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
Question: Where are your
We have churches throughout the United States and Canada as well as
Australia, Norway and UK-Scotland. See a complete list of our church
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, 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, 13, Ephesians 4:15-16,
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.
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:
Hymn or Special Music
Sermon (live from local ministry or Mr.
Armstrong on tape)
We also have services via webcast. Currently doing the webcast
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.