State Administrative Bishop Preference/Evaluation voting process



State Administrative Bishop Preference/Evaluation voting process


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December 1, 2019

Dear Fellow Minister:

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Next July, we will gather in Indianapolis for the General Assembly, and at the conclusion of such, the appointment of Administrative Bishops/State Overseers will be made by the Executive Committee. As a part of the appointment process, ministers in each state/region will have the opportunity to either submit a preference ballot for a new overseer, evaluate their current overseer, or in some cases do both.

The Church of God Minutes (S32) provide that the term of office for an Administrative Bishop/State Overseer is four years. However, as a service to our Administrative Bishops, the Executive Committee has determined to use a review and evaluation instrument each Assembly period to hopefully help strengthen administrative performance. Your review and evaluation, as well as your preference ballot, will be held in the strictest confidence and the Executive Committee will only view the tabulated results and a composite list of the comments.  

The preference ballot and the evaluation form will be available in late December – online for those who use the ministerial reporting website and mailed to those who submit reports by mail. Any minister who has been exempted from filing monthly reports are marked as current on all ministerial reports.

To be eligible to participate, the Minutes require the following:

  • That the credentialed minister be current with their personal ministerial reports to both their State/Regional Office and the International Offices. In addition, those ministers who have been appointed as a pastor of a local church must also be current, or in covenant agreement, with their state/region and international monthly church reports, including appropriate monies, beginning at the time of their appointment, in order to participate in the process. (NOTE: The International Executive Committee has ruled that to be “current” with your personal ministerial reports means that you can have no more than three (3) missing or unfiled reports.  To be “current” with your church reports, including appropriate monies, means that you can have no more than three (3) missing church reports and/or no more than $1,000 in unpaid tithe of tithes), and
  • That all credentialed ministers be active in both tithing and attendance in a local Church of God congregation within the state/region in which the vote/evaluation is conducted.

Those not meeting these requirements will be deemed ineligible to participate in the evaluation and preference ballot process.

To check the status of your past reports:

  • International Offices
    • Online Reporting – visit the Church of God reporting portal
    • Mail Reporting – contact Business and Records Office at (423) 478-7149
  • Canadian Churches
    • Contact the Canadian Regional Office to verify church reporting status
  • State/Regional Office – call State/Regional Office to verify status

Thank you for your participation in this process and for your prayers as the International Executive Committee earnestly seeks the will of God for your state/region. Thank you also for your commitment to FINISH the Great Commission. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Timothy M. Hill
General Overseer

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Pentecost Sunday 2019


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Pentecost Sunday 2019



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Pentecost Sunday 2019

This weekend marks Pentecost Sunday 2019 and the International Executive Committee has called upon all pastors and church leaders to give fervent prayer and consideration to promoting this critically-important event in Pentecostalism.

Below is a video made available as a resource that may be played in local churches during services on Pentecost Sunday – June 9th, 2019. In the video, Dr. Tim Hill reflects on our Pentecostal heritage and shares his heartfelt burden that the Church of God experience the suddenly of Pentecost, the sights and sounds of Pentecost, and celebrate the significance of Pentecost.

Let us partner together and declare the “Power of Pentecost,” then rejoice as we witness people around the world receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Tap or click the video above to view and/or download the video.


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On a journey to the Holy Land


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Join Dr. Tim & Paula Hill on a journey to the Holy Land


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A ONCE IN A LIFETIME TRIP

Details on the Journey of Pentecost tour to Israel have now been finalized and are available.

If you have ever longed to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land or have been several times, this is the opportunity of a lifetime! Travel to the iconic sites of the Bible with the general overseer and other international, state and local church leaders to re-trace the footsteps of Jesus! We will journey through His early days of ministry in Galilee to the holy city of Jerusalem.

Join General Overseer Tim and Paula Hill on March 1-10, 2020 for an unforgettable experience in the Holy Land!

To learn more, click or tap the button below.
 

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