The Church of God in Christ will accept any and all persons regardless of race, color and national origin. When the appropriate vows have been made, such persons shall be received into the church as a member in the local church of their choice.
Any person will be admitted as a Candidate for membership of the local church when such person expresses a willingness to be saved from his sins and become subject to the discipline and doctrine of the church. It then becomes the pastor's duty, or persons appointed by him, to instruct him in the history, organization and doctrine of the Church of God in Christ with emphasis on how to be filled with the Holy Ghost and how to retain it.
When a candidate has shown sincerity of his faith in Christ Jesus and a desire to assume the obligations of a member and become faithful to the local Church of God in Christ, the candidate may then be received by the pastor into the full fellowship of the church.
*Excerpt taken from the Official Manual of the Church of God in Christ.