Our church is proud of the fact that we NO paid ministers. In fact, there are NO paid church employees at all. From top to bottom out entire ministry is made up of volunteers.
Though we are a very open-minded organization, (Dr Graham likes to say that ‘the mind is like a parachute, it works best when it is open’, our background and principles are deep rooted in the Bible. Dr Graham’s PhD is in theology and his ministerial training was based in Christianity.
The Bible story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is most often wrongly applied to homosexuality when in fact the scriptures are very clear as to the ‘sins’ of the cities.
49 “‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. 50 They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.
We humbly seek your support as we endeavor to change the world by being part of that change, leading by example. We do not attempt to play God or to judge others in any way or fashion. As the Apostle Paul wrote: ‘Love conquers all’ and it is with love we serve. Every aspect of our ministry is based on that one strong principle of love.
After years of aiding thousands in our state and surrounding areas whom were otherwise rejected or shunned by more traditional churches we are fast approaching our TENTH anniversary. Last year, 2016, a small piece of property was donated to us that we are seeking to establish our brick and mortar church on. This piece of property will be utilized for use by community members for funerals, weddings and other such activities. We will also use the facility for our streaming of services, training and production of training materials for the Church of Preparedness. The Church of Preparedness is based in large part on the story of Joseph and the famine in Egypt. Though the citizens of Egypt were fed it was at great costs to them: Loss of livestock, land and even their personal freedoms; effectively becoming slaves to Pharaoh to the point of having to return to Pharaoh 5%. From the story of Noah and the flood to the brides maids and the oil they needed for their lamps the Bible is full of examples demonstrating our individual needs to be PREPARED and NOT to be dependent on government and other outside sources. The Church of Preparedness mission is the training and equipping of individuals and families in our community to prepare for themselves.
Any financial or other assistance that may be given is tax free and starts that first step to free us from government bondage.
We at IOCCHURCH are Death Positive
Whether you have participated in the death positive movement for years, or are brand new to us, we wanted to offer you a way to boldly state your intentions and participation.
I believe that by hiding death and dying behind closed doors we do more harm than good to our society.
I believe that the culture of silence around death should be broken through discussion, gatherings, art, innovation, and scholarship.
I believe that talking about and engaging with my inevitable death is not morbid, but displays a natural curiosity about the human condition.
I believe that the dead body is not dangerous, and that everyone should be empowered (should they wish to be) to be involved in care for their own dead.
I believe that the laws that govern death, dying and end-of-life care should ensure that a person’s wishes are honored, regardless of sexual, gender, racial or religious identity.
I believe that my death should be handled in a way that does not do great harm to the environment.
I believe that my family and friends should know my end-of-life wishes, and that I should have the necessary paperwork to back-up those wishes.
I believe that my open, honest advocacy around death can make a difference, and canchange culture.