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CANADIAN CHURCH OF GOD MINISTRIES
 

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OUR VISION STATEMENT

"The Canadian Church of God Ministries exists to participate in the kingdom of God by developing disciple-making congregations."

WHO WE ARE & PURPOSE STATEMENT

First, and most importantly, we are a group of people trying to follow the way of Jesus together.

We are a global family of 7,300 churches with 23 of those congregations here in western Canada.
We also oversee Deer Valley Meadows, a retreat center near Alix, Alberta.


WHAT KIND OF CHURCH ARE WE?
Great question. We're part of something called the Church of God Movement, which is distinguished by a major centre in Anderson, Indiana. The name may sound a bit egotistical, but don't fear, we don't mean it to say we are God's church and no one else is. The Church of God movement began with a desire for Christians to come together in unity as one church. The name "Church of God" was selected because of its common use in the Bible about the church. It started in the USA in the 1880's and has since spread around the world. Church of God groups around the world associate with one another for the common purposes of mission, theological dialogue, and ecumenical initiatives.

Here in western Canada, we are a Regional Team ministry, which includes a home base office in Camrose, Alberta that takes care of administrative work, like setting up this website and organizing annual events that allow everyone to come together and exchange ideas. As well, being a federally registered entity there are legal requirements that need to be taken care of to keep it all in good standing. We strive to give individual churches the freedom to reach their unique settings, trusting in their ability to hear from God and act accordingly.

We are a church, coming from something called the Holiness Movement (key words to search on wikipedia: Wesleyan, Arminian, Anabaptist, Free-church, Protestant). We don't hold a formal membership (though many congregations create annual lists of voters for business purposes). We tend to hold a commitment to seeking what Christians have in common and to build on those things rather than emphasizing differences. We believe strongly in the work of God's Spirit in the church and in the lives of individuals to:
     -make us aware of our need for change and transformation
     -convince us that we are loved and accepted, forgiven of all wrongs
     -give us new life
     -help us to understand and apply the teachings of the Bible
     -make us more like Jesus in character
     -give us giftings and abilities for service

 
SHARED BELIEFS

The basis for our beliefs comes from the Bible, and while any number of different interpretations can be drawn from scripture, we agree on some of the basics. For example, we believe:

that God is one but in three expressions (trinity)
that the Bible is the word of God, which we hold as our guide in life
that Jesus was born, lived, taught, was killed, and came back to life as was written in the Bible
that Jesus' death and resurrection act to free us from our lives of sin
that God has given persons a freewill to choose for Him or against Him
that God's Spirit lives in those who believe in and follow the way of Jesus
in the practise of believer's baptism and the observance of the Lord's Supper
that Jesus will come back to earth at the end of time
in eternal judgement and reward - heaven and hell

TOGETHER WE CAN! 

  1. We will ensure that every pastor is being disciple to make disciples by December 2020.
  2. We will build and develop our strategic vocational leadership development pathway by 2021.
  3. We will launch three new church communities of innovative (worship, community & mission) models by 2021 (not a “Come to” model).
  4. We will communicate a clear, compelling vision of our mission by February 2022.
  5. We will foster greater cooperation and ownership with our leaders and churches by 2024.



MEET OUR REGIONAL TEAM:

George Lutzer
GEORGE LUTZER - CCOGM Executive Director
   

Mark Baughman
MARK BAUGHMAN - Director of Finance

Dave Van Roon
DAVE VAN ROON - Director of Leadership Dev/Clergy Health


Wendy Inscho
WENDY INSCHO - Administrative Assistant



Shannon Boller
SHANNON BOLLER - Administrative Assistant



ADJUNCT STAFF:

Michael Blackmer
MICHAEL BLACKMER - Director of Missions


John Campbell
JOHN CAMPBELL - Director of Credentials




CHURCH DIRECTORY

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The Canadian Church of God Ministries
 serves 22 congregations in the four western Canadian provinces, namely:

ALBERTA - 12 congregations

   BARRHEAD (Email link only)

   BRAGG CREEK - Bragg Creek Community Church

   CALGARY - Glamorgan Church of God

   CAMROSE - Camrose Church of God

   CARSTAIRS (Email link only) - Living Hope Community Church

   DRAYTON VALLEY - Drayton Valley Church of God

   EDMONTON - First Church of God

   EDMONTON - Grace Point Church of God

   EDMONTON - The Journey Church of God

   MEDICINE HAT - Southview Church of God

   PARADISE VALLEY - Paradise Valley Church of God

      WETASKIWIN - Wetaskiwin Church of God


BRITISH COLUMBIA - 4 congregations

CASTLEGAR - Kinnaird Church of God

CHILLIWACK - Rosedale Community Church of God

RICHMOND - Trinity Pacific Church

VERNON - Pleasant Valley Church of God


MANITOBA - 2 congregations

MORDEN - Morden Church of God

WINNIPEG - Crosspoint Community Church


SASKATCHEWAN - 5 congregations

BIGGAR CHURCH OF GOD (Email link only)

CHURCHBRIDGE (Email link only)

ERWOOD (HUDSON BAY) (Email link only)

SASKATOON - Riverbend Church of God

SWIFT CURRENT - East Side Church of God




OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors function as the legal representatives of the
Canadian Church of God Ministries.

They provide vision and establish direction for the
Canadian Church of God Ministries.

Pillars of vision for the Canadian Church of God Ministries:
Effective Leadership
Dynamic Congregational Life
Relevant, Reproducing Faith Communities


BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
Don Bergquist - 2024
Mark Kowalko - 2024
Jeff Peter - 2024
Rose Purschke - 2023
Blake Schroeder - 2023
Cynthia Pelletier - 2023
Chad Brundage - 2022
Reg Hildebrand - 2022
Randy Roesler - 2022