What We Believe

The NAE of COG operates in partnership with the Church of God Ministries Kingdom Ministry Team and the Ohio State General Association of the Church of God.

The NAE is for everybody in an effort to encourage evangelism the NAE is dedicated to creating a forum in which every individual in your church feels equipped to share the love of Jesus with others. The NAE is for everybody who seeks to be involved in some form of outreach; who desires to share the love of Jesus Christ with others. The NAE in no way seeks to establish denominational distinctives for the Church of God, but for the sake of unity we agree to the following simple truths and proclamation of the Gospel.
1. The Bible is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

2. There is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

3. Our Lord Jesus Christ is God and Man in One Person. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and vicariously atoned for sin through His shed blood and death. He was bodily resurrected from the dead, He ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and He will personally return in power and glory.

4. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful man.

5. Eternal life is received by faith—that is, trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.

6. The Holy Spirit indwells all true believers and enables them to live a Godly life.

7. Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected from the dead—they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

8. There is a spiritual unity of all true believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

9. The local church is the primary God-established base of operation for evangelistic activity in the world, but God can also use other types of endorsed ministries.

10. Every true believer is commissioned of Christ to “preach the Gospel to every creature” and to “make disciples of all nations”.
– Matthew 28:18-20