Our Leaders on Mission
White Wing Messenger|August 2021
Marsha Robinson is the Communications department publications coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices. She is the managing editor of the White Wing Messenger, Mensajero Ala Blanca, and Le Messager a L'Aile Blanche. She is an ordained Church of God of Prophecy minister and actively works as a community chaplain.
MARSHA ROBINSON

From its birth, the Church of God of Prophecy has been an evangelistic, missionary-minded Church. Beginning 118 years ago in the rural mountains of Cherokee County, North Carolina, early Church leaders saw themselves as instruments of God for world evangelization. When evangelism was discussed at the First General Assembly in 1906, it was recorded that “. . . strong men wept and said they were not only willing but anxious to go.” Over the past century, the Church has expanded to every US state and some 135 other nations and territories of the world.

The general presbyters of the COGOP have expressed a heartfelt desire to make every member of the Church fully aware of our vision and mission as a body of believers, so that we are all moving the same direction. The Holy Spirit moved on our leaders to choose these words as our Vision Statement: “Reconciling the world to Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit” and, indeed, that is the theme of our 2022 International Assembly. What was previously the Vision Statement has evolved and transitioned appropriately to become our Mission Statement: “The Church of God of Prophecy will be a Christ-exalting, holiness, Spirit-filled, all-nations, disciple-making, church-planting movement with a passion for Christian union.” What do all those words mean for us as a global church?

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