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

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: Titles for all Ranks of Ministry  (as related to…

Throwback Thursday: Ordaining Women Bishops to the Ministry – A Discussion on Church of God General Assembly, Nashville 2016

Church of God General Assembly, Nashville 2016 “….all ordained ministers 25 years of age and older and ordained bishops…” Rationale: “This motion seeks to affirm the value of a new generation of ministers by giving them voice and vote in shaping the future mission, vision, and core values of the Church of God. It also expands…

Ordained Bishops Age Limitations: Discussion on Church of God General Assembly, Nashville 2016

Church of God General Assembly, Nashville 2016 “ordained ministers 25 years of age and older” Rationale: “….the motion, if passed, provides greater incentive for attendance to International General Assemblies and ministerial credential advancement….” Premise: A lot was said about ordaining younger ministers around the 2012 Assembly. The proposed Item 25, properly numbered recommending lowering the…