure if there is a purpose for their life.


Yours in Christ Jesus!


Tapio Satila

Overseer/pastor for Finland



Contact information:

Tapio and Heli Satila


email: tapio.satila(ät)linkkiseurakunta.fi




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Let’s Connect

Children’s Ministry Mini-Conference
Thursday, July 14 , 2:00 – 4:45
Location TBD

Hosts:  Alice Jarvis, New Jersey, USA and Ryan Green, South Carolina, USA

Children’s Ministry is hosting our first Children’s Ministry Mini-Conference here at the International Assembly. If you are a children’s ministry leader or volunteer, Sunday school teacher, family ministry director, or a concerned parent join us for a time of fellowship, instruction, interaction, and resource giveaways.

Our guest presenter, Dale Hudson, has been with us for several ministry events including ICM 2014 and IMPACT! HEARTLAND 2015.

DaleDale has been in Children’s Ministry for over 26 years. He is the Director of Children’s Ministry at Christ Fellowship Church in South Florida. He has co-authored seven books including his newest, If Disney Ran Your Children’s Ministry.

 Dale’s passion is helping children and families discover God’s life-changing grace. He is also passionate about encouraging and equipping Children’s Ministry leaders.

Dale’s presentations are filled with great information you can take home and apply as well as inspiring stories of his own struggles and triumphs in children’s ministry.  You won’t want to miss —

If Disney Ran Your Children’s Ministry
Last year over 118 million people walked into a Disney park.  Most of them were kids and parents. Disney knows how to connect with families. Discover 10 secrets from their success that will help you build the children’s ministry you’ve always dreamed about.

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Children’s Ministry NOW
Looking for some simple, easy ways to improve your children’s ministry NOW? We’ll share 10 simple steps you can take that will have an immediate impact and take your ministry to a new level.

Get connected with Children’s Ministry at the international office. Meet our team. Learn about the ministry and leadership development opportunities available to you.  Get free children’s ministry resources and win even more!

LET’S CONNECT at the Children’s Ministry Mini-conference, Thursday, July 14, 2:00 pm-4:45 pm.

Children’s Ministry Leadership Luncheon
Date, Time, Location TBD

National, regional and state children’s ministry directors—join our international office team for fun, fellowship, and food. Let’s come together to discover how we can better develop leaders who will impact kids eternally. NOTE:  This is an invitation only event.

CM Resource and Sales Table

Take time to visit the Children’s Ministry Resource and Sales table in the White Wing Christian Bookstore. Our children’s ministry resource coordinator, Julia Timson and her team, will be glad to talk with you about the newest and best children’s ministry resources as well as training opportunities that are available to you. We want to connect with you so we can keep you posted on what’s happening in children’s ministry here and around the world.