The United Church of God just finished its annual Council of Elders conference. As usual, there has never been a more unified group of men to meet together in the annals of human history. The problem when leaders of UCG make such claims, trouble is always on the horizon.
Why is it that COG leaders seem to be constantly "finding out" who they are as a church? It has been over 22 years since UCG apostatized from their mother church and decided they knew how to do things better. At that time they claimed to know who they were and what they were doing. In the proceeding years, we saw one issue after another hit the church as they were constantly "finding" themselves. The church imploded with huge numbers of ministers and members jumping ship to form yet another splinter group who in turn claimed that they had found themselves in order to justify their existence. As all of the COG's shrink smaller and smaller, just how are they to "flourish?"
United has never been united and they most certainly will NEVER be a "Gideon's army" into performing some mighty purpose. Just HOW can the United Church of God be "fostering and developing relationships" when the leadership of the church has split families and destroyed marriages over it ongoing in-fighting. This has been the sad legacy of the entire Church of God movement for 80 some years.
Just how can the "younger generation" ever be engaged in the church when the old guard continue to be elected to the Council of Elders? Four spots were open on the Council and look who is back, yet again:
UCG goes on to say this:
He said there have also been questions about the structure and function of Ministerial and Member Services. He says it’s functional very well, and what he would like to do is put together a chart for the ministry to express how the department works and functions. Mr. Kubik is the acting director of , and Chris Rowland is the administrator, and this situation has worked well. He has a lot of respect and appreciation for the work Mr. Rowland has done in that role. Kathe Myers was also hired to help Mr. Rowland administer the department, and she’s been a big help in the day-to-day function of .The bandages they continue to put on everything only cover the rot underneath. After 22 years ministerial services now needs a chart for the ministry to understand what it does. After suffering huge hemorrhaging of members, the church has never recovered to be anything truly outstanding, as hard as they try.