COGWA: Ministerial Transfers; Internet Proclamation; Member Info Priority


The Church of God, a Worldwide Association (COGWA) posted the following seemingly for its announcements at services today:

In an effort to better serve the brethren in the various U.S. congregations of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, pastoral transfers and circuit changes take place from time to time. Given the changes that have taken place in attendance in a number of areas, a few additional moves of our pastoral ministry are needed to better serve the brethren. In the case of Kansas and Oklahoma, while Britt Taylor and Greg Sargent have served these people well, we have not had a resident pastor in those states since the beginning of COGWA!…

From Clyde Kilough: We are mak­ing excellent progress in getting our new public-proclamation website, lifehope­, ready for launch­ing at the ministerial conference…

Last week you received the announcement about changes in the distribution of our monthly church newspaper, One Accord. For the first four issues we sent copies of One Accord in bulk to each congregation to distribute to the members who don’t have Internet access or don’t have the ability to download or print it. We have made it a priority to make sure everyone is kept up-to-date with the events and happenings in the Church.

Eight COGWA USA ministers were listed as being transferred (basically in the USA Midwest or East, with Texas being the farthest west location listed).  COGWA was officially formed in December 2010 and is basically a split from the United Church of God (UCG).  While some associated with it indicated that gospel proclamation would be a much higher priority than it had been for UCG, thus far it has not shown the fruits related to that.

It decided that the internet would be its gospel proclamation tool and it is about ready to try to start that.

COGWA has thus far taken steps which I believe are consistent with those to be expected of leaders once in UCG.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Polycarp, Herbert W. Armstrong, and Roderick C. Meredith on Church Government What form of governance did the early church have? Was it hierarchical? Which form of governance would one expect to have in the Philadelphia remnant? The people decide and/or committee forms, odd dictatorships, or the same type that the Philadelphia era itself had?
Unity: Which COG for You? Why so many groups? Why is there lack of unity in the Churches of God? Has it always been this way? What can/should be done about it?
Differences between the Living Church of God and United Church of God This article provides quotes information from the two largest groups which had their origins in WCG as well as commentary.
There are Many COGs: Why Support the Living Church of God? This is an article for those who wish to more easily sort out the different COGs. It really should be a MUST READ for current and former WCG/GCI members or any interested in supporting the faithful church. It also explains a lot of what the COGs are all about.
Concerns about Church of God, a Worldwide Association This seems to be the largest group that came out of the United Church of God. Here is some history and concerns about it.
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from evangelists?
The Laodicean Church Era has been predominant circa 1986 A.D. to present. These are non-Philadelphians who mainly descended from the old WCG.

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