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Coal City, WV 25823

 

Phone: (304) 763-1118

 

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Special Called GA Meeting

Special Called General Assembly Meeting – Saturday, October 13, at 10:00 AM at Fifth Avenue Church of God.

   

During our Annual General Assembly Meeting on Friday, July 27, 2018, we announced there would be a special called General Assembly meeting to be held Saturday, October 13, at 10:00 AM at Fifth Avenue Church of God. An Elders meeting will follow the conclusion of the General Assembly meeting. The purpose of this meeting is for the following:


   

  

1. Adoption of Vision Statement (General Assembly Meeting)

During the Annual General Assembly meeting in July, we shared with you a committee had been assembled to develop a vision statement for West Virginia Ministries that would define our purpose as a state ministry assembly and help provide unity to the efforts of all of our boards and committees as we work toward the same goals. We shared a proposed vision statement that had been developed by this committee. During the special called meeting we hope to adopt this vision statement. You will also have an opportunity to share your comments on the proposed vision statement.

   

Download the Vision Statement Here

  

2. Incorporation of West Virginia Ministries (General Assembly Meeting)

During the Annual Meeting July 27, the General Assembly authorized a resolution “authorizing West Virginia Ministries Executive Committee to immediately initiate any and all needed action to pursue Articles of Incorporation and a separate 501(c)(3) status.” The rationale for this was discussed during the meeting in July. During the special called meeting we will update you on progress toward incorporation. We will also share articles of incorporation for your acceptance so we can file them. A slight by-law change is also needed concerning changing the name of the organization from West Virginia Ministries of the Church of God to West Virginia Ministries of the Church of God, Inc. (adding the Inc. to the end of the name). This will pave the way for filing as a not for profit organization.

We would also like to amend the addendum to our current bylaws to reflect our assembly rather than the present wording geared toward local congregations.

   

Download the Articles of Incorporation Here

   

Download the Proposed Bylaw Changes Here

When you open the file you will notice some of the text is green and red. Here is what each of those mean:

   

Black – Black type is the original document

Green – green type is the suggested addition to the bylaws

Red – Red type is the suggested deletions to the bylaws

  

3. Credentials Manual Proposed Changes (Elders Meeting)

During the Elders Meeting in July, the Credentials Committee shared some concerns with the 2017 Credentials Manual. During the Elders portion of our special called meeting we will vote on acceptance of the 2017 Credentials Manual with changes proposed by the Credentials Committee.

   

Download the Credentials Manual with proposed changes here.

When you open the file you will notice some of the text is green and red. Here is what each of those mean:

   

Black – Black type is the original document

Green – green type is the suggested addition to the manual

Red – Red type is the suggested deletions to the manual

   

   

We hope you will make plans to attend this special called General Assembly meeting on October 13. This is an exciting time for the Church of God in West Virginia as we look toward the future and all that God has in store for us!