Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find a location near me?

You can find a list of our locations here.

What are your services like and how long do they normally last?

Our Sunday worship services are normally comprised of congregational singing, corporate prayer, special singing, and preaching. Wednesday evening services normally have an emphasis on personal testimony, but can also include preaching. Services usually last between 1½ to 2 hours.

Do I have to be a part of your church to attend services?

Our congregations are very welcoming and receive visitors with gladness and love.

Do I need to dress up to attend one of your services?

We welcome visitors just as they are. Wear what makes you comfortable for worship.

Where can I get more information about your beliefs and teachings?

A general summary of our beliefs can be found here. More in-depth discussions of our teachings can be found under the Media drop-down list at the top of this page. There you will find a combination of articles, publications, videos, and media files to get a better feel for our beliefs and practices.

Why do you call one another saints?

“Saints” is a biblical term that means “holy ones” or “ones who are set apart.” It appears over 95 times in Scripture, in both the Old and New Testaments, and nearly always refers to the people of God who are living. It is our delight to refer to our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ with this biblical term.

Do your members live in communes or compounds?

Our members reside and work among the general public. While we do place emphasis on taking care of the community of faith (Galatians 6:10), we do not live in communes or compounds.

How do you view people outside of the Church?

People outside of the Church are worthy of respect and dignity. We are all a part of one human family. The call of the gospel is universal, and we endeavor to be witnesses for Christ in the broader communities where we live (Matthew 5:14-16).

Do you believe that there are saved people besides yourselves?

The Bible teaches us that God is no respecter of persons when it comes to salvation (Acts 10:34). The Holy Spirit is not limited by geography or circumstance in bringing conviction to the lost and granting them repentance unto salvation. All who are saved by faith in Christ Jesus are automatically a part of the Church of God (Acts 2:47). It is our joy to recognize their place in the body of Christ whether or not they share our understanding on everything.

Does the Church believe in modern-day apostles?

We believe that the apostolic office was set in place by God, who holds the prerogative for organizing the church as He sees fit (Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12:18, 28). Apostles are called by God (2 Timothy 1:1), and their office is every bit as valid as the other gifts placed in the body of Christ, such as pastors, teachers, and evangelists.

Are there women serving in leadership roles within the Church?

Women serve as leaders in various capacities, including in some of the highest offices of the Church. This mirrors the early church, where women both preached and served the body of believers in leadership roles (Acts 2:17–18, 21:9; Romans 16:1, 12; 1 Corinthians 11:5). Spiritual gifts are not gendered, because there is neither male nor female in Christ (Galatians 3:28).

Do your apostles believe they can write Scripture?

We believe the Bible to be complete and infallible. The inspiration of the Holy Spirit has never been confined to a single era of time. When the Church speaks, its voice is authoritative in the same sense that Scripture is because the same Spirit who spoke through holy men in ancient times is still speaking and working through the apostolic office today. Can those with a prophetic or apostolic gifting write scripture today? Yes. This does not, however, imply a need for the publishing of an addendum to the pages of the Bible.

Do Church members believe in praying through other names than Jesus?

We practice the New Testament teaching of praying in the name of Jesus. There is salvation in no other name (Acts 4:12).

What is the Church’s position on racism?

There is one human race (Acts 17:26) and every individual on this earth is fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Racism is a product of sin, and salvation is the surest antidote for cleansing the heart of prejudice and hate. We are against the oppression of people for any reason.

Would you be willing to hold a Bible study or church meeting for us?

Our members are passionate about sharing the good news of salvation and restoration wherever we can. If you are interested in scheduling a study or meeting, please send us a request on the Contact Us option at the top of the page.

Who can members of the media or news outlets contact to get more information about the Church?

Media inquiries can be sent via the Contact Us option at the top of the page. Please include your name, the name of your organization, email and web addresses, and the nature of your inquiry when submitting.