WHEREAS, Jesus prayed for the unity of His followers: “That they all may be one,” (John 17:21); and
WHEREAS, Jesus’ prayer was answered prior to Pentecost and on the Day of Pentecost-Acts 1:14; 2:1; and
WHEREAS, Paul called for the church to endeavor to remain in unity-Ephesians 4:1-3; and
WHEREAS, the Church of God has accepted the FINISH Commitment to fulfill the Great Commission; and
WHEREAS, the accomplishment of this task will require that we partner together with one another in the Church of God and that we partner with others in the body of Christ realizing that together we can do more; and
WHEREAS, the body of Christ in 2018 has been made aware of the Finish 2030 Movement, a global church network of more than 2,400 Christian denominations encompassing nearly six hundred thousand churches with the goal to double the size of the Church and make it harder for people to live on this earth and not hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and
WHEREAS, the Early Church has given us the pattern of synergy in Acts 2 stated in terms such as “they,” “together,” and “in common” with the synergy among those early believers climaxing in their having “turned their world upside down”; and
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Church of God makes unity not just a stated value but an actual practice as we network, partner, and cooperate with other Evangelicals and Pentecostal denominations in a kingdom mindset to fulfill and finish the Great Commission trusting that with God’s help and favor such will be accomplished.
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.