WHEREAS in the light of the rapid growth of Christian School Ministries (day-care centers, kindergartens, elementary and high schools); and
WHEREAS there is the ever-growing attempt of federal and state governments to infringe upon the rights of churches to establish and maintain these ministries; and
WHEREAS there seems to be an attempt by some government agen- cies to declare that the Christian School Ministries are not an integral part of the church; and
WHEREAS Christian School Ministries in the Church of God are governed under the jurisdiction of the state overseers, the state boards of education, and the local sponsoring churches;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Church of God, meeting in the 58th General Assembly in Dallas, Texas, affirms that the Christian School Ministries (day-care centers, kindergartens, elementary and high schools) are an integral arm of the local Church of God ministry in their organization, function, and goals (58th A., 1980, p. 51).
For over 125 years the Church of God has been a distinctive movement focused upon communicating the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. Presently, the Church of God has a world-wide membership of over 7 million with a presence in nearly 180 countries.