The Church of God is a nondenominational organization that traces its roots through Sabbatarian communities in 17th-century Europe, to the first-century apostolic Church in Jerusalem. Accordingly the Church endeavors to uphold the original practices and teachings of Jesus Christ and His early followers. The Church of God has members around the world and is based in Pasadena, California.
The purpose and activities of the Church of God are primarily educational. While the Church seeks to proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God throughout the world as instructed by Jesus Christ in Mark 16:15, we don't believe that command is an instruction to proselytize. As a result, the organization does not attempt to convert new members through its communications and outreach. It also does not actively solicit donations through its activities. However, the Church welcomes new members and supporters who are inspired by God to participate in this work. As instructed in Matthew 28:18–20, the Church of God takes care of and teaches all those who become part of our community—a community that seeks to understand God's will and purpose for humanity.
The Church also produces Vision, which is dedicated to examining, from biblical and historical perspectives, the complex social, moral and philosophical challenges humanity faces, presenting the Bible as a credible source of solutions to these problems. Vision's fundamental goals are to showcase the many ways our human nature influences us and to provide a means of overcoming the negative aspects of that influence. Vision offers full-length articles, reviews, and interviews with leaders and experts in a wide variety of fields, as well as commentary from the publisher, Dr. David Hulme.