Join Dr. Tim Hill for a Global Communion Service



Join Dr. Tim Hill for a Global Communion Service during Agree 20


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Agree 20 Global Communion Service

You and your church are invited to join General Overseer Tim Hill and the International Executive Committee for a time of worship as we participate in a global communion service as a part of the Agree ’20 prayer event.  All around the world, we are asking churches to join the Agree ’20 service tonight, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:30 EST, as we network together to launch the new year with a time of prayer and communion.

Please note the following:

*  The Agree ’20 service begins at 7:00 p.m. EST
*  Access the service at Facebook.com/coghq (this is a Facebook Live link)
*  Make communion elements available to your local congregation and ask them to follow the directions of Dr. Hill
*  Communion will start at 7:30 p.m. EST

We look forward to this global communion service, an inaugural event for the Church of God. Please join your Church of God family around the world in this sacred time of worship at the Lord’s Supper. Thanks for your participation!

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Secure Church Training Conference



Secure Church Training Conference


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To: All Pastors, Church Security Directors and Teams 
From: Dennis Watkins, Legal Counsel – Church of God
Subject: Secure Church Training Conference in Northport, Alabama

I am inviting all persons involved in church safety or security to attend a fantastic training conference featuring some of the leading trainers in the church security field, Mr. Tim Miller and Mr. Mark Lundgren. This is a 2-day conference that will feature: Church Security-Best Practices; Federally-certified Trainers; State-of-the-Art MILO simulation; Sanctuary Security Training; the Legal Issues of Church Security, and more.

I am very proud for the Church of God to be affiliated with this group, and the cost is very affordable. Please avail yourself of this great resource!

Cost: $75 or early bird cost of $59 (Before October 15, 2019)

Click or Tap the link below to learn more about the conference and register.
 

VISIT SITE/ REGISTER

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Declaration of Faith Sunday



Declaration of Faith Sunday


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Declaration of Faith Sunday

Dear Pastor:

The Declaration of Faith is one of the Church of God’s most cherished articles of doctrine. It defines who we are as a movement and has stood the test of time since it was written and adopted as the official expression of our faith during the 1948 General Assembly.

The first Sunday in January is observed as Declaration of Faith Sunday in the Church of God. Pastors are encouraged to read the 14 statements within and otherwise call attention to the importance of the Declaration of Faith. To assist in this, General Overseer Tim Hill has prepared a short video suitable for playing during service. We hope you will consider downloading it for viewing this Sunday, January 5, 2020.

May God bless you and your church in this year.

Church of God Communications
 

Click the above image to view and download the video.

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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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