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NOVEMBER 2020

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Council of Bishops Declares a Day of Prayer and Fasting

In our October meeting in Oklahoma City, the IPHC’s Council of Bishops designated Sunday, November 1, 2020, as a day of prayer and fasting. The adopted resolution calls on all members of the IPHC to pray for the United States ahead of the presidential election on November 3, 2020.

“Politics can be divisive and cause breaches between families, friends, and in the body of Christ,” said Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham. “We must pray, bringing ourselves and our nation before the Lord of all creation. We must pray for peace, honesty and clarity in the elections and post-elections period.”

In its resolution the Council of Bishops directed all members of the IPHC to pray. The resolution reads:

The International Pentecostal Holiness Church’s Council of Bishops designates Sunday, November 1, 2020, as an IPHC day of prayer and fasting for the United States of America. We call upon all members of the IPHC to pray with us as we humble ourselves before the Lord in personal and corporate repentance.

▪ Pray that the church of Jesus Christ in the United States would arise in truth, love, and mercy for our land;
▪ Pray that God would grant His guidance and wisdom to all who will be elected to serve our nation in political offices;
▪ Pray that our leaders would hear God’s voice and seek to govern our nation in righteousness. Prayer shouldn’t cease on Election Day, Bishop Beacham said. “We must commit ourselves to pray for whoever is elected. We should call aloud the name of the president and other leaders, and we should do it each Sunday.”
Pray that the church of Jesus Christ in the United States would arise in truth, love, and mercy for our land;
Pray that God would grant His guidance and wisdom to all who will be elected to serve our nation in political offices;
Pray that our leaders would hear God’s voice and seek to govern our nation in righteousness. Prayer shouldn’t cease on Election Day, Bishop Beacham said. “We must commit ourselves to pray for whoever is elected. We should call aloud the name of the president and other leaders, and we should do it each Sunday.”

Find some guidelines for prayer in Bishop Beacham’s recent Encourage column, Voting: Discernment Required.

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The Day of Prayer coincides with the IPHC’s continuing emphasis on prayer, Arise in Prayer, which will host its second webinar with prayer consultant Doug Small on November 5, 2020. It also follows a multi-denomination prayer emphasis to “Finish the Great Commission” on October 25.

For more information about IPHC Ministries, visit our website at iphc.org. Details and resources related to Arise in Prayer are available at iphc.org/ariseinprayer.

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29th IPHC General Conference Update (October 23, 2020)

By James Cain, IPHC Director of Communications

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Oklahoma City, OK (October 23, 2020) - The IPHC released a statement earlier this week that the Council of Bishops (COB) voted at its October meeting to postpone the denomination’s 2021 General Conference. Specific dates and registration information will be available at a later time. The IPHC released additional information about the postponement today.

“After months of prayer, study and analysis of the current situation, we believe it is in the best interest of the health of our global family that we postpone this important event,” said Presiding Bishop Dr. A.D. Beacham, Jr., who chairs the Council of Bishops. “The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire world with disease, economic and social problems, and death. It has required major adjustments to how we live. In most parts of the world, including the United States, it is not business as usual. These factors are part of the backdrop for the decision made by the IPHC Council of Bishops to postpone the 2021 General Conference until 2022.”

The potential for social distancing was a significant factor in the decision-making process. “We had multiple conversations with our Jacksonville venue,” said Chief of Staff Terry Fowler, who plans and coordinates General Conference. “We were convinced that the hotel could not accommodate us if social distancing was required by the state and or local officials. An outdoor space made little sense for a July meeting, and additional venues would have driven up costs and been less convenient.”

In addition to postponing General Conference, the Council’s resolution provided for the continuing governance and work of the IPHC through 2022. Officials elected at the 2017 General Conference will continue in their roles until the 29th General Conference is held in July 2022. The bylaws and policies contained in the 2017-2021 Manual will likewise remain in effect until that time.

The Council of Bishops also deferred all Quadrennial Conference Sessions scheduled for 2022 until 2023, providing the same extension of elections and actions approved for General Conference. (Read the text of the full resolution.)

“We have never postponed a General Conference before,” Dr. Beacham said. “But we face an unprecedented situation. We’ve taken this action to protect our delegates and their families, and to ensure that everyone who wants to attend the 29th General Conference will be able to do so in hope for our denomination’s bright future.”

