New Life Church of God

Our Affiliations

OUR AFFILIATIONS

Church of God Ministries:

Church of God Ministries is a group of churches that voluntarily affiliate together to promote the cause of Christ in the world. It has International Headquarters in Anderson, Indiana. It was begun unintentionally by a man named D.S. Warner, when he started preaching the Biblical message of Jesus Christ around the Midwest in the 1880’s. Churches began to be established in 1881, as people were drawn to the message he spoke. There are currently over 2300 affiliated congregations in North America, with over 7000 in other countries around the world. Each congregation is autonomous, self-governed, and free to choose its own pastors, its own style, its own programs, buildings, and property. There is no denominational control or hierarchy. We voluntarily affiliate together, in covenant commitment, to accomplish together what we could not do separately:

  • Sponsor missions in 79 different countries
  • Support universities, colleges, and seminaries
  • Sponsor youth camps and conventions
  • Sponsor teacher training and leadership development events
  • Start new churches all over the world
  • Develop curriculum for adult and children’s classes
  • Provide helps for worship and Bible study groups
  • Sponsor radio outreach programs in 7 languages
  • Provide encouragement to struggling pastors and churches
  • Provide credentialing services to churches and ministers
Seven distinctions that make up our biblical DNA

1. A Gospel Church Romans 1:1-17

2. A Bible Church 2 Timothy 3:14-17

3. A Born Again Church John 3:1-10

4. A Holiness Church Romans 12:1-2

5. A Unity Church John 17:20-26

6. A Kingdom of God Church Luke 9:1-2

7. A Missionary Church Matthew 28:18-20

Western Pennsylvania Ministries of the Church of God

The Church of God Reformation Movement has divided its support and affiliation focus into geographical areas, called state assemblies. The New Life Church of God lies within the geographical support area of WPA Ministries of the Church of God, with State headquarters in Emlenton, Pennsylvania. WPA Ministries is a covenant affiliation of 66 member congregations across Western Pennsylvania. WPA Ministries exists to resource local congregations in Church Health, Church, Growth, and Leadership Development. There are many ministries which happen through WPA Ministries, which are designed to support the local congregations. They are:

  • Summer youth camps for 3rd through 12 grades
  • A youth convention for Jr. and Sr. High youth
  • Maintaining and developing a 100+ acre camp and conference center
  • Training events for workers in Christian Education
  • Annual Camp Meetings
  • Credentialing services
  • Aid to churches dealing with conflict and transition of Senior Leadership
  • Planting new churches
  • Pulpit Supply
National Association of the Church of God

The National Association of the Church of God is a national, Church of God Ministry which offers affiliation to churches that desire to affiliate with it for the services which it supplies. Most of the constituents are African-American, traditionally, but this base is expanding, and affiliation is open to members of all races.. The National Association of the Church of God, with offices at West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, offers support and ministry to over 400 congregations throughout the United States, and is also beginning to reach some in other countries. There are several ministry events of the National Association of the Church of God:

  • Annual Camp Meeting
  • Retreats and Conference Facilities
  • Men’s Organization and Convention
  • Women of the Church of God and Convention
  • Ushers Convention
  • Youth Convention
  • Annual Leadership Summit
  • Youth Camps
  • Consultation to Local Churches
  • In Service Training Institute