International Youth Advisory Council – “Back 2 School" Campaign Imagine seeing people from all over the country pouring off of planes and stepping out of buses with book bags and school supplies that will impact and bless many families with school age youth within the Kansas City Metropolitan vicinity. Furthermore, imagine this being accomplished within the first day or two of our upcoming International AIM Convention 2014 in Kansas City, MO. Our IYD President, Dr. Benjamin Stephens III, IYD Chairlady, Evangelist Joyce L. Rodgers, and our International Youth Advisory Council Director, Aspiring Missionary Felicia Pickett, all agree that this can and will be more than an imagination. They all agree harmoniously that this will be a key turning initiative that will positively touch the lives […]
The International Young Men of Valor launches “Charisma Man 2014.” Join us as we showcase the various gifts and talents that God has given our young men. The Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 1:6 encouraged the young Timothy to “Flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands” Youth Leaders, you may ask, "What could I do?" Well, we need your young men ages 13-21 to be involved in this event. They may have memorized a portion of Scripture, know all the names of famous African American inventors, some youth may be a Christian rapper, comedian, dancer, visual artist and have a skit they would like put on or a song they would like to sing. No matter what their […]
Don't miss this exciting time to be recognized in the "COGIC GIRLS ROCK" ceremony sponsored by Young Women of Excellence. Applications are now being accepted for all young ladies ages 13-21. Let the world know about your accomplishments in the following areas: Academics, Music, Fashion, Community Service, Sports, Arts, and Church Involvement. Don't forget to nominate your Bishops Wife to be recognize as a trailblazer and a COGIC Woman that ROCKS! We will see you at AIM 2014 in Kansas City, MO. Click image below to download the application.
Fresh ideas, cutting edge ministry, fresh vision, fresh anointing…. These are just some of the words that describe the IYD Empowerment Summit. Each year the International Youth Department (IYD) of the Church Of God In Christ gathers to sharpen our skills, focus our aim, and develop strategy targeting today’s youth. This summit offers valuable tools and insightful ministry for the youth worker in every category. Under the leadership of our IYD President, Dr. Benjamin Stephens III, and IYD Chairlady, Evangelist Joyce L. Rodgers, a phenomenal host of presenters will help you to expand your ministry as one of today’s Youth Leaders. This year we're coming to Houston March 28-29, 2014! Make plans now to be in attendance.
Greetings IYD Family, It is my prayer that you are walking in God’s favor in this new year God has blessed us to see. Certainly, we are excited to be a part of the greatest department, the International Youth Department, in the greatest church, the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. Without a doubt, it is my belief that God has tremendously blessed us. As we look forward, I am excited to extend the forthcoming empowering opportunity to you. On behalf of our IYD President, Pastor Benjamin Stephens, III and IYD Chairlady, Evangelist Joyce L. Rodgers, we cordially invite you to experience the Youth Leadership Training Institute at the 2014 COGIC Leadership Conference, Monday, January 20, 2014 in Dallas, TX. Look forward to a magnificent time devoted to educating […]
We stand on the brink of what will be one of the greatest International Holy Convocation’s we have ever witnessed. The International Youth Department will play a great part in its success. I need all hands on deck. Please see the following listing of IYD Events during our International Holy Convocation: (Click the image to enlarge) Friday, November 8th @ 7pm-Youth Church-Room 131/132 Saturday, November 9th @ 9am-IYD Staff Meeting-Room 132 Saturday, November 9th @ 12noon-World Youth Day Celebration-Halls 4/5 Saturday, November 9th @ 5pm-Youth Talent and Fashion Showcase-Halls 2/3 (We’re excited about this new event! This is a cooperative effort between the Youth Department and the vendors.) Sunday, November 10th @ 5:30 pm-YPWW Hour-America’s Center Dome
To the Greatest Youth and Young Adults of the Church of God in Christ, I greet you in the matchless name of Jesus Christ, our redeemer, liberator, Savior, and Lord. What can I say about AIM 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland? We had some crazy church and the Lord met us there and poured out His Spirit. I must admit I have not shouted and danced before the Lord like that in a long time. After the tremendous outpouring of the Holy Ghost the International Youth Department (IYD) had in Baltimore, it will never be the same. I would like to celebrate each and every one of you who sacrificed your time, resources, and energy to attend AIM 2013. It would not have been the same […]
Sound The Alarm, Spread the Good News!!! September 29, 2013 is WORLD YOUTH DAY all across the World!!! For The Youth of the Church Of God In Christ!!! The purpose is for every local church to be on one accord-having youth church all across the nation!! Youth-in- Action, Youth on Display, Youth Sharing the Good News, Youth Praying, Youth Ministering in Song…Youth Greeters, Young Missionaries, Young Ministers, Jr. Deacons, Jr. Deaconess’, Sunshine Band Babies joining in on the Celebration! Youth Pastors, Youth Leaders, Youth Overseers, let’s plan our programs, invite our family, friends, loved ones and communities to see what our youth are doing for Jesus Christ!! We’re plugging into the Power Source and we’re READY!!! Let’s Go!!!! #IYD #WYD #9.29.13 Click the image […]
The International Youth Department is pleased to announce the “Elevation Celebration” our Leader, Dr. Benjamin Stephens, III to the ascension of International Youth Department President. This auspicious occasion will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 6:00 o’clock in the evening in the lovely city of Grand View, Missouri.
SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT COMMISSION The Spiritual Empowerment Commission was in full effect during AIM 2013! The SEC helped to pave the road to Baltimore by hosting a time of prayer and consecration the entire month of June. Spearheaded by the Intercessory Prayer group, the SEC held weekly prayer conference calls with participants spanning across the country. Prayer leaders included SEC director Elder Marcel Fears, Evangelist Chrysann Moore, Youth Church Coordinator Elder Paul Gatlin and Evangelist Shavonne Sellers. Dedicated to setting the atmosphere for the presence of God, the Intercessory Prayer group also opened the midday MY Convention worship services with powerful invocation Tuesday through Thursday, lead by Evangelist Charleane Gray and Elder Ryan Keyes. The SEC Altar Guild was also on post, helping to lead many young […]