Thank you for your interest in the ministries of the CGGC. To the right you see a listing of our main Ministry Departments. Click on any to be taken to pages that contain fuller detail.
If you want to know about the Churches of God, General Conference (CGGC) you have come to the right place!
Here you can find resources for individual and church alike. Choose your subject and access it by clicking on one of the links in the menu on the right
This is where you can connect with a variety of tools, resources and communication media.
Providing personal and professional transforming experiences for individuals who lead Churches of God, General Conference congregations and church organizations into mission
Monday (Noon)- Wednesday (Noon) with the exception of the January 2018 spouse retreat. That retreat will run Friday (Evening)- Sunday (Noon)
January 26-28, 2018
May 21-23, 2018
September 24-26, 2018
January 28-30, 2019
May 20-22, 2019
September 16-18, 2019
The Churches of God, General Conference is adopting three strategic initiatives for its immediate future:
Identifying and releasing apostolic, visionary leaders who will be catalytic in establishing new congregations; cultivating spiritual vitality among existing and emerging leaders who will demonstrate competence and character in their ability to lead congregations; and raising up the next generation of leaders who will experience freedom to relate authentically to an increasingly unchurched culture. At the heart of these strategic themes is the command of Jesus “to go and make disciples of all nations.”
The church recognizes specifically that pastors play a significant role in helping the local congregation live out its mission in the world. This mission is meant to equip persons to live out the love of Jesus Christ in the world, to help people move beyond their comfort to self-giving service in the name of Christ. For many congregations, and even church leaders, it becomes too easy to choose safety, security, maintenance in a risk free environment that lacks the creative Kingdom-minded focus that characterized Jesus life and ministry.
Effective pastors pay attention to the call of God into the world, and continually develop a vital relationship with the Lord. In addition, they seek a holistic life, being attentive to their emotional well-being, maintaining appropriate relational boundaries, sharpening skills that demonstrate competency in ministry, appropriately managing personal finances, and maintaining physical health.
Research by the Sandberg Leadership Center of Ashland Seminary suggests that “the church demands a more complex form of leadership than any other enterprise. Pastors are visionary, goal-oriented, hard-working, and intentional about ministry. However, many pastors are caught in unhealthy patterns of people-pleasing, dependency, and competition [while] neglecting their spiritual lives, their personal well-being, and time with close colleagues in ministry.” (The Program on Pastors of Excellence, Sandberg Leadership Center , Ashland Theological Seminary, 2005)
The CGGC has developed a two-year program based on a cohort model to strengthen and develop effective mission-oriented pastors for the church. The program consists of 40-50 individuals meeting in eight groups, each led by a trained mentor/facilitator. Program leaders provide oversight and instruction to the participants, who meet together in six three-day retreats. Facilitators lead their cohort in community-building, character development, and competency based exercises.
Questions? Contact Kelly Donat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that the main sessions are live streamed? Click THIS LINK at the…
The following information was written by CGGC Treasurer Bob Stephenson and first printed in the…
Two-sided bulletin inserts of various sizes are now available. Click on the one below that…
Click for all the latest information on the coming General Conference Triennial Sessions.
Click this post to get the most recent application.
New Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan Option Churches who discontinued reimbursing medical insurance premiums and/or qualified…
The Here We Stand document was approved at the 2016 General Conference Sessions. You can…
In light of today’s Supreme Court ruling regarding marriage, we re-post the following CGGC documents…
The updated “We Believe” document was approved in July 2013. Click here for a full copy…
Are you interested in serving the Lord for a significant amount of time, but you…