General Assembly
of the Church of God
in Michigan

"equipping local congregations
to extend the Kingdom of God"

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Meetings

June 20-23, 2017; Church of God Convention; Wichita, Kansas


June 24-30, 2017; Family Camp; Charlevoix, Michigan


July 8-14, 2017; Family Camp; Charlevoix, Michigan


July 15-21, 2017;Warner Camp 125th Anniversary

ROOTED – to Thrive

(Rev. Dr. Tim Foreman has served three Michigan congregations and has a doctorate from Anderson School of Theology.

In the early years of the Church of God, Grand Junction, Michigan was base camp for The Gospel Trumpet and the new movement. During those years, D. S Warner purchased land along a nearby lake, which became the location for the new camp meeting that annually brought saints from near and far – as well as a host of local people. This year marks 125 years since that long-ago date in 1892. Those days were not just ordinary days, just as our times are not just ordinary times – and we believe this year’s camp meeting cannot just be ordinary.

This year’s camp meeting is set for July 15 to 21. Pastor Jim Lyon, General Director of Church of God Ministries, is the speaker for the week. Lyon is the premier communicator in the church today and a proven friend of Warner Camp. It will be great privilege for all who attend to be a part of his impactful teaching and prophetic ministry. Chad Harlan will lead our worship. He serves at St. Joseph First Church. The First Church choir will be participating a couple of nights. One of the key conference leaders is Dr. Barry Callen, former dean of the Anderson School of Theology and a prolific writer of dozens of books. His two conferences will focus on the holiness streams in the church world at the beginning of the early Church of God days – as well as the flow in our times.

The kick off concert will host Alanna Story on Saturday July 15. Alanna Story is an up and coming musical band that is already having great impact in today’s musical world. They are true worship leaders who bring new energy and new twists to some of the great hymns as well as the songs of today. Warner Camp believes this will be one of the best concerts you can be a part of anywhere this year. Tickets ($10) will be available through Warner Camp or perhaps your church office.

This LINK will take you to a short video about Warner Camp and July’s Camp Meeting, narrated by Jim Lyon. We encourage you to use it during a congregational offertory or in any promotional manner.

Warner Camp has lodging available in the Warner lodge, several bunk houses, Yurts and its RV Park, which has 21 additional new sites opening this summer. There are also nearby motels. Camp lodging may be reserved through the camp office. Meals will be available at the camp each day. Information is available at warnercamp.com.

For some Warner Camp is like a family reunion; for others it can provide a whole new world of adventure, growth and fun. We believe the 125th year camp meeting will be best for these new folks who join in. Activities abound for people of all ages- children, youth and adults. Camp meeting always provides a great opportunity for intergenerational activities and this year we anticipate doing that with even more intentionality.

This year’s theme is ROOTED – to THRIVE. Warner Camp is far more than a miracle of surviving. It is a place with a ministry designed for thriving today. The current Imagine fund campaign has played a major role in updating facilities and enhancing ministries. We remain true to our vision to provide life-changing ministries. These ministries reach hundreds of people each year including more than 450 children and youth in Warner Youth Camps last summer. These kids cross state and denominational lines and include many unchurched. We believe that for too long Warner Camp has been like a well-kept secret that more need to discover including hundreds of Church of God congregations and families even across our home state of Michigan.

The beautiful lake which captured Warner’s eye and heart 125 years ago is still a key part of camp life with swimming, the Iceberg, kayaks, fishing, and much more. Another center of activity is found in the new climbing wall with dual ziplines dedicated just last summer. These are enhanced this summer with the addition of a high-adventure ropes course. These new activities are uniquely designed to help people stretch and thrive. After 125 years one has to agree Warner Camp has some deep roots – and these roots are made for thriving!

Warner Memorial Camp, 60 55th Street, Grand Junction, MI 49056;
(269)-434-6844; www.warnercamp.com

Email your questions to Tim.


July 19-22, 2017;Leadership Summit 2017; Anderson, Indiana


August 3-11, 2017;Saint Louis Camp Meeting; Saint Louis, Michigan


August 6-13, 2017;National Association Church of God Camp Meeting; West Middlesex, Pennsylvania

Christian Women Connection

April 28th and 29th brought our State CWC Convention. More than 90 women from around the state met at the Holiday Inn in Midland. What a great host they were. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the food was delicious.

Our theme followed the national theme “Deep Roots.” One of our ladies made a five foot felt banner with tree roots. She made green leaves for us to put prayer requests on and then fasten to the tree. Before we left for home, we made these requests the focus of a group prayer time.

Natalie Neal did a great job of leading us with songs to prepare us for the Holy Spirit to speak to us.

Reverend Carol Warner Ligons was our outstanding speaker. She is a talented speaker who lets the Holy Spirit guide her. Carol challenged us to grow so our roots will grow deep. Our theme verse was Colossians 2:7, “Let your roots grow down into him and let our lives be built on him. Then, your faith will grow strong in the truth you are taught and you will overflow with thankfulness.”

I would like to thank all the ladies who worked in planning and had a part in making the convention a success. Thank you!

Ladies, you have until June 30, 2017 for regular registration to the 2017 Church of God Women’s Convention in Daytona Beach. For more information or to register, go to www.christianwomenconvention.org.

Connie Mashue, Michigan State CWC President

Michigan Ministry Wives Retreat

“Delight”

Crystal Colp, our speaker, is a wife, mom, speaker, teacher, and writer. She serves on staff at the First Church of God in St. Joseph, Michigan where she is a speaker, writer, director of Discipleship and Women’s Ministries.

To delight means “to find great pleasure.” Delight is easily stolen from our lives. God Almighty intended for us to find delight in Him, in others and in ourselves. We live in hurried, stress-filled lives that prevent us from delighting…really delighting. How different would our lives be if we were women of delight? What if we held on so tightly to that delight that no one or nothing could steal that delight? In Psalm 37:4 it says, “Take delight in The Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” There is so much wrapped up in this verse. What does it mean to delight in The Lord? And what about the desires of your heart, are they in line with God’s heart? Over the weekend we will journey together delighting in our Father God and examining our heart’s desires.

Read more and register now!

Mission Work Camp
Trinidad-Tobago
January 6,16, 2018

Work on the renovation of a building for use as a conference center at the Church of God’s West Indies Theological College in Trinidad. There will be something for everyone to do, regardless of your skill level.

  • Lodging at W.I.T.C. in Santa Cruz, Trinidad
  • Fellowship with other work camp partners, including some from various Caribbean churches
  • Worship with Church of God congregations in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Spend the final 3 days/nights in Tobago at the Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort
  • Choose optional activities in Tobago such as a glass-bottom boat tour to the Caribbean Sea Nylon Pool and coral reef, spend a day at the famous and beautiful Pigeon Point Beach and Park, souvenir shopping in the Crown Point area, and others
  • Enjoy beautiful, tropical, balmy, WARM Trinidad-Tobago in January!

LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE.

For more information, contact Jim Walters at Vision Ministries: 317.698.5186 (or) www.visionministries.org