Talk:Churches of God General Conference (Winebrenner)

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This material was in the article John Winebrenner but seems more appropriate here. Some of that article contained matieral from the 1911 Britannica, which may include this material : (RJFJR 16:18, 1 August 2007 (UTC))

The Church of God has three sacraments:

  1. baptism (by immersion)
  2. feet washing
  3. the Lord's Supper

It is generally Arminian and pre-millenarian, and in government has local elders and deacons, an annual eldership composed of pastors and lay elders, and, chosen by (and from) the annual elderships. a general eldership which meets since 1905 once in four years.

The denomination in 1906 numbered 518 organizations and 24,356 communicants, in the following states:

  • Pennsylvania (11,157)
  • Ohio (2980)
  • Indiana (1999)
  • Illinois (1555)
  • Maryland (1204)
  • Missouri (1053)
  • Iowa
  • West Virginia
  • Arkansas
  • Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Nebraska
  • Michigan
  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Minnesota

Under the general eldership are:

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Needs intext citation and updated statistics. Lacking in other essential info. Removed the sentence "The Churches of God, General Conference began in 1830" in the 3rd parapgraph as it seemed out of place.Ltwin (talk) 23:52, 27 March 2008 (UTC)