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New Book Celebrates the History of the IPHC

October 26th, 2020
(From the Introduction to Remembering for the Future: A Commentary on the IPHC Centennial Covenant. See the bottom of this post to download this new book from Bishop Doug Beacham.) In July 2009, at the 26th General Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) in Greensboro, North Carolina, Dr. Ronald Carpenter, Sr., was elected...  

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IPHC Discipleship Ministries Announces 2021 Worship Emphasis

October 26th, 2020
Bishop Tommy McGhee and IPHC Discipleship Ministries are excited to announce their 2021 emphasis on Worship. “Over the past several years, we have been trying to address the varied portfolio that falls under the responsibilities of Discipleship Ministries,” said Bishop McGhee. “For 2021, we have chosen an emphasis on worship. We are excited to work...  

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Buena Vista PHC Celebrates 100 Years

October 26th, 2020
“Welcome!” Children’s pastor Angie Burroughs stands with several other members next to the gravel drive, directing traffic. “And this little fella has something for you.” A blonde boy about 6 years old hands us two souvenir pens bearing the church’s name, and we drove down into a grassy bowl. Bishop Beacham has been invited to...  

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IPHC Joins GCN for Great Commission Prayer Emphasis

October 23rd, 2020
The IPHC is partnering with the Global Church Network (GCN) to promote October 25 as a day of prayer for finishing the Great Commission. Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham encouraged IPHC congregations and members to join in this special time of prayer. "I am grateful for Dr. James Davis and the Global Church Network," Beacham said,...  

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YouthQuest 2021 Update

October 23rd, 2020
In light of the resolution passed by the Council of Bishops, and with regard for the safety of our students, families, and churches, IPHC Student Ministries has postponed YouthQuest for 2021. Student Ministries is still committed to raising up the next generation of leaders and deploying their gifts into the church and around the globe....  

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29th GENERAL CONFERENCE UPDATE

October 23rd, 2020
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...  

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Prayer is Essential for Children's Ministry

October 23rd, 2020
I was recently asked to be the videographer for a wedding. As I had never officially filmed any event outside of the church, I turned to YouTube. Almost every video or article stated that the first thing to do is talk to the bride and groom. This is to find out what specific shots they...  

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IPHC Council of Bishops Reschedules 29th General Conference

October 20th, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (October 20, 2020) - In light of challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the IPHC’s Council of Bishops voted last week to postpone the denomination’s 2021 General Conference until July 2022. The 29th General Conference had been planned for July 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. Further details about the...  

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COUNCIL OF BISHOPS DECLARES A DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING

October 16th, 2020
In its 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. “Politics can be divisive and cause breaches...  

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A Tribute to Rev Elizabeth S. Rogers: 1942-2020

October 8th, 2020
Rev Elizabeth S. Rogers March 5, 1942 – October 4, 2020 Elizabeth Gayle Shaw Rogers was born March 5, 1942, in Columbus, Georgia. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 4, 2020. Her mother, father, and stepmother preceded her in death. She has two beloved sisters Billye and Jeanne. Elizabeth was...  

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Mrema Newsletter: October 2020

October 8th, 2020
GREETINGS FROM TANZANIA EAST AFRICA. Dear mission partner, I hope this letter finds you doing well by the grace of God. God has been so good to me this past quarter of the year, 2020. I have had an issue with bacteria in my stomach since May, but now I am completely healed by God’s...  

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Board Newsletter: October 2020

October 1st, 2020
Greetings from Japan! MISSIONS IN A PANDEMIC The global coronavirus pandemic has affected every country in the world. However, as a wise man said, although we are all in the same storm, we are not all in the same boat. Countries vary greatly in terms of their quality of health care and the resources they...  

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Happening Now: East Africa Bible College

September 29th, 2020
Greetings from Kenya, We pray that you are well in the midst of this pandemic. The number of new cases in Kenya has been very low for the past month. As a result, our churches are able to open with some restrictions. Unfortunately, schools are not yet permitted to open. However, God has opened the...  

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Our Daily Portion: Trusting Jesus Day by Day

September 24th, 2020
Wading in unknown waters can be unsettling. Sometimes we are hesitant to take a step in any direction because the water seems too murky. We all find ourselves in these unknown waters this year. As the months go by, we are learning we aren’t sure when this crisis in our world will end or where...  

