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Volunteers for the Long Haul

May 16th, 2022
Today, we warmly welcome Misty Akridge. Misty serves as the Kids’ Ministry Director at Compassion Wichita Falls and is the National KidsMin Coach for the Compassion Network. I love Misty’s passion for ministry, and I am always encouraged after spending time with her. One of her many strengths is recruiting volunteers and building a ministry...  

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Updates from Ukraine

May 12th, 2022
*Update 05/12/2022 Nothing is the same, except our Lord!! We have all seen the images and videos of the devastation of a beautiful country in the last two and a half months. The complete flattening of the city of Mariupol, a city of 450,000 people, now contains less than 100,000 individuals, and at least 20,000...  

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Wooten Newsletter: May 2022

May 9th, 2022
Hello friends and family, I am so excited for all that I get to share with you in this newsletter, but before I begin, I want to start by saying thank you! I am continually blown away by the love, support, and encouragement that each one of you bring to me every single day. I...  

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Leave a Legacy

May 9th, 2022
One of my favorite leaders to follow today is author/consultant/coach Sam Chand. In one of his leadership videos he made this statement, “Inheritance is WHAT you leave behind. Legacy is WHO you leave behind.” That statement has stuck with me and I think about it often. It has definite discipleship implications because discipleship is generational....  

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Practicing the Gospel of Life

May 6th, 2022
As most Americans now know, the US Supreme Court is considering Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case related to a 2018 Mississippi law that bans abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft document sustaining Dobbs has created a firestorm of response from people on both sides...  

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Salazar Newsletter: May 2022

May 6th, 2022
It is a joy to communicate with you again about all the things that the Lord is doing in this place. First, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your constant prayers and generous financial support. Without you, none of what we are doing here could be accomplished. Your support...  

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Mother's Day: Understanding Love and Loss

May 2nd, 2022
Whitney Davis is a wife, mom, writer, encourager, gatherer, and visionary. She currently resides in North Carolina. She worked for 12 years as a Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby nurse before transitioning to full-time ministry to women. Whitney is married to Brad, who has been an IPHC minister for 25 years. They have a blended...  

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Vision for Impact

May 2nd, 2022
In November of 2021, the Heartland Conference Discipleship Ministries team met to plan the events of the upcoming year. Something surprising and refreshing would come from that planning retreat:  a refusal to be complacent and just go through the motions. Our DM Director, Hallie Brown, cast a vision to take the unfortunate circumstances of COVID-19...  

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Crook Newsletter: April 2022

April 27th, 2022
May Greetings! We have many different types of devotional readings, Sunday services, etc., to heighten our anticipation for the special celebrations through the days and weeks before Christmas and Easter. These holidays provide opportunities to recapture their significance, and they even allow our lives to be refreshed and refocused. In the Old Testament, God was...  

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Learning to Give Thanks

April 27th, 2022
Kiki is another of my many teachers. Whenever I visit Kiki and her fellow travelers, she shows qualities I hope to display. Kiki is a cow. It seems like Kiki knows it will all be okay. She seems to be thankful for what’s already near rather than rushing for what other members of the herd...  

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Day of Discipleship

April 25th, 2022
Now, more than ever, we feel the need to be TOGETHER, to learn from one another, to be inspired and encouraged as we walk on this journey of becoming more like Jesus.  We NEED each other. Discipleship Ministries invites you to join us in a Day of Discipleship, Tuesday, August 26th, 2022. The day will...  

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Bishop Beacham at Mexicali Conference

April 19th, 2022
It was an honor to spend the close of Holy Week attending the Pacific Coast Conference annual session of the IPHC in Mexicali, Mexico. Also attending was Rev. Chris Thompson, President of Holmes Bible College. President Thompson preached on Thursday evening and presented diplomas to the twenty students who had completed the extension program from...  

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US Senator Lankford Visits GMC

April 19th, 2022
The General Superintendent’s Office recently welcomed US Senator James Lankford to the Global Ministry Center. The General Superintendent was eager to express the IPHC’s thanks for Senator Lankford’s help with a challenge the IPHC Ukraine faced in 2021. “We are grateful for Senator Lankford’s help to IPHC Ukraine,” said General Superintendent Doug Beacham, before showing...  