While acknowledging that this news will be discouraging to some, Bishop Beacham pointed to the IPHC’s identity and vision, “We remain a place of hope and a people of promise. We are confident the Holy Spirit will continue to guide us as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission through Arise 2033. I look forward to rejoicing with our largest delegation ever when we gather again in 2022.”

General Conference is ordinarily convened along with three other events hosted by the IPHC’s Discipleship Ministries: YouthQuest, the denomination’s teen and young adult conference, and conferences for men and women. A statement from Student Ministries regarding YouthQuest postponement is available now at iphc.org/youthquest. Information about men’s and women’s conferences will be released as it becomes available.

For more information about IPHC Ministries, visit iphc.org.
For General Conference news and updates, visit iphc.org/generalconference.
Get the latest updates on Student Ministries events by following @IPHCStudent on Instagram and @IPHCYouthQuest on Facebook.

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Free Upcoming Training Opportunity!

EVUSA and Hispanic Ministries are holding a FREE House Church Planting Training on Saturday, November 14 at Templo Emanuel, in Lexington, NC from 8:30-5:00 PM.

This training will be taught by Bishop Bryant and interpreted in Spanish by Dr. Luis. Materials will be provided in both English/Hispanic languages.

We invite your Hispanic pastors/leaders to participate in these free trainings (resources and refreshments provided). The training will be limited to 30 people in attendance and registration will be on a first come first serve basis.

To register, please contact Jazmin at jmadrigal@iphc.org or 405-792-7153 and send the contact information of those who will attend (name, phone number, email).

If you have a Hispanic ministry coordinator/leader who would like to help us promote this training, we would love to have their contact information. Also, if you are interested in hosting one of these house-church trainings in your area, please don’t hesitate to let us know so we can work together.

Dr. Luis Avila
IPHC Global Ministry Center
EVUSA/ Hispanic Ministries
405-792-7153

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Important Announcement from Falcon Children's Home regarding Harvest Train

By Joseph Leggett

As most of you know, Harvest Train is the most important day of the year for Falcon Children’s Home and Family Services. If you are unfamiliar with Harvest Train, it's an annual parade and program put on by the children at Falcon Children’s Home. It allows folks from all over to bring much-needed commodities and donations, which sustain us for the upcoming year. With that said, the year 2020 has been a year of challenges and changes for all us and the need for commodities and donations is greater now more than ever before.

Due to COVID restrictions and Executive Order No. 163, we will not be able to hold our usual parade and production. Therefore, Harvest Train 2020 will take on a new look! We are excited to announce that we will host a 3 day donation/commodity drop-off event we are calling:

All is Bright Christmas Lights!

For three nights, November 19, 20 and 21, from 5:30-9:30 PM, we invite you to the campus of Falcon Children’s Home for a DRIVE-THROUGH tour! The Town of Falcon, as well as Falcon Children's Home, will be decorated like never before with beautiful lights and Christmas decorations! Upon arriving in Falcon, stop at the “OLD” Falcon Fire Department located at 7793 Godwin Falcon Road for tour directions and drop off instructions. While touring the campus turn your vehicle radio to station 89.5 FM and listen to the sounds of the season as well as greetings from our ministry leaders.

At the end of the tour, we invite you to stop by the brick warehouse to drop off your commodities and donations. There will be a beautifully decorated box for each cottage, so you may bring bagged candy for the students, as well as a secured donation box for you to leave your checks and/or monetary donations. Total monetary donations will be announced during the virtual program on Tuesday, November 24th. In keeping with guidelines, we respectfully ask everyone to stay in your vehicle. We will have staff on hand to assist in unloading your donations.

The children and I will miss being able to see all of you in person this year. Thank you for your prayers and support of Falcon Children’s Home and Family Services. Because of your support, we are making a difference in the lives of children.

The link to our All is Bright Christmas Lights promotional video is - https://vimeo.com/459241177

To give online, or for more information, please visit www.harvesttrain.com or info@fchfs.org.

