Centennial Celebrations: Emphasis on Local Churches
Request assistance from IPHC Archives & Research Center and conference archivists
Showcase historical vignettes of prominent IPHC figures
Choir sing century-old hymns in clothes from the period
Run a series entitled Centennial Moments in local newspapers
Notify the local newspaper that your local church in participating in the denominational centennial celebration
Purchase centennial videos from RDC
Engage sister churches; seek reconciliation and offer affirmation where needed
Present a multimedia history of IPHC, your conference, your local church
Set up a display in church
Highlight: major events, founder, pastors, members, missionaries, evangelists, educators, etc.
Use documents and artifacts
Establish an archives in the local church
Devote a month to IPHC history:
Utilize 1998 General Conference videos which emphasized four themes: Publish, Benevolence, Missions, Education
Make video history of church
Start making oral interviews; audio tape and/or videotape
Compose local church history
Assemble roll call of local heroes and heroines
Locate rare documents
Place in archives - local or national depending on documents
Feature senior members in a service
Have a panel discuss questions like:
Why did God raise up:
The Pentecostal Movement?
The Azusa St. Revival?
Re-enact major historic events ... Dunn Revival, Azusa St. Revival, 1911 Merger ...
Youth group take a field trip to IPHC historic site(s)
Use information available on these web pages
Highlight an IPHC timeline entry once a month
Visit the IPHC Archives and Research Center in Oklahoma City
Dr. C.R. Connor reports (1/98) that he has asked for histories of all the local churches in the Appalachian Conference. He is also seeking pictures of old buildings and the current buildings.
Rev. Albert Maggard announced (2/98) that Rev. Gary Burd asked him to do a historical presentation about the Great Plains Conference during the camp-meeting this year. Positive reports were received about this effort.
If you have ideas to add to this page, please send them to Ms. Erica Rutland.