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Azusa St. East | Called to Contribute | Passing the Baton | Teacher of the Year | A Disciple | Entrapment

MARCH 2007

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4 ExpressionsFromBishopJamesD.Leggett OneMan'sRisk 5 AzusaStreetEast:AContinuingMoveoftheSpirit 8 CalledtoContribute,DevotedtoDonate 10 PassingtheBaton MovingFromCodependencetoLife-TransformingMinistry 11

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Representatives on the GEB David Stephens, Southeast Zone Chris Thompson, Northeast Zone Randell Drake, Central Zone Curtis Belcher, Western Zone Freyman Valdez, Hispanic Derrick Gardner, Pastoral Ronnie Saldaña, Pastoral Trish Weedn, Lay

12 CEM:TeacheroftheYear 15 Review 15 iWIN:APrayerofDesperation 16 ExperiencesHereandThere.. 20 FirstandFinallyaDisciple ATributetoReverendNoelBrooks 21 TheSixPack:FinancialEntrapment

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IPHC Experience

March 2007 · Vol. 4, No. 3

EDITOR IN CHIEF James D. Leggett EXECUTIVE EDITOR Shirley G. Spencer EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Melody Barnard EDITORIAL COMMITTEE Kimberly Wilkerson (Women's Ministries) Joyce Ayers (Men's Ministries) Thelma McDowell (Evangelism USA) Marsha Plumbtree (Stewardship) Paula Ward (World Missions Ministries) Shandra Youell (Church Education Ministries) Terry Fowler (World Intercession Network/Ministerial Care) PUBLISHER LifeSprings Resources Gregory K. Hearn, Chief Executive Officer

ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER Timothy W. Beasley GENERAL EXECUTIVE BOARD INTERNATIONAL PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH General Superintendent James D. Leggett Executive Directors Evangelism USA: Ronald W. Carpenter, Sr., Vice Chairman World Missions Ministries: A. D. Beacham, Jr. Church Education Ministries: Talmadge Gardner Stewardship Ministries: Edward W. Wood Women's Ministries: Jewelle Stewart Men's Ministries: Bill Terry

IPHC Experience (ISSN 1547-4984) Vol. 4, No. 3, is published monthly except in July and December by LifeSprings Resources of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2425 West Main St., Franklin Springs, GA 30639. Printed in the USA. MMVII. Address editorial comments to IPHC Experience, P.O. Box 12609, Oklahoma City, OK 73157-2609, [email protected]

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Expressions

From

Bishop James D. Leggett

James D. Leggett General Superintendent

One Man's

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t was a magnificent day, a beautiful Nigerian Pentecostal Holiness Church the Lord, and he was willing to risk all Saturday in Lagos, Nigeria. and the graduation of the West Africa to establish the Pentecostal Holiness All morning, people had been Bible College, I thought of the Rev. Church in Nigeria. gathering on the campus of the West John W. Brooks. I went with him Brooks' vision included building a Africa Bible College. Many of them to Nigeria in 1985 to dedicate the Bible school in Lagos, the capital city. were dressed in ceremonial robes. Bible School, and now here I was Though he was not able to build the Rector Luke Nnadi and his staff were participating in the 23rd graduation. school before he left the country, he busy getting things prepared for the Johnny Brooks was willing to risk did establish a Nigerian Conference. graduation. Parents and friends were everything to do what he felt God Yet, he did not give up the dream dressed for the occasion, and their was calling him to do. He had served of establishing the Bible school. He faces reflected their pleasure and as one of the early missionaries to placed the money he had raised in excitement. The air was filled with a South Africa. He had returned home a bank account in North Carolina, sense of accomplishment. after suffering sickness on the field. knowing that one day the dream The leaders of the Pentecostal No one thought he would ever return would be realized. The day came Holiness Church, the national to the mission field. Yet the Lord had when Lawrence Pfaff would lead the superintendent, and the three burdened his heart for Nigeria. construction of the college. conference superintendents were all The Missions Board had no plans Now look at all God has done present. We had just been involved in to send Brooks to Nigeria, but the frail through an unlikely man who was the Turning Point Conference. Many, man from Falcon, North Carolina, was willing to risk everything for a Godif not most, of the participants in the determined to pioneer the Pentecostal given vision. He would have rejoiced ceremonies were graduates of the Holiness Church there. Rev. W. Eddie to see the faithful men who had college. Morris believed in this man of risk and served with him in the early days still By twelve o'clock, nearly 2,500 committed the conference to raise involved in the work. He would have people had gathered under the tents the funds for World Missions to send been so thankful to see the bright and surrounding the open area in front of him. He went alone. His wife could dedicated younger men, graduates of the platform. The graduates, 138 in all, not go with him. He had a vision from the college, who are now assuming marched across the platform leadership. to receive their degrees in the If he had been with us 23rd graduating class of the to see the great gathering West Africa Bible College. It was of the national conference, an impressive sight to see the the national leadership, the men and women step forward three conference leaders, and to be awarded their degrees. the impressive graduating The graduation exercises lasted class, he would have joined close to four hours. me in saying, "The best is yet Bishop James Leggett with Willard Wagner, regional ministries As I participated in the to come for the Pentecostal coordinator for West Africa; Jetty Mojo, national superintendent of the IPHC of Nigeria; and Luke Nnadi, rector of the West Africa Bible College Holiness Church in Nigeria." national conference of the 4 IPHC Experience | March 2007

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A CONTINUING MOVE OF THE SPIRIT

by Shirley G. Spencer

Azusa Street East

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ost Pentecostal and Charismatic believers are aware of the impact the Azusa Street Revival had on the world over 100 years ago. Few, however, know the connection between their own Pentecostal experience and a small, seemingly insignificant town in North Carolina. The fires of Pentecost that ignited in Los Angeles in April 1906 spread to the East Coast and ultimately around the world through the message and passion of a holiness preacher, the Rev. G. B. Cashwell. When Cashwell heard about the Holy Ghost outpouring in California, he felt compelled in his spirit to make the trip across the nation to receive his "baptism." Leaving his wife and family in Dunn, North Carolina, Cashwell

traveled by train to and from Los Angeles. He returned Spirit-filled to Dunn in December, rented a vacant tobacco storehouse, and launched a revival meeting on New Year's Eve that continued until late January 1907. The flames of that revival still burn today, as most of the classical Pentecostal groups in North America trace their early beginnings to Cashwell and/or that series of meetings. Local representatives from seven Pentecostal denominations planned and hosted a celebration commemorating the centennial of the Dunn Revival, later named "Azusa Street East." These groups included the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC), Assemblies of God, Church of God, Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Church of God of

