The Church of God of Prophecy 56th Biennial National Convention | Conference 2019Thursday August 1, 2019 - Saturday August 3, 2019
“For I am not Ashamed of the Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work saving everyone who believes, the Jew first and also the Gentile.” Romans 1:16 NLT
CONFERENCE HOST AND GUEST SPEAKERS
Bishop Woodroe Thompson
National Administrative Overseer – Eastern Canada (Host Overseer)
Woodroe Thompson is the National Bishop for the Church of God of Prophecy – Eastern Canada, overseeing 32 churches. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto Ontario Canada.
Involved in ministry for more than 30 years, his experiences range from youth ministry to pastoral ministry. He served 18 years as senior pastor of North Park Worship Centre in Brampton, Ontario, and hosted the CTS television program, “Nite Lite Live” for several years. Among other awards, Bishop Thompson is the recipient of the inaugural “Men of Excellence” award from the Canada Glass Awards, Canada’s leading gospel awards show, which recognizes achievements in the Canadian Christian, Inspirational, Jazz, and Urban music market. He has also received the National Heroes Memorial Award, from the Canadian Jamaican Diaspora Christian Alliance. read more
Bishop Tim Coalter
General Presbyter North America (COGOP)
Bishop Tim Coalter serves as the General Presbyter of North America Ministries for the Church of God of Prophecy. He is a leader of leaders, giving oversight to twenty-six state/regional overseers who connect directly with more than 1700 local churches throughout the US and Canada.
He has given himself to full-time ministry since 1979, having served in the pastorate for 27 years before his appointment as state overseer of South Carolina where he served until his selection as North America General Presbyter in 2014. Bishop Coalter also serves on a number of boards and committees, most recently having been selected to serve as a member of the Executive Committee for the PCCNA (Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America).
Tim and his wife Kelly have been blessed with three children and eight grandchildren.
International Youth Director (COGOP)
Kirk Rising serves as International Youth Director for the Church of God of Prophecy. In his 28-year ministry, he has served as state youth director of Hawaii and North Carolina. He has served as youth pastor and as missionary to the countries of Germany and French Polynesia (Tahiti) in the South Pacific.
Kirk studied business administration at the University of South Carolina. His business career includes owner of High Rise Sports and serving as head coach of the French Polynesia, Olympic-qualifying basketball program in Tahiti.
(How to relate to people of other faiths). The dominant philosophy regarding religious truths in the world today is Pluralism. Religious pluralism is held by rejecting the Christian claim to possess absolute truth. We accept that there is truth in other religions, but not absolute truth in the sense of what God has revealed to humanity in scripture and supremely in Jesus Christ. In this workshop, we will seek to discover how to communicate this Gospel in a pluralistic society.
We live in culture that views Christians as extremist and irrelevant to society. In this workshop, we will look at some cultural engagement tools to use to share our faith in this hostile climate .
Social media has changed our world. There are currently approximately 1 billion active users on Facebook alone with other networks such as Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Pinterest, representing hundreds of millions of users. For the first time in the history of the world we have tools to reach the world that are literally at our fingertips. But we need to ask the question, “How should Christians use social media and use it effectively as a tool to share the Good News of Christ?”
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