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ONLY GOD WILL PERFECT ALL THAT CONCERNS US

Experiencing the power of GOD

                 Pastor William Sobanuka


Welcome to

CITY OF GLORY CHURCH

City of Glory Church is a 501 c3, a Christian faith based Church, a Non- Denominational, and a Pentecostal Church currently operating on two (2) Continents in three (3) Countries; USA, Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We are a multicultural Church family with people from different nations of the world. We invite you to come and discover our passion for God and love for his people. We believe everyone has something to offer to each other here at CGC. Just as you are we would love to receive you in our family both here in Phoenix, AZ, Okahandja, Otjiwarongo (Namibia) and Uvira and Lubumbashi, (Democratic republic of Congo).

Pastor William Sobanuka, Lead Pastor (USA)


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Our Faith Statement

We believe in:

The Scriptures

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. The product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved upon by the Holy Spirit and we accept it as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).

The Godhead

Our God is one but manifested in three- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal (II Cor. 13:14, 1 John 5:7). In his infinite wisdom, God has chosen to reveal himself in three separate persons, as Father, Son, and Spirit to accomplish his divine will. Each person of the Godhead having a separate purpose in man’s creation and redemption.

Man, His Fall and Redemption

Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. "All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."" As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one." Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14; Rom. 3: 10; Rom. 3:23; 1 John 3:8). Salvation is a gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God.

Eternal Life and New Birth

Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7: 1 0; I John 5:12; John 3:3-5).

Water Baptism

Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12;

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit in the Body as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14 as manifested in the early church.

Divine Healing

Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (Mark 16:18; James 5:25; 1 Peter 2:24; Matt. 8:17; Isa. 53:4, 5).

The Blessed Hope

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (Rom. 8:23; 1 Cor. 15:51, 52; 1 Thes 4:16; Titus 2:14).

Church Discipline

We believe in church discipline administered within the relational group in a spirit of meekness and confidentiality. The purpose of such discipline is the restoration of the one subject to the discipline and/or the purification of the church. The steps of discipline are one on one private confrontation, private confrontation with witnesses, and, finally, exposure to the church for judgment leading to restoration or separation. (Mat. 18:15-20; Gal. 6: 1; Rom. 16:17; 11 John 9-1 1; I Cor. 5; 11 Cor. 2:6-8; 1 Tim. 5:20)

Leadership of the Holy Spirit

We believe that in all matters concerning the Body of Christ, it its direction, discipline, ministry and functioning that specific guidance and instruction, revelation and discernment of truth from falsehood, is available by the leading of the Holy Spirit who enables us to know spiritual things by the Spirit. (Acts 13:1-3; 1 Tim. 1: 18; Rom. 8:14; 1 Tim. 5:22; John 16:13-15; 1 Cor. 5:3).

Laying on of Hands

Laying on of hands is a biblical practice. Jesus practiced it in Mark 10: 13-16 as a blessing, and is our on instead of baptism. We believe in the Laying on of Hands for Healing (Mark 5:22, 23 and 4:41; Mark 5:28-3 1; Acts 28:8; Acts 19:11-12); Laying on of Hands to confer office (Acts 6:2-6); Laying on of Hands to receive the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:26-18); Laying on of Hands to believe words spoken, to receive anointing, and to cultivate the anointing (I Tim. 4:14); Laying on of Hands for appointment to Eldership (I Tim. 4:14).

Mediation

We believe as members of the same body of Christ, baptized by one spirit into one body that we must endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace and as such that we are precluded from bringing a lawsuit in a civil court against another person who professes to be a Christian or against a Christian ministry. We believe that all such disputes must be resolved within the Body of Christ without taking them before unbelievers for judgment. (1 Cor. 6:1-8; Eph. 4:3-6)

Financial Support

We believe that scripture requires all members of the congregation to support the programs and needs of the church in proportion, as the Lord shall prosper them through tithes and offerings, thereby acknowledging that any institution can stand or be of full service only in proportion as all of the members of the congregation accept their responsibility of maintaining it. (Mal.3:10, I Cor.16:1, 2; II Cor. 9:6-9; Heb. 7: 1 -8)

