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Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Meaning and Usage of the Term “Bishop”

Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: Meaning and Usage of the Term “Bishop”

MOTION: 76TH INTERNATIONAL GENERAL COUNCIL/ASSEMBLY, 2016 After a detailed review by the International Executive Council of the meaning and usage of the term “bishop,” further study needs to be done that will better address whether it is necessary to change the current nomenclature in order to clarify and fulfill the intent of the International General Council with respect to the designation of th... »

Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: IEC and General Overseer Duties

Church of God General Assembly 2018 Agenda: IEC and General Overseer Duties

VII.      International Executive Council and General Overseer Duties RATIONALE: Church of God World Missions is a vital component of everything that the church does in fulfilling and finishing the Great Commission. However, no other provision of the Minutes mandates that a specific portfolio be assigned to a member of the International Executive Committee. We recommend: That page 68, S5. INTERNAT... »

General Assembly General Council Agenda

Ok. Let’s talk about the 2018 General Council Agenda. From my role as General Overseer and moderator of the General Council and General Assembly, I won’t speak to the agenda items from a standpoint of opinion. That’s your job, both now and on the “floo... »

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... »