World Youth Day 2016

We're living in a time where our young people are facing an attack from the enemy like no other. They are facing lifestyles and practices that are out of alignment with the word of God.  However, the Church Of God In Christ International Youth Department is declaring victory in the lives of our youth. The enemy will not have his way in our families, in our communities, in our schools, or in our churches. So please join us, Sunday, September 25, all over the world as we celebrate World Youth Day. COGIC Youth Departments all over the world will be using this day to declare victory over our young people.

Let's prepare our youth for the FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES!


Let’s Have Church

Let's Have ChurchLet's Have Church Goes Co-Ed! Join the Young Preacher's Network and the Young Women in Ministry Wednesday July 6th for Let's Have Church and Platform.

If you are interested in giving a 3 to 5 Minute Inspirational message please contact us–spaces are limited. Also, if you have a book or CD you would like to showcase for 25.00, contact us.

You don't want to miss this Awesome Time of Training, Coaching and EMPOWERMENT!

See you There!

Young Men of Valor – Charisma Man 2016

2016BeautillionThe International Youth Department Young Men of Valor present “CHARISMA MAN” Beautillion 2016. Beautillion is a celebration of the achievements of young men of color who are high school seniors or recent graduate’s age’s 16-20. These young men, or “Beaux", represent a select few of the many candidates nominated to be honored at Beautillion 2016. Each Beau is chosen in recognition of his demonstrated achievements in academics, sports, the arts, community and church involvement, leadership, and his overall commitment to the advancement of people of color. All Beaux must plan to continue their education.

This event will be a vehicle for many to help support the educational dreams of our youth.  In addition, it showcases some of Church of God in Christ’s finest career bound high school senior males who have demonstrated a desire to excel in life yet may lack some of the financial support and encouragement by peers and mentors needed to turn their dreams into realities.
The attire will consist of: a black tuxedo, white gloves, and black shoes. Specified attire is mandatory or participant will not be allowed to take part in the Beautillion final presentation. Service and participation points are awarded for various activities such as: Letters of Recommendations, Community Service Projects, a Talent Showcase, and a Career Showcase.

Elder Andre V. Castro,
IYD Young Men of Valor Coordinator


2016 IYD Scholarship


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Dear Applicant,

The following instructions are provided to assist you in the application process:

  1. Complete your application with the following information and please submit via Certified Mail, Fed Ex, UPS or USPS Priority Mail to the address listed below.


    • One recent 3×5 or 4×6 color photo of student (no photocopies).
    • An official sealed copy of student’s high school transcript. Transcript must show cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Unofficial copies will not be accepted.
    • Letter of acceptance from the 4 year college or university institution of student’s planned attendance.
    • Three character references one from your High School Administrator/Counselor, one from your pastor, and one from your youth president/chairlady.
    • IYD Policy Statement signed by student and parent/guardian.
    • Completed Scholarship Application signed by student and parent/guardian.
    • Student’s typed resume (one page) with all accomplishments, achievements, community involvement, and school activities. Indicate all areas where you exercised leadership.
  2. Please answer all questions (typed or printed in black ink) on the application.
  3. Completed application materials must be postmarked by Friday, June 10, 2016. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.


International Youth Department Church of God in Christ
Collegiate & Young Adult Ministries (High School IYD App.)
Versie T. Cuthbert
P. O. Box 940816
Houston, Texas 77094
**Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.
If you have any questions please contact Versie T. Cuthbert 713-816-6662 email [email protected]

Young Women In Ministry

IMG_1447-3Back by popular demand is "Platform" & "Let's Have Church!" Ladies if you have written a book or produced a CD there is an awesome opportunity to showcase it during our "Platform" segment. It's only for a small donation of $25.00. Also, Ladies interested in giving a 3 to 5 minute Inspirational Message, sign up TODAY to be a part of "LET'S HAVE CHURCH!" It's absolutely FREE. We want to be blessed by your ministry!

Join us Thursday July 2nd at the AIM Convention for so much MORE! We hope to see you there!  For more information and to sign up please contact us at [email protected]or [email protected]

Young Men of Valor – Charisma Man 2015

CharismaMen-2015The International Young Men of Valor presents “Charisma Man 2015” 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, achieved academic success, exceled in sports, know all the names of famous African American inventors, some young men 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 2015” 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


COGIC Girls Rock 2015

2015 COGIC Girls RockDon’t miss this exciting opportunity to be a participant in COGIC Girls ROCK 2015. Young ladies, ages 13-21, will meet at the AIM Convention in Tampa, FL to embark upon a life-changing experience. This week will offer sisterhood, spiritual enhancement, and practical tools to excel as a woman of excellence. There is no limit as to how many young ladies from each Jurisdiction can participate. Download and submit the application NOW!

Don’t forget to nominate your Bishop’s wife to honored during the COGIC Girls ROCK Ceremony.