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An Honest Conversation

Today, America is in crisis. The death of George Floyd has once again brought us face to face with the sins of racism and injustice that Christians must respond to in word and deed. In August 1989, The General Council of the Assemblies of God adopted its “Resolution on Racism.” We, the Executive Presbytery of the [...]

2020-06-10T16:36:09-04:00June 10th, 2020|

PenFlorida DYD Accepts Lead Pastor Role

The PenFlorida District Youth Director, Casey Casal and his wife Lenore have accepted the lead pastor position at Journey Church in Bradenton, Florida. Today, Casey posted, “this morning Lenore and I were voted in as the new lead pastors of Journey Assembly in Bradenton FL.  We want you to know, this did not come [...]

2020-06-07T21:24:47-04:00June 7th, 2020|

Best Practices for Reopening Your Church

Last Friday, the President announced that churches were essential and should open immediately. And many of you did. However, as some are still deciding how to approach this, Executive Presbyter Carl Stephens offers some excellent advice on commencing with your worship services. With some measure of trepidation, we set the date to open before [...]

2020-05-28T10:48:26-04:00May 27th, 2020|

New CDC Guidelines for Churches Released May 21

PenFlorida wants to help you stay up-to-date as information changes throughout COVID-19. On May 21, the CDC released new guidance on reopening the church. The guidance is intended for congregations and places of worship. We hope it provides additional help as you create your reopening plan. We continue to pray for you and your [...]

2020-05-23T12:47:57-04:00May 22nd, 2020|

Making Kids Feel Special While Away From Church

During this time surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, kids are separated from those at church they love. Often kids live with parents or caregivers who aren’t Christians. The Sunday morning or Wednesday night KidMin leader is often the most caring and loving person in that child's life. And now because of the pandemic, kids can’t [...]

2020-04-09T09:29:26-04:00April 9th, 2020|
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