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Join Falcon Children's Home for a live re-showing of their Harvest Train 2013 program “The Two Trees”

Tuesday, November 24th at 7:00 pm

If you recall, this production followed the life changing experience of two teenage boys as they worked at Ed’s Christmas Tree Lot. Their lives were forever changed by the events that occurred there. Jeremiah 29:11 reads, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

You may view the show on any of platform links below:

▪ Facebook - www.facebook.com/FCHFS
▪ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeYhkvn29zA8j9scr-Yggew
▪ Website - www.harvesttrain.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/FCHFS
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeYhkvn29zA8j9scr-Yggew
Website - www.harvesttrain.com

You can go to the Falcon Children’s Home Facebook page timeline on Tuesday evening where the live video should be the first post you see at the top of the page. You can also turn on our page notifications to alert you when we go LIVE by clicking the menu beside the search box on our Facebook page, click follow settings, go to the notifications settings and click standard.

The link to our Virtual Harvest Train promotional video ishttps://vimeo.com/459249921

For more information, call 910-980-1065 or visit www.harvesttrain.com or info@fchfs.org.

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Help us reach our GO Offering Goal of $275,000!

Thank you to all of the churches and individuals who have given towards our 2020 Global Outreach Offering! The impact you have made for the Kingdom of God is far greater than you will ever realize here on this earth. We are eternally grateful.

We are asking that all churches begin to receive their Global Outreach offering over the next few weeks if you haven't already. The offerings are to be turned in no later than Dec. 13th to the Cornerstone Conference.

Our goal this year is $275,000!

We are praying and believing for God’s outpouring over our conference and our missionaries. If you have any questions please contact Keith Gilliam at kgilliam@wphc.net or you may call the conference office at 336-656-7936.

Please send your offering no later than December 13 to:
Cornerstone Conference IPHC
PO Box 150, Browns Summit, NC 27214

Thank you again for your giving!

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Showing Kindness: Smiling Behind The Mask...

By Pam Rooker, Cornerstone Conference Girls' Ministries Director

What does kindness mean to you? To me kindness means being friendly to others, helping someone else. Today more than ever we need to help our neighbors. For the majority of this year we have been isolated from one another. After a while this can be discouraging.

I’m a person that loves to smile. This year has been challenging because of wearing a mask, BUT even if you are wearing a mask, your smile still shows in your eyes. Even if no one notices your smile it will help you to feel better!

Colossians 3:12 says: Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

I encourage you to show kindness to others this week! Your kindness may truly make a difference in someone else. As the saying goes spread kindness like confetti!

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Upcoming On-line BMI Classes - November 6-7 and December 4-5

*Reminder: Both classes will be online

November Class - Homiletics
Instructor: Ken Terry
Text: Biblical Preaching, Second Edition by Haddon W. Robinson

December Class - Pastoral Ministry
Instructor: Garry Yeatts
Text: Practical Guide for Pastoral Ministry by Stan Toler

To register or for more information please contact Tennille Nichols @ tnichols@ccrdc.org.

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Current Cornerstone Ministry Opportunities

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Still need your minister ID Card?

If you have not yet received your Minister ID card please note that we must have a front facing picture of you on file to do so.

Please email Tennille Nichols a jpeg or png file to tnichols@ccrdc.org or mail a photo to her at the Conference Office: PO Box 150 Browns Summit, NC 27214 as soon as possible. If you have any questions please call her at 336-656-7936 ext 110.

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COVID-19 Resources

Tips for Reopening the Church

Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on the Church in America
As we slowly emerge out from sheltering in place to a “new” normal, what will the new normal look like for churches in America?
Article by Josh Laxton

Relaunching the Church (Facebook Live Video with Ed Stetzer)

What does it look like to reopen the church?
PowerPoint | Spanish Edition

Podcast: Pastor Resilience (Episode 28)
with Mindy Caliguire, Jimmy Dodd, & Lance Witt

20 Ways to Help Your Children Process the Pandemic
In these seasons of crisis, in our all-important busyness, there is often a subtle temptation to overlook the precious little lives that dwell in our very homes.
Article by Jeff Christopherson and Matt Rogers

Podcast: Children's Ministry in Time of Crisis (Episode 29)
with Mimi Larson, PhD., & Jana Magruder

Podcast: Church Finances in Uncertain Times (Episode 30)
with Todd McMichen

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