RISE 2021 : A FREE world-class conference for church leaders #ourCOG

#ourCOG RISE 2021 : A FREE world-class conference for church leaders
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A. J. TOMLINSON SPEAKING IN TONGUES IN 1907 – CHURCH OF GOD (OF PROPHECY) CLEVELAND, TN #ourCOG

#ourCOG A. J. TOMLINSON SPEAKING IN TONGUES IN 1907 – CHURCH OF GOD (OF PROPHECY) CLEVELAND, TN
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Aug. 19, 1907 Union Grove, One received the baptism with the Holy Ghost and spoke with other tongues.

Nov. 19, 1907 Just came home last night from the Tellico mountains, where I have been for a week holding meetings. While I was preaching some laughed, about all cried, and one fell off his seat and just bellowed out
in good fashion.

Nov. 10, 1908 I went to Chattanooga on Monday, Nov. 2, and remained till Sat. Preached 8 sermons. No
preaching in the first service after Sunday School. We knelt to pray and before we ever arose from our knees the power fell, people talking and praying in tongues, and while yet on my knees I made the altar call, and part of that was in tongues. The altar was filled and some fell under the power and were wrought on _very much by Continue reading A. J. TOMLINSON SPEAKING IN TONGUES IN 1907 – CHURCH OF GOD (OF PROPHECY) CLEVELAND, TN #ourCOG

Throwback Thursday: Use of the Term “Bishop” for State/Regional/National or International Offices: Discussion on Church of God General Assembly, Nashville 2016 Agenda #ourCOG

#ourCOG Throwback Thursday: Use of the Term “Bishop” for State/Regional/National or International Offices: Discussion on Church of God General Assembly, Nashville 2016 Agenda
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Currently, the item is under referral for further study to be presented as a report at next assembly. Apart from its historical usage in the tradition and current IRS church related rulings, the item relates to the following issues currently in discussion as presented to the International General Council in four year increments:

  1. Titles for all Ranks of Ministry  (as related to current Item 10)
  2. Qualifications of Ministry (as related to current Item 11)
  3. Women in Ministry (as related to current Item 8)

Historical Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Use of the Term “Bishop” for State/Regional/National or International Offices: Discussion on Church of God General Assembly, Nashville 2016 Agenda #ourCOG

Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Criminal Background Checks #ourCOG

#ourCOG Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Criminal Background Checks
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XVI.      Ministerial Position Criminal Background Checks

RATIONALE:

In 2004, the Church of God mandated that “All applicants for the ministry, including those advancing in rank, must give consent to the state/regional office to conduct criminal background checks” (See S21 IV. 6., page 95—2016 Minutes). Since that time, background checks for all persons in certain categories, such as those working with children and youth, have become a required part of ministry qualification.

Given the accessibility, expectation, and prevalence of criminal background checks in today’s business and legal communities, it is deemed helpful and necessary to expand this concept to all persons placed, appointed, or hired in local church congregation Continue reading Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Criminal Background Checks #ourCOG

Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Council of 24 #ourCOG

#ourCOG Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Council of 24
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Notice of Proposal to Amend the Bylaws of the International General Council and the International General Assembly

In accordance with the Minutes of the International General Assembly, the following amendment related to the Bylaws of the Church of God is being recommended by the International Executive Council to the 2018 International General Council for consideration.
Previous Notice

We recommend:

That we amend page 61, S2. BYLAWS OF THE CHURCH OF GOD, ARTICLE VI., Governing Bodies, 3. INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, Members—by deleting the words— “eighteen councilors [ the Council of Eighteen]” and replace with—twenty-four council Continue reading Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Council of 24 #ourCOG

Church of God Resolutions on RACISM AND ETHNIC DISPARITY (2000) #ourCOG

#ourCOG Church of God Resolutions on RACISM AND ETHNIC DISPARITY (2000)
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RACISM AND ETHNIC DISPARITY (2000)
WHEREAS the Church of God from its inception has contended to be inclusive of peoples regardless of gender, cultural background or race; and

WHEREAS the 50th General Assembly in 1964 adopted a resolution on human rights affirming the worth of every individual; and

WHEREAS every race bears the image of God and has its origin in Adam who is the Father of all mankind; and

WHEREAS in Christ Jesus there is neither Jew nor Gentile, slaves nor free men, men nor women, but we are all one in Him; and

WHEREAS the Resolution on Leadership and World Vision in the 1990 General Assembly Minutes commits the church to be “international…transcending culture, race, nationalism, and politics”; and

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Is it Okay to Drink? #ourCOG

#ourCOG Is it Okay to Drink?
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Ten years ago one wouldn’t think twice about bringing a beverage into church.  The sanctuary was respected and revered.  But now, it is hard to find a person that doesn’t bring a drink into church with them.  So, is this Biblical?  Don’t know.  Is this okay?  Probably.  Is this socially acceptable?  It is become more and more so. But before answering if it’s really okay to drink in church, let’s make a simple connection between drinking in church and fasting.

We are lead to fast, so we get closer to Christ. Right? We forgo earthly substances of food and drink so our physical desires are second to our spiritual desires and heavenly connection.  We focus more on Christ when we focus less on what we are going to eat and drink, where we are going to eat and then on how we are going to loose weight because we ate and drank.  That caramel macchiato banana and raspberry smoothie infused with Mex Continue reading Is it Okay to Drink? #ourCOG