Resolutions Address Financial, Giving Issues

Resolutions adopted at the recent Church of God International General Assembly in Orlando, Florida, deal with financial interdependence and Biblical stewardship.

The General Council, comprised of all registered ordained bishops in attendance at the Assembly, passed the resolutions as part of their agenda. The resolutions package, which also included four others, were ratified by the General Assembly on Friday, July 27, 2012 and are now part of the official doctrine and standing on the noted topics.

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Church of God Adopts Resolution on Immigration

At the recent Church of God International General Assembly in Orlando, Florida, the General Council passed a resolution addressing contemporary concerns about immigration in the United States. The resolution was ratified by the General Assembly on Friday, July 27, 2012 and is now part of the official standing of the denomination on the issue.

This is the second time the Church of God has adopted a position on immigration, the first coming out of the General Assembly of 1990. Resolutions play a key role in defining …

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Indiana Church Is First to Affiliate Under New Guidelines

The first church to become affiliated with the Church of God under guidelines adopted at the recent Church of God International General Assembly, has been established in Greencastle, Indiana.

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Missionaries Get Cash Boost From Assembly Offering of Nearly $750,000

Church of God missionaries received good news following the recent General Assembly held in Orlando, Florida. As a result of a large offering received during the meeting, the personal accounts of more than 50 career missionaries got an infusion of cash.

“The declining economy in the past few years has taken a toll on missionary income,” said Tim Hill, general director of World Missions. “Generous giving by people who love missionaries and appreciate their work has given a needed boost to their income.”

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World Missions Award Winners Announced During GA2012

During the World Missions banquet prior to the Church of God International General Assembly in Orlando, Florida, states and local churches were honored for their excellence in missions giving throughout the two years since the previous General Assembly (June 2010-May 2012).

The award categories are based on the size of each congregation and state, with the exception of the largest contribution award, which includes all churches, regardless
of size. World Missions also recognized countries celebrating 75 years with the Church of God, individuals celebrating 25 years with …

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General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Immigration

The Church of God 74th General Assembly, meeting in session on July 27, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, approved a set of resolutions as recommended by the General Council. One of the resolutions deals with the current societal topic of immigration.

The following is the text of the resolution. For other resolutions and other agenda items and motions adopted at the General Assembly, click the link on the side of this page to download the PDF.

WHEREAS, the church’s interaction and dialogue with the laws and policies of …

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Walker, Johns Get 2012 Distinguished Educator Awards at GA2012

Orlando, FL–During the Church of God International General Assembly last week, the Division of Education conferred their biennial awards on two well-known educators in the Church of God. The presentations were the highlight of the International Educators Luncheon held Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Peabody Hotel.

Former Church of God General Overseer Dr. Paul L. Walker was recognized with the Leadership Award, while Pentecostal Theological Seminary Professor Dr. Cheryl Johns was presented the Faculty Award. Recipients are selected from a list of nominees submitted by …

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Church Planting Strategy Announced During GA2012

On Thursday, July 26, a “Special Order of the Day” was announced to the General Council attending the 74th International General Assembly of the Church of God. The order was a report on a USA church planting strategy entitled, “2020 Connection.”

The following is excerpts from the report.

Purpose and Vision
Introduction

Since its very beginning, the Church of God has been described as a movement. The early pioneer believers of the church had a passion for reformation and revival. They were eager for spiritual renewal and possessed an …

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Meet Mark Williams

Meet Mark Williams

The new general overseer for the Church of God, Mark Williams, was elected on the closing day of the 74th International General Assembly. He was commissioned and delivered his first sermon as general overseer Friday evening to close out GA2012.

The following is a re-print of a profile which ran in the General Assembly TODAY publication and outlines Williams background, his family and deep roots in the Church of God and a glimpse into the future of the denomination.

By Cameron Fisher

Anyone who has heard the preaching …

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General Council Passes Resolution on Marriage and Family

General Council Passes Resolution on Marriage and Family

Orlando, FL–The Church of God General Council, meeting in Orlando for the 74th Church of God General Assembly, passed a number of resolutions, including one reaffirming the denomination’s Biblical stance on marriage and family.

Resolutions were the last item on an agenda of twenty considered by the ordained bishops registered for the Assembly. The business of the Council then moved to motions and concludes tonight with a closing service of commissioning for the new general overseer of the Church of God, Mark Williams, who was conferred …

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