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Day 7 - A Seed Must Die in the Ground

June 7th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 7 – “A Seed Must Die in the Ground” My uncle died in World War II at age 20. We don’t know if a bullet killed him, or if he was hit by shrapnel. All we know is that he died on a Belgian battlefield. To preserve his legacy I keep his Purple...  

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Day 6 - The Church Continues to Grow

June 6th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 6 – “The Church Continues to Grow” Two phrases stand out in this chapter—“the disciples were increasing in number” (v. 1) and “the word of God kept on spreading” (v. 7). God never planned for the church to sit idly in neutral gear. We must advance. Christ’s kingdom is ever expanding, growing from...  

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IPHC Affirms NAE Statement on Racial Injustice

June 5th, 2020
As members of the National Association of Evangelicals, the IPHC affirms the NAE’s recent statement regarding racial injustice, viewable at https://www.nae.net/nae-addresses-racial-turmoil-calls-for-action. The IPHC previously affirmed the NAE’s 1991 resolution on racism (https://www.nae.net/racism). The IPHC publicly acknowledged and repented of the sin of racism, and of our past attitudes and actions toward people of color, at...  

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Day 5 - There Is No Revival without Holiness

June 5th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 5 – “There Is No Revival Without Holiness” In Chapter 4 we met Barnabas, a humble leader who loved God so much he sold a piece of property and gave the proceeds to the apostles so the work of evangelism could continue. God always raises up generous people to support the work of...  

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Delport Newsletter: June 2020

June 4th, 2020
IS THERE HOPE FOR THE WORLD TODAY? As the Corona Virus has penetrated and effected just about every country, government, and individual person on the earth, the element of despair is quite evident. Uncertainty and hopelessness seem to prevail. But, as God's children, we must not despair, because Hebrews 6:19 reminds us that "HOPE" is...  

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Day 4 - Shaking the City

June 4th, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 4 – “SHAKING THE CITY” Just a few months before the events of Acts 4, Peter had made the worst mistake of his life. In a moment of weakness he denied Jesus—not once but three times. He felt awful. He had failed, so he went back to fishing. Fast-forward to Acts 4, and...  

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Day 3 - A Holy Commotion

June 3rd, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 3 – “A HOLY COMMOTION” (Download a PDF version) Luke doesn’t tell us the name of the lame beggar who sat outside the temple every day in Jerusalem. I’m sure he had a name, but to most people he was “the crippled guy” they avoided when passing the gate. Maybe a few people...  

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Day 2 - Heaven's Big Surprise

June 2nd, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 2 – “HEAVEN’S BIG SURPRISE” People have staged surprise birthday parties for me in the past, and I usually figured out their secret plans. But last year some friends organized a party without my knowing, and when I walked into the room I was totally shocked. There were banners, balloons, songs, a cake...  

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Day 1 - The Most Dramatic Goodbye

June 1st, 2020
ACTS CHAPTER 1 – “THE MOST DRAMATIC GOODBYE” I hate goodbyes. I cry at funerals, and I’ve been known to cry in airports when I say goodbye to friends. I’ve also had conversations with people who were dying—and I cherished the last words we said to each other. Acts 1 is perhaps the most dramatic...  

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Remembering Pastor and Bishop Don Burchett

May 26th, 2020
Donald Dean Burchett, 87, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Neodesha Care and Rehabilitation in Neodesha, Kansas. Don was born on February 27, 1933, to Jody and Viola Burchett in Copan, Oklahoma. On May 29, 1954, Don married Bonnie Ray Charter. Bonnie passed away on December 21, 2000. He married Donna Horst in February...  

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29th General Conference (2021) Committees Announced

May 25th, 2020
We look forward to the 2021 IPHC General Conference in Jacksonville, Florida next July 28-30. In preparation for the work we will do at that time, the Council of Bishops has appointed the following Bylaws, Delegate Certification, and Decorum Committees. We are thankful for the leadership and service of these men and women as they...  

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UPDATE: Celebrating Dr. Vinson Synan

May 19th, 2020
A memorial service honoring the life and ministry of Dr. Vinson Synan will take place on Saturday, May 30, at 1:00 p.m. in Christ's Chapel, on the campus of Oral Roberts University. The service is open to the public. Oral Roberts University is located at 7777 S. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74171.    Speakers will...  

