Dear General Assembly Member,
The 96th General Assembly of the Church of God in Michigan is Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016. We will again be at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West. The Crowne Plaza is a beautiful venue with state of the art exercise room, pool, game room, and indoor basketball court. We believe your time at the General Assembly will be reviving and refreshing. Once again this year we are handling both the hotel accommodations and General Assembly registration, underwriting the additional costs and eliminating your sales tax. Be sure to register for your hotel room(s) through our office. If you register with the hotel you will not get the room discounts. We have negotiated a great price for the hotel, so take advantage of these four-star accommodations. Even though we have a large number of rooms reserved, we expect them to be taken quickly. Please register and get your room(s) reserved before October 14. Your registration fee includes your room accommodations, a continental breakfast upon arrival, lunch on Friday, and continental breakfast on Saturday. There are significant discounts if you register early.
This year’s General Assembly speaker is Rev. Dr. Rolland Daniels, adjunct professor at Anderson University. Our theme is “Moving to the Streets” based on the book by Rev. Dr. Rolland Daniels titled, Church in the Middle, Stepping Outside the Building to Reach the World of Tomorrow. Churches that are in plateau or decline often are focused inward and do not know how to truly impact their community for Christ. Rolland will speak three times and lead a conference on how a congregation can create a whole new future by taking Christ to their community.
Our worship will be led by Kendyl Terry. Former worship pastor at Metropolitan Church of God in Detroit, Michigan, and Highland Park Community Church in Casper, Wyoming. He will bring warmth and energy to our worship that will bless everyone!
We have designed this year’s Assembly to be profitable to you through encouragement, preaching, teaching, and networking. We have designed it in such a way that all who attend will find refreshment and strength.
We will bring updates and testimonies concerning multiplication and church redevelopment efforts. We will provide conferences on Friday afternoon on Children’s Ministry by our Children’s Ministry Task Force, Organizational and Time Management by Chris Britton, and for Pastors and Associates information on and tips pertaining to personal finance and stewardship, led by Servant Solutions. Finally, a conference will be led by Brian Nessels, Nutritionist, on eating, health, and stress management.
Our Pastoral Health Ministry will award a Lifetime Achievement award to Rev. Rachel Woods and Rev. Greg Henneman will be awarded this year’s Outstanding Ministry Award. You will meet those in the process for credentials as well as those who have completed requirements for ordination. We will bring financial as well as ministry reports to help you know how our cooperative work is going. Our General Assembly Business meetings will be chaired by Mr. Eric Marquardt.
If you have new resolutions or business for the Assembly please contact our Business Committee Chair, James Sparks, (269) 275-7773, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a delegated Assembly, below are prescriptions for who may represent your congregation. It is vital for all of our churches to be fully represented. One layperson chosen as an official representative by each Michigan Church of God congregation with an average a.m. worship attendance to 100; two laypersons from each congregation with an average a.m. worship attendance of 101–500; three laypersons from each congregation with an average a.m. worship attendance of 501–1000; and four laypersons from each congregation with an average a.m. worship attendance of 1,001 and above.
I look forward to a great celebration of ministry as we meet together.
Dr. William H. Jones
General Assembly of the Church of God in Michigan
Rev. Dr. Rolland E. Daniels, Ed.D.
Rolland is passionate about developing leaders, expanding the Kingdom and encouraging others to reach their full potential in Christ. This year he and his wife, Ellen, celebrate 32 years of marriage and ministry together. During those 32 years, he has been senior pastor at three congregations, worked for the national church and been a coach/mentor to many young leaders. Rolland is currently an Adjunct Professor at Anderson University and working to complete his second book, A Life that Matters. Ellen, his wife, works for Anderson University as the Director of Adult Learning and just completed her MBA at AU. Ellen is the joy of Rolland’s life and his partner in everything life has to offer.
Rolland and Ellen have two sons, Tyler and Seth, a daughter-in-law, Catherine (who is like their own!)and granddaughter, Raelyn May. Tyler graduated from AU majoring in History and completed AU’s MBA program. Seth graduated with a major in marketing/management and has also completed his MBA. Catherine graduated in Elementary Education and is an incredible mother. Ellen and Rolland are extremely proud of their family.
Rolland completed his Masters of Divinity at Anderson University School of Theology, holds a double Masters from Ball State University and completed his Doctorate of Education at Ball State in December, 2010. He speaks at various conferences across the country and is passionate about pouring his life into young leaders. In summer of 2014, Rolland’s first book, Church in the Middle, Stepping Outside the Building to Reach the World of Tomorrow, was published.
Rolland would conclude this bio with this admission, “I am the most blessed man in the world and I love my life.”
FAITH HOPE LOVE
Andre Crouch, Bill Gaither, Walter Hawkins, Michael Jackson, Led Zepplin, Stevie Wonder, and Duke Ellington.
These are just some of the musical influences that have shaped the artistic style and makeup of Kendyl Terry.
Born in a small town in south central Ohio, Kendyl, a self-described “church boy” is the youngest of five children raised in a home where faith, hope, and love was the foundation for strong integrity and Godly character.
With his home church being directly across the street from his house, it was no surprise that his parents would find him there playing the piano which ultimately would lead him to his life’s calling as a worship leader.
After graduating from college with a B.S. degree in Music Performance, he along with four other classmates, who eventually became “family”, felt led to abandon everything for the sake of the call of ministry.
A year after marrying his college sweetheart Ginger, Kendyl started working in the local church as a minister of music.
After relocating to Detroit, Michigan for ministry, Kendyl and Ginger started a family which has been the greatest blessing of his life. His daughter Kennedy Jordan and son Kallen Ingram are whom he affectionately calls his “heartbeats.”
Spending nine years on staff at the Metropolitan Church of God, under the guidance of Rev. Dr. Robert Dulin, Jr., were some of the most fruitful years for Kendyl’s early ministry career.
Being able to serve in a congregation where his parents met and eventually married allowed Kendyl to hear stories of their faith in God from their peers that helped him grow in his ministry as well as his walk with the Lord.
Ministering in a dynamic church, establishing lifelong relationships, and growing musically… made Kendyl feel content in Detroit until as he describes himself audibly hear the Lord say, “Kendyl your time in Detroit is coming to an end.”
With an “okay Lord” and fielding numerous calls from churches from around the country, Kendyl and Ginger felt the call to move west to Highland Park Community Church in Casper, Wyoming for nine years.
With the support of his family and closest friends, Kendyl is once again answering the call that God has placed on his life.
Whether leading worship, creating thought provoking spoken word poetry or simply giving heartfelt advice about life’s challenging issues, Kendyl is excited to help give hope to the hopeless, encourage the discouraged, and empower the weak.
Provided at no cost during all meetings and worship sessions of the General Assembly. Please let the Service Center (1-800-369-5890) know of your child care needs prior to your arrival at the General Assembly.
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Lansing, Michigan 48917
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