Category: Programs

12 May 2022

1 Year Anniversary of the COG Fellowship Events Program

Happy anniversary to CGN’s COG Fellowship Events program! The purpose of the COG Fellowship Events program is to help facilitate face-to-face connection between brethren from across the Church of God. The program awards micro-grants to individuals and Church congregations to help sponsor fellowship events that are open to brethren from all Church of God organizations. […]

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11 May 2022

New Within Your Gates grantee announced!

A key component to building community is having an attitude of service toward that community. Whether it’s within the Church of God or those in our local neighborhoods, it’s important we come together to love and serve others. Within Your Gates is a grant program designed to promote, facilitate, and fund work parties. The work […]

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03 May 2022

COG Fellowship Events Grantee Follow-up

One of our biggest desires is to help facilitate face-to-face connection between brethren from across the Church of God. The COG Fellowship Events program awards micro-grants to individuals and Church congregations to help sponsor fellowship events that are open to brethren from all Church of God organizations. Back in March, CGN awarded a COG Fellowship […]

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27 Apr 2022

Debbie Bensinger Becomes New Within Your Gates Program Manager

We are thrilled to announce that Debbie Bensinger is joining the CGN team as the new program manager for the Within Your Gates program! Seth Forrestier (program founder) will remain involved to consult and continue to share his personal network with CGN. Debbie Bensinger (née Roemer) is third-generation raising a fourth generation in the Church […]

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31 Mar 2022

New COG Fellowship Events grantee announced!

We are excited to announce our next COG Fellowship Events grantee: Leah Keim Leah, with the help of Hillary and Joe Egert and other brethren, will be hosting an informational/fellowship event for the local community on Sunday, April 3rd at Papa Bear’s Italian Restaurant in Canton, Ohio. The event will have two primary goals: 1) […]

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29 Mar 2022

New Educational & Business Development Grantee: Bupe Sakala

We’re excited to announce the next recipient of the Educational & Business Development grant program: Bupe Sakala. She is a member of the Living Church of God in Zambia. Bupe is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is one semester away from graduation and plans to use her grant to finish her Bachelor’s! […]

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11 Jan 2022

New Educational & Business Development Grantee: George Agyapong

We’re excited to announce that our next recipient of the Educational & Business Development grant program is George Agyapong! He is a member of the Church of God International in Ghana. George is currently training to become a physician’s assistant. He plans to use his CGN grant to purchase medical books and pay some of […]

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09 Dec 2021

2 Year Anniversary of the Educational & Business Development Grant Program

Happy two year anniversary to CGN’s Educational and Business Development Grants program! The purpose of the Educational and Business Development grant program is to help Church of God brethren in developing countries start successful, profitable, and sustainable businesses, or obtain training or education for jobs that will provide a reliable source of income. We do […]

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07 Dec 2021

COG Fellowship Events grantee announced

We are excited to announce our next COG Fellowship Events grantee: Lindsay Tedesco Lindsay and her husband are putting on a “Spring Feast Retreat” for the Spring Holy Days in 2022! The retreat will start off with Passover on Thursday night and services will be held on all the Sabbaths/High Holy Days. These services will […]

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13 Oct 2021

New CGN Grant Recipient: Musonda Sakala

We’re excited to announce that our next recipient of an Educational & Business Development grant is Musonda Sakala! Musonda lives in Zambia and is a member of Church of the Great God. Musonda runs a natural/organic skincare business. She produces handmade natural/organic soaps, lotions, scrubs, and body oils. She started the business as a result of […]

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