Tag: historic

Throwback Thursday: 75th Church of God International General Assembly: Historic Encounters, Hints of What Lies Ahead

by Tony Richie Official church historians consider the Church of God (Cleveland, TN USA) the oldest continuing, and one of the largest, Pentecostal ecclesial organizations in the world. It dates back to 1886 with roots in the Unicoi Mountains of Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina. It considers itself more of a movement than a denomination, more of a dynamic and organic union than an institution. Yet with around 7 million members worldwide and a […]

Church of God, ARC Sign Historic Agreement

Cleveland, TN–In a formal ceremony this morning at the International Offices, the Church of God and the Association of Related Churches (ARC) of Birmingham, Alabama, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which sets in place a strategic partnership for planting churches. The ceremony took place at the close of a joint prayer meeting with the International Executive Council, in town this week for their regularly-scheduled session, and the Administrative Ministries Council, which includes the directors […]

Did Church of God miss a historic opportunity?

Church of GOD misses historic opportunity to allow women as ordained bishops to the ministry A spokesman in support of women ordained bishops in the Church of God General Assembly stated that any woman exercising the gifts of the Spirit has the necessary qualifications to be an ordained bishop in the denomination Item 8 on the Agenda has failed with a vote of 695 for and 1,061 against. #goCOG #GenCouncil — Church of God (@COGHQ) […]