Churches of God, General Conference

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Churches of God, General Conference
Denomination type: Churches of God
Year Reporting: 2008
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Description: The Churches of God, General Conference (CGGC) had its beginnings in Harrisburg, Pa., in 1825.
John Winebrenner, recognized founder of the Church of God movement, was an ordained minister of the German Reformed Church. His experience-centered form of Christianity, particularly the ?new measures? he used to promote it, his close connection with the local Methodists, his ?experience and conference meetings? in the church and his ?social prayer meetings? in parishioners? homes resulted in differences of opinion and the establishment of new congregations. Extensive revivals, camp meetings and mission endeavors led to the organization of additional congregations across central Pennsylvania and westward through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa.
In 1830 the first system of cooperation between local churches was initiated as an ?eldership? in eastern Pennsylvania. The organization of other elderships followed. General Eldership was organized in 1845, and in 1974 the official name of the denomination was changed from General Eldership of the Churches of God in North America to its present name.
The Churches of God, General Conference, is composed of 5 Regions in the United States and 1 conference in Haiti. The polity of the church is presbyterial in form. The church has mission ministries in the southwest among native Americans and is extensively involved in church planting and whole life ministries in Bangladesh, Brazil, Haiti, India, Kenga, Sweden, Thailand, and Venezuela.
The General Conference convenes in business session triennially. An Administrative Council composed of 16 regional representatives is responsible for the administration and ministries of the church between sessions of the General Conference.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: General Conf. Exec. Dir., Pastor Edward L. Rosenberry, 700 E. Melrose Ave.
Address line 2: P.O. Box 926
City: Findlay
State: Ohio
Zip Code: 45840
Country: United States
Phone: (419)424-1961

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Editor, Mrs. Rachel L. Foreman

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Rev. Ralph Hux
Position: General Scretary
Phone: (740)474-8856

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 11,234
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 11,234
Total Churches: 230
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 148
Other Service to the Church: 180
Retired: 0
Total Clergy: 328

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 8,485
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 8,485

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures