Like many Christian denominations, Pentecostal churches encourage women to dress modestly defined by each denomination or church.For example, the United Pentecostal Church International defines modesty as a refusal to wear any clothing or accessory that might incite a man to lust.He chose His twelve apostles, gave them proper training, and gave them the commandment concerning the kingdom, "Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the age" (Matt. The apostles went forth, preaching everywhere, and the people were converted, sanctified, and baptized with the Holy Ghost, forsook not the assembling of themselves together as the manner of some now, but formed the saved into local congregations, and called them churches, and ordained elders and deacons, and always left some one to look after the spiritual and temporal interests of the Church. We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the remission of sins that are past; and for there generation of penitent sinners, and for salvation from sin and from sinning (Rom. After this there shall be nominated and elected at least one deacon, and a Secretary and Treasurer, after which the officiating person shall ordain the deacon according to the form of ordination elsewhere given in this book of discipline. Any preacher may be transferred from one Convention to another by the mutual consent of the General Superintendent and the person to be transferred. Each Convention shall determine the time and place of its own sitting. Each Convention shall have the minutes of its sessions published. The business of each Annual Convention shall be transacted as follows: 6 (a) The examination and passage of characters of officers of the Convention. (c) The receiving of a report from each local church. (e) The examination and passage of the characters of ordained preachers, licensed preachers, and mission workers. The General Convention shall be composed of the General Superintendent, the Assistant General Superintendents, the General Secretary, the General Treasurer, the General Trustees, the Superintendents of the Annual Conventions, at least one clerical delegate from each Annual Convention, but not more than one for every twenty-five preachers, and at least one lay delegate from each Annual Convention, but not more than one for every five hundred lay members. There shall be a regular meeting every four years, provided, that in case of necessity, the General Superintendent shall have authority to call a General Convention at such time and place as he may designate, for the transaction of such business as may properly come before it. The object of the General Convention shall be to confer together and to adopt such measures and devise such means as shall be deemed expedient for the promotion and furtherance of the cause of Pentecostal holiness. In the event of the death, removal or disability of the General Superintendent, the Board of Trustees shall have authority to call a meeting of the General Convention, which shall, by prayer and fasting, seek to know the mind of the Spirit with regard to filling the vacancy, and the one plainly designated by the Holy Ghost shall be accepted as the divinely appointed one. The time for holding each General Convention shall be determined by the Convention, and the place by the General Superintendent with the consent of the Official Board. The following business shall be transacted at the General Convention: (a) The examination and passage of characters of officers of the General Convention, and receiving reports. (e) Receiving of quadrennial reports from Annual Conventions on same blanks used by local churches in reporting to Annual Conventions. He shall also keep a register, in which shall be recorded the names of all who shall join the church, with the manner and date of their reception and disposal. Let us humbly follow -Christ, our great leader, and take His Word for our rule of faith and practice . Constitution and General Rules of The Pentecostal Holiness Church. Then there shall be elected a Board of Trustees, consisting of three or five persons, who shall hold in trust the church property. The boundaries of each Annual Convention shall be determined by the General Superintendent, with the consent of the preachers and local churches. Each Convention shall be composed of its Superintendent, ordained preachers, licensed preachers, mission workers, at least one delegate from each local church, but not more than one for every fifty members in each church,. Provided that those who are unable to attend the Convention shall report in writing concerning their personal experience and work, and on failure to do so for two successive years they shall be dismissed from the Convention. (d) The examination and ordination of candidates for the ministry whose attendance at an Annual Convention would be impossible. It shall be his duty further to prepare the report for the delegate to the Annual Convention, on blanks furnished by the General Secretary. It shall be the duty of the pastor to preach the Word, to visit all the members, if possible, especially the sick; to administer the ordinances of the church, and to sit as chairman of the Official Board and church conferences. At the close of the sermon or Scripture lesson, or at any time that may be deemed proper, the pastor, with any members present, and with the deacons who are to participate, may gather round the table and kneel with the whole congregation, and the following prayer, or an extemporary one if preferred, shall be offered. This includes low-cut shirts, makeup and jewelry with the exception of watches -- and wearing pants -- as the rule declares that pants make the contours of a woman's lower body clearly visible.Women in this church are forbidden to have short hair.The Service contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of TCC and its licensors.
