MILFORD, Ohio—The United Church of God an International Association (UCG) has scheduled a conference of "elders in good standing" for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2011, at a Holiday Inn in nearby Cincinnati.
According to church president Dennis Luker speaking in a Q&A he conducted in Dallas, Texas, on Jan. 15, most employed and unemployed ministers remain with the UCG after the recent split.
He reportedly said that, of 492 elders worldwide, 62 percent, or about 307, stayed with the UCG.
In the United States, 60, or about half the employed elders, left.
In the United States overall, 68 percent of the 381 ministers, or 259 men, remain with the UCG.
Melvin Rhodes, chairman of the UCG’s council of elders, on Jan. 19 invited JOURNAL publisher Dixon Cartwright to attend the Cincinnati conference.