A Clear Rationale for the Commitment of the Church of God in Tennessee to Missions
Mission is the chief reason the Church exists. Ecclesiology (doctrine of the Church) and missiology (doctrine of missions) are inseparably linked. Ecclesial mission derives from theology proper (doctrine of God) in that the Church’s mission reflects the divine nature. Ultimately mission belongs to God (missio Dei), and describes God’s plan to restore fallen creation, including humanity, through God’s invitation to participate in the working out of that divine purpose. Pentecostal missions are driven, first, by a distinctive pneumatological orientation (confident dependence on the Holy Spirit), and second, by a sense of eschatological urgency (keen awareness of our Lord’s imminent return). These values fuel a primary evangelistic emphasis coupled with openness to serving other aspects of human need as well.
Pentecostal evangelistic fervor and effectiveness are a direct result of the distinctive experience of Spirit baptism (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8). Furthermore, Christology (doctrine of Christ) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-18; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21) are closely connected. Commitment to Christ compels his disciples to a deep commitment to his commission to reach the world with the gospel. The mission of the Pentecostal movement, and of the Church of God, continues to be evangelistically prioritized, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and centered on Christ while engaging with broader communities in faithful witness of the Lord Jesus Christ and his gospel of God’s redeeming love to a world ravaged by sin (John 3:16).
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Marc & Marlien Morris
Dan & Teresa Susong:
Bangkok Legacy Conference
The 2018 Legacy Bangkok Conference was held this past March and was a great success. The conference was hosted by the National Overseer for Thailand, Somnuk and Turnaround Church. The Holy Spirit ministered to approximately 130 Pastors and leaders from Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia. The leaders from the respective nations were encouraged, strengthened and challenged by the words that were spoken. They departed for their countries with a refreshed and increased vision to reach the lost for the Kingdom of God. Administrative Bishop Mitchell Corder was very instrumental in making this training possible. He, in partnership with the pastors in Tennessee, underwrote the cost of the conference. While in Bangkok, Bishop Corder was able to witness the ministry of Forward Housing and an orphanage that is a vital part of the Turnaround Church ministry. We thank Bishop Corder and all the pastors in Tennessee who contributed funds to make this conference possible!