78th General Assembly Is One Year from This Week
July 7, 2021, 4:00:00 AM
Preparations are well underway for the 78th International General Assembly of the Church of God.
One year from this week the business sessions and worship services will be taking place at the Henry Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Starting with preliminary sessions and registration on Monday, July 25, 2022, the Assembly will conclude that Friday, July 29 with an address from the General Overseer.
The 78th Assembly, originally scheduled for July 2020 in Indianapolis, was postponed in April 2020 following a decision by the International Executive Council during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic. The City of Indianapolis concurred with the decision and will welcome the Church of God back for an Assembly in the future. Prior to the postponement, negotiations with the City of San Antonio had already begun for what would have been the 79th Assembly.
San Antonio has been a favorite destination for Church of God delegates since the 63rd Assembly was conducted there in August 1990. In addition to ample convention space for sessions, events, and exhibits, hotel accommodations and dining choices are plentiful.
John D. Childers, secretary general for the Church of God, also serves as chairman of the General Assembly Cabinet.
“We are looking forward to the Assembly being in San Antonio,” Childers stated. “This is a very good city to work with and they love having the Church of God in town. After the difficult hiatus from an Assembly in 2020, I believe delegates are going to be eager to have a productive and Spirit-led Assembly next year.”
General Assembly registration and hotel information will be available in January 2022.