Official Website of the Minnesota State Conference of the Churches of God
Our purpose is to co-ordinate and assist the members of the conference in worship, training, edification and evangelism.
One way this is accomplished is through the gathering of our members for conferences. The vision of a place for our members to meet was realized with the establishment of the Long Lake Bible Camp. Twice a year we gather together to worship together, learn together and join together making lifelong friendships.
We also conduct summer camps to teach the youth of today the message of the gospel. Two week long camps, one week for Jr Campers and one week for Sr campers, help youth with Biblical solutions to everyday Christian living. The unique island campground also provide opportunities for friendship and recreation with other Christian youth.
These conferences and camps bring many into a relationship with God and his son Jesus that last a lifetime. Through the people of the Minnesota State Conference’s mission department, many here in Minnesota and throughout the world have been influenced for Christ and his coming kingdom. This is the primary focus of our efforts here at the conference and in our lives.
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Various Articles from the Minnesota Church Conference:
We put our Christmas decorations out this weekend. I really treasure the memories that I get to unpack and remember each year at this time.
“That was our first nativity set. We got it at that little store I worked at when we first got married.”
My husband is a born introvert. He has said that his worst nightmare growing up was the possibility of having to be in front of a group talking.
You wouldn’t guess that these days, though.
I’m writing this before the election has taken place, so don’t read too much in to this applying to any particular candidate/President elect.
Throughout every election season, we hear a lot of Christians saying, “God is in control”. It’s true. Absolutely. He is in control.
I don’t think there’s a Christian parent out there who isn’t looking for ways to ensure that their children grow up with a strong foundation in the Word of God. Developing the habit of daily Bible reading can be tough for us to do ourselves, let alone teaching it to our kids.
Hugh Hefner died last week. While I don’t revel in his death, the phrase ‘good riddance’ did cross my mind. Hefner contributed heavily to bringing pornography to the mainstream, making it more easily accessible and normalized. Grieving his death never entered my mind.
Have you heard of the American hero Bass Reeves?
In 1838 Bass Reeves was born into slavery in Arkansas to Arkansas state legislator William Steele Reeves. His master refused to let him learn to read and write, but did teach him to shoot so he could serve as a bodyguard and hunt food. He believed knowledge was much more dangerous than a firearm.
As this is published on August 21st 2017, an event will happen that hasn’t happened in the US for over a century ...
n 1806 the HMS Victory saw another light in its path in the deep fog.
They tried to warn the other vessel: Other vessel, divert your course 15 degrees.
The other vessel replied: You need to divert your course 15 degrees to avoid a collision.
Back in Rochester, once on the way home from work, I asked Gaylene if anything interesting had happened at work that day. She said well, she heard there was another floaties sighting.
I said "What??
"Oh you didn’t hear of the bath floaties?"
Obviously I had not.
If you are not familiar with the story, I will summarize what she told me: