The Church of God
What is the Church of God?
The Church of God has not adopted a formal membership. We believe that the church is a spiritual body, to which membership is added by the Lord. Any believer who chooses to become a part of a local congregation is accepted as a member of that body without any organizational hurdles.
However, a local congregation of any size has to order its business life to some extent. Bylaws of local congregations may require a person wishing to participate in business decisions, to be a believer in fellowship with the congregation, to have attended regularly for at least six months, and to be over sixteen years of age.