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Bamba Newsletter: September 2020

September 21st, 2020
Greetings from Japan! Things seem to be changing daily. How thankful we are that we serve a God who is never changing! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. What a comfort to know that God is ultimately in control of all things; we don’t have to depend on the economy, government, or our...  

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McClung Newsletter: September 2020

September 18th, 2020
Thank you for your love, prayers, and generous missionary support! DEAR FRIENDS, A lot has happened here in Belgium over the past few months! We are in the process of launching our new church plant in our target city, Eupen. The new church is called The Bridge ('die Brücke' in German). Our purpose is to...  

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Looking Back: 30 Years in Children's Ministry

September 17th, 2020
As a long-time children’s pastor, the term “looking back” reminds me of Genesis 19 and the story about Lot’s wife. Without fear of turning into a pillar of salt, I simply want to take a moment to reminisce and evaluate my time of working with children for the past 30 years. There have been some...  

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IPHC Men's Ministries Hosts Training for the Men of Zambia

September 17th, 2020
**The long-term effects of COVID-19 are still unclear, but the short-term effects have created a multitude of disruptions for ministries all over the world, and the IPHC has been no exception. Cancelled events, social distancing, and a season of setbacks has forced the Church to utilize new methods of engagement. We hope to highlight some...  

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Happening Now: Partnership

September 16th, 2020
Valley Harvest Ministries (VHM) in the Appalachian Conference provides a case study in the benefits of forming a partnership between the local church and the mission field. Missionaries, Jeff and Verna Willhoite, became members of VHM after having come into IPHC from another mission organization. Naturally, VHM supported the Willhoites financially, as well as helping...  

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Hancock Newsletter: August 2020

September 15th, 2020
GREETINGs FROM THE HANCOCKS! UPDATES on What is Going on in Belize Gene and I are in the states awaiting the time when Belize will once again open. We had come back to the states for Gene’s second knee replacement, which he had in November 2019. He still has some issues with it, but it...  

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Williams Newsletter: September 2020

September 10th, 2020
How different our itineration has been from previous times! We continue to be grateful for each service with the churches that have been able to open. We also were excited to hold a two-day School of Ministry based on a teaching I developed that focuses on the “Kingdom of God.” During our time in the...  

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Voting: Discernment Required

September 9th, 2020
The 1968 American presidential election was the first time I was eligible to vote. I quickly learned two lessons from that year: 1) Politics makes strange bedfellows of competing and divergent groups and views; 2) Politics can be divisive and cause breaches between families, friends, the workplace, sports and, yes, the body of Christ. Fifty-two...  

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Happening Now: Nepal

September 9th, 2020
An IPHC pastor in the Bagmati Pradesh province of Nepal reported that nine baptisms were able to take place today. He testified that of these nine individuals, all of them received food that was brought through the COVID-19 International Relief Fund. He quoted, "All of them received [from the] PTP COVID19 relief fund, which opened...  

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We Value Generosity

September 9th, 2020
This article is part of our 7 Core Values series, an ongoing emphasis in the IPHC. Read more about this and the other core values in the 7 Core Values section of our Website. God Is Love Isaiah 54 explicitly and strongly conveys the message God is love. While Jerusalem is described as a forsaken...  

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We Value Generosity

September 9th, 2020
This article is part of our 7 Core Values series, a seven-year emphasis in the IPHC. Read more about this and the other core values in the 7 Core Values section of our Website. God Is Love Isaiah 54 explicitly and strongly conveys the message God is love. While Jerusalem is described as a forsaken...  

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Life During a Pandemic: A Nomad’s Perspective

September 3rd, 2020
Life for all of us has been crazy, weird, and different beyond anything we considered normal before COVID-19. I recently commented to a group of co-workers that I feel like a nomad or a puzzle piece placed in the wrong box. Can you identify with those feelings? My life has undergone significant transitions and changes...  

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Rest For Your Soul

September 3rd, 2020
We are a weary world. For many of you, 2020 has felt like a massive weight on your shoulders. Things appear to be spinning out of control. We’ve experienced a global pandemic, epic disruptions to our so-called normal lives, quarantines, illness, loss, financial struggle, fear, anxiety, discord and division, and apprehension about the future. I...  

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IPHC Bishop's Chapel

August 31st, 2020
For some months, it has been in my heart to share God’s Word with you on a more regular basis. With the help of IPHC Communications, I have formed this Facebook group called IPHC Bishop’s Chapel. If you would like to know about these sermons, please join the group at facebook.com/groups/iphcbishopschapel. Periodically I will share...  