Ordinances

We believe in two primary New Testament ordinances: Baptism by immersion and The Lord's Supper. We do not however believe that the administration of such ordinances is limited to ordained or licensed ministers. We believe in the priesthood of every believer Ordination and licensing in this church is a separation and recognition of a specific gifting of God. Ordination is on the basis of that recognition of God's gifting. Men or women called to a specific Office by God and ordained or licensed by this church will have the right to participate in the traditional sacramental and ordinal functions of the church such as marriage, funerals, baptisms, and the like. They shall also be expected to function in the spiritual gifting of their office and to demonstrate the reality of their calling.




Our core values

Our Vision

To Bring 

Winning the lost souls for Christ.

To Build 

Training the saints for the work of the ministry.

To Bind 

Fastening the saints to God until the return of Christ. 

Our Mission

Is the fulfillment of our Biblical purpose, to present Christ, God's son as the Savior, the healer, the baptizer of the Holy Ghost and the coming King, and to establish healthy mature, culturally appropriate, reproducing churches. 

Our Core Values

Jesus Centered

Everything we do or say is rooted and centered in The life of Jesus Christ 

Worship

We recognize that every man is to worship God and enjoy him forever. 

Prayer

We acknowledge that we are living in a time of worldwide awakening for intercession. Jesus called the temple he cleaned up his house to be a house of prayer.

The Word

We recognize the authority of the Bible as the Word of God and seek to read it, meditate on it, and for lives to be transformed according to it teachings. The Word must be preached everywhere. 

Ministry

The Church is a body where members has a part to play. We are called to minister to one another through acts of service. Pray for one another, encourage every member to be involved in the work of the ministry. 

Peace

The church should strive for peace, teach and love a peaceful life. 

Religious relationship

The church should maintain relationship with other churches regardless of denomination. Never to think we are far better than others.

Move of the Holy Spirit

The church should allow the Spirit to work in believers life. Prayer should be characterized as we depend on God.

Maturity

We are called to grow and become mature. Maturity cones through teaching and training, exercising faith, suffering, obedience and consistent service. Evidence of growth in holiness, Christ like character and the fruits of the Spirit. 

Community involvement

Jesus taught us to love one another, the church should reach out and be known with a good reputation and prepare the community for Christ.

Giving

Giving is the key for receiving therefore we encourage members of CGC to give cheerfully.

Other Important Values

Creativity

The church should be more creative, caring and supportive. This will allow the members to have responsibilities to answer to.

Small groups

The church should have small groups especially when the church becomes huge, this allows members to have a close relationship and team work.

Governance Leadership

The church leadership should always be in the form of a government with the head and co-workers.

Sacramental Life

All church affiliated members should live a sacramental life. Taking part in sacramental services as the set apart; such as Holy Communion, Baptismal and other ordinations.













Our Facebook Links:

City Of Glory Church, 

Omega Compassion, 

Omega Preschool& DayCare Namibia, 

Successful Destiny, 

Christian Leadership Academy

Africa Global Missions.


Guidelines For a Worship Team

Codes of conduct and expectations for CGC worship members:

Members must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that is consistent and growing through prayer, Bible reading and church fellowship.

Members must be committed attendees and givers at our church, including regular attendance at Sunday Services.

Members must demonstrate technical competence as either a singer, musician or audio/media technician.

Singers and musicians must be comfortable on stage and expressive in their praise and worship before God.

Members must maintain a faithful attendance record.

Singers and musicians must be committed to practicing an hour or more per week on their Sunday songs at home.

COMMITMENT TO A GODLY LIFESTYLE

Worship team members are expected to live a lifestyle that is above reproach, avoiding even the appearance of evil (1 Tim. 3). Being a minister, especially one who is “up front,” adds extra responsibility because people see worship ministers as examples of what a Christian should be like. Therefore, it is imperative that we consider the way we treat each other and carefully guard our hearts from impurities and pride.

