One of the distinguishing features of the Churches of God is a unity of practice worldwide; that doesn’t mean that the churches are simply identical clones of each other, but it does mean you would notice important similarities in every local church of God you visited, whether it was in Melbourne or Malawi!
These similarities haven’t been developed over time to suit ourselves, rather they are rooted in the New Testament example of the early churches of God. Acts 2:41-42 lays out seven actions involved in the formation and operation of the very first church of God, the Church of God in Jerusalem: “Those who accepted his [Peter’s] message (1) were baptized (2), and about three thousand were added (3). They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching (4) and the fellowship (5), to the breaking of bread (6) and the prayers (7).”
Click below to explore how we put these actions into practice in every Church of God.