Already Prepared for the Hard Places

Four years ago, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, U.S.A., a ministry of U.S. Missions, was launched at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks (UAF) by Paul Burkhart, U.S. missionary with Chi Alpha and state director, and his team. Burkhart and his wife, Crystal, would seemingly be the last people drawn to Alaska — having spent nine … [Read more…]

Planting in the Arkansas Delta

Five years ago, Timothy A. Parke became the first pastor of New Life Assembly of God, after a group of 43 adults organized the Monticello, Arkansas, church. Although the size of the congregation more than tripled its first three years, Arkansas AG Superintendent Larry Moore caught Parke off guard when he spoke a prophetic word … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Dec. 14, 1980

Sunday School and Bible training have been a mainstay of the Assemblies of God since its founding in 1914. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the AG made a concerted effort to promote Sunday School training. This resulted in the Gospel Publishing House setting up a promotional office in 1935 to stimulate interest in Sunday School … [Read more…]

Funeral Honors

Assemblies of God Chaplain Judy T. Malana appeared multiple times on national television last week, leading the military funeral processionals for former President George Herbert Walker Bush. On Dec. 3, Malana, a Navy captain, escorted the flag-draped coffin of the 41st president on Air Force One from Texas to Washington, D.C. Bush died at his … [Read more…]

Funereal Honors

Assemblies of God Chaplain Judy T. Malana appeared multiple times on national television last week, leading the military funeral processionals for former President George Herbert Walker Bush. On Dec. 3, Malana, a Navy captain, escorted the flag-draped coffin of the 41st president on Air Force One from Texas to Washington, D.C. Bush died at his … [Read more…]

The Empty Space During the Holidays

It’s the season to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. There is much to be done: shopping for gifts, putting lights on the tree and the house, and preparing food for friends and family. Culturally the holidays are thought to be times of joy, making memories, and participating in family traditions. Yet for some of … [Read more…]

Honoring Pillars While Branching Out

When a church bus picked up 13-year-old Troy H. Jones in 1980 for the first time, nobody foresaw that 25 years later he would become the lead pastor at the same church and help renew its 90-year mission to reach the lost. Today, New Life Church in Renton, Washington, where Jones is lead pastor, is … [Read more…]

Dig Continues to Confirm Bible's Accuracy

The Assemblies of God Center for Holy Lands Studies (CHLS) provides a regular column to AG News that offers deep and sometimes surprising insight into the Word of God through close examination of the culture of the day, biblical sites, and archaeological records. In this article, Jeremy Stein, the CHLS Content Development coordinator, shares a … [Read more…]

Julie’s Cookies

Hawaiian snowballs, peanut butter reindeer, and Christmas Eve mice are just three of the 25 varieties of cookies to be consumed on Cookie Day at LeRoy Assembly of God. These sweet treats have enabled Julie Patterson to make a connection with the Kansas town of 550 people where her husband, Charlie, is pastor. Cookie Day … [Read more…]

Developing Gifts — Key to Liberty Church Success

Tory and Elizabeth Farina are experienced church planters. Having already spent over eight years founding and co-pastoring a highly successful church plant in Minnesota, they felt God leading them to pioneer a new plant in Woodbury, a suburb of St. Paul. With the confidence of a confirmed calling by God and their church planting experience, … [Read more…]