Prophecy, Church of God in Christ, and the United Holy Church. Bishop Chris Thompson welcomed over 1,650 people to the opening service of the Azusa Street East Centennial Celebration on Sunday night--New Year's Eve--in the J. A. Culbreth Auditorium in Falcon, North Carolina. Thompson, who serves as superintendent of the North Carolina Conference of the IPHC, cohosted the event with Bishop Preston Heath, General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church headquartered in nearby Dunn. The steering committee consisted of several church leaders from the southeastern portion of the United States. In his keynote sermon, Bishop James D. Leggett, General

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Azusa Street East: A Continuing Move of the Spirit continued from page 5

Bishop James Leggett gives the keynote message.

Above: Several members of one family are filled with the Spirit.

Left: A wreath was placed at G. B. Cashwell's grave site.

Right: Believers of all ages respond to the moving of the Holy Spirit.

Left: James Leggett and Chris Thompson lead in litany of dedication of a monument recalling the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Dunn.

Right: Drama portraying G. B. Cashwell and G. F. Taylor

Superintendent of the IPHC, challenged the audience to keep the flames of Pentecost alive. Leggett contrasted two fires that burned in California at the turn of the 20th century. One, he said, was a disaster, an earthly fire that nearly destroyed San Francisco. The other-- a heavenly fire that blessed Los Angeles and the world--continues to burn today. "Fire stands for the presence and power of God," said Leggett. "Others might have rules and regulations, but God's church has fire. God is still calling young men and women to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. They need the fire of Pentecost in their lives, and it's our responsibility to keep the fire burning until God's work on earth is complete." Not surprisingly, chapters 1 and 2 of the book of Acts were read or quoted often during the celebration. And the phrase "A Continuing Move of the Spirit" tied the sessions together, maximizing their impact. In the Monday morning plenary session, Dr. Charles Crabtree picked up the theme established in the Acts passages with a sermon he titled "Pentecost: The Purpose and the Past." Crabtree, who serves as assistant general superintendent for the General Council of the Assemblies of God, said 90 percent of our forefathers were right on, in that they (1) stayed focused on prayer, (2) were people of evangelism, (3) had a heart for missions, (4) engaged in fellowship, and (5) continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine. "The ultimate proof of Pentecost," he declared, "is the multiplication of believers in the Kingdom." Participants packed the administration building on the campus of Heritage Bible College in Dunn on Monday afternoon for the dedication of a nine-foot monument recalling the Azusa Street East Revival. Following the ceremony, a caravan of cars snaked through the Dunn Cemetery to the site of G. B. Cashwell's grave, where they placed a wreath in his memory. Bishop William Lee, an evangelist with the Church of God, revisited the continuation theme that evening with a message he subtitled "Pentecost: To Be Continued." Without having read the notes from that morning's plenary session, Lee reinforced Crabtree's message by asking the question, "What must the church do to guarantee the continuance of the Holy Spirit and power?" He answered that query by calling the church to (1) continue in sound doctrine and in prayer, (2) walk in the spirit of unity, and (3) create an atmosphere of praise. Tuesday's plenary session featured Bishop Fred S. Fisher, former general superintendent for the Church of God of Prophecy. His message, "The Reason for Being," emphasized the importance of Pentecost in equipping the church to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. "The gospel is our reason for being," he said. "Everything else is just bait on the hook to attract a lost world to Jesus Christ." Fisher concluded by raising three warning flags for the Pentecostal church today: (1) Watch the deception of tongues. "One must go through Gethsemane to get to the Upper Room. Tongues speaking is no excuse for bad behavior," he said. (2) Beware of "mission creep"; don't let your mission get obscured by good deeds; and (3) Avoid social pull. Dr. Paul Walker, general secretary for the Church of God, was the guest speaker for the Tuesday evening celebration service. He

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introduced his message, "First-Century Power for New Millennium Ministry," by drawing attention to different types of power in our world, including hydrogen, nuclear, atomic, social, military, and others. "Yet none of these is greater than the power released on the Day of Pentecost. Jesus said, `All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth' (Matthew 28:18); then in Acts 1:8, He transferred that power to His disciples." Dr. Mark Rutland, president of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, reminded the Wednesday morning audience that Azusa Street didn't invent the Holy Ghost. The future of Pentecost, he said, is in recapturing the characteristics of the original Pentecostal believers. They formed a community that was (1) Christ-focused; (2) united in heart and mind; and (3) authentically supernatural. The closing celebration service brought the continuation theme full circle with an illustrated message by Bishop William Wilson on "Spiritual Succession." Wilson, who served as executive officer for the Azusa Street Centennial, April 25-29, 2006, in Los Angeles, involved the entire audience in a passing-of-the-baton exercise. "Our success in spiritual succession will determine our success," he said. Wilson reminded the congregation that passing the baton is different today than in 1906. "The track has changed; the atmosphere has changed, but we still need men and women who will run it strong." At Wilson's invitation, young people poured to the front of the auditorium at the close of his sermon. Several were filled with the Holy Spirit, and others surrendered their lives to the call of God. During the week, at least 50 people were baptized in the Holy Spirit. A surprising number of people rolled out of bed early each morning to attend 9 a.m. sessions that examined Pentecost from a historical perspective. Dr. Harold Hunter, director of Archives and Research for the IPHC, presented an overview of Pentecost past by showing the connection between the Dunn Revival and the sponsoring denominations. Dr. A. D. Beacham, Jr., executive director of IPHC World Missions Ministries, talked about the Dunn Revival and gave glimpses of leading figures as presented in his book Azusa East: The Life and Times of G. B. Cashwell (LifeSprings Resources, 2006). Beacham pointed out that the revival was a youth movement. Most of the key leaders were in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s. Dr. Herbert Carter, academic dean at Heritage Bible College in Dunn, focused on "The Pattern for Pentecost in the Future." "We appreciate our heritage," he said, "but we must look forward to another Pentecost." Carter outlined four primary ingredients in the continuation of Pentecost into the future: we must (1) manifest power in prayer, (2) minister in miraculous power, (3) preserve purity, and (4) maintain an evangelistic thrust. Powerful preaching, special music, dramatic vignettes, historical glimpses, and services for children helped shape the Azusa Street East Centennial into a memorable occasion. Like the 1907 Dunn Revival, only time will reveal the impact it will have as the fire of the Holy Spirit continues to burn.