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Meyer Newsletter: May 2020

May 18th, 2020
What could the 2020+ generation of kids reflect on after the COVID-19 Pandemic? There will be a definite paradigm shift caused by their past months experience. What did the kids in your home experience? Did they see trust in God’s provision and protection? Did they experience Christlikeness in attitudes and behaviors being home? Were they...  

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Cave Newsletter: May 2020

May 18th, 2020
GREETINGS & HOPE YOU ARE WELL We are all doing life somewhat differently than we expected. It has become a day of closed churches and on-line outreaches, Zoom meetings, WhatsApp, Skype, and other internet based social media. Our prayer in all this would be that you and your family stay well and, as we go...  

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IPHC Prepares for New Prayer Emphasis

May 18th, 2020
Partly due to the impact of the Coronavirus, the period between Lent and Pentecost has become an unusual opportunity for prayer, evangelism, discipleship, care for others, and spiritual renewal. Ten Days to Pentecost, from May 22-31, will be a special time for the IPHC global family.During these Ten Days to Pentecost, we will,1. Engage in...  

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Pentecost Breaks Barriers

May 18th, 2020
We are edging ever more closer to the celebration of the day of Pentecost. The word “Pentecost” is a centerpiece to the name International Pentecostal Holiness Church, although each word carries theological significance. Put on the lens of “international” while looking at Acts 2 and you will see that all peoples of all tongues are...  

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Riley Newsletter: May 2020

May 15th, 2020
LIVING IN THE UNKNOWN What a unique start to missions we've had. If there is one thing we've learned in this missionary process, it's that we must be flexible and allow the Lord to lead us, not our fine crafted plans. Our last newsletter in March was written from our new home in Krugersdorp. Our...  

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Unity Made Visible

May 13th, 2020
Much attention has been paid to the merger of mainline Protestant churches in the latter part of the 20th Century. Yet, some seem not to know that the IPHC anticipated such an ecumenical milestone with a merger in 1911 that was unique among Classical Pentecostals in the USA. The IPHC held a grand celebration in...  

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Mrema Newsletter: May 2020

May 11th, 2020
DEAR MISSION PARTNER, Greetings to you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. I know you have been in quarantine for a very long time due to COVID19. My prayer has been for God Almighty to protect you, and keep you safe and strong. APPRECIATION I would like to thank you...  

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Happening Now: Varnava Coffee House Feeding the Hungry

May 7th, 2020
From Varnava Coffee House in Kiev, Urkaine Varnava Coffee House is a ministry fueled by the purpose and mission to reach souls for Jesus through meeting needs and building relationships. One of the many opportunities to accomplish this mission is by feeding the hungry. As is the case around the world, they have seen an...  

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To Lead in a Crisis, Look Up

May 6th, 2020
In recent months I have studied 2 Chronicles 20, a passage that describes how King Jehoshaphat’s leadership was challenged during a crisis experience. Preceding this crisis, Jehoshaphat had led Judah in great spiritual reform. Spiritual momentum was flowing through the land. Revival was in the air. The tribe of Judah was spiritually renewed and growing...  

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McClung Newsletter: May 2020

May 4th, 2020
Thank you for your love, prayers, and generous missionary support! DEAR FRIENDS, It’s springtime in Germany, everything is green again, and the cycle of life begins anew. Just like you, and people everywhere in the world, we are facing new challenges adjusting to the Corona Virus Pandemic. Our prayer for you is, ”May God prosper...  

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A Tribute to Ronald Lee Fritch (1938-2020)

May 4th, 2020
Ronald Lee Fritch May 2, 1938 - May 2, 2020 Ronald Lee Fritch, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, at age 82. He was born May 2, 1938, to John P. Fritch and Sarah A Fritch in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ronald was raised in Oklahoma City and attended...  

