General Conference of The Church of God (Seventh Day), Denver, Colorado

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: General Conference of The Church of God (Seventh Day), Denver, Colorado
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Year Reporting: 2010
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Description: General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) began in southwestern Michigan in 1858, when a group of Sabbath-keepers led by Gilbert Cranmer refused to give endorsement to the visions and writings of Ellen G. White, a principal in the formation of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Another branch of Sabbath-keepers, which developed near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1860, joined the Michigan church in 1863 to publish a paper called The Hope of Israel, the predecessor to the Bible Advocate, the church?s present publication. As membership grew and spread into Missouri and Nebraska, it organized the General Conference of the Church of God in 1884. The words ?Seventh Day? were added to its name in 1923. The headquarters of the church was in Stanberry, Missouri, from 1888 until 1950, when it moved to Denver.
The Church teaches salvation is a gift of God's grace, and is available solely by faith in Jesus Christ, the Savior; that saving faith is more than mental assent, it involves active trust and repentance from sin. Out of gratitude, Christians will give evidence of saving faith by a lifestyle that conforms to God's commandments, including the seventh-day Sabbath, which members observe as a tangible expression of their faith and rest in God as their Creator and Redeemer. The church believes in the imminent, personal, and visible return of Christ; that the dead are in an unconscious state awaiting to be resurrected, the wicked to be destroyed, and the righteous to be rewarded to eternal life in the presence of God on a restored earth. The church observes two ordinances, baptism by immersion and an annual Communion service accompanied by foot washing.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 330 W. 152nd Ave.
Address line 2: P.O. Box 33677
City: Denver
State: Colorado
Zip Code: 80233
Country: United States
Phone: (303)452-7973

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Pres., Whaid Rose
Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Whaid Rose
Position: General Conference President
Phone: (303)452-7973

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 10,000
Other Members: 4,000
Total Inclusive Members: 14,000
Total Churches: 233
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 123
Other Service to the Church: 5
Retired: 27
Total Clergy: 155

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 233
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

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