Above: William Wilson demonstrates passing the baton of Pentecost to the next generation.

Right: Dr. Doug Beacham reviews the impact of the Dunn Revival on the participants.

Above: Young people seek God during the closing youth rally.

Right: Dr. Harold Hunter presents a historic overview.

Left: A local church choir and drama team move the audience with music and mime.

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he Wing Kwong Church in Hong Kong, China, is a living testimonial to God honoring His Word. Through the years, Pastor Donavan Ng has faithfully taught his congregation God's financial plan of tithes and offerings. Now, the members--a high percentage of whom are 40 years old and younger--stand in long lines every Sunday to pay their tithes and give offerings. They regard paying tithes as a spiritual blessing and privilege and a means of maintaining their identity as members of the Wing Kwong Church. Donavan Ng is the IPHC field superintendent for Hong Kong and a member of the church's General Board of Administration. Currently, he serves as consulting pastor of the Wing Kwong congregation. He assumed this role recently so he would have more time to focus on the expansion of ministry in Hong Kong. The following is the Wing Kwong story. The tremendous growth of Wing Kwong Church from 22 to over 6,000 members over the past 27 years has always been a great wonder to many people. Without asking for a single penny from millionaires, the remarkable growth of Wing Kwong Church from its humble beginnings is an amazing story indeed. Who would have imagined that the congregation, most of them grassroots, could have accomplished so much? The people's willingness to offer is a gift from heaven and a clear testimony of their commitment to God. Offering is not just an act of generosity or mercy. Although it is taught in the

CALLED TO CONTRIBUTE, DEVOTED TO DONATE

A Witness of Hong Kong's Wing Kwong Church

by Edward W. Wood

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Bible that everyone should tithe into the storehouse, the church accepts only tithes coupled with a solid commitment. Once converted to Christianity, an individual who joins the Wing Kwong Church is required to take a series of steps that prove his spiritual growth and lead to an increase in commitment, including applying for cell membership. Unlike most churches, WKC cell members are not permitted to pay tithes until they have undergone a thorough orientation. During this consideration period, church elders interview applicants to confirm their will. Upon approval, the applicants are issued a computer code number by which to submit their contributions. Even though the Wing Kwong Church is composed primarily of working-class people, approval by the elders to pay tithes is regarded as a privilege of the faithful ones and a proof of one`s commitment. At the same time, the sense of "belonging to the church" is built gradually. Wing Kwong Church members never belittle small contributions. Instead, they witness time and again throughout the year about how God accepted and enlarged even small gifts that were offered wholeheartedly. In 2001, the congregation completed and dedicated a new church building. Construction costs on the facility totaled about $30,800,000 (U.S.). Under a "shared responsibility system," every member contributed the same amount to the project, regardless of his background and status. Even if a person is well off financially, he is allowed only to lend money to the church. Not a penny, other than that

predetermined, fixed amount, was accepted from any member of the church. No one was allowed to be a philanthropist. A few years later, an annex of Wing Kwong College was constructed at a cost of $3 million (U.S.), again using the "shared responsibility system." These achievements can be explained only by the members' sense of belonging to the church and confidence in God. They know God will make use of their small offerings to achieve great things. Plus, they long to see God bless their contributions and lead more people into His kingdom. The vision of the Wing Kwong congregation, however, is not limited to the local church. In recent years, World Missions Ministries has become an important focus of the church. Every year, the church launches a month-long "Five Loaves, Two Fishes Campaign" before Easter. During that month, members of the church save for world missions by cutting their daily expenses. Wing Kwong Church is also sending its first missionary couple to Kenya this year under the supervision of World Missions Ministries, but fully supported financially by the church. These facts speak volumes about the congregation's determination and increasing participation in world missions. Do Wing Kwong members suffer because of their contribution? Absolutely not! They realize that investing in eternal treasures reaps great gain. After all, Jesus did say, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal" (Matthew 6:19, 20, NIV). The reward of God's munificence is a fruitful and joyous life.

Edward W. Wood is executive director of Stewardship Ministries for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Top: Interior of the Wing Kwong sanctuary Above: Pastor Donavan Ng Right: Exterior of the Wing Kwong Church

"The reward of God's munificence is a fruitful and joyous life."

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Passing the Baton

Moving From Codependence to Life-Transforming Ministry

by Steve Janicello

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n the closing service of YouthQuest '06, Dr. Richard Ledford preached a message about passing the baton of ministry to the younger generations in our local churches. That sermon captured my attention and confirmed what the Lord had been stirring in my spirit all year. I was convinced that our youth group needed to become "life transformational." Teens attended our programs with enthusiasm, yet I sensed we were not experiencing true revival. Several young people had received Jesus as Savior, but they had not progressed to the point of making Him Lord of their lives. At the beginning of 2006, I met with my senior pastor, Darrell Cox, and explained that by worldly standards, I felt I was a successful youth pastor. We had experienced numerical growth, were influencing many students in our area, and had ample resources, and our teens were excited. Yet I had that sick, sinking feeling of failure: I knew in my heart we were not

