Is there a church near
Is the Garner Ted
Armstrong Evangelistic Association affiliated with any church?
Yes. The GTA Evangelistic Association is affiliated with the Intercontinental Church of God which has its corporate headquarters at Tyler, Texas and which was founded by Garner Ted Armstrong. There are a number of chartered churches and fellowship groups throughout the United States and in countries around the world.
us if you would like to know if there is a church group near you.
Question: What are your churches and church services like?
The local churches of the Intercontinental Church of God are friendly and peaceful places where members of like minds worship together in unity. Some of the elements you will experience:
CHURCH IS SAFE PLACE TO WORSHIP
Psalm 46:1-2 Psalm 46:5
CHURCH MEETS IN HARMONIOUS FELLOWSHIP
Psalm 133 John 13:34 Acts 4:32 Philippians 1:4 Philippians 2:1
1 John 3 1 John 4
THE CHURCH EDIFIED BY THE WORD OF GOD
Romans 12:6 1 Corinthians 14:4 1 Corinthians 14:13
Ephesians 4:15-16 Colossians 3:16
CHURCH IS A LIGHT UNTO THE WORLD
CHURCH MEETS AND WORSHIPS IN UNITY
Romans 12:5 1 Corinthians 10:17 1 Corinthians 12:12
Galatians 3:28 Ephesians 4:4
The local churches meet for services each Sabbath (Saturday) in the morning or early afternoon. Some local churches meet in their own buildings. Many meet in rented facilities and some fellowship groups (smaller numbers) meet in the home of a local member. The church also worships on Godís 7 Holy Days beginning with the Days of Unleavened Bread in the Spring and culminating with the Feast of Tabernacles in the Fall. Refer to our Holy Day calendar for specific dates and read our booklet, Godís Seasonal Plan which describes each Holy Day in Godís Plan.
The Intercontinental Church of God maintains an "open door" policy and everyone is welcome to attend services without obligation. Visitors are not pressured to become members.
The Church Services---questions and answers:
What are your church services like?
Generally, church services for chartered churches last about 2 hours and consists of the following format:
In addition, some of the chartered churches offer periodic Bible Studies, Leadership Training and Forums which take place before or after services. In addition the local church may provide a variety of fellowship activities such as potlucks, picnics, special dinners, camping trips, field trips and movie and game nights. Check with the church in your area for further details.
Some smaller Fellowship Groups (not yet a chartered church) and some locations without a regular minister will have a modified format.
The activities of the Intercontinental Church of
God are paid for by tithes, offerings and donations freely
Mail: The Intercontinental Church of God
Telephone: (903) 561-7070