In most cases, women must wear full length skirts or dresses at all times.
PREFACE From the highest to the lowest of God's creation we see the most perfect organization. We believe in the imminent, personal, premillennial second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (I Thes. 24 -.29-44), and we love and wait for His appearing (2 Tim. We deny, as false and unscriptural, Seventh-Day Adventism, annihilation of the wicked, conditional immortality, antinomianism, absolute perfection, so-called come-outism, the so-called resurrection life, the so-called redemption or glorification of the body in this life, the doctrine of the restitution of all things, as set forth in millennial-dawnism, and the teaching that we are not born of God until we are sanctified wholly. The Lord says, "Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled," and The Pentecostal Holiness Church firmly holds that there are certain relations between husband and wife which are strictly private according to the Word of God, and into this sacred privacy no one has any right to inquire (Heb. It points us to Calvary, and to the return of Jesus, whose blood cleanseth us from all sin and prepares us for His blessed coming again.
The stars are all placed in order; the sun and moon have their tabernacles; the solar system is a display of God's wonderful arrangement. It should be administered to all Christians in both kinds, and unfermented wine only shall be used.
When we turn to God's dealings directly with man, we see the same carefulness of system and order. We believe, teach and firmly maintain the Scriptural doctrine of justification by faith alone (Rom 5 : 1). We believe also that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the complete cleansing of the justified believer from all indwelling sin, and from its pollution subsequent to regeneration (I John 1: 7-9). We believe also that entire sanctification is an instantaneous, definite, second work of grace, obtainable by faith on the part of the fully justified believer (John 15: 2; Acts 26: 18). We believe also that the Pentecostal baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire is obtainable by a definite act of appropriating faith on the part of the fully cleansed believer, and that the initial evidence of the reception of this experience is speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Luke ; Acts 1: 5; 2:1-4; 8: 17; 10: 44-46; 19: 6). We believe also in divine healing as in the atonement (Isa. The Lord's table should be open to all who love Him, and all of the Lord's children should be invited to His table to commemorate together the death of their common Lord. This body of Christian worshippers shall be know n as The Pentecostal Holiness Church. Any local church may adopt any rule or regulation for its own government, other than these written in this discipline, provided such rules and regulations do not annul or conflict with what is herein written, and any Annual Convention may also have the same right. All the officers of The Pentecostal Holiness Church shall be in the experience of sanctification at the time of their election, and their term of office shall expire at the discretion of the church. The officers of each church shall constitute an Official Board, which sha11 be composed of at least one deacon, the Secretary and Treasurer, three Trustees of church property and the pastor. It shall be the duty of the deacon or deacons to look after the spiritual and temporal welfare of the church.
Look at His government of the children of Israel; at Sinai, laws are given, commandments delivered, and specifications are laid out with most positive command to "see thou makest all things according the pattern shown thee in the mount." When we come to the works of Christ and His apostles, we observe the same care for a simple but sufficient form of church government. Where there are three or more persons in one place desiring to be organized into a Pentecostal Holiness Church, 5 they shall call for a person properly authorized to organize such a church, and he shall read and explain the Basis of Union, general rules and government of The Pentecostal Holiness Church; and after prayer, he shall take the names of those desiring membership. He shall provide the elements of the Lord's Supper; see that the church is warmed and lighted, that proper persons are 9 appointed to conduct services, that financial remuneration is provided for those engaged in the work of the church, that proper literature is circulated-among the members, that no unscriptural doctrine is preached, and that order is maintained in the church. It shall be the duty of the Trustees to hold in trust the church property, and not to allow the church property to be used for any purpose that does not meet the approval of a majority of its members. It shall be the duty of the Secretary and Treasurer to keep a faithful record of all the business proceedings of the church, and an account of all monies received, including all collections for whatever cause, and for what causes the same was paid out.