We recognize affiliation to the North American Conference of the Church of God Seventh Day. The North American Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) is comprised of more than 200 congregations in the United States and Canada. Working mainly through its Missions Abroad Ministry in collaboration with the International Ministerial Conference (IMC), it has established affiliations with Church of God Seventh Day Conferences and ministries in more than 35 countries outside North America. Worldwide fellowship is approximately 300,000 members.
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Brief History of the North American Conference
The North American Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) derives from efforts of the leadership of Gilbert Cranmer and dedicated advent believers living in Michigan and Iowa in the late 1850’s. In 1863, the Michigan church began to extend its influence into the eastern and central U.S. through a publication called The Hope of Israel. This magazine invited fellow Christians to assemble at conferences and camp meetings, and created interest in their distinctive doctrines: the second advent of Christ and the seventh-day Sabbath. Through these means, the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) was organized in 1884 and incorporated in Missouri in 1899. Its offices were located in Stanberry, Missouri, until 1950, when they were transferred to Denver, Colorado. Over the years, The Hope of Israel also moved from Michigan to Iowa, then to Missouri. After several name changes, it is now known as the Bible Advocate. More than 100 years later, this flagship publication of the Church continues to be published and mailed six times a year from the General Conference offices in Denver, Colorado.