making disciples. I told him I felt we had been preaching the gospel, yet we were not fulfilling the second part of the Great Commission. We discussed my goal for the year, which was to make disciples. Pastor Cox asked how I would know when I had reached my goals. "When I see young people surrendering their lives to the purposes of God," I replied. As we evaluated our current youth ministry, I realized the system I had established worked against the disciple-making process. Instead, I had developed codependent followers by perpetuating a consumer mentality in our students by catering to their every whim. Consequently, I was trapped in a counterproductive model of ministry that would not and could not transform lives. I decided to forget everything I thought I knew about ministry, humble myself before the Lord, and ask for wisdom. The next day I ran into Bobby Hoyle, our missions coordinator, who suggested that I take the young people on a mission trip. I had planned my schedule for the year and was reluctant to change my plans, but I felt led to cancel our plans and take our students to Central America instead. I had never been on a mission trip, but it proved to be a lifetransforming event for our ministry team and me. As we worked alongside

missionaries James and Joyce Ward and the churches in Guatemala, we were blessed with the realization that God has called every believer into the mission field. The churches in the region operate in the power of the Holy Spirit in ways neither my students nor I had ever experienced. During one service in Santa Lucia, the Holy Spirit came into the service like a mighty wind, and over 200 people were baptized in the Holy Spirit simultaneously without anyone touching them. As I saw my students speaking in tongues and being slain in the Spirit, I fell on my knees, weeping at the greatness of God. I found there what I had sought most of my life: an authentic outpouring of the Holy Spirit as described in the book of Acts. I repented for trying to show God what I could do for Him. For five years in ministry I had thought I could program transformation into my students' lives. As I wept, the Holy Spirit began to speak to several of my students. Some "tough cases" melted as they encountered God's glory. Countenances changed, and joy engulfed their hearts. Several approached me after the service with the news that God had called them into full-time ministry. As

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Meet the Missionaries

Dan & Brenda Clowers

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Steve Janicello (foreground, second from right) with some of his enthusiastic interns.

s full-time missionaries, Dan and Brenda are dedicated

to one thing: helping leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAMCAR) realize their role in the end-time harvest. The Clowers work hand in hand with North American missionaries to help train the LAMCAR leaders. The new generation of workers is making an impact on the world in their countries and abroad. Brenda also serves as the TEAMS coordinator for World Missions Ministries. She is responsible for organizing and scheduling various TEAM trips across the IPHC family. Brenda is also organizing the new "Visit the Vision" teams established especially for pastors and other IPHC leaders. The first Visit the Vision trip was held in October 2006 with a group of pastors and leaders from the Appalachian Conference.

we drove away from that community outreach service, God began to show me how to make disciples His way. When I returned to North Carolina in July, I wondered what I was going to do with all these newly turbocharged young people. Before we went to Guatemala, I had taken on one intern, who said he was called to be a youth pastor. I had been tutoring him on becoming a servant leader. But when we returned from the trip, the internship program began to grow. I started mentoring students to do the work of the ministry. I restructured our youth ministry and programs. For several years I had taught my students how to share their faith and how to be influential as Christian leaders, but it was all theory. Information without application is inconsequential. I revamped our ministry structure, stopped preaching on Wednesdays and Sundays, and started empowering my apprentices to preach, conduct evangelistic outreach, and do altar ministry. Then I launched a Sunday night ministry called "Tribal." Each session lasts for two and a half hours, and its entire focus is on experiencing the dynamic and life-transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Our students spend time in prayer and worship. They get filled up and then go out and

minister to their peer groups. Besides decentralizing my ministry, I have made many other changes under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We now have an accountability system for student interns and are providing structure and boundaries for their lives. My role has changed from being a one-man show to becoming more of a coach. I expect my students to be servants, and the greatest life lesson I try to instill in them is servanthood. I believe it is the only leadership quality that will keep a person in full-time ministry. Richard Ledford was right. Our primary role as leaders is to equip the next generation for ministry. To do that, however, we must risk change and move from making codependent followers to developing disciples of Jesus Christ who will take the baton and carry the gospel to the ends of the earth.

Steve Janicello is youth pastor at Trinity Worship Center in Burlington, North Carolina. For more information on TEAMS opportunities, as well as the SEND Conferences for college age young people, visit the World Missions Ministries website at wmm.iphc. org and click on the TEAMS or SEND button located on the home page. Also follow the website links to "ILLUMINATE" for information on the upcoming CEM Youth Missions trips in June 2007.

Dan and Brenda Clowers

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Church Education Ministries Institutes Three New Awards for Excellence in Ministry

Church Education Ministries'

2006 Year Teacher of the

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hurch Education Ministries has established three new annual Awards for Excellence in Ministry. Beginning in 2007, in addition to the Karl W. Bunkley Teacher of the Year Award, CEM will present Youth Pastor of the Year, Children's Pastor of the Year, and Royal Rangers Commander of the Year awards to deserving recipients. The CEM National Awards for Excellence are given to honor instructors who model excellence in their particular areas of ministry as well as in their daily lives. Any person who is involved in the instructional ministry at the local level in a church, affiliate, or church-type mission of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church is eligible. If you think your Sunday school teacher/small group leader, children's pastor, youth pastor, or Royal Rangers commander is exceptional at what he or she does, be sure to nominate him or her for an award. Recognition of national winners will be announced at the Fine Arts Festival in July. Each award totals $1,000. The awards for children's pastor and youth pastor are sponsored by Advantage College, Emmanuel College, and Southwestern Christian University. The award for the Royal Rangers Commander of the Year is cosponsored by Men's Ministries and Royal Rangers. The award for the Karl W. Bunkley Teacher of the Year is sponsored by LifeSprings Resources. Go to the website, http://cem.iphc.org, or contact your conference CEM director for entry procedures and deadlines.

