In Transition
News of the Churches of God

In Transition, published by John Robinson, was the predecessor of The Journal.  First started in May 1995, the newspaper ran for 22 issues until it ceased publication in January 1997.  Read why In Transition was created, the factors that led to its discontinuation, and its final farewell to its readers.

Volume 1, Issue #1
(May 5, 1995)  

Elders convene in Indianapolis, organize United Church of God
First UCG Directors Conduct Q & A with delegates
Global Church of God's articles of incorporation
UCG Board Member: Local Churches Should Keep Tithes
UCG Chairman's unity call, collaborative church government
UCG Ministers hear guidelines on setting up local churches
WCG's 1987 Bylaws reveal close ties with 'association'
Volume 1, Issue #2
(May 26, 1995)
Ambassador Univ. graduates 362 in 45th commencement
Global COG amends bylaws, empowers council of elders
Ministers Fired/Retired from Worldwide Church of God
Press Release on members/ministry forming UCG
Volume 1, Issue #3
(June 1995)
WCG Loses Almost 40 percent of its Ministers
Letters to the Editor


Volume 1, Issue #4
(July 1995)
Volume 2, Issue #4
(April 1996)
Interim Ambassador U. president
offers staff severance pay
Letters to the Editor
Ex-CGI ministers create
new church at Tulsa meeting
Herbert Armstrong's nurse
pursues rights complaint
Global COG elder Larry Salyer
gives insights into WCG doctrinal shifts
Volume 1, Issue #5
(August 1995)
Volume 2, Issue #5
(May 1996)
Chairman David Hulme Discusses
Present, Future of UCG
Did WCG leaders have doctrinal agenda?
What is the New Testament
form of church government?
Azuza Pacific dean addresses
1996 Ambassador University graduates
In Transition marks its first year
Sabbatarian pioneer John Kiesz
spent life in music ministry
Minister David Covington resigns,
accuses WCG of spiritual abuse
Black member examines
race relations in church
UCG council meets, discusses
crisis of trust, office location
United Church of God
reaches first anniversary
Volume 1, Issue #6
(September 1995)
Volume 2, Issue #6
(June 1996)
Former regent brings
federal suit against Ambassador
UCG releases draft of constitution, bylaws
Joseph Tkach Sr. battles bone cancer,
names son successor
UCG's "Spirit of Indianapolis" revisited
UCG elders ponder
church headquarters move
Volume 1, Issue #7
(October 1995)
Volume 2, Issue #7
(July 1996)
In Transition interviews
Dr. Roderick Meredith
WCG linked with shell corporations
Ambassador University budget slashed,
more layoffs occur
South African eyewitness
chronicles church changes
Volume 1, Issue #8
(November 1995)
Volume 2, Issue #8
(August 1996)
Former WCG youths seek
alternatives to Ambassador degree
Cult ministry claims big part
in WCG's doctrinal changes
Readers respond to issues
of UCG bylaws and governance
Ruth Tucker speaks to
students at Ambassador University
Why I left the Worldwide Church of God
Brethren tell why
they don't go to church
Gerald Waterhouse tells
why he joined UCG
Joseph Tkach gives specifics
of new WCG vision
Why we attend a
Stay-at-Home Church of God
Volume 1, Issue #9
(December 1995)
Volume 2, Issue #9
(September 1996)
Interview with Roderick C. Meredith,
Global Church of God
Los Angeles Times Recaps
WCG Doctrinal Changes
800 elders, wives convene for
UCG conference in Cincinnati, Ohio
WCG cuts Ambassador University's
$1.2 million annual subsidy
Ambassador University starts
50th year without subsidy from WCG
Volume 2, Issue #1
(January 1996)
Volume 2, Issue #10
(October 1996)
Hank Hanegraaff interviews
WCG leaders on massive changes.
Jubilee '95 in San Antonio
compares perspectives on Holy Days
Former student remembers
Ambassador Univ. student underground
In Transition to cease
publication in early 1997.
WCG survey asks when to keep
Feast of Tabernacles, Fee proposed
Volume 2, Issue #2
(February 1996)
Volume 2, Issue #11
(November 1996)
PCG founder Gerald Flurry
reveals basis of church
Writer traces common roots
of Church of God and SDAs
Ambassador University's 57-acre
golf course opens to public
Feast attendance totals listed
Global Church of God faces
cutbacks, dismisses employees
Volume 2, Issue #3
(March 1996)
Volume 2, Issue #12
(December 1996)
Barnabas Ministries promotes
bridge-building among groups
Churches of God say
no to salary request
The model for church
government is the family
New wave of layoffs hits WCG
Aaron Dean, aide to Herbert Armstrong
and Joseph Tkach Sr., speaks
Open letter from pastor Ron Weinland
on UCG concerns/problems.
The seat of Moses
is not the WCG hierarchy
UCG grapples with
church governance woes.
History of church government
in WCG (part 1 of 2)
Volume 3, Issue #1
(January 1997)
Ambassador University to shut doors after 50 years
Ron Dart discusses Herbert W. Armstrong and disillusionment
Ambassador University full of history, memories
Longtime minister Judd Kirk fights alcohol abuse
UCG council fields Big Sandy brethren's questions
Texas unpaid UCG elder attends council meetings, reports
UCG elders say constitution, not blown budget, the issue
UCG churches struggle with differences in approach
WCG church government up to Tkach era (part 2 of 2)
WCG pastor general tells church members to resume tithing
Letters to the Editor

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