Tag: SFC


Real McCoys: Class of 2016

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7th November

The Real McCoy Class of 2016 features forty students who raised over $110,000 for Sheaves for Christ! We honor these amazing students! For more information about the Real McCoy contest, please visit sheavesforchrist.com.

The Real McCoys below are listed in alphabetical order according to their district. You’ll read who they are, where they’re from, how much they raised, and how they raised it. Meet the Real McCoy class of 2016!

Alabama Andrea Strang; $5,000.00; Thomasville, AL
Alaska/Yukon Tyler Dartt; $1,500.00; Fairbanks, AK; part of paychecks, donated savings, painted the inside of a garage, worked for a cleaning company, worked for parks and recreation, mowed lawns, donations from family
Arkansas Brianna Kelso; $2,506.00; Trumann, AR; bake sale, move-a-thon, garage sales
Atlantic Kendra Munn; $2,252.69; Blacks Harbour, NB; part of paychecks, recycling, sold cupcakes, banana bread, and fudge at church, “snac” nite selling sundaes, homemade pizza fundraiser
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I Believe-$5,276,732.32

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23rd September

Historic and unprecedented support for the General Youth Division and UPCI youth ministry continues. Tuesday, September 20 was our annual “SFC Call-In Day” for all of our district youth presidents and marked the conclusion of our 2016 SFC offering campaign. It was truly a remarkable day for the cause of missions and ministry. This year’s offering would not have been possible without the great effort and teamwork of the entire General Youth Committee who inspired sectional leaders, pastors, teenagers, young adults, and entire churches to express their faith through incredibly generous and sacrificial giving to #SFC16.

From beginning to end, this has been a life-changing, gospel-moving, ministry-enabling campaign. At our Mid-Winter meeting in January, Oklahoma Youth President Justin Reinking inspired us to believe that a $5 million offering was possible and Pastor Barron Longstreth declared that sacrificial investment opens the … Read More »



I Believe in Global Missions

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17th September

“What is Sheaves for Christ?” I inquired. My pastor, Steven Dickson in Mandeville, Louisiana asked me to join the youth group to go out on the street to collect money for Sheaves for Christ. I have to be honest—I did not want to go that day. It was the middle of a hot, humid Louisiana summer! We went several weekends every month to the street and collected money in our Sheaves for Christ cans.

Just three months earlier on April 3, 1988 was the first time I ever attended a United Pentecostal Church. In that service, God delivered me from drug addiction and a life of darkness. I was baptized in Jesus’ name, and two days later I was filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost. God gave me a brand new life. As a new convert, I began to … Read More »



I Believe in North American Missions

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10th July

There is a place for constructive criticism, even in the church, but if the criticism is not contributing to the health of the body of Christ, I have some alarming news. You may be cancer. Cancer cells look different from other healthy cells, ignore signals from healthy cells, and diminish the blood supply to healthy cells. Cancer cells will not stop dividing, will not stick together, will not mature, and will not repair.

It’s true, “Some of you have been hurt by the church or discouraged about your experience with the church,” as Timothy Tennent aptly noted, “but the Church is what God is building in the world. Allow Him to restore your vision for the church—because there is no true access to His holy presence without your brothers and sisters.”

I love my church, and by “my church,” I … Read More »



I Believe in North American Youth Congress

18th June

Sheaves for Christ (SFC) is the fundraising ministry of the General Youth Division of the United Pentecostal Church International. Since its inception in 1953, over $124 million has been raised to fund missions and ministry around the world. While SFC is very global in its focus and impact, it also has a great impact right here in North America. The General Youth Division and each of our respective ministries would not exist without the investment of local churches through their support of SFC. District youth ministry would cease to exist without that same support. Simply stated, SFC is vital to the current success of UPCI youth ministry and also to the future of our movement.

One the most successful and impacting efforts of the GYD is North American Youth Congress (NAYC), the premier youth conference of the United Pentecostal Church … Read More »






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