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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Discussion on Church of God General Assembly Sessions Live Broadcast on the Internet and Social Media #ourCOG

#ourCOG Discussion on Church of God General Assembly Sessions Live Broadcast on the Internet and Social Media
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Premise

Historically, the Church of God has been a leader in numerous theological and practical aspects of the Pentecostal faith. Ministry via modern media, unfortunately, has not been a priority until recently. The road of recovery in this area has been established by partnership with Christian TV stations and several social media experiments. Occasional broadcasts, however, have been a part of the Church of God media presence for a long time. The 73rd General Assembly was televised live on the internet with avid success, though not without accidental interruptions and stream overloading. Thousands of Church of God members around the globe, who until that moment had never been at or seen the assembly, were Continue reading Discussion on Church of God General Assembly Sessions Live Broadcast on the Internet and Social Media #ourCOG

Church of God Resolutions on War and International Terrorism #ourCOG

#ourCOG Church of God Resolutions on War and International Terrorism
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9-11, THE WAR ON TERRORISM, & SUPPORT FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER WORLD LEADERS

WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, four hijacked planes — American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77, and United Airlines Flight 93 — in a time span of only one hour and 25 minutes, crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the West Section of the Pentagon, and a rural section of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, taking the lives of more than 3,000 individuals; and

WHEREAS this violent act of unprecedented terrorism took the lives of individuals from all walks of life, including many different nationalities and religions, and through death touched the hearts of people in more than 60 cou Continue reading Church of God Resolutions on War and International Terrorism #ourCOG

Did Church of God miss a historic opportunity? #ourCOG

#ourCOG Did Church of God miss a historic opportunity?
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Church of GOD misses historic opportunity to allow women as ordained bishops to the ministry

A spokesman in support of women ordained bishops in the Church of God General Assembly stated that any woman exercising the gifts of the Spirit has the necessary qualifications to be an ordained bishop in the denomination

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Instructions to Ministers – Marriage and Same-Sex Relationships: Church of God General Assembly #ourCOG

#ourCOG Instructions to Ministers – Marriage and Same-Sex Relationships: Church of God General Assembly
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Church of God 1996 Resolution SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE BETWEEN MAN AND WOMAN

Church of God 2012 Resolution on MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

Statement of the Church of God Regarding Same-Sex Marriage Court Decision [dated June 26, 2015]

Adopted by the 75th International General Assembly (p. 158-159, S63) in GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR MINISTERS

II. Marriage and Same-Sex Relationships

A. The Church of God reje Continue reading Instructions to Ministers – Marriage and Same-Sex Relationships: Church of God General Assembly #ourCOG