ELEVEN WAYS TO BE A GOOD FATHER, GRANDFATHER, OR MALE MENTOR
by Dwight Rogers // Open Bible

READ TO YOUR CHILDREN. A child who doesn’t learn to love to read will not love to read God’s Word and will be robbed of joy, perspective, and power. 

2. TURN OFF THE TELEVISION. Television and social media time should be allowed sparingly and wisely. 

3. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO BE GRATEFUL. Do all you can to deliver them from the entitlement mentality poisoning our culture that says, “I deserve this,” and “That’s not fair,” and “It’s mine, not yours.” Teach them not to be whiners. Teach them to say, “Thank you!” Teach them that money is earned; it does not appear out of nowhere. To teach them all of this, of course, requires one primary factor: that we ourselves are grateful, not whiners, and are quick to say, “Thank you.” 

4. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO CONFESS AND REPENT BY MODELING CONFESSING AND REPENTING IN THEIR PRESENCE. Admit when you are wrong. Say “I am sorry. Please forgive me.” That posture may teach them more than you think. Grandfathers, maybe you have regrets about not having been the best father. Say “I’m sorry” to your grown kids and ask God to help you be the best grandfather you can be.

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PCCNA 2024
ANNUAL CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 2021, 2024
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

Join us in Montgomery, Alabama, on Tuesday through Wednesday, February 20–21, for our annual PCCNA Conference as we honor and celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the "Memphis Miracle" and embrace the future.

Location:
The Embassy Suites by Hilton
300 Tallapoosa Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

*Note: Due to the high demand for meeting space in the Montgomery area during the month of February, the conference will begin on Tuesday, February 20, with commission meetings at 9 a.m. and conclude on Wednesday, February 21, following the evening dinner session.

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ANNOUNCEMENT
OPEN BIBLE ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT

Open Bible Churches is pleased to announce that the credentialed ministers and official church delegates to the 2023 Open Bible National Convention have selected their next president.

Michael L. Nortune will become Open Bible’s president for a four-year term that will commence on September 1, 2023. Michael currently serves as lead pastor of Life Church in Concord, California. Please remember Michael in prayer as he and his wife, Julie, transition to this next season of their calling.

Michael follows former President Randall A. Bach, who had announced he would conclude his eleven years of service with the completion of his term in August. Bach has accepted a part-time position as the Ambassador to Denominations with the National Association of Evangelicals.

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SECOND CHANCES
by Trevor Yeaman // ACOP Blog

A number of years ago while doing a graveside service with a family, I saw the tombstone of a young man. I don’t know what took his life, but it was obvious that there was a family who deeply loved this young man because his grave was not left unattended—flags, flowers, and hockey paraphernalia adorned the site.

As I stood there, my heart was deeply stirred, and I thought, God is a God of second chances. My mind returned to the person I was laying to rest…a believer…this was not his final resting place. Rather, when he took his last breath—he took his first breath in heaven.

Every day is an opportunity for second chances. How many times have you said…
“I wish I could just go back.”
“I wish I could have a do-over.”
“If I got a second chance, I would take it.”

A man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. This was the same Mary who massaged the Lord’s feet with aromatic oils and then wiped them with her hair. It was her brother, Lazarus, who was sick. So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Master, the one you love so very much is sick.” John 11:13 MSG

Martha and Mary were saying, “Jesus, you have the power to change this situation!”

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ACTS 2 JOURNEY COMMISSION
Upcoming Events
by Commission Chair, Alton Garrison



  • The Alberta Northwest Territories District of the PAOC will host its annual Church Vitalization Summit on August 2930. The theme for this year’s Summit is “Reversing the Trend of Declining Christian Influence in Canada.” For more information and to register, contact Jeremiah Raible at jeremiah@abnwt.com.

  • Acts 2 Journey Intensive trainings are scheduled for June 1516 and September 1415 in Springfield, Missouri. These are designed to help familiarize network leaders with the Acts 2 Journey process and implement the cohort structure in their unique settings.

  • Information is available at acts2journey.com. More than 125 Acts 2 Journey retreat weekends are scheduled for the calendar year 2023 across the US. For information, email acts2@ag.org.

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The RightNow Media App gives you instant access to thousands of Bible study videos, and kid's episodes as well as the ability to watch content offline. Access biblical video content anywhere, anytime for you and your family! 
  
Your user account cannot be shared or given away to your church. It is a gift to you and your family to use for your marriage, finances, Bible study, etc. However, because RightNow values the partnership with PCCNA, our members also qualify for a significant discount, so you can offer the same incredible benefits to the churches and pastors you're caring for. If this resource is a blessing to you and your family, then just imagine how valuable it could be to your local churches!

To get started, simply email Barb Gray at: pentecostalcharismatic@gmail.com to confirm your PCCNA membership and receive your RightNow Media account information and instructions.
INSPIRING NEW FILM
FLAMIN HOT
by Sam Rodriguez, Executive Producer and President NHCLC

A true rags-to-riches story about immigrant dreams, Flamin’ Hot may be the first major motion picture about a Hispanic person with a Hispanic producer, writer, director, and leading man and woman. It is also the first-ever faith-family streaming project to debut on both Hulu and Disney+
 
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Samuel Rodriguez, the president of the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization, bestselling author, presidential advisor, political activist, and movie producer who brought us the Dove Award-winning movie, The Breakthrough, is launching his latest major motion picture, Flamin’ Hot, which launched on June 9.
 
Flamin’ Hot, released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, is named after the Frito-Lay snack that became a food phenomenon. It recounts the incredible story of Montañez, the son of Mexican immigrants, who grew up as a farm worker in Southern California. A school dropout who struggled with reading and writing, Montañez was a janitor at a Frito-Lay factory in Rancho Cucamonga, California, when he thought about adding chili spice to the original Cheeto chip. His initiative turned into a multibillion-dollar idea and transformed him into an executive at a multinational corporation.

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MY PEOPLE
WILL NOT LISTEN TO YOU
by Samara Smeyer // AG News

U.S. missionaries with Intercultural Ministries John and Gay Davis have watched many of the Native American men and women they have taught enter into ministry. One man, a Lakota Native American named Samuel,* was in a course Gay was teaching about the Gospels. One day after class, Samuel told Gay that he would take notes on what she taught each week and reteach the information the next night in his Bible study. “My people need what you have, but they will not listen to you,” he told her. “But they will listen to me.”

“We are in a location that is very spiritually attuned. The church is alive; revival is happening,” says John. In general, however, “Christ-believing Native Americans are a small minority with even fewer pursuing ministry.”

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UNITED HOLY CHURCH OF AMERICA
HOLY CONVOCATION // JUNE 21 - 25, 2023
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