Kalengule Kaoma (GCI mission developer in Africa) and his wife Nsama are rejoicing in the birth of their granddaughter, born to their daughter Erica Kaoma Yandzie of Lusaka, Zambia. The child will be named in a forthcoming ceremony. Here is her picture:
Join us on September 27-30 for EngageGCI 2018—four days of family-friendly, gospel-centered worship and fun in the Wisconsin Dells! Hosted by GCI’s North-Central Region, EngageGCI is a worship event, Christian conference, and family retreat rolled into one. The conference will be held at the Chula Vista Resort and Water Park in Wisconsin Dells, WI, which provides a range of amenities including fine and casual dining, a large indoor water park, and a scenic outdoor riverwalk.
Grace Communion Seminary (GCS) is accepting applications! With Fall Semester registration beginning on August 27, now is a great time to send in an application. Though GCS classes and degrees support our mission of Equipping the Saints for Pastoral Ministry, we encourage those not currently serving in ministry to consider what we offer. For more information, go to our website at www.gcs.edu. Questions? Phone our Registrar, Georgia McKinnon (980.495.3978) or our Dean, Michael Morrison (980.495.3951).
GCI Canada is excited to announce this year’s Thanksgiving Conference. It has two segments: Joining Jesus (for all age groups, October 6-12) and Engage (for teens and young adults, October 6-7). The guest speaker at Joining Jesus will be U.S. Regional Pastor Michael Rasmussen.
For additional information and to register, click here. Reduced rates for early registration expire on August 1.
We are pleased to announce that Carrie Osborne, daughter of GCI Pastor Tom Smith and his wife Pam, after serving as a GCI Intern, Pastoral Resident and member of a pastoral team, was installed recently by Regional Pastor Rick Shallenberger as the Lead Pastor of Voice of Hope, GCI’s congregation in Chillicothe, OH. Here is a picture from Carrie’s installation celebration:
At www.gci.org you’ll find GCI’s new denominational website that is formatted to work with computers, tablets and smartphones. Let us know in the “add a comment” box below what you think. If you are having difficulty finding features and articles, use the search feature found at the top-right corner of each page (tip: when entering a word or title to search for, leave out all punctuation marks).
To access the GCI.online (member) website, scroll to the bottom of any page where you’ll find the member login function (circled in red in the picture below). You can also access the site directly by going to https://online.gci.org/
Come celebrate the life and love of God our Father, poured out lavishly on humanity through Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Spirit! Meet believing brothers and sisters from all over the world! You are invited to the 4th annual “Father Loves and Likes You!” Celebration, to be held in Ocean City, Maryland on October 11-14, 2018. To download the information/registration form, click here.
ACCM (Ambassador College of Christian Ministry) will be conducting the two courses noted above at the GCI Home Office in Charlotte, NC, in October. Since the two courses will be offered simultaneously, students must choose one or the other. The courses will utilize an interactive format, making the content accessible and understandable and providing an enjoyable learning experience. Students will find the content interesting, practical and immediately usable in their congregational setting.
ACCM offers a GCI-recognized Diploma in Christian Ministry. Completion of one of these courses for credit fulfils requirements for pastoral continuing education in 2018. While the courses are ideal for those without formal ministry or theological training at the Bachelor’s level, they are available for anyone who wishes to learn more and be better equipped for ministry. For additional information and to register, click here.