CEM Executive Director Talmadge Gardner (r) with John Mark Horrell, pastor of Faith Heritage PHC, Quincy, Florida; 2006 Teacher of the Year Billy Lewis; and his wife, Diane

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hurch Education Ministries (CEM) named Mr. Billy Lewis of the Faith Heritage Pentecostal Holiness Church in Quincy, Florida, as the 2006 Karl W. Bunkley Teacher of the Year. Rev. Talmadge Gardner, executive director, presented Mr. Lewis with the award in a service in his honor on Sunday, December 17, 2006. Along with the award from Church Education Ministries, Mr. Lewis was surprised to receive a $500 check and a $500 gift certificate from LifeSprings Resources, sponsor of the Teacher of the Year award. According to members of Faith Heritage Church, Billy Lewis is a deserving recipient:

Billy Lewis is a model teacher that every pastor would love to have in his church. He arrives an hour early to open the church, is there every week, and never complains about the many different jobs he is asked to do. He has been involved in children's ministries for over 25 years. Currently he serves as the children's church pastor and Royal Rangers commander. [Billy Lewis] is a great teacher because he is a great student--a student of the Word and of life. He studies the Bible regularly and is always seeking ways to learn and grow so he can pass that on to his students. He explores new and

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creative ways to teach ... that make Bible lessons come alive for the kids ... [so they] will ... remember them for life. He uses props and games so the classes are never boring. His pastor says Billy can "teach a class with children from age 3 to teenagers and have them all listening and responding to him as if they're the only ones in the room. His energy is phenomenal!" Mr. Lewis not only teaches the children how to be a Christian; he models it for them. As the owner of a profitable construction company, he has won many of his employees to the Lord by his witness. He has hired many people at different times from a local rehabilitation ministry and helped them get back on their feet. He also gives of his own time to work

on projects for the church, especially the "Ranger Hut" and his classroom. This teacher's greatest testimony is that many of "his kids" have become pastors, youth pastors, music leaders, and other church workers. His kids hate to miss his class even when they are going on vacation. If Pastor Billy hears that a student will not be able to come to church, he will pick him up personally so he can be there. He makes each student feel important and loved. Billy Lewis, on behalf of Church Education Ministries, we salute you. Thank you for all you are doing to help shape the next generation. You are a true example of what the Teacher of the Year should be.

One Faithful Man

by Kary Butler

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nce upon a time there was a well-disciplined man who went to the military. He had two jobs, yet he was always on time. One of his jobs was to teach Sunday school and Royal Rangers with several others. This man also owned his own construction business. One day something really bad happened to him: one of his arteries got clogged, and he had a heart attack. Everyone who knew him and everyone he knew prayed for him. Even though he had a heart attack, he still came to church only a few days after his incident. Then one day his father died. Even though his father passed away Saturday, he still had his faith and came to church that Sunday. You can tell this is a faithful and patient man, even though he has put up with much disappointment and stress. God has worked miracles in his life and is still not done. Can you guess who this person is?

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Review

Nine Habits of Truly Transformed People:

The Power to Become an Effective Christian by David R. Hopkins, Ed.D. LifeSprings Resources, 2006

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his book, which examines the Fruit of the Spirit, reminds one of Stephen Covey's classic Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. David Hopkins has obviously spent much time studying and reflecting on his subject. He says his purpose for writing the book is "to define, explain,

and clarify in concrete terms what each of the nine Fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22 and 23 means in the life of a Christian and how one may [develop] ... the Fruit of the Spirit in his or her life as Christian maturity occurs." In other words, fruit bearing should be the natural product of all Christians. Chapters 1 and 2 deal with Jesus' mandate for His followers to bear fruit. Hopkins emphasizes the point that fruit is produced only as the branch stays connected to the vine. He points out the sad truth that many have fallen short in the vital area of fruit bearing.

The heart of the book is a chapter on each aspect of the nine fruit named in Scripture. Intertwined with the word studies, Scripture references, and theological reflections are interesting personal stories from the life of the author that inspire and illustrate the various points. Chapters are short and easy to read. This book would be an excellent choice for personal Bible study or use in a Sunday school class or other small group setting. ­Dr. Harold Dalton

Order these books from LifeSprings Resources, 1-800-541-1376, or online at www.lifesprings.net.

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A Prayer of Desperation

by W. Terry Fowler, iWIN director through his mouth, but she was unable to retrieve the obstruction in his throat. In desperation, she threw Welby into my arms and cried, "Do something; he's choking!" I took one look at our son and realized the reason for her panic. I, too, did finger sweeps, but I was unable to find the obstruction. We were 25 miles from the nearest hospital, and I felt helpless. My son was choking, and we knew if something weren't done quickly, we would lose him. In desperation, I held Welby above my head and cried out to God. God heard my desperate plea, and faith suddenly arose in my heart. I can't explain it, but I knew he was going to be all right. I rebuked the obstruction in his throat in the name of Jesus, and it shot out of his mouth. He never coughed or spit; a piece of paper with plastic backing just flew out onto the floor. It has been almost 29 years since I prayed that prayer of desperation. Today, Welby is a graduate of Emmanuel College and the Southwestern Christian University Graduate Program. He is an ordained minister in the IPHC. He has served as a youth pastor, planted a church (Hispanic), and has recently been appointed as chief of operations for the Lance Learning Group based in Providence, Rhode Island. March 2007 | www.iphcExperience.com 15

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here are many different types of prayers, and I have probably prayed most of them. But several years ago, I prayed a prayer of desperation. My son, Welby, was just a toddler at the time (about 10 months old), and my wife, Imogene, and I were visiting a family who attended the church we pastored. We enjoyed a time of fellowship as Welby crawled on the floor. When he spotted something on the floor, like most toddlers will do, he popped it into his mouth. Imogene was watching him closely and noticed he was choking. She grabbed him and did "finger sweeps"

Here & There...

Day of Prayer Features Foot-Washing Ceremony and Holy Communion

esides the expected times of intercession and praise and worship, the Global Day of Prayer and Fasting, January 10, included some additional elements: a foot-washing iWIN Director Terry ceremony Fowler officiates during and Holy the Global Day of Fasting and Prayer. Communion. For several years, executives, assistants, and support staff at the IPHC Resource Development Center

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Fowler was named director of World Intercession Network (iWIN) and Pastoral Care (iCARE) in August 2006, following the retirement of Bane and Barbara James, who had served in this role for 16 years. A moving foot-washing ceremony, planned for only the resident general officials and their administrative assistants, symbolized servanthood and submission first to the authority of God and then to those whom He has placed in leadership roles in the IPHC. All the resident executives were present except Dr. Doug Beacham, who was overseas. Before assembling for prayer in their ministry suites, RDC

have given prayer in the IPHC," he says. Throughout the day, several emphases surfaced repeatedly. These included grace, divine connections, strategies, multiplication, and others. "I sensed God calling us to a higher level of commitment to prayer and fasting," says Fowler. "As we move into the depths of the river of God's grace, He will give us divine connections and strategies that will move us into multiplying the harvest for His glory."