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IPHC Discipleship Ministries Announces New Coordinator of Girls' Ministries

May 4th, 2020
Bishop Tommy McGhee and Discipleship Ministries are pleased to announce Meredith Light as the new Coordinator of IPHC Girls’ Ministries.Following the remarkable 18-year ministry of Irvina Parker as Director, Girls’ Ministries is moving into a new season.Kristi Cain, National Director of IPHC Kids’ Ministries, had this to say: “We are thrilled to have Meredith serve...  

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IPHC YouthQuest 2020 Canceled

May 1st, 2020
IPHC Student Ministries officially announced the cancellation of YouthQuest 2020, due to the COVID-19 crisis. Stephen Jones, the team leader of the Student Ministries Advisory Team, addressed the decision in a brief video announcement on Tuesday morning. MESSAGE FROM STEPHEN JONES: "Can we have a conversation about fine arts? With all the current cancellations related...  

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"That you may believe" - Preaching Notes for 4th Sunday of Easter

April 30th, 2020
People are asking questions these days. People have doubts about the future, and about where God is in their current situation. So Thomas is someone everyone can relate to. But Jesus speaks to us: We do not see, yet we believe because of faithful witnesses--like Thomas! Download Preaching Notes for the 4th Sunday of Easter...  

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Discipleship Ministries Hires New Executive Assistant

April 28th, 2020
Bishop Tommy McGhee and Discipleship Ministries are pleased to announce Kaleigh Hamilton as the new Executive Assistant to Bishop McGhee. Kaleigh will also be serving Discipleship Ministries as part of the Creative Team, where she will have the opportunity to bring her exceptional talents in graphic design, website design, and social media to the table....  

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IPHC Student Ministries hosts first ever Zummit

April 22nd, 2020
Many leaders are already ZOOMING multiple times every week, meeting with senior leaders and supervisors, and trying to maintain discipling relationships with students and small group leaders. While the face time is great, everyone would prefer those meetings to be in person. What leaders need is insight, ideas, and inspiration for student ministry during a...  

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Seeing Every Man Clearly - Men's Ministries Day Sermon Release

April 16th, 2020
IPHC Men's Ministries Director, W.A. Mills, is pleased to announce the release of the Men's Ministries Day sermon for 2020. This year's theme for Men's Ministries is "Seeing Every Man Clearly," based on Mark 8:25. Men's Ministries Day happens every year on Fathers' Day. There is no better time to launch a local men’s group...  

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A Tribute to Ida "Dorothy" Sowell (1927 – 2020)

April 15th, 2020
Ida "Dorothy" Sowell January 26, 1927 - April 12, 2020 Ida “Dorothy” Sowell, age 93, of Danville, VA, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Sovah Health-Danville. Mrs. Sowell was born on January 26, 1927, in Danville, VA, a daughter of the late Vessie Wall and Nettie Thornton Wall. She was an ordained minister...  

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West Newsletter: April 2020

April 14th, 2020
Dear (Home-Bound) Friends and Family, There have been many changes in the world around us since I last wrote back in January. Although COVID-19 (aka, the CCP Virus, after China's Communist Party) had already appeared at that point, it still seemed confined to central China. Now nearly every nation on earth has been dramatically affected,...  

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Student Ministries Hosts Record Breaking Leadership Huddle

March 25th, 2020
On March 5-7th, the Student Ministries Advisory Team invited leaders from all across the nation to gather for the third annual Student Ministries Huddle at the Marriot City Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. This was the largest gathering of its’ kind to date, with 75 registrations.  The attendee list was incredibly diverse, including full-time youth...  

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COVID-19: National Fine Arts Statement

March 18th, 2020
A great way to UNLOCK LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL is to present a student with a challenge... …and what challenging days we have ahead of us! The COVID-19 virus has caused tremendous disruption in our everyday routines, from school calendars to date-nights to grocery shopping to Sunday services and every event in-between—including several of our Conference Fine...  

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Men's Ministries: Zambia Conference Report

February 6th, 2020
Rev. Moses Masese, Zambia Men’s Ministries Director, Contributing WriterRev. W. A. Mills, Jr. General Men’s Ministries Director, Editorial WriterIPHC Men’s Ministries started in Zambia in 1990. Those days of small beginnings have led to exponential growth in recent times, with vast numbers of men engaged at the local church, district, conference, and national levels. After...  

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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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