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Gender Identity Affirmation Motion: Some Practical Considerations

Tim CranfillI am burdened by the Gender Identity Affirmation motion that is item #7 on the agenda for the upcoming General Council. This is not the first General Council item I have been disturbed by and I am sure it wi... »

Williams Nominated General Overseer

Orlando, FL–Mark Williams, current second assistant general overseer, was nominated to the International General Assembly on the first vote to serve as the next General Overseer of the Church of God. Nominating the general overseer was the first ... »

Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Criminal Background Checks

Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Criminal Background Checks

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... »

Thanksgiving, the fifth

The Lord is my Shepherd, Psa. 23:1As this Thanksgiving holiday comes to an end, I have to say that I am most grateful for my salvation. The grace of God that saved me is the greatest gift in my life, and one for which I will be eternally grateful, no p... »