European Church Leaders Observe Global Day of Prayer and Fasting in Amsterdam's Red-Light District

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Resident executives, (l-r) Edward Wood, Talmadge Gardner, Ronald Carpenter, and Bishop James Leggett, pray with their assistants, Johnny Upton, Steve Ely, Rick Fountain, and Mike Gray, during foot-washing ceremony.

Ed Wood serves Communion to David Avila, director of Hispanic Ministries.

have observed the Global Day of Prayer and Fasting on the second Wednesday of January. All work at the RDC is suspended for the day. Many conference offices also close so employees can assemble to pray for IPHC Ministries worldwide. Terry Fowler, the newly appointed prayer director for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, prepared the schedule for the day. 16 IPHC Experience | March 2007

employees received Holy Communion, administered by the general officials. Each participant broke a piece of bread from a large loaf, then dipped it into a bowl of grape juice, symbolizing the broken body and shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Fowler expressed gratitude for the high priority the IPHC has given to prayer. "I appreciate the place our Presiding Bishop and other executives

eaders representing Pentecostal Holiness churches from Holland, Wales, Belgium, and England gathered in the heart of Amsterdam's red-light district on January 9, 2007, to observe the Global Day of Fasting and Prayer. In a neighborhood where open prostitution and legal drug use are accepted, some key IPHC men and women from Northwest Europe were seeking God and listening to His voice. Matthew Helland, PH missionary to Holland, says the group prayed not only for one another and the countries in which they live, but also for other nations throughout Europe and beyond. "These secular nations are known for being hard and unreceptive to the gospel," says Helland. "Many of those present shared about a sense of darkness which they feel over their nations. Yet that is exactly why God has called us to live and minister in these nations: to be a light in the darkness."

The prayers lifted up on that day were that God would move in such a way that the IPHC in Europe will become a life-giving movement that will sweep across that continent and beyond. "We believe God is doing a new thing," says Helland, "yet for us to be a part of it, we must humble ourselves and seek His face. As we do this, we will see multiplication and growth where some may believe it is not possible." "Light in the darkness, hope to the hopeless, God's love to the godless": IPHC leaders in Europe say they believe this is their mandate in Europe and throughout the world. Reports from various mission fields describe how missionaries and nationals also observed the Global Day of Prayer and Fasting.

Hugh Morgan Elected to NAE Commission on Chaplains

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r. Hugh H. Morgan, director of Chaplains Ministries for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, was elected by acclamation as vice chairman of the NAE Commission on Chaplains. Hugh Morgan The vote was taken at the annual endorsers' conference for the NAE Commission on Chaplains held on Monday, December 4, 2006. Dr. Ronald Carpenter, executive director of Evangelism USA and chairman of the Chaplains Ministries Board, says he and the church are proud of Dr. Morgan. "This is not only a high honor for Dr. Morgan, but his election to this position of leadership in the NAE is also a credit to the IPHC," he says.

NAE was founded in 1942 and is the largest representative group of evangelical Christians in America. The association serves 56 member denominations/networks of churches and is a voice for over 30 million evangelicals within 45,000 evangelical churches across the United States. NAE established its Commission on Chaplains and Service to Military Personnel ("the Commission") in 1944. Its purpose is still to serve as a representative body of member denominations to the military and a liaison with the Chiefs of Chaplains of the Armed Forces. The IPHC has endorsed chaplains since 1943. John Vinson Ellenburg was the first chaplain to represent the denomination in the United States Army. Other distinguished men followed and served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. They include Thomas Eugene Myers, Ervin L. Shirey, Sr., Freeman Mashburn, Julius Green, Jacob Till, Hugh H. Morgan, and Raymond Caulder. All of these men are deceased, with the exception of Freeman Mashburn, Jake Till, and Hugh Morgan. Morgan has been connected with the Armed Forces since his enlistment as a Marine in 1953. He has served in the Marine Corps, the United States Army, and the United States Air Force. In the latter two services, he served as a chaplain. He retired with more than 29 years of service to the Armed Forces. He is beginning his ninth year as director of IPHC Chaplains Ministries.

on April 19-21 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The conference will be held on the campus of Cathedral of Praise World Outreach Center, pastored by Tony and Kathy Miller. The Kingdom Encounter schedule includes an African-American focus in all of the worship, special singing, preaching, and teaching. Bishop James D. Leggett will bring the opening message on Thursday evening. He will be followed on Friday evening by Bishop Jerry Macklin, Bishop of the Northern California Prelate of the Church of God in Christ. Each IPHC minister will receive a fully detailed brochure in the mail. "Everyone is invited to attend because we want everyone to make Kingdom connections during this conference," says Dr. Ronald W. Carpenter, executive director of EVUSA. "The event is shaping up to be a time of great blessing and powerful ministry." EVUSA and AAM will sponsor a reception following the Friday celebration service. "This time has been set aside for conference bishops and evangelism directors to meet with IPHC and independent AfricanAmerican ministers from across the country," says Carpenter. "It will provide an opportunity for conference leaders to network with AfricanAmerican pastors, evangelists, and church planters."

Evangelist Jerry B. Walker With the Lord

EVUSA to Sponsor Kingdom Encounter

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r. Jerry B. Walker, one of America's most prominent Spiritfilled evangelists, died peacefully at his home in Sugar Land, Texas, on Thursday morning, December 7, 2006. Walker was a member of Grace Bible Ministries (Texas Conference) of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC).

