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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... »

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

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 current Item 10) Qua... »

2014 Church of God Resolution on Biblical Stewardship

2014 Church of God Resolution on Biblical Stewardship

WHEREAS, Biblical stewardship is shown to be vitally important throughout the Bible by: the various Hebrew and Greek words for gift and give being used approximately 2,000 times; the words for offer and offering being used over 650 times; and in the New Testament alone, 42 different Greek words for giving and offerings being used over 775 times; and, WHEREAS, John clearly stated that the gift of G... »

RAPTURE in 20 CENTURIES OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION

THE RAPTURE IN TWENTY CENTURIES OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION James F. Stitzinger Associate Professor of Historical Theology The coming of God’s Messiah deserves closer attention than it has often received. The future coming of the Messiah , called the “rapture,” is im minent, literal and visible, for all church saints, before the hour of testing, pre millennial, and, based on a literal hermeneutic, ... »