Victor Kubik

Victor Kubik was named president of the United Church of God, an International Association, by the Church's 12-man Council of Elders in May 2013. He succeeded the late Dennis Luker, a long-time minister and administrator who served as president from 2010 until his death in March 2013.

Mr. Kubik's administration emphasizes a Christ-centered leadership model. His goals as president include following Christ's lead in more fully developing spiritual gifts within the Church's ministry and membership. Those gifts include practicing and demonstrating godly love. A former chair of the Council's media committee, Mr. Kubik is strongly committed to more effectively preaching the gospel, particularly in international areas. An outcome of this focus includes defending and preserving the doctrines of the Church and promoting peace and unity to powerfully fulfill the mission and vision of the United Church of God.

 
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Photos representing wind, fire, water and oil.
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Monarch butterfly coming out of cocoon.
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Six things to remember when you apologize.
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Assistance Programs Offering a Hand Up, Not Just a Handout
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Victor Kubik and Darris McNeely talk about the United Church of God's proclamation efforts and the recent approval by the Council of Elders to change the title of The Good News magazine to the Beyond Today magazine. 

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It's a familiar refrain this time of year: Peace on earth, good will toward men. Really?

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Posted December 18, 2014 -
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Is tactical nuclear war on our forefront? I recently read a Forbes article detailing four ways that Russia could use its new tactical nuclear strike capacity in the present Ukrainian confrontation. Even though I have thoroughly read, understand and believe God's biblical promises of the coming Kingdom of God for all of humanity, I found the Forbes article disheartening.

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Posted December 11, 2014 -
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Has someone ever personally shared a hard or important moment of their life with you? How did you respond? In this third in a series about experiences in prayer I'd like to talk about effectively delivering powerful prayers on behalf of others.

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Posted December 4, 2014 -
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Violence, looting and burning erupted last night after a prosecutor announced that police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the August 9th death of Michael Brown. Since that date tension has been high and sustained in what appeared to be a delayed ruling. Fear was that whether Wilson was indicted or not, violence would erupt. Supporters of both sides were ready to take action after the verdict would be announced.

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Posted November 25, 2014 -
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If you're like me, it's altogether too easy to allow distractions. If I'm not focused, my mind can wander. How do we avoid that and offer up powerful prayers that "avail much"? (James:5:16).

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Posted November 13, 2014 -
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Ever talk with God? Did He answer? The Bible references prayer more than 600 times, confirming its critical importance. Simply put, prayer represents the very spiritual lifeblood of the relationship we have with God. It's the main way we communicate with both our all-powerful Father in heaven and with Jesus Christ, our Advocate. Through many examples, the Bible shows how prayer is the miraculous medium directly connecting physical man to God, who is Spirit (John:4:24). Through prayer we can express our gratitude, praise, thoughts and needs to God.

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Posted November 6, 2014 -
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"It's not my fault!"

How often have we heard—or even said ourselves—those exact words when something we're involved in goes wrong? It's often an initial reaction. Nobody likes to be wrong or liable, and we often can quickly grope for ways to explain away or justify failure or setback by placing blame on everyone else but ourselves.

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As a Christian, one who is dedicated to following Jesus Christ, I want to observe, do and emulate the things He did. Not the least of these things are the days that Jesus observed. For starters, every week Jesus kept the Sabbath day, which no one denies falls on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. But Christ also kept the Feasts of the Lord that are mentioned throughout the Bible. To begin with, they're all listed in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus. The names of these Feasts of the Lord are all listed, along with the date of their observance.

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Posted October 2, 2014 -
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Various polls mention these questions up as those that people bring up most and would like an answer to: Why were you born and what is the purpose of life?, Is there a God? and What happens after death?

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Posted September 18, 2014 -
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As I was growing up, wondering about life after death was a part of me. Perhaps you've had a similar experience. As I sat in a local church I attended back then with my parents in Minnesota, I heard vague notions about how one day my "consciousness" would somehow be transported to some kind of "heaven." It was up there somewhere where God lived. I apparently was going to live there forever if I was fortunate.

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Posted August 28, 2014 -
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"Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching" (2 Timothy:4:2). These are strong words.

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Posted August 22, 2014 -
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As a long-time pastor and administrator, I'm regularly asked to give a few words of advice to young people. Based on my experience over the years, parents often ask me to write success pointers to a graduating son or daughter.

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Katherine Rowland talks about the Ambassador Bible Center (ABC) library at the United Church of God's home office. The library has gone through significant reorganization and improvements in the past year. She talks about how the library uniquely serves the Church's ministry and the local congregations.

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I had a great story that I was just about tell you that someone else told me. But I won't. Why not? The story sounded good. I was moved by it. It had a great point. But after trying to verify the facts of a public event, I found that the real story was a lot different than what others said about the same event. It didn't check out. The person may have been just passing on a narrative that someone else told him. However, I'm not going to repeat something that I'm not sure is accurate.