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"Jerry B.," as he was known affectionately across the church, began preaching as a small boy. He was the first Charismatic speaker to be invited to conduct miracle services at Jerry B. Walker St. Paul's Cathedral in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and he was recognized by the press as the 20th-century Billy Sunday. Bishop James D. Leggett, General Superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, says God gave Jerry B. Walker a unique ministry and used him mightily to transform lives. "Jerry B. Walker was an outstanding evangelist," says Bishop Leggett. "Some of the greatest revivals across the church were a part of his ministry. I have heard many pastors praise him for leading their church in the most effective revivals at their churches. Some of those meetings would continue for weeks and perhaps even more than a month. Numerous people across the church can trace the beginning of their Christian life to the ministry of Jerry B. Walker, and many can testify to healing and miracles in their lives as a result of his prayers and ministry." In his online news service, Hugh's News, Dr. Hugh H. Morgan published a tribute to Dr. Walker. He recalled him as an entertaining and engaging preacher. "Jerry B. was a masterful storyteller, and rarely, if ever, did he tell the same story twice," says Morgan. "He could drop in the gospel and the Word of God and cause you to like it. He knew how to make eternal truths real and exciting." 18 IPHC Experience | March 2007

Dr. Walker was preceded in death by his father and mother, Mont E. and Ellen Shanks Walker, both of whom were preachers in the Assemblies of God; two sisters; and a brother. Rev. Mark Bristow conducted his memorial at Settegast-Koft Funeral Home in Sugar Land, Texas, on December 12, 2006. Interment was on December 14 in Lubbock, Texas. Missionaries on Furlough

David and Cheri Arthur Linwood and Nancy Berry Russell and Sandra Board Bob and Carol Cave Dan and Brenda Clowers Andy and Robyn Davidson Dennis and Marilyn Davis Ron and Linda Fritch Albert and Jiep Gonzales Roger and Mary Gorman Alfred and Marie Green Steve and Dawn Harper Winston and Marie Hollingsworth Larry and Debbie Mininger Elizabeth Rogers Carl and Camilla Sturkie Ernest and Cheryl Turner

FUTURE EXPERIENCES

APRIL 2007 · 1­ Palm Sunday and CEM National Youth and Children's Workers Appreciation Day · 6 ­ First Friday Fast, a day of fasting and prayer for the nation and the IPHC · 8 ­ EASTER, CHURCH EDUCATION MINISTRIES GENERAL OFFERING · 12-14 ­ National Coalition of Men's Ministries Spring Conference, Liberty, MO, and EVUSA Antioch Encounter, Cincinnati, OH · 15-20 ­ INE Leadership Institute, Oklahoma City, OK · 19-21­ African-American Pastors' Conference, "Kingdom Encounter," in Oklahoma City, OK · 27-28 ­ CEM Day of Training in the Pacific Western Conference · 28 ­ Commencement Exercises, Southwestern Christian University, Bethany, OK MAY 2007 · 3 ­ National Day of Prayer · 4 ­ First Friday Fast, a day of fasting and prayer for the nation and the IPHC · 5 ­ Emmanuel College Graduation, Franklin Springs, GA · 13 ­ Mother's Day · 19 ­ Armed Forces Day · 27 ­ PENTECOST SUNDAY

For more information on any of these events/opportunities, go to www.iphc.org online.

Itinerating Missionaries

Rob and Michelle Crigger Ron and Adina Lattier David and Twilla Sasser Ginger Simmons

We Believe

· ... there is but one living and eternal God, of unlimited power, wisdom, and goodness. · ... that Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father, took the nature of mankind in the womb of the virgin Mary. · ... that Christ arose from the dead and ascended into heaven, where He remains until the time He will return to judge all people. · ... the Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father and the Son and is of one substance with them in majesty and glory. · ... the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. · ... eternal life with God in heaven is the reward of the righteous, and eternal banishment from the presence of the Lord and unending torture in hell are the wages of those who reject Him. · ... Jesus Christ shed His blood for the cancellation of our past sins, the restoration · · · · of all sinners who repent, and salvation from sin and sinning. ... justification before God is by faith alone. ... Jesus Christ shed His blood for the cleansing of the believer from all sin and its pollution. ... sanctification by faith in Christ is an instant work of grace followed by a lifelong process of spiritual growth after conversion. ... the Pentecostal baptism of the Holy Ghost is available through faith with the initial evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit speaks through us. ... divine healing was made available through Christ's death on the Cross. ... in the imminent second coming of Jesus Christ. ... it is the responsibility of every believer to obey Christ's command to spread His message of love and deliverance to every nation.

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An unabridged version of the IPHC Articles of Faith is available at www.iphc.org.

Childlike Faith

Last year, Kadree made her first faith commitment. Though only six years old, she understood that her faith commitment gave her the opportunity to make an eternal difference in the lives of others. This year, will you join Kadree in a faith commitment? Your gift enables missionaries to stay on the field in more than 100 countries.

Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:4, NIV

First Finally

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Disciple

A Tribute to Reverend Noel Brooks 1914-2006

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hen someone precious and worthy dies, words cannot express how

1984. In 1986, my family and I returned in England as missionaries. We pastored Southmead Pentecostal Holiness Church, the church in which I grew up--the same congregation Noel Brooks had pastored years earlier. For almost four years, our

roles were reversed, and I was his pastor. Isolated from colleagues in the United States, Noel and his wife, Nora, resided in a small flat (apartment) in Bristol. Word from the United States was rare, except for a few faithful friends. Unable to preach because of Nora's health, he battled with shingles for several years. It became virtually impossible for him to sit, pray, study, and write. He had no church to lead, no pulpit in which to preach, and no classroom in which to teach. Heaviness settled over his spirit as extreme circumstances obscured his ministry's densely packed galaxy. He seemed oblivious to the vast numbers of people he had touched over the years. Although this can be attributed largely

you feel, and yet you feel compelled to say something. That was my reaction to the report that Rev. Noel Brooks had gone to heaven on Christmas day. Many of his friends will want to eulogize the great man, teacher, and theologian. Many will want to express how much they were in awe of his brilliant mind and knowledge of the Bible, not to mention the impressive breadth of his knowledge of the church. But few will write about Noel Brooks the man and faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. Noel Brooks took an interest in me when he returned to England and discovered that the Lord had called me into the ministry. (I was 13 at the time.) He continually encouraged me, brought me books, and encouraged my progress. In August 1979, he telephoned me and informed me I had one month to decide if I wanted to attend Holmes College of the Bible in Greenville, South Carolina. Without my knowledge, he had already arranged for me to attend the school. I graduated from Holmes in 1983 and began to pastor in North Carolina in

Noel Brooks with his first wife, Nora

to his humility, his suffering precluded him from recognizing his influence in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and beyond. During the time between his return to England and Nora's death, Noel's devotion to her permitted him to leave the house, preach, or attend church only on rare occasions. During the three and a half years Loala and I pastored the Southmead Church, Nora seldom was able to go to

Noel's second wife, Ruth

church; Noel sometimes attended alone.

