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Final Day of International Presbytery Meetings 2010

Today is the final day of International Presbytery meetings in advance of our Assembly in Greensboro, North Carolina. This group of 110 bishops gathers like this prior to the International Assemblies, and when called together for any emergency situation.

This meeting was our regular one, and we conducted quite a bit of business as the Presiding Bishops of Tennessee. Among the decisions made by this group were:

1. The selection of a General Presbyter for South America
2. The selection of a General Presbyter for Central America
3. The selection of a General Presbyter for the Caribbean
4. Affirmation of the General Presbyter for Africa
5. Affirmation of the General Presbyter for Asia
6. Affirmation of the General Presbyter for Europe, CIS and the Middle East
7. Presentation of the Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary Consortium
8. Presentation of the Tomlinson Center Educational Initiative
9. The Administrative Committee committed the new Vision 2020 initiative to be implemented world-w…

International Presbytery Meetings

As I write, we are in the third day of International Presbytery Meetings at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. These meetings always precede the gathering of delegates to the International Assembly of the Church of God of Prophecy, and is attended by all presiding bishops and select staff from the International offices.

Each session has been filled with prayer and search for direction from the Lord.

Yesterday, I was privileged to give a portion of the new "mission, vision and core values" presentation to our International leaders. I am also looking forward to sharing this with the entire International Assembly later this week. I will be sharing on this blog the components of the new Core Value intensification in future posts. I hope you will check back and catch this great vision the Lord has been sharing with us for the past four years as we continue "turning to the harvest."

Tennessee Children’s Ministry Training

Place: Crab Orchard Church of God of Prophecy

Date: August 28th

Time: 9am to 3pm.

Cost: $15 per participant or $10 each, for teams of 3 or more. Any church that doesn't have a current children's ministry, can attend at no charge.

Instructors: Kim Batson, Margaret Bryant

For more Information Contact: Kim Batson at (

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International Presbytery Meetings

This morning we began meetings of the International Presbytery preparing for the International Assembly in Greensboro, North Carolina. This group of nearly 100 presiding bishops of states and nations gathers in advance of the assembly to update and discuss polity issues affecting our global efforts.

It is a wonderful time of fellowship.

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Location:Koury Blvd,Greensboro,United States

Assembly Delegates Begin to gather

People have began to arrive at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, North Carolina for the pre-assembly meetings.

There is a certain sense of excitement as old friends from different continents see each other for the first time in two years. We are looking forward to the assembly, expecting the Lord to pour His blessings out in a very special way.

Remember, you can view the sessions by following the links at

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Location:High Point Rd,Greensboro,United States

Pastoral Appointment Change - Sunbright

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Pastor Jerry Robbins to the church at Sunbright, Tennessee. Until recently, Pastor Robbins had been serving the church at Dyersburg, Tennessee. Pastor Robbins will assume the pastoral appointment on August 1, 2010.

Pastor Jack Lawson has faithfully served at the Sunbright church and will be missed. He is taking a leave of absence for family health reasons.
From Kim Batson,
Tennessee Childrens Ministries Director

I wanted to let you know that I will be having 2 Children's Ministry trainings in August.

August 21st: Empowered Ministries in Dickson, Tennessee
August 28th: Crab Orchard in Crossville, Tennessee

It will be from 9am to 3pm. I will charge $15 per participant or $10 each for teams of 3 or more. Any church that doesn't have a current children's ministry, can attend at no charge.

I plan to teach these trainings and am asking a local children's minister from the area to assist me. Margaret Bryant from Family Worship Center will be assisting me in the above trainings.

I wanted to ensure the above dates were Ok with you. I plan to schedule one in West Tennessee and another around the Cleveland area later on.

If so, I will get you information to put on the blog.

I appreciate your support of Children's Ministries.

Kim Batson

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Location:Asheville,United States

Praise Report - Erin, Tennessee

From Pastor Sammy Allen;

I wanted to share with you that we had one saved and 3 to join the church Sunday morning. Plus the 7 who were baptized last Sunday. That makes 9 new members since January. We have had 9 new members At least one more is joining in the next few weeks. To God be the glory!!

Sammy Allen
Sr. Pastor
Erin Church of God of Prophecy
P O Box 679
207 Midway Drive
Erin, TN 37061

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Location:Asheville,United States

Announcement of Pastoral Change - Dyersburg

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Pastor Jim Spivey to the church at Dyersburg, Tennessee. Pastor Spivey has Bern serving in the State of Georgia and comes highly recommended.

Pastor Jerry Robbins will be assuming the pastoral oversight of the Sunbright church.

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Roberts Tabernacle change

As many of you know, Pastor Tim and Sheena McCaleb have announced their attention to accept a new assignment. Pastor McCaleb will be assisting in mission projects in the nation of Haiti, under the direction of the Global Outreach department. Special thanks to the McCaleb family for their eleven years of ministry at Roberts Tabernacle.

Effective August 1, 2010, Pastor Gary And Peggy Clements will be accepting the pastoral assignment at Roberts Tabernacle. Special thanks to the Clements family for their ministry to the Columbia church for then past three years.

I will be announcing the new pastoral appointment at the Columbia church shortly.

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Congratulations Jerry and Rachel

Today, I was privileged to officiate the wedding ceremony for Pastor Jerry Robbins (Dyersburg) and Rachel Smith at the Peerless Road Church.

Jerry and Rachel met at our Youth Camp last year when they were both working in the kitchen.

We are so happy for them.

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Death notice - Thelma D. Bane

Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma D. Ray Bane are scheduled for 2:00 PM Sunday, July 18, 2010, at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Buford Bane and Bro. David Haun officiating. Interment will follow at the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 10 AM - 2 PM at Ligon & Bobo.

Mrs. Bane, age 81 of Lebanon passed away Friday, July 16, 2010, at the University Medical Center.

Born September 30, 1928, in Smith County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Lena Croslin Ray. She was a homemaker and a member of the Watertown Church of God of Prophecy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Janie Warren, Betty Jo Wilson, Faye Bowman, and Evelyn Dies, and a brother, Jim Ray.

She is survived by her husband of sixty three years, Dewey C. Bane; two children, William Dewey (Teresa) Bane of Lavergne and Mary Alice McCaleb of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren, William Ryan Bane, Elizabeth C. Bane, Andrew S. McCaleb, and Laura A. McCa…

Local church treasurers

If you have not sent your annual report to the state office, please do so as soon as possible. We are looking forward to having 100% participation.

If you have not sent yours, please be sure send it right away. Thank you for your service to the local church, and to the State of Tennessee.

Church of God of Prophecy
Attn: Annual Report
P.O. Box 2319
Hendersonville, TN 37077-2319

God bless you.

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International Assembly Information

Delegate Parking at the Coliseum
Parking at the Greensboro Coliseum is $7.00 per day with in/out privileges. Assembly Delegates will be parking in the Main Lot of the Coliseum.

Payment must be made at the parking lot entrance in cash only. Once you have paid for parking once, you may purchase a parking pass for the remainder of the Assembly. Assembly passes will be sold as follows:

a. Purchased on Tuesday - $35.00
b. Purchased on Wednesday - $28.00
c. Purchased on Thursday - $21.00
d. Purchased on Friday - $14.00
e. No passes sold on Saturday or Sunday

Parking Passes for this event can be purchased at the Special Events Center Lobby – West Registration. This is where the Assembly Operations Office is located.

Delegate Parking at the Sheraton/Koury Convention Center
There is no charge for parking at the Sheraton

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