United in Christ

Continuing the Mission of Jesus

Until the Resurrection - Calvin Burrell

3 July, 2022

Dear brother and sisters in Christ,

There are few words that can adequately convey the sense of loss in saying farewell to a dear friend and mentor in the faith of Jesus, Elder Calvin Burrell.

Calvin died after a short illness on 29 June 2022 at home with his family around him. He said to his family, “You will cry and then you will laugh again!”

Calvin Burrell actively reflected a gracious, kind and generous ministry in many roles her served within the US General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) as well as the International Ministerial Congress where he was well loved and respected throughout our churches around the world. He served on various boards, in Ministerial Training, worked as the Bible Advocate editor, different roles within the IMC and as General Conference President.

Calvin Burrell

Since his passing, social media has been replete with hundreds of personal testimonies from the many who dearly loved and respected Calvin.

Thank you, brother Calvin, for your work in grace and truth! You will be missed, and our greatest hope and prayer that your legacy continues in the grace and truth of the Lord Jesus Christ! A memorial service will be held online at at 2:00pm on July 10, 2022, Oregon USA time.

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, on behalf of the International Ministerial Congress of the Church of God (Seventh Day),


The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper commemoration and celebration will be held on Tuesday evening, 4 April 2023, just after sunset. We hope and pray that the information here is a blessing to you, your family and your local church fellowship.

Countdown to the Lord's Supper commemoration

Thursday evening 4 April 2023

Date: 6 November 2021

We're planning on facilitating up to seven worship services in the 24 hour period of 6 November 2021, and this list will soon be available on this website.

Continuing the Mission of Jesus

The theme this year is "Continuing the Mission of Jesus", and each Sabbath worship service will be designed around exploring this theme. What was the "mission of Jesus"? What are the elements of mission we must embrace? We hope and pray that our collective celebration around the world is a blessing to all.


The International Ministerial Congress actively works to take the gospel to the world by equipping our national conferences, pastors and missionaries. We work for doctrinal unity, and as such, we thank God for his good work among us, even during this time of pandemic.

Our identity and purpose is in Jesus Christ alone - in His word, in His will, for His glory, for ever and ever. However, we need "our daily bread" resources to continue ministering to those needs around us.

May our celebration together around the world during this Sabbath on 6 November 2021 unite us further, strengthen us, and help us build greater Kingdom in-roads, as we give thanks for your donations and look forward to working together as Ambassadors of Christ.

More information coming soon.

Livestreaming Sabbath Worship Services


See our growing list of available livestreaming services around the world. Because of the current COVID-19 restrictions and quarantine requirements experienced in most countries, we are now listing church fellowships who are regularly livestreaming Sabbath worship services.

Is your local church livestreaming Sabbath worship services?

List your church's livestreaming service here so that others experiencing social isolation in the current COVID-19 crisis may be able to easily find your service. 

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Message from our President

Jesus commissions us to live and share the gospel, and this implies both a pressing need and a great sense of urgency. With the gospel as the only means of salvation for humanity and faced with the reality of sin, suffering and death that characterizes this post-modern age in which we live, the people of God must redirect their pastoral work in the light of this divine mandate:
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28: 18-20 NASB)
The whole word for the whole world means: preaching the gospel to the unreached without adding to or taking away from Jesus’ message; edifying all believers with all teachings in the Scriptures to become true Christian disciples; worshiping the one and only God in all time, place and circumstance, and opposing all idolatry which is sin; fellowshipping with one another as a sign and testimony of unity, overcoming cultural, racial, and linguistic barriers so the world will believe in Jesus; and serving our neighbors in order to transform their lives and surroundings.
Jesus sends us to carry out the totality of the redemptive mission. It is not a privilege for some, but a responsibility for all. We must go to the whole world, with the whole message from God’s word, knowing that He is with us all days—always, even to the end of the age.
Ramon Ruiz, IMC President

      Ramon Ruiz, President, International Ministerial Congress


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