Rethinking the District’s Role

For most of its 99 years of existence, the Nebraska District has functioned much like other geographic districts of the Assemblies of God, as a top-down organization. But Nebraska Superintendent Bob A. Wine believes such a structure can be detrimental, because it causes local congregations to be too dependent on the district offices and programs … [Read more…]

Massive Acts of Compassion

When the Assemblies of God SoCal Network began planning a new initiative for compassion ministries called CityServe, matters moved quickly. Before the network launched the effort, retailers began donating millions of dollars in furniture, school supplies, toys, and other items to be given to the poor through local churches. “We’ve always done compassion ministry, but … [Read more…]

A Crisis Path to Chaplaincy

Settling into his new role as pastor of Faith Assembly of God in Hertford, North Carolina, in 1993, Duane Keith Campbell faced a crisis that tested his call to ministry. Waking up suddenly one night from a strange noise coming from the bathroom, Campbell discovered his wife, Julie, on the floor — unresponsive and in … [Read more…]

Donna Barrett Elected General Secretary

The Assemblies of God Executive Presbytery has unanimously elected Donna L. Barrett to serve as the 11th general secretary of the U.S. Fellowship. With this election, the 21-member executive board fills the unexpired term of James T. Bradford, following his midterm resignation to pursue full-time pastoral ministry at Central Assembly in Springfield, Missouri. Barrett’s ministry … [Read more…]

Evangel University and Convoy of Hope Develop Center for Compassion

Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri, has announced a new partnership with Springfield-based world relief organization Convoy of Hope to create a Center for Compassion. The center will serve to expand the learning and service opportunities available to Evangel students. It will also develop training and for-credit learning opportunities for people involved in compassion ministries through churches … [Read more…]

Who Is Jesus?

Ask people around in today’s world the question “Who is Jesus?” and you’ll get a variety of answers. This is really no different from when Jesus asked the question of His disciples.  It is however a critical one to answer. In this message from April 8th we delve into this Bottom Line Belief. 

KidMin Conference Results in Cheers and Tears

By the time Josh Holdeman crumpled to the Central Assembly of God stage floor, overwhelmed with gratitude and weeping, few if any dry eyes could be found in the packed auditorium as the genuine emotion of the moment touched nearly every heart. Holdeman was attending the 2018 KidMin Conference held April 11-13 in Springfield, Missouri. … [Read more…]

Saved in More Ways Than One

When Anthony G. Torres became pastor of Mountain View Assembly of God in Alamogordo, New Mexico, in 2015, the 53-year-old church averaged 20 people in attendance. Torres and his wife, Sasha, were the youngest in the congregation. In 2½ years, Mountain View now regularly has 300 in attendance and continues to welcome new guests each … [Read more…]

Living the Call

Mel Erickson knew he wanted to follow God’s call wherever it led. But in 1966 as a young student at North Central University, he says God surprised him by calling him to minister to Native Americans. “I was a farm boy from North Dakota,” Erickson says. “I was naïve and thought all people in the … [Read more…]