Affiliated with the Church of God, Anderson, Indiana, Morganton 1st Church of God is a Protestant congregation of approximately 200 people offering worship services, Sunday school, small group Bible studies, youth programs, children’s programs, music programs, etc. to lead men, women, and children to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We are a soul-winning, praying, praising people. Our worship services are structured to allow many different styles and generations to worship together. We offer praising services to praying services, and preaching services to dramatic plays.
You may be wondering why our congregation numbers are given as approximate. We do not keep formal membership rosters and consider ourselves a “reformation movement” rather than a “denomination”. The Church of God firmly believes in the Word of God in Acts 2:47–”and God added to the Church daily those who were being saved”. Therefore, as persons are saved, they become members of God’s great Church. The Church of God recognizes all true Christians, by their own declaration of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and regardless of denomination, as fellow members of God’s Church. Each congregation of the Church of God establishes their own set of by-laws to govern the operation of the local church, but the Holy Bible is our only source for doctrine.