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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.

Chaplain Training


Dr. Douglas Stephenson, Chaplaincy Ministries Director, will be teaching The International Association of Community Service Chaplains (TIACSC) classes Levels I and II prior to the General Assembly in Orlando, Florida July 9-12,  2016.  Completion of Levels I and II certifies the graduate as a Basic Level Community Service Chaplain. 

Level I will be taught on Saturday and Sunday, 9-10 July.  Level II will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, 11-12 July.  Classes begin at 8:00 AM.  The cost to each participant will be $85 per course. All classes will be taught at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. This chaplaincy certification course is endorsed by the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN.

Please register for these CSC I and II courses by going to the website:  www.ichaplains.com and click on the registration link.  You can contact me by email at:  drstep@aol.com or snail mail:  35 Dee Vue Lane, Rossville, GA 30741.  Please call me at 423-432-2715.

Death Notice – Peggy Jean Ward Watson

It is my sad duty to share that Peggy Jean Ward Watson passed away early this morning.  Among the many survivors are Bishop Joe Watson, the District Presbyter for the Jackson Region of the Tennessee Church of God of Prophecy, and Brenda Prince, the spouse of our Lenox Church in West Tennessee.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation:  Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to closing
Services: Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newburn is in charge of services.

NOTE:  An updated obituary will follow this information.

Please be in prayer for the entire family.

Death Notice – Fred Creasy

Creasy Fred

Mr. Fred Creasy age 93 of Westmoreland passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016. Funeral services for  Creasy will be conducted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Creasy and Bro. Leon Graves officiating.  Interment to follow in New Hope Cemetery .  Visitation will begin on Tuesday, May 24, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PMWednesday, May 25, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Service Time.

Mr. Creasy was retired from the Sumner County Board of Education as a Bus Driver after many years of service.  He was a United States Army Veteran and proudly served in World War II during which time he received the Purple Heart.  He was a member of Lakeside Church of God of Prophecy and was a retired deacon of the church.

Mr. Creasy was preceded in death by his
Father Willie Thomas and his Mother Neeli Goad Creasy

He is survived by his
His loving Wife of 70 years- Roberta Coley Creasy of Westmoreland TN.
Son- Kenny & Kathy Creasy of Westmoreland TN.
Son- Mike & Joyce Creasy of Murfreesboro TN.
Son- Steve & Sandy Creasy of Merryville TN.
Daughter- Carol & Larry Harrison of Gallatin, TN.
Grandchildren: Shawne Creasy, Shane Creasy, Kendra Gregory, Kyla White, Kristen Leath, Chad Harrison, Stacey Harrison, Spence Creasy, Jonathan Creasy, Jessica Creasy, Jacob Creasy, Jennifer Creasy.
Sister- Janice Cook McMurtry
As well as a host of Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.

Death Notice – U.G. Bennett

U. G. Bennett, age 91, a Campaign Community resident and Coffee County, TN native died May 22, 2016 in Raintree Manor following an extended illness.

Mr. Bennett was a self-employed carpenter and electrician who built sixty-six houses and three churches in the Campaign area before he retired. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, member of the Church of God of Prophecy and son of the late George W. and Bertha Basham Bennett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by devoted wife of almost 60 years, Florence Magdalene Roberts Bennett; sisters, Mildred Miller, Naomi DeVolt and Violet Roberts; and brother, Howard Bennett.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James L. and Sandra Bennett of Michie, TN and Bill L. and Ann Bennett of Viola, TN; three daughters and sons-in-law, Allene and Charles Glenn of Rock Island, TN, Judy and Bobby Wallace of Sparta, TN and Shirley and Michael Dodd of Liberty, TN; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill and Leonard Bennett both of Hillsboro, TN; and two sisters, Myrtle Ritchie of Manchester, TN and Betty Hale of Chattanooga, TN.

Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at High’s. Graveside service and interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Zion Hill Cemetery with Rick Lyles to officiate. Military grave rites will be conducted by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. There will be no visitation Wednesday at High’s. Family and friends are to meet at the cemetery.


Lindsey McKinley-Schreiber

Lindsey McKinley-Schreiber

Every year youth gather from all of Tennessee and multiple states at Camp Hickory Hills to worship, celebrate and build relationships with like-minded Christian Youth.  This year, PowerHouse will celebrate its 20th Anniversary.  Lindsey McKinley-Schreiber serves as the director for this event.  Lindsey is a prolific writer and anointed speaker, not afraid to share the truth in a troubled world.  Her blog lmschreiber.wordpress.com is a great source of inspiration for anyone searching for a deeper walk with the Lord.

Behind Parsonage Doors

Debra McKinley Behind Parsonage Doors

Debra McKinley
Behind Parsonage Doors

One of the most pressing needs in the church today is the care for our pastors and their family.  Debra J. McKinley is the creator and principle minister for this much needed Department for Pastoral Care.  With reminders to the churches and encouragement to the ministry family, Debra touches lives and affects the future of ministry.

Children Deserve the Best

Kim Batson Childrens Ministries Director

Kim Batson
Childrens Ministries Director

As part of our harvest CORE value, we give special attention to ministry to children.  No only are children the heritage of The Lord, but they close to our hearts.  Kim Batson serves as the Childrens Ministries Director for Tennessee State Ministries.  Her ministry continues to expand not only in Tennessee but in multiple nations of the world, teaching Childrens Ministers and ministering the Word of God.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.  She works in the mental health field as a Program Manager for the Mental Health Cooperative.  She has spent the last 16 years at MHC focusing on leadership development.  With a passion for people, she has dedicated her life to the ministry of children and developing leaders.

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.

Tennessee State Ministries – Missions Director

Michelle Brooks-Young Missions Director

Michelle Brooks-Young
Missions Director

Tennessee State Ministries has a deep commitment to the CORE value of Harvest.  Michelle Brooks-Young serves as the director for missions projects, and as a representative of the Presiding Bishop’s Office in special projects and project giving.  With a proven love for people, Michelle has traveled into numerous nations of the world, and across the United States encouraging God’s people to worship in giving to those who are most in need.

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.

Intentionally developing leaders who are committed to prayer, the harvest and leadership development.