Vision & Purpose
The Church of God is the global, growing Body of Christ with members united by the covenant to walk in the light of God’s Word.
Our roots can be traced back to the sixteenth chapter of Matthew where Jesus established His Church. After many years of rapid advancement and countless souls transformed by the grace of God, we experienced a dark period when God’s truth was hidden under man’s traditions, creeds, and opinions. This period of darkness came to a close in the early part of the twentieth century when God revealed His Church to a group of believers in Cherokee County, North Carolina who were seeking the Bible Church of the New Testament.
Today, we continue as the Spirit-filled Church in the book of Acts and are currently organized in over fifty countries. We exist to glorify God by making disciples who will spread the message of Christ and His Church to every nation on Earth to lay the foundation for future generations to do the same until the time of Christ’s return!
Believing God’s Truth
The Bible is the infallible, inspired Word of God and presents the message of hope and salvation for everyone. It also reveals God’s instruction for our daily Christian living (2 Timothy 3:16).
Christianity is not just a religion – it is a relationship and daily life of service to God. We demonstrate our love for Him through our obedience to His Word (John 14:15). Every area of our life must be submitted to God.
Loving Like Christ
Love toward one another is the hallmark of a child of God (John 13:35). The Bible describes God as love, and this selfless, compassionate attribute should be prominent in every believer’s life and service toward others.
Reaching the World
Jesus commands us to make disciples and share His love, and the entire Word of God, with all people. Before His return, we must reach every nation of the world (Matthew 28:19, 20).
Gathering All Sheep
Jesus never intended for His disciples to be divided but promised there would be “…one fold, and one shepherd” (John 10:16) for all of His children. This fold is provided for the protection and instruction of Christians.
Aiming for Perfection
Perfection carries the requirement of holy, pure living and the attributes of maturity and completeness. Matthew 5:48 encourages every Christian to “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”