United States, Tennessee, Cleveland – 08-28-2019 — The 16th Annual General Assembly of the Zion Assembly Church of God will convene starting Tuesday at the United Christian Church, 2200 Peerless Rd, Cleveland, TN. The assembly will convene from September 3-8, 2019. Special speakers and singers will be featured each day and evening service.
The theme for the Assembly will be “Ye Are My Witnesses saith the LORD [Jehovah],” according to Presiding Bishop Wade H. Phillips.
Phillips noted, “This Assembly is a special meeting ordained by the Lord so that we might counsel together with Him, and to chart a course for the church to follow in the months and years ahead. It provides a forum for us to proclaim the Word of God; rekindle the fires of holiness and Pentecostal power; fan the flames of evangelism; stir our affections and deepen our consecration; lay out a plan to more effectively disciple believers and attract the ‘other sheep’ to the fold. Finally it gives us a forum to resolve any issues that may hinder our unity and progress forward.”
The Abstract of Faith of Zion Assembly Church of God states, “The General Assembly is the highest tribunal of authority in the church for the interpretation of the Scriptures (Acts 15;16:4,5). The purpose of the General Assembly is to promote unity and fellowship among the saints, to search the Scriptures for additional light and understanding, and to resolve differences in interpretations which tend to be divisive among the ministers and churches. All matters of faith, government, and discipline are discussed before the entire body of the church assembled, and resolved in one accord with the manifest approval of the Holy Spirit (vv.12, 22, 28), based on the precedent: ‘For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us.’”
The Assembly will begin Tuesday evening at 6:30pm with praise and worship by Kim Erwin of Cleveland.
Following the opening of the Assembly, there will be the Voice of Zion/SYNC boost with Glenda Major and Kim Erwin will conduct the Ladies Ministries Program. Bruce Sullivan of South Carolina will deliver the message, “Witnesses to Who He Is.”
Wednesday morning at 9:15, the services continue with a sermon to be delivered by Anton Burnette, Director of Education and pastor of the Cleveland church. His topic is “Witnesses to Who She Is.” This message will focus on the church of the Bible.
At 2 p.m. there will be reports from around the world.
Worship service reconvenes at 7 p.m. with a sermon on “Witnesses thru Stability and Steadfastness” by Corey Hall of Mississippi. Ruth Tingler will conduct the Senior Ambassador’s Program. Byron Harris of Mississippi will deliver the message, “Fearless Witnesses.”
Thursday morning highlights include the Sunday School Program by Mandy Thompson of Mississippi.
Joseph Steele of Cleveland will be delivering the message “Witnesses thru Humility and Forbearance.” He is followed by Jose Lozano of California on the message “Witnesses thru Patience and Suffering.”
Other highlights of the day include the Ordination service.
Thursday evening at 6:15, Bruce Sullivan will direct the School of Ministry Program. Next will be the Healing and Prayer Service. J.J. Davis of West Virginia will be leading the service.
Friday morning at 9:30, Anton Burnette will speak on “Witnesses thru Education and Ministerial Development.” Kari Snyder of Alabama will deliver the message “Witnesses thru Love and Rejoicing.”
Friday evening will begin with the West Mobile Choir at 6:30. Wilma Carter of West Virginia will conduct the Shepherding Ministries program. Ricky Graves of Kentucky will preach the message, “Witnesses of His Goodness and Mercy.” Pam Jones of Cleveland will lead the Youth Program.
Saturday morning, beginning at 8:30, will feature a prayer service followed by a message on “And Ye Also Shall Bear Witness” by Tom Brown of West Virginia.
The annual address of Presiding Bishop Wade H. Phillips will be delivered at 10:15am before the lunch break.
The highlight of the Saturday afternoon includes the Assembly Business Committee report.
Saturday evening, beginning at 7pm, includes a message by Zachary Snyder of Alabama on “After that the Holy Ghost is Come Upon You,” followed by the World Mission program directed by Wade H. Phillips.
The evening will end with the Parade of Nations and a message by Daron Miller, the Assistant Mission Director.
Sunday School will begin at 9:15am followed by the Children’s Ministries Program later that morning, conducted by Kayla Graves of Kentucky. The sermon will be delivered by Scott E. Neill of South Carolina titled “Witnesses to the Ends of the Earth with the ‘All Things’ Message.”
The appointments and consecration service will conclude the Assembly on Sunday morning.
The Assembly will also include a Kidz Konvention on Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:15 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:45 to 10 a.m.; 2:30 to 4 p.m.; and 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The United Christian Church is located at 2200 Peerless Road. Services will be live streamed for those who cannot attend in person. Information available at www.zionassemblychurchofgod.com .Zion Assembly Church of God is an international ministry with 88,784 members worldwide. Wade H. Phillips is the Presiding Bishop. Additional information about Zion Assembly is available at: www.zionassemblychurchofgod.com and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/zionassemblychurchofgodheadquarters
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