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Forgive Us Our Trespasses

The Worldwide Church of God [now named Grace Communion International]...has changed its position on numerous long-held beliefs and practices during the past few years. At the heart of those changes has been an acceptance that salvation is by grace through faith. While this was preached in the past, it was always coupled with the message that God owes us a reward for our works that build holy, righteous character.

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Joseph Tkach
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Fact Sheet: GCI Statement of Beliefs

 


 

P.O. Box 5005 · Glendora, CA 91740-0730 · (626) 650-2300


 

We believe...

 

  • There is one God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • God the Father made all things through the Son, sent the Son for our salvation, and gives us the Holy Spirit.

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Fact Sheet: Grace Communion International

P.O. Box 5005 · Glendora, CA 91740 · (626) 650-2300


Grace Communion International, a nonprofit corporation, is active in almost 100 countries and territories and maintains its international administrative offices (home office) in Glendora, California.  The church, with an international membership of about 50,000 gathered in about 900 congregations, has a mission of “living and sharing the gospel.”   

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A Short History of Grace Communion International

Transformed by Christ

A Brief History of Grace Communion International

In the early 1930s, Herbert Armstrong began a ministry that eventually became our denomination. He had many unusual doctrines. These he taught so enthusiastically that eventually more than 100,000 people attended weekly services. After he died in 1986, church leaders began to realize that many of his doctrines were not biblical.

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Our Story

We are an international Christian fellowship with about 50,000 members formed into 900 churches spread across 100 countries. We began as a denomination in Oregon in 1934. Today our international administrative home office is located in Glendora, California.

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Worldwide Church of God Announces Name Change

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April 15, 2009 (All day)

Glendora, California—The Worldwide Church of God announced that, effective April 3, 2009, it changed its denominational name to Grace Communion International. Although the church’s official, incorporated denominational name has changed, it nonetheless retains ownership of the United States Registered Trademark “Worldwide Church of God” and continues to license that name to those of its local congregations across the country who wish to use it.

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