Churches Of God In Christ

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The Church of God in Christ is of Pentecostal origin. Worshipers bring their life experiences before God and open themselves to the power of the Spirit. Spontaneous expressions of praise such as shouting, dancing, and clapping are encouraged. Yet there is also an order and discipline that checks abuses of that freedom.

The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) emerged out of the Pentecostal revivals at the Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles in the first decade of the twentieth century. Originally...


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