Join the Young Women in Ministry Thursday July 3rd for a One Day Power-Packed Empowerment Session. There will be two exciting components that will take place on that day. First, it is c alled "Platform;" young women who have books or cds will be given the opportunity to showcase their materials for a small donation of $25.00. Secondly, it is called "Let's Have Church;" this is a time where young women interested in speaking will give a 3 to 5 minute inspirational message. This session is open to ALL and ALL are welcomed to come. For more information contact [email protected] See you there!!!
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 of many.
"To be the piece of the puzzle to ensure that so many mothers and fathers have the supplies that their sons and daughters vitally need to return to school and prepared to learn would be momentous,” said Dr. Benjamin Stephens III, IYD President. He added that this would say to the youth that someone does care about us and others want to invest in our education. This will touch the lives of those in summer school and those returning to school in the fall as well.
IYD Chairlady, Evangelist Joyce L. Rodgers, also believes this is a great initiative. “How impactful it is to say to the youth and the parents of Kansas City, MO that the Church Of God In Christ cares about their children.” Evangelist Rodgers added, “To have the opportunity to sow a seed and touch the educational side of our youth is very important. It is a resounding statement that we care holistically about the youth of today.”
Our goal is to supply the students of Kansas City with the basic tools they need for a successful first day of school. Supplies will be taken to the convention center where the convention attendees will be able to fill a book bag with an assortment of school supplies. In order to accomplish this goal, the International Youth Advisory Council will need the support of the not only our International Youth Department, but our entire church on every level.
“We would like encourage the International AIM Convention attendees and all within our great church to donate a book bag with some school supplies,” said Aspiring Missionary Felicia Pickett. She added, “It will not only get the entire church involved and excited, but we would easily reach our goal as well. It will be a great sight to see.”
More information will be forthcoming in the upcoming days ahead. The International Youth Department will communicate specific details as to how this wonderful initiative will move from an imagination to a reality.
International Youth Department Church Of god in christ, inc.
AIM 2014 community initiative
Dr. Benjamin Stephens III, International President
Evangelist Joyce L. Rodgers, International Chairlady
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 talents are they can use to make “Charisma Man 2014” a spectacular event showcasing with charisma the gifts God has given them. This event is not a contest or competition but an opportunity to share your gift with your jurisdiction.
Elder Andre V. Castro,
International Young Men of Valor Coordinator
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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.
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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.
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 youth leaders and empowering our youth. Expect your ministry to be enlightened, enhanced and forever changed! Please join us as we focus on “Equipping a New Generation of Emerging Leaders”. Let us go forth and make a difference in the Kingdom. May God Bless you and we look forward to impacting our youth together.
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Administrator Paul Gatlin
Leadership Conference Committee
International Youth Department
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.
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:
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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 without you. Thank you for being on your best behavior, I did not receive not one (1) negative call or comment. Thank you for making my 1st annual AIM Convention as your International Youth President quite memorable and life changing. I am a better leader because of each of you.
Please join me in celebrating The Giant Slayer, our International Chairlady Joyce Rodgers who has been a true sister, asset, and support from my initial appointment to this present time. To my brothers; Vice President Derrick Hutchins, II, Vice President Nathaniel Green, and Vice President Micaiah Young, thank you for your dedication and faithfulness. To the Assistant Chairladies Felicia Sanders and Lawanne Grant, thank you for your prayerful commitment to the youth of our church. To the Executive Team and all Departmental Leaders, I could not have done it without you. Great job!
As we close one chapter and voyage to the next, I welcome each of you to celebrate with the Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. and the International Youth Department as I am officially installed as your leader on September 13-14, 2013, in Kansas City, Missouri. I also hope that you will experience World Youth Day at your local church on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
And finally, Im looking to see each of you in St. Louis, Missouri at the Church of God in Christ Holy Convocation. Until we meet again, have a great school year and keep reaching for excellence I love you!
P.S. AIM 2014 is in Kansas City, Missouri . Lord willing, Ill be here awaiting your arrival!
Your Servant in Ministry,
Dr. Benjamin Stephens, III
International Youth Department President
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
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.