About Us

The Church of God (Seventh Day) grew from the efforts of dedicated

advent believers living in Michigan and Iowa in the late 1850’s.

In 1863, the Michigan church began to extend its influence

into the eastern and central U.S. through a publication called

The Hope of Israel.

This magazine invited fellow Christians to assemble

at conferences and camp meetings, and created interest

in their distinctive doctrines: the second advent of Christ

and the seventh-day Sabbath.

 

Through these means,

the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day)

was organized in 1884 and incorporated in Missouri in 1899.

Its offices were located in Stanberry, Missouri, until 1950,

when they were transferred to Denver, Colorado.

Over the years, The Hope of Israel also moved from Michigan to Iowa,

then to Missouri. After several name changes,

it is now known as the Bible Advocate.

More than 100 years later, this flagship publication of the

Church continues to be published and mailed six times a year

from the conference offices in Denver.

 

And NOW..

The Church of God (Seventh Day)

recognizes more than 200 congregations in the United States and Canada.

It also has affiliated ministries in more than 35 countries outside

North America, with a worldwide fellowship near 300,000 members.

As an agent of God’s grace, the Church offers warm-hearted

fellowship and willing support for people everywhere who trust and obey

the same Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

It is in serving others that the Church finds relevance

for its Bible-centered message and its God-inspired mission.

Our beliefs

The Church of God (Seventh Day) believes that…

  • The Bible is the dependable and authoritative Word of God.

  • No other writing is of such divine origin or is necessary

  • for Christian faith and practice.

  • God the Father is the almighty Creator and loving Provider,

  • eternal King and Judge of the universe.

  • Jesus Christ, the pre-existent Son of God, is the Savior,

  • Lord, and eternal Redeemer of all who truly believe.

  • The Holy Spirit is the personal presence of God in

  • believers—convicting, converting, teaching truth,

  • prompting obedience, bearing fruit, distributing gifts,

  • and empowering witness.

  • Humans are sinners by birth and by choice.

  • Because our first parents disobeyed, sin and death

  • follow on us all. All of us have sinned in thought, word,

  • deed, and in omission.

  • Salvation consists of the forgiveness of sins and

  • the gift of eternal life. It originates in God’s grace,

  • is achieved by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ,

  • and is personally received by faith.

  • Saving faith includes repentance, which activates

  • obedience and good works through love—all produced

  • by the Holy Spirit within.

  • The regenerate Christian is obedient

  • to the terms of the gospel, to the words of Christ,

  • and to the enduring law of God summarized in the

  • Ten Commandments. All the commandments remain

  • as standards of holiness, including observance

  • of the seventh-day Sabbath.

  • All people who have trusted Christ unto repentance

  • are members of the spiritual body, the church of God.

  • The mission of the church is to proclaim the gospel,

  • introduce others to the Lord, teach them to obey His Word,

  • and nurture spiritual growth in all believers.

  • Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances

  • for the church that confirm faith in Him:

  • baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper,

  • accompanied by foot washing.

  • Jesus Christ shall return from heaven at the end of this age.

  • The dead shall be raised from their sleep in the grave,

  • and all humans shall be judged according to their works.

  • The righteous shall be changed to immortality to live forever

  • with the Lord; the wicked shall be completely consumed

  • in the lake of fire. There shall be a new heaven

  • and a new earth as the home of the redeemed for all eternity.