THIS IS THE HOUSE OF GOD
"How awesome is this place! This is none other than the House of God and this is the gate to Heaven."
While fleeing north to his uncle Laban, Jacob stopped for the night and had a dream. Jacob left Beersheba, and went toward Haran. And he came to a certain place, and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached Heaven, and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!
And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, " I am The Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Issac, the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendents; and your descendents shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and by you and your descendants shall all the families of the earth bless themselves. Behold, I am with you and will keep you where ever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done that which I have spoken to you." (Genesis 28:10-15 RSV)
Jacob awoke and relized that it was no ordinary dream; he described the place in two ways. "The House of God... the gate of Heaven," both of which meant the same thing - they were the definition of the name that the place became known as thereafter, Bethel.
"Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surley The Lord is in this place; and I did not know it." And he was afraid and said. "How awesome is this place! THIS IS NONE OTHER THAN THE HOUSE OF GOD, AND THIS IS THE GATE OF HEAVEN." (Genesis 28:16-17 RSV)
At first light in the morning, Jacob gave that place, on this earth, the new name Bethel which means, according to the literal meaning of the Hebrew word that he spoke, gate (meaning a city) of God.
So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone which he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. He called the name of that place Bethel; but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
Then Jacob made a vow, saying. "If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, so that I come again to my father's house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God's house; and of all thou givest I will give the tenth to thee." (Genesis 28:18-22)
The HOUSE OF GOD IN CHRIST CHURCH is a Biblically founded church structure that serves as a parent organization to different churches, ministries and ministers that all posses unification, dignity and strength through alliance with one another.
We are an international Apostolic Pentecostal fellowship that has been called to be a distinct people and not another form of Christianity. HOGIC has been established to train and equip men and women of like faith to take the Gospel into the entire world to minister to all mankind, and surpress denominational boundaries.
It is the sincere aim of this church to conduct the affairs of God in an orderly fashion; we aim to depict the fulness of God corporately as one body where there is no division for Christ is not divided.
We are destined through Christ to bring new life to those dead in spirit, and restore joy and fulfillment to those with spiritual voids and emptiness.
WHAT WE OFFER
Spiritual covering - Churches, Fellowships and Ministers
Spiritual advice and guidance for Pastors upon request
Mentoring and consultation for every Pastor in HOGIC
Support in and of Convenant Churches, Fellowships and Ministers
Fifth Sunday fellowship services
Men, Women, Youth, Evangelism, Prayer and Music ministries
Annual Assembly of the Saints National Holy Convocation
Annual Constitutional and Leadership Conference
Annual Bishops Conference
Saints Educational training seminars
Advice on how HOGIC envisons helping struggling ministries
Guidance on church incorporation
Licensing, ordination and certification
Accountability and support to one another
Advice on the process of obtaining a HOGIC senimary degree
accountability of our Chief Apostle and Senior Bishop to the other Bishops and his advisors
Accountability to our Chief Apostle and Senior Bishop as first amoung equals for the spiritual welfare and growth of the HOGIC Church at large.