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Remembering Bishop Charles Hanson

August 14th, 2020
Reverend Charles Hanson, general superintendent of the Congregational Holiness Church, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020. He had served as General Superintendent since the CHC's 2017 General Conference. The International Pentecostal Holiness Church joins with our sister denomination in celebrating Bishop Hanson's life and ministry. “I have known Bishop Hanson for many years," said IPHC...  

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PTP Disaster Relief- Beirut, Lebanon

August 14th, 2020
On the afternoon of August 4, 2020, an explosion rocked the capital city, Beirut, Lebanon. The explosion was incredibly powerful and caused over 220 casualties, 7,000 injuries, 300,000 people to become homeless, and countless dollars in property damage. While the IPHC does not have a ministry presence in Lebanon, People to People is raising funds...  

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Council of Bishops Meets Online

July 21st, 2020
The IPHC’s Council of Bishops held its July meeting, one of three scheduled for this year, last week using Zoom. This occasion marks the first time the group has held a meeting entirely online. Presiding Bishop Dr. Doug Beacham called the event ‘historic.’ “We’re adapting to a new situation,” he said, “just as many of...  

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BREAKING NEWS: South Africa Church Shooting Report

July 11th, 2020
There was a shooting at a church near Johannesburg, South Africa earlier today, July 11th. Multiple media sources indicate it was a church with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Though we regret the loss of life and the violence in this congregation, the denomination and local congregation are not part of the Pentecostal Holiness Church...  

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Day 28 - The Gospel Reaches Rome and Beyond

June 28th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 28 – “THE GOSPEL REACHES ROME—AND BEYOND” The battered ship that carried Paul didn’t make it all the way to Rome. By God’s providence the vessel crashed on a reef on the coast of Malta. The Holy Spirit wanted to do something special there. Paul had experienced God’s detours before, so he must...  

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Day 27 - Jesus Is With Us in the Storm

June 27th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 27 – “JESUS IS WITH US IN THE STORM” We tend to wonder why Luke wrote such a detailed description of the shipwreck in Acts 27. We read about the violent storm off the coast of Crete, how the crew jettisoned the cargo, how the ship was tossed violently near the African coast,...  

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Day 26 - Paul Shows Us How to Witness

June 26th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 26 – “PAUL SHOWS US HOW TO WITNESS” When did you last talk with a non-Christian about Jesus? Studies show that only a small percentage of Christians have led anyone to faith. One recent survey said 78 percent of churchgoers had not shared Jesus with anyone in six months. Another study showed that...  

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Day 25 - Christianity Takes Center Stage

June 25th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 25 – “CHRISTIANITY TAKES CENTER STAGE” Christianity began in an obscure corner of the world, in a small village in Israel. Jesus was born in a manger and was visited by poor shepherds and a few foreigners. Jesus’ first disciples were uneducated fishermen. He was rejected by many of His own Jewish people,...  

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Remembering Bishop Gordon A. McDonald (UPDATED)

June 24th, 2020
UPDATE: From the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Canada's website: "Please join us for the online Celebration of Life for Bishop Gordon A. McDonald on Friday, July 24th at 1PM (PDT) at www.calvary.ca/live.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online at www.kuwasha.net." What can a seven-year-old boy understand about the things of God? One particular child recognized and responded to the call of God...  

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En oración valoramos la generosidad: Las riquezas de la gloria de Cristo

January 13th, 2020
Desde el 2013, la IPHC ha prestado atención a cada uno de nuestros siete valores fundamentales: En oración valoramos Las Escrituras, Pentecostés, Santidad, Reino de Cristo, Todas las generaciones, Justicia, y ahora en 2020, en oración Valoramos la Generosidad. Visite https://iphc.org/corevalues/ para ver los recursos relacionados con cada uno de estos valores centrales. Hay un...  

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Encourage para octubre de 201900

October 9th, 2019
Las profecías del Antiguo Testamento generalmente tienen un contexto histórico y futuro. El contexto histórico es a menudo una palabra de juicio basada en el incumplimiento de la voluntad revelada de Dios de cómo nos tratamos unos a otros y a los demás. El contexto futuro es a menudo una palabra de esperanza y restauración....  