It is God’s desire and our desire to see our worship team members here at CGC living a victorious Christian life, free from bondage. If there are any addictions or issues with which you struggle, please let us know—we are here to help you, not to judge you.

The following issues should be dealt with before any public ministry position is taken:

Alcohol and drug abuse.

Sexual immorality.

A prideful attitude or anger/rage problems.

An inability to submit to leadership.

Gossiping and stirring up strife. Gossip and backbiting are not biblical, divisive, usually hurts folks, and they are absolutely not tolerated.

An unbiblical lifestyle (Mind what you post on social media or do in public).

DRESS CODE

General Dress Code: A modest & dressy (not sloppy), culturally relevant style is key.

No overly tight clothing. Women: no mini skirts or short dresses.

No sleeveless tops (without a covering).

No revealing clothing (i.e., see-thru material without an undershirt).

Proper footwear: polished shoes or dress running shoes.

No gaudy/over-sized jewelry (anything that might be a distraction).

Sunday Service Attire:

Men: Nice shirt & pants: optional jackets, sweaters & vests.

Ladies: Blouse & pants, skirt or dress (knee-length). No pants that are tight all the way to the ankle unless you wear a long top that goes mid-thigh. No gaucho or cropped pants of any kind.

All: Nice dark dress jeans are also acceptable as long they are accompanied by long shirts or suits. No hats allowed except for ladies and must be ladies hats designed kind.

Colors: Stick to neutral tones: black & all grey tones, browns, light/dark blue, dark purple, white and off-white. No loud prints (Funny images of distraction).

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS

Faithful members will be assigned other responsibilities during services once or twice a month.

TIPS FOR BETTER PLATFORM PRESENCE:

Look in the mirror and watch what you look like—jump, clap, bow, dance, raise your hands, be engaging. If something appears awkward, adjust it to make sure you are communicating what you want to communicate.

Do not let the congregation determine your level of expression. Sometimes they will not be engaged in worship. As leaders, we always need to be engaged. Show them an example of how to express worship. Most of the time, they simply need to see worship in order to learn how to express it on their own.

Be sincere. Worship from your heart. Give a warm smile from within. We are leading people from all different circumstances, so remember that a warm smile ministers more than you realize.

Musicians: Be sure to stay engaged in worship. Practice ahead of time and memorize your music so you don’t have to focus on your instrument the whole time. Sing while you play. Seeing a musician singing from their heart can help people worship. Move around your area. Use your space to the fullest. When there is no movement, the platform can look stagnant.

Musicians should not be allowed to leave the church service after worship. They should also give themselves time to the hearing of the word of God and enjoy the service with others.

Your vision vs church's vision

Here at CGC we understand that everyone has something to offer within our boundaries and outside. But we would love to see things done in an orderly manner by letting your Senior leaders be aware of your intentions. For instance, if you have any ministry to perform outside the church or you receive your personal ministry invitation it is always recommended to inform your leader and your Senior Pastor and receive their blessings. It is a way to show you honor them and it gives credit to your ministry. It is not good your Pastor to hear you are performing outside while he didn't know about it. Always communicate on time and let your intentions be known. If you need any support do not hesitate to let your Pastor know.

Question: What do you agree or disagree with in these guidelines? What is working for your team?

HOW WE CARRY OURSELVES

You are always representatives of Jesus Christ. In your personal lives, worship team members will be expected to live by the highest standards as led by our Fathers Word. The worship team is a frontline ministry of the church visible wherever we are.


Our Church Services

We currently meet for:

WORSHIP SERVICE

Sundays 4:00-6:30pm

CHOIR REHEARSAL

Saturdays 2:00-4:15pm

6750 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013

House to House Fellowship

once a week, any day, any time, any where.

Prayer and Fasting Every Thursday of the week.


Charity work

OMEGA COMPASSION is our Welfare or Humanitarian organization and the body of City of Glory Church that provides support to Orphans, less privileged, Vulnerable members of our communities, Widows, Widowers and Elderly persons. Started since October 2006 in Okahandja Namibia (Southern Africa) and currently extended to other parts of the world.



Facebook Link: Omega Compassion

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