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.
Various Articles from the Minnesota Church Conference:
Any idea what is different about these planes than most of the planes out there today?
Have you figured out the difference? If not, look at the next pictures and compare them to the previous ones...
Potwin Kansas, a small town near Wichita there is a little 360 acre farm.
It has been owned by the Voglemen family for over 100 years. Joyce, 82 now rents out the property. She remembers when the first bathroom was put in. She wrote Sunday school lessons from this house. The farm contains a pasture, orchard, two barns and an old two-story house.
Have you ever heard of the Okapi?
It has been described as a horse/zebra/giraffe.
Scientists say it's closely related to the giraffe with a much smaller neck. Note the zebra stripes are only in the areas with thinner skin… for fly protection like we learned on an earlier devotion…
While it was known about for a long time, scientists said it wasn’t a real animal and called it the African Unicorn, meaning just a tall story.
"And now, LORD, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.” Psalm 39.7
Waiting has never been my strong suit. Waiting involves patience, and patience has nearly always been in short supply in my life. You’ve heard of the prayer, “LORD, give me patience, and give it to me right now!”? '
Ice is interesting that if you freeze it, it actually gets heavier. This is because it pulls in more mass from the air.
So why would ice float?
“Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness” Psalm 33.18
He’s got His eye on those who have their eyes set on Him. He looks for those looking to Him.
Take a look at this normal looking glass.
Would you say it is taller than its circumference?
The circumference is the distance around the circle, in this case the circle made by the top of the glass.
Take a good look, this is not a trick.
“Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.” Psalm 31:24
Hope isn’t really hope unless it is our internal guidance system; our life GPS. It is hope in what is to come, but it first of all is hope in “the God of hope” Romans 15:13. Hope in the God of all hope, and hope in what He promises us in the future, filters down into the reality of our existence today. If that hope doesn’t affect us, then it is suspect as to whether it really is hope at all.
Let me ask you this: If you were unable to raise your children, what characteristics would you look for in the people you chose to take care of them?
The passages of Scripture that tell of Christ’s birth have become so over-familiar to us, haven’t they?
In the Eastern sky
A bright light beamed
to guide the magi's way