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2019 Diaper Run

September 24th, 2019
How dare the enemy, the spirit of death, defy the King of Kings! 1 Samuel 17:45 David answered, “You are coming against me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the Israelite armies, which you have defied. GNT Abortion, the evil of...  

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Diapers, Bikers, and Churches

September 11th, 2019
Diapers, bikers, and churches. What do these three have in common? Not much, some would say, but according to Mission M:25 Director Gary Burd one thing ties them together… a love for teen mothers and their babies. In 2015, Mission M:25, a ministry to the overlooked, lost, and hurting in today’s society, began the 50CC...  

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PTP Disaster Relief- In the Bahamas

September 9th, 2019
Hurricane Dorian has devastated portions of the Bahamas. Records confirm at least 40 people have died and many buildings are destroyed. People to People is working with ministry partners on the ground to send food and supplies. We believe the Church has an opportunity to be a place of hope during this difficult time. Please...  

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Equipping the Church to Reach the Lost

August 19th, 2019
Equipping the Church to Reach the Lost Over 200 church leaders gathered in Dickson, Tennessee, August 8-9, 2019, for the second Equip Conference sponsored by Compassion Network and Evangelism USA. With a focus on equipping the local church to reach the lost effectively, the conference provided practical church growth models and examples. The host church,...  

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Sitios de esperanza

August 13th, 2019
Personalmente he visto las escenas perturbadoras de personas sin hogar que viven en las calles de Los Angeles, California. En junio del año en curso, hubo 36,300 personas sin hogar en la ciudad de Los Angeles; las causas incluyen enfermedades mentales y abuso de sustancias. La ciudad argumenta que la causa primordial es la falta...  

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Nepal Flood Relief

July 17th, 2019
News of severe flooding in Nepal affecting our fellow believers has come in from the field.  Mud slides, building collapses, and drowning are happening in Nepal down to India from Kathmandu and many other places.  Several pastors are reporting electricity outages, road and highways washed out, and bridges down.  There is also loss of housing,...  

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House Church Planting: A Key Part of Arise 2033!

June 26th, 2019
On June 10-11, 2019, a diverse group of individuals from around the United States met in Oklahoma City to take part in a house church planting training provided by Evangelism USA (EVUSA) in conjunction with Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI). EVUSA's Executive Director Garry Bryant led the training which focused on the benefits and successes...  

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Announcing People to People New Logo

June 11th, 2019
Announcing People to People New Logo Greetings Ministry Partners, Thank you so much for your continued generosity towards People to People and our initiatives around the world. With your help, People to People continues to serve missionaries, national leaders, churches and those in need. People to People is pleased to announce a new logo. Our...  

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Que Dios agite nuestros corazones para alcanzar a los pobres

June 10th, 2019
A principios de 1990, leí “The Road to Daybreak” por Henri Nouwen, donde relata el haber dejado el prestigio y la comodidad de Harvard para hacer parte de “L’Arche Daybreak”, un ministerio al servicio de personas discapacitadas mentalmente en Toronto. Este nuevo ministerio formaba parte de una red de hogares de L’Arche iniciada por Jean...  

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God’s Justice: Valuing the “Ones”

May 31st, 2019
Pew Research Center has released a well-known study about the “nones,” an increasing number of Americans who consider themselves unattached, uninterested, or “nothing in particular” as it relates to religion. Many gladly wear this label as they wish to walk devoid of identifying to any creed or accountability. In turn, I would like to talk...  

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La justicia de Dios y las naciones

May 14th, 2019
La justicia e injusticia son más que hechos individuales; se manifiestan en las costumbres y leyes de grupos de personas, comunidades, y naciones. Bien sea para grupos de personas, ciudades, o naciones, la inquietud de Dios por la justicia está expresada a través de la Biblia. Su justicia cubre la totalidad de grupos de personas,...  

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New Believers Banned from Well

May 10th, 2019
“I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink...” Matthew 25:35 The gospel is being shared with great signs and amazing miracles throughout a village in India.  Five families have accepted Jesus as their Savior.  Because of their new-found faith, the village leaders have ordered that they can no longer use the water from...  

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Church Collapse in South Africa

April 22nd, 2019
We have received somber news from our IPHC brothers and sisters in South Africa: While hosting a Good Friday Conference our church family in KwaZulu-Natal, was hit by a horrific storm. Regretfully, a wall in the auditorium collapsed upon impact resulting in 13 deaths and 29 hospitalizations. As People to People Ministries, our heart is...  

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