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Chaplain (COL) Ken Godfrey Retires

April 18th, 2022
Chaplain (Colonel) Samuel K. (Ken) Godfrey’s retirement ceremony was held on April 6 at the Regimental Memorial Chapel, Fort Eustis, Virginia. He was commissioned in 1990 and faithfully served the United States Army and the IPHC in numerous assignments in the US Army Reserves, the South Carolina National Guard, and since 1993 Active Duty. CH...  

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Holy Discontent

April 18th, 2022
There exists no such thing as a typical Christian life. Each life of faith tells a unique and profound story of a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. God draws on His endless creative ability and fashions a faith journey for each of His followers that’s as distinct as their DNA. God intends for each...  

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Our Generous God

April 17th, 2022
In the winter prior to Jesus’ crucifixion, at the time of what we today call Hanukkah, He said, “I have come that they may life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10b). In these essays this week, I have found myself reflecting on our denominational core values from the perspective of the...  

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Jesus Calls and Gifts All Generations

April 16th, 2022
Jesus died on Friday afternoon and was hurriedly buried before Sabbath began at sunset that evening. There was not even time to properly rub the body in spices and perfumes to combat the stench of decay. Jesus was in the grave, in the midst of death, until sometime early on Sunday morning. What occurred while...  

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The Foundation of True Justice

April 15th, 2022
The death of Jesus not only addresses the justice needed for our personal reconciliation with God, but His death also provides the basis for genuine justice and reconciliation in this broken world. Fittingly this essay on the IPHC core value of Justice falls on Good Friday. It’s the day when millions of Christians around the...  

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The Certainty of Christ's Kingdom

April 14th, 2022
There is a majestic scene in Revelation 7:9-17 where the Apostle John sees “a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation...  

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Set Apart for God's Glory

April 13th, 2022
John 17 is Jesus’ High Priestly prayer, offered just before He led the disciples over the Brook Kidron to the Garden of Gethsemane (John 18:1). This prayer reveals Jesus' deep awareness of His impending mission on the Cross. Though the time in the Garden shows His very real anxiety regarding the horrible physical, mental, and...  

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The Purpose of Pentecost

April 12th, 2022
This post is part of our 2022 Holy Week series. The first was "Bringing Our Palm Branches to Jesus" and the second, "According to the Scriptures." The eternal communion experienced between the Son and the Holy Spirit was demonstrated in human history through the thirty-three years and nine months of Jesus life. His mother, the...  

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Salazar Newsletter: April 2022

April 7th, 2022
Spring is here and it’s always a pleasure to welcome a new season as it brings with it new challenges and new perspectives. Coming out of a stage of cold and dryness to a stage where flowers and nature are dressed in new colors is very encouraging. While we continue to face challenges in every...  

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A New Day for IPHC Church Planting

April 6th, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic slowed IPHC progress on church planting. Most churches were rightly focused on the health of their congregations, and church planters faced some unique challenges, navigating new guidelines for rental space, fewer people able or willing to try something new, and the difficulty of building and maintaining relationships using online platforms. But as...  

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Salley Newsletter: April 2022

April 4th, 2022
USA Furlough Thanks to technology, we have been able to continue the ministry to our people in the Indo-Pacific region while we are on furlough in South Carolina. There are several methods that we use to encourage and minister to our leaders and members, including Zoom and pre-recorded messages that are live streamed over Facebook...  

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Leadership Transitions in the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Hong Kong

April 1st, 2022
Leadership Transitions in the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Hong Kong The global ministry influence of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Hong Kong is legendary in our denomination as well as in global ministry organizations/circles like the Pentecostal World Fellowship. Those of you who were privileged to attend the fifth IPHC Global Assembly, from May 6-8,...  

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Mrema Newsletter: March 2022

March 30th, 2022
Dear Mission Partner, Greetings to you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. I hope all is well with you and your family. Maybe you or one of your loved ones have not been well. I pray for the hand of the Lord to touch and comfort you in a great...  

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Delport Newsletter: March 2022

March 30th, 2022
Ministry in most Southern African countries is slowly returning to a near-normal pace. Although COVID is still present, most of the restrictions are easing off. Churches have more attendance, and the fear of contracting COVID is more tolerable. People need fellowship, and sitting at home is not helping the situation. For that reason, we should...  

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One Simple Way: Helping your Kids Connect with God

March 28th, 2022
"Daddy, what’s embalming?”   As I stumbled over my words with the grace of a one-legged unicyclist, I couldn’t help but smile. We had just finished our daily Bible reading when my curious 9-year-old asked me about Genesis 50:26 (NKJV): “So Joseph died, being one hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him, and...  