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Posted July 10, 2014 -
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One question consistently shows up as one of the most-asked of all time. Most certainly you've asked yourself this question at one time or another. Some say it is "unanswerable." Simply put, the question reads like this:  "Why was I born?"   At some point in our lives, we ask: "Is there any reason for my existence?"

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Posted July 3, 2014 -
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When I was a teenager I once asked my minister: "Why is it so easy to think and do wrong, and why is it so hard to think good thoughts and do good deeds?"

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Posted June 26, 2014 -
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We have just graduated our 15th class of the Ambassador Bible Center (ABC). We are pleased to see more than 40 students take a year out of their lives to intensely study or survey the entire Bible

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The Christian church started with a big bang on the Day of Pentecost ten days after Christ ascended into heaven.

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It has been rightly said that to be successful, one must gain access to critical information, then assemble a defined body of knowledge from that information, and finally, transform that knowledge into understanding . Applying understanding that is grounded in truth leads to a successful and happy life.

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Posted May 22, 2014 -
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How closely is God watching over you? Does your loyalty towards Him matter in the grand scope of life? It really does matter far more than you might think. Many people wonder if there is any purpose to their existence and is there anyone who really cares.

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KITWE, Zambia—Living in the Western world and want a reality check? Try visiting Christians living and working in some of the most economically challenged areas of the world.

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Merna Leisure-Eppick is in the studio to talk about her Ambassador Bible Center class on alcoholism. She instructs people on how to best help people who are struggling with the disease of alcoholism. Learn more about Ambassador Bible Center and its Bible-centered curriculum at abc.ucg.org.

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PRETORIA, South Africa -- How real is the power of God in your life? Can you see and know for certain where God has touched your life and made change possible?

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LeeAnn Luker drops by the studio to give an update on her life and what she has been working on in Women's Services.

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Alec Surratt, international mail manager for the United Church of God, talks about the department's work, such as dealing with incoming international literature requests, request translations, and helping with personal correspondence for some incoming Spanish mail.

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Gerald Seelig talks with Victor Kubik about his role as corporate secretary for the United Church of God and the Church's Council of Elders.

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How do you cope when a friend or family member dies? Death seems to have surrounded me this past month as a number of close acquaintances and friends have died one after another.

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Posted April 3, 2014 -
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Peter Eddington is in the studio to talk about Beyond Today's new time slot on the ION network. It will air at 9 a.m. Eastern and Pacific. Check out the ION Television website to find airing times in your location.

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Posted April 3, 2014 -
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Victor Kubik talks a bit about his trip to England for the funeral of John Ross Schroeder, a friend and a United Church of God employee. He focuses on the friendships he was able to reestablish with people he hadn't seen for decades.

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Posted March 28, 2014 -
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Nearly 2,000 years ago the apostle Paul gave an interesting directive to Christians living in the Mediterranean port city of Thessalonica: "Pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians:5:17).

What did Paul mean by that?

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Posted March 27, 2014 -
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Clint Porter talks with Victor Kubik about his work in designing graphics for Beyond Today and the Web. His main focus is creating content that works on TV, in print and on the Web, bringing them all together to visually express the gospel of the Kingdom of God.

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Posted March 25, 2014 -
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Do you want eternal life? I do.

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Posted March 20, 2014 -
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Associate video producer Rudy Rangel talks about the Church's United Youth Camps program. Every year he produces a special video showing the benefits of the camp experience. Find out more about camp at uyc.ucg.org .

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Posted March 20, 2014 -
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UCG Senior Web Developer Tom Disher sits in to discuss the recent focus on local congregation websites. A well maintained congregational site is important to providing a positive first contact with people seeking the gospel message of the Kingdom of God. Check out our congregations at www.ucg.org/congregations/all

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Posted March 18, 2014 -
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We live in an age of mass communication. Not only in terms of what is broadcast to us, but in the volume of interpersonal instant communications. Gone are the days of short expensive long-distance phone calls or snail mail. Now there's instant email, unlimited long-distance phone, Skyping, texting, tweeting just to name a very few methods. This is how we receive and generate information with others. 

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Posted March 13, 2014 -
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Peter Eddington and Victor Kubik take a few minutes to remember the life and work of John Ross Schroeder, a prolific and dedicated writer for the Church. John's recent death is on our minds as we reflect on his excellent example as a Christian passionate about preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God.

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Posted March 12, 2014 -
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Council of Elders member Dr. Donald Ward is in the studio to talk about his personal history in education and his current passion for developing educational programs for the Church. Both biblical education and leadership education are priorities.

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Posted March 11, 2014 -
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I have talked to many friends and family during the current crisis in which Russia has encroached on Ukraine. I want to know how they are doing, as I have been very concerned about their safety and state of mind.

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Posted March 6, 2014 -
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Council of Elders member, Phoenix, Arizona, pastor and East Africa senior pastor John Elliott gives an update on his most recent trip to Africa. He talks about the challenges and successes of building a leadership program in the region. The work in East Africa is being supported by newly trained deacons and elders, among other servants.

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