The Churches of God, General Conference (CGGC), with headquarters in Findlay, will meet on the campus of the University of Findlay for its 56th Trienniel Sessions from July 22-24. The theme of the conference is “Uncharted,” and will guide the discussion of the new strategic plan for the denomination, to be unveiled during the business sessions.
Approximately 300 delegates and guests will attend, including missionaries from several countries and representatives from Bangladesh, Haiti, India and Venezuela.
Keynote speaker for the event is Tod Bolsinger, vice president and chief of leadership formation and assistant professor of practical theology for Fuller Theological Seminary. He will be speaking at 7 p.m. July 22; and 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. July 23. Bolsinger examines Christian leadership in uncharted territory in his book “Canoeing the Mountains.”
Lance Finley is the executive director of the CGGC. President Philip Scott will direct the business sessions. Lawrence Metzler will be installed as president of the conference for the next triennium.
The denomination, established in 1825 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, by its founder, John Winebrenner, is affiliated with Winebrenner Theological Seminary and the University of Findlay. Brent Sleasman, Winebrenner president, and Katherine Fell, president of UF, will be reporting to the conference.
The Well, a program for high school students directed by Matthew Ginter, University of Findlay Campus pastor, will meet concurrently with the conference. Discovery, a program for 18- to 25-year-olds and directed by Earl Mills, director of the Great Lakes Conference, will also meet during this time.