General Assembly Website Launched
December 6, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM
A website has been launched with preliminary information regarding the 78th International General Assembly of the Church of God. The site can be accessed at churchofgod.org or directly at ga22.org.
Delegates are headed to the state of Texas and the city of San Antonio next summer where ministers and laypersons will gather for the first time in four years following a postponement from Indianapolis in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Business and worship services will be conducted at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, along with numerous events and activities during the week of July 25-29, 2022.
In an action not taken since World War II, the International Executive Council of the Church of God made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Assembly to 2022. Negotiations with the city of San Antonio were already underway as the likely site for the 79th Assembly. Indianapolis officials concurred with the decision to postpone, and the Church of God will return to Indianapolis for a future Assembly.
At this time, the website contains limited information, but will soon be populated with schedules, details about events such as L.E.A.D., the women’s service and the World Missions banquet, special guest speakers, information about Junior Talent, childcare, and more.
A primary component of the ga22.org site will be the addition of online registration and hotel accommodations, set to go live on January 12, 2022. Beautiful hotels, many located on the famous San Antonio RiverWalk, have been renovated since 2008, the last time a Church of God assembly was held in the city. The site will include all information needed to book within the blocks reserved for Church of God delegates, including a map of the hotel locations in relation to the convention center. In 2008, the Gonzalez Convention Center had not been enlarged, which necessitated the Assembly busines and worship sessions to be conducted in the Alamodome across Interstate 37. With the renovations bringing improved proximity, shuttle transportation will not be needed.
Business sessions, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 26, are a dominant feature of the Assembly. These will be held Tuesday through Friday morning, with the concluding General Assembly set for 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 29. Any registered delegate aged 16 and older will be eligible to vote at the Friday session. Worship services will feature an opening service on Wednesday, with a Thursday night world missions service, followed by the Friday commissioning and closing message by the general overseer.
Other items of interest will be added to the site until opening day of the General Assembly. Once the week begins on July 25, 2022, the website will transform into a place where “all things General Assembly” will be available, such as livestreams of business sessions, downloads of documents, videos, photos, and perusing of the latest news and information. GA22.org will also have a strong social media presence, including regular posts on the Church of God Facebook page.