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Qualifications For A State Overseer ?

 
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Post Qualifications For A State Overseer ? MI6
What are the Qualifications to become a State Overseer " Administrative Bishop" in the Church of God? Friendly Face
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8/2/19 6:36 pm


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Post The real answer and the truth... PreacherSteve
The real answer by the book is be an Ordained Bishop...nothing more, nothing less.

Now the truth is much more. You must be well connected to the right folks that make the appointments, and/or have the proper pedigree with the right name.
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8/3/19 6:06 am


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Post Re: The real answer and the truth... FLRon
PreacherSteve wrote:
The real answer by the book is be an Ordained Bishop...nothing more, nothing less.

Now the truth is much more. You must be well connected to the right folks that make the appointments, and/or have the proper pedigree with the right name.


And therein lies just one of the reasons why the COG has lost its position as a once spiritually strong body. I’ve heard the “I’m 3rd generation church of God”so many times I now automatically tune it out. Sorry, God is not impressed with your COG pedigree.

Same with the requirements for having the right connections. So many of you great ministers have been denied positions that were God ordained all because you either didn’t meet the pedigree or connections requirement, or the position went to a friend of a friend of the AB.

We can harp at the Millineals all day long, but they see right through this garbage and want nothing to do with it.
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8/6/19 2:39 pm


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A willingness to protect the political system at all cost. An ability to Teach young ministers to do what is best for the system. An ability to Make sure you know how to cover up ways you are spending monies from sold churches. Member
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8/8/19 6:21 pm


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Post Not too cynical are we? brotherjames
Politics is everywhere and in the church of Jesus Christ since the church consists of fallen, flawed people. Acts-celerater
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8/13/19 1:52 pm


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Post Da Sheik
I know you’re asking in terms of qualifications, but I would love to see an AB be a true pastor to the pastors under his “rule”. If most of us pastored our churches like an average AB supposedly pastors us, we would be looking for a job.

I acknowledge there are exceptions. That’s not cynicism, it’s reality.
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8/13/19 2:22 pm


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ABs are appointed. They remain by confidence vote. I suppose that is a biblical model since ever since I can remember I was told that voting pastors in churches was not biblical. Thing is, we now vote pastors in, for the most part. So, we are doing things that are not biblical, on a local level. Things changed because bigger churches threatened to pull out of the Church of God. For the sake of finances they changed.

Our current AB system is a holdover from the old system of appointments because it is more biblical I suppose. It is a system, though. I don't think it is a very good system and if you asked most local pastors, in confidence of course, I believe they would agree.

Just as voting on the local level has helped the local church, so would state pastors voting on ABs!
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8/13/19 2:43 pm


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Post How about having a really good church... roughridercog
To put into the mix for men coming off the field?
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8/13/19 10:47 pm


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Post Important Qualifications famousflavius
The fist thing a good Overseer should have is a decent golf game followed by a haircut worth talking about.
Next is a good camp meeting dialect and a wife that can cook fried chicken.
Some minor qualifications would be good acting skills and a Lincoln continental or a Cadillac.
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8/19/19 8:48 am


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