Welcome! The Church of God International is an open church. We have many people attending who are new in the faith. Some will not always keep each of God’s laws as they should, and some will not believe everything we teach. We pray that they may be strengthened through the services we render and the examples we set as they come to a closer walk with their God. We request that you be neither judgemental nor base your standard for obedience on what you see your brother do. Christ is our standard, not weak and sinful man. Always remember that you will be judged for what you do, not what others do. Your job is to pray for them, set the right example, and please the Father in all that you do.
Strive for…TRUTH: We love the truth. The word of God is truth. We strive for doctrinal accuracy.
Try to emulate Christ in…LOVE: God is love. He is reproducing Himself in us. Therefore, we must learn to truly love one another and all mankind.
Humbly and fervently…WORSHIP: God is worthy of our praise. We must not repress our adoration of Him.
Minister via…SERVANT LEADERSHIP: We believe ministers are our brethren and are put in office to serve not to dominate. We honour our ministers and they serve God and His people.
Appreciate and effectively use…GIFTS: Everyone placed in the body is gifted and is expected to serve God according to the gift(s) with which he or she has been blessed.
The Church of God, International is a Sabbath keeping, nondenominational Christian organinzation. Our beliefs are based on the Bible. We welcome you to explore the resources available on our web site and invite you to come and worship with us. We look forward to receiving your questions and comments and seek to help you in your journey to better know and serve God.
“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come into the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-13).
Each of us is gifted differently for the overall benefit of the Christian Movement. The Church of God International (CGI) respects these differences and attempts to encourage maximizing these gifts throughout the ministry and the congregations for the benefit of the “Church-at-large” around the world.
CGI has worked very hard to make sure there is a multiplicity of leadership so that the message is the focus and that the main leader, Jesus, is unashamedly proclaimed in hymn and word, as the Christ. It takes effort to be part of a family (ie church) but the effort is expected by God. We need each other to strengthen, comfort and correct each other.
For we ourselves, have an ongoing battle against sin and were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy, He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, which He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior having been justified by His grace that we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
We have been foolish and need a Saviour too.
God doesn’t want our liturgical practices or works, He wants our hearts to be humble, bowing to authority and our minds and deeds to be loving – which would be in accordance with the Commandments.
It takes all of us striving to pull together in support of one another to encourage and grow the good.
We aren’t perfect – no group of people are – but we are striving to overcome and help others to be disciples of Jesus the Christ. We have no membership cards but strive to act as if we are a part of the Body of Christ.
May the Body and Blood of our Saviour fill you with humility and self-less service in encouraging those who strive to do good!
And if that is your heart may you feel at home with us, your family, because we really have a great Father and Friend!