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Men of God Arise Together

March 21st, 2022
Biblical masculinity has come under assault as never before in our lifetime, fostering enormous confusion regarding a man’s role and responsibility in the 21st Century. God is not confused about a man’s identity or assignment on the earth. His anointed word summons men to step into their prophetic destiny as men of God who reject...  

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Lent: Preparing for the Resurrection

March 2nd, 2022
Today is Ash Wednesday, celebrated in some Protestant churches as the beginning of the season of Lent. We've received some questions from IPHC pastors and members about observance of Lent, a 40-day season of preparation observed by some Christians. As you consider how to prepare for Resurrection Sunday, you may find the following introduction helpful....  

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IPHC Prays for Ukraine

February 11th, 2022
  Bishop Valery Reshetinsky, national leader of IPHC Ukraine, joined a group of IPHC leaders and partners, for prayer this week. Presiding Bishop Doug Beacham and Regional Director Bob Cave were joined on the call by Andrei Shander and Faith Woods of Mission Partners International; Stephen MacDonald, pastor of Calvary Church in Vancouver; and Max...  

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Can We "Neighbor" Better?

February 9th, 2022
“Please won’t you be my neighbor?” I remember Mr. Rogers’ kind voice and earnest smile as he sang those words on each episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Rogers was a Christian and a minister, and he understood the biblical meaning of the word neighbor. Children watching instinctively understood Rogers’ invitation, as well as the deep...  

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We Need a "Holy Kind of Self-Care"

January 31st, 2022
A Barna report released in November 2021 found that nearly 40% of pastors were considering leaving ministry, part of the "Great Resignation" that followed the world's experience with the novel coronavirus. This article by Chris Maxwell, which first appeared in Encourage in October 2018, offers encouragement to pastors (and others!) to care actively for their...  

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DRUSA: Ministering to Mayfield

January 26th, 2022
DRUSA (Disaster Relief USA) is the action arm of the IPHC. Under the directive of Bill Terry, National DRUSA director, a team was dispatched to the tornado territory of Mayfield, Kentucky. The team included two components. First, a 26-foot DRUSA truck with relief supplies was driven by Ronnie Basden and Dennis Daniels from Ahoskie, NC. The...  

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IPHC Joins March for Life Activities

January 18th, 2022
EDIT: Due to health concerns, events in Maryland and Washington, D.C., have been suspended. We look forward to returning to the national march in 2023! You can still support the Royal Home and Falcon Children's Home ministries. See below for details. This week, the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) continues its commitment to the sanctity...  

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The Keys to Transition

January 4th, 2022
The Keys to Transition The new year is a time of transition. As the calendar turns its page, people try to change their life. Yet, the burgeoning enthusiasm of January 1st often wanes as the days pass. The idea of change becomes much more exciting than the actualization of change. The Gospel of Luke uniquely...  

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Afghanistan Relief Fund

August 26th, 2021
As you are certainly aware, the situation in Afghanistan is devastating. The world watches, comments, and pleads for governments to respond. Yet, our Church is positioned to ACT on behalf of the people. Bishop Asher Mansha of IPHC Pakistan is a leader of great influence. The IPHC is strong in Pakistan. In 2020, our collective...  

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EVUSA names Trey Jones new coordinator

July 9th, 2021
Georgia pastor Trey Jones has been named the interim ARISE 2033 Multiplication Ministries Coordinator for the IPHC's Evangelism USA. Jones will assist in the recruitment and development of new IPHC church planters. According to EVUSA Executive Director Garry Bryant, Jones adds significant depth to the IPHC's church planting team. “We’re excited to have the level...  

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Because of YOU

January 4th, 2021
Because of you! Because of You... We are so thankful for each and every one of our generous supporters, because of you, we have been able to meet the various needs of people and churches around the world. 2020 has been a difficult year for many, and we are so grateful for your continued, and...  

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IPHC Chaplain Suk Kim Promoted to Colonel

November 18th, 2020
Chaplain Ministries, IPHC, is proud to share that Chaplain Suk Kim, United States Army, was promoted to the rank of Colonel on June 8th, 2020 at Camp Humphreys, South Korea.  Chaplain Kim was born in 1965 in Chung-Cheong-Nam-Do, South Korea and lived on the outskirts of Seoul. He grew up in his family’s religion of...  

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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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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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