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His eyes would sparkle as he watched our son (whom he had dedicated to the Lord) wrestle with his mother during service. Often he would say with genuine laughter that maybe we should have another go at it because we obviously had not gotten rid of the "old man"! Nora was so ill that when I made pastoral visits, I often found their moods depressing and difficult. Both longed for heaven. Noel felt that his useful days were over and that he existed in a vacuum. He spoke often of the fruitlessness of his ministry. Of course, it was not true that his ministry was a waste, and my heart broke to see them both so fragile, empty, and discouraged. During that time, however, Noel attended to Nora with great devotion. He left nothing undone, especially the menial and unsavory tasks. He waited on her with the attentiveness of a servant until she died. I went to his house one day for a pastoral visit, and he cooked and served me a meal. I felt unworthy as I sat at his table. I was struck by the humility and patience with which he bore his lot, served the Lord, and attended to his arduous duties. Noel Brooks was an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ, privately as well as publicly. He lived the love of 1 Corinthians 13, particularly toward his wife, with a devotion that is almost nonexistent today. When Nora died, it seemed like a cruel blow for him to be left alone. However, God was not finished with Noel Brooks. Ruth Webley, a single friend of Noel and Nora, came back into his life. Ruth had attended the Southmead Church in the early days of its Bristol origins, and she also attended Bristol Bible College, which Noel founded. Noel and Ruth were married. Even at their advanced ages, they went on a romantic Swiss honeymoon. One day Ruth complained to me that Noel "cheated" at Scrabble by using Greek and Hebrew words. The two of them laughed and enjoyed each other with a sort of breathless, giddy love. Ruth

certainly breathed new life into him. He began to study again, preach again, and write again. They both came to America to teach and speak at Founder's Week at Holmes College of the Bible on at least two occasions. Noel was given a new lease on life. Ruth attended Noel with the same devotion he had shown to Nora. She rebuilt his morale, self-esteem, and focus. She added almost 20 years to his life and a vitality he had not known since the early years of his ministry with Nora. Noel admired everything about Ruth, especially her courage in prison ministry. He laughed aloud at the thought of a short, proper Englishwoman entering the cells of hardened male offenders to tell them about Jesus and sweep pornography from their cell walls. She would return and replace the pictures with something more suitable. Her ability to command the situation under the power of the Holy Spirit resulted in a number being saved and discipled for Christ. Because of this, and because Ruth also opened the door for Noel to a new sphere of influence in the Anglican Church in Bath, she jump-started his ministry for a brief but much-appreciated Indian summer. Although I am saddened by Noel Brooks' death, I am glad he is finally where he longed to be--with the Lord in heaven. As one of his "disciples," I rejoice in the great man of God many knew him to be. Even through great adversity, the one we acclaim as a great man and an awesome scholar and teacher was also a genuine Christian in every way, one of the rarest and most authentic servants of God.

Paul Evans pastors the Wilmington First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Wilmington, North Carolina. Noel Brooks was loved and revered by many people. He influenced countless lives through his teaching, preaching, and writing. For many years, he wrote the Adult Teaching Guide, published by Advocate Press (now LifeSprings Resources), numerous articles, a standing column on Ephesians, as well as several books and pamphlets. It seems appropriate that a man named Noel would go to be with the Lord on Christmas day. --The Editor

The Six Pack

Financial Entrapment

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ill and Nancy lived in a great house, drove new cars, and lived "the good life." The fact that they existed from paycheck to paycheck didn't bother them much. "So what? We work hard," they rationalized. "That's how most couples live." Then the unexpected happened: a child became ill. Nancy had to quit her job to stay home with their sick child. As medical bills mounted, their discussions changed: "What will we do? Our lifestyle requires two salaries. We're financially trapped." Like Bill and Nancy, numerous families are financially enslaved. We must remember Proverbs 22:7: "Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender" (NLT). America's financial landscape shifted significantly in 2005: · Saving less. In 1983, we saved about 11 percent of our income. In 2005, the rate dropped to 2 percent. · Record credit card debt. Credit card debt reached an average of $9,312 per household. Most American families are three paychecks away from bankruptcy. · Mortgage lending options. Financial institutions now offer many options, including no-money-down loans, interestonly loans, and other plans that can lead to financial entrapment. Given these stats, how can families plan for the future? No wonder half of all divorces are the result of money problems! Help is available via The Six Pack. Men's Ministries offers a complete resource to help men realize their responsibilities as leaders to get their families' finances in order. The resource, designed for use in the local chapter, contains an introductory script, video, study guide, and additional resources. It also provides information on Crown Financial Ministries, endorsed by the IPHC. The program is structured to last about one hour. To order The Six Pack, contact Men's Ministries, P.O. Box 12609, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73157; or call 1-405-787-7110, Ext. 3225.

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2007 LifeSprings DAYS OF present TRAINING

In 2007 LifeSprings and Church Education Ministries have teamed together to present one-day training events in IPHC conferences across the United States.

This year pastors, local CEM directors, Sunday school teachers, small- and discipleship-group leaders, youth pastors/workers, children's pastors/workers, Royal Rangers commanders, and others will come together to hear a variety of speakers such as those pictured below and many others! Conferences confirmed for this event include: Upper S.C. & Georgia ­ South Carolina ­ North Carolina ­ Great Plains Conference - E4 Network Ministries ­ New Horizons Network Ministries - Cornerstone ­ Pacific Western (January 2008). There are still dates available for your conference to host this special one-day Church Education Ministries training event. To find out more information, call 405-787-7110 ext. 3325, and speak with Shandra Youell.

SOME OF OUR INSPIRING DAYS OF TRAINING SPEAKERS

Talmadge Gardner

Steve Ely

Elaine Wood

Dr. Gary Moon

Kristi Cain

Charles Powell

Chris Maxwell

David Moore

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