The vision of the Church of God (Seventh Day) is to be a Christ-Centered, Grace-Oriented, Sabbath-Celebrating church. This clear vision of who we are in Christ and who we are as a church protects the church’s identity without any need to conform others to be like us.
With our commitment to His grace and His truth, we’re free to invite newcomers to come as they are, knowing that Christ’s love is transforming us all to be like Him. The heart of our vibrant 21st century church overflows with the joy of His presence in us. Over the next three years, the General Conference will be encouraging this transformative environment in its publications, its communications, its ministries, and its work with the Executive Team. We hope to weave a common thread throughout the Church of God (Seventh Day), unifying us all in Christ as He transforms us into a giving people, zealous of good works and committed to His Great Commission.
The plan to tranform our vision into reality is simple. We will be walking through the stages of a personal spiritual journey together as a church. Those stages are justification, sanctification, and loving obedience. As a journey, it can be stated as finding our identity in Christ and becoming more like Him as we share His love with others.
Though the plan itself is simple, there are great depths to be explored in each stage. We expect to emerge from this journey with the momentum of church on a mission of eternal significance. In truth, we’re already on that mission, but we need to build the momentum together as we allow ourselves to be transformed by His Spirit and choose to be available and committed to His work.
As we allow Him to use the talents He’s given us, our lives are filled with meaning and purpose. When we do His work, God’s love flows through us and we find that in the joy of His presence, we are complete. When we’re growing in His grace, we have the joy of knowing we’re a true friend to Him.