November 19, 2017 Sunday morning message.
Ruth Trotter Garlock (1897-1997) and her husband, Henry B. Garlock, were Assemblies of God missionary pioneers in Liberia, Ghana, and Malawi. Several generations of Assemblies of God members grew up reading Henry’s colorful stories about their lives and ministry among African cannibals and witch doctors. However, Ruth’s story often seemed overshadowed by her husband’s big personality. A careful reading of their Read more about This Week in AG History — November 24, 1945[…]
Dream big and start small. That’s Pastor Richard C. Gurganus’ prescription for starting the kind of outreach that has transformed a community in the eastern North Carolina city of Rocky Mount. Begun as a missions initiative of Church on the Rise, over the past decade Rocky Mount Peacemakers has grown from neighborhood Bible studies into Read more about Bridging Economic Divisions[…]
An inner-city ministry in Iowa started at the height of the Jesus movement is shifting its focus to reach a largely biblically unaware generation. Helen I. Martin launched New Life Church in 1972 and served as pastor for 40 years before retiring. Jamel Crawford has been lead pastor since 2013. “The church has always wanted Read more about Once Around the Block[…]
Beth Mattison shares her testimony of becoming an overcomer as she battled cancer for 18 months.
In today’s world, it takes courage to serve the Lord at home, in the church, and in the marketplace. In order to develop that kind of courage, men need a place they can turn to in order to resource and reach that goal. For that reason, AG Men’s Ministries has chosen “Courage” as the 2018 Read more about Men's Ministries Announces Annual Theme, Resources<br />[…]
Although not a Christian, Sayaka Ikeda of Japan enjoyed herself in a Chi Alpha Bible study group when she began attending as a first-year student in 2001 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The Japanese L.I.F.E. (Love, Instruction, Fellowship, Evangelism) group offered the familiarity of home by providing a place to meet Japanese friends, eat Read more about A Taste of Japan in Illinois[…]
Nestled inside a musty velvet jewelry box from among the belongings of her late aunt, Adele Flower Dalton, Kathryn Flower Ringer found a curious antique – a lady’s pocket watch. The scrolling, elegant numbers and hands were real gold; but the face and the case, a steely black. Kathryn discovered the watch’s significance immediately, as Read more about Gold for Iron[…]
An Assemblies of God layperson and former drug addict recently launched an outreach to support addicts and families devastated by dependency. Earlier this year, Janelle Lanning Unger, who oversees the recovery ministry at Freedom Assembly of God in Mentor, Ohio, started VIP (Vigil, Intercession, and Prayer) Outreach to fight drugs in a spiritual manner. She Read more about Battling the Drug Demons[…]
New York Teen Challenge Director Jimmy Jack thinks he knows the solution to the nation’s opioid crisis: Teen Challenge. Jack has told Trump administration officials as much, handing a 14-page report to three of them at the White House Oct. 26 when President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. Jack also Read more about A Faith-Based Pitch[…]