Inner-City Replanting

Highpoint Church in Aurora, Colorado, a congregation nearly 100 years old, almost ceased to exist in 2008 when the recession stalled its building program and dried up financing — causing forfeiture of a rent-back option on the property the church had sold. “Our new building was nearly complete when the banking crisis hit and we … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Aug. 22, 1936

John F. Hall (1906 – 1984), Assemblies of God missionary, Bible translator, and teacher, was born in New Jersey on April 15, 1906, the same day William Seymour opened his mission on Azusa Street in Los Angeles. The Pentecostal revival sparked in that mission would introduce Hall to a power that would carry him through … [Read more…]

Life Lessons from Rodeo

U.S. Missions rodeo chaplains Joe and Kayla Kissel agree with Winston Churchill’s onetime observation that there is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. So do the volunteers and donors who partner with From the Arena to the Cross Cowboy Ministries for summer rodeo Bible camps … [Read more…]

Access in Asia Pacific

In 2018, God granted AGWM access to 140 countries where 2,700 ministry personnel reached the spiritually lost, planted churches, trained local believers, and served the poor and suffering. The goal of AGWM is the same among every tribe and nation: to see Jesus made known and communities of faith in Him established within every people … [Read more…]

Revitalizing Downtown Fresno

In the 1980s, housewife and mother Debra DeJuarez began walking neighborhoods near her home in downtown Fresno to invite people to Cornerstone Church, then an Assemblies of God congregation of about 250. Although a volunteer, she treated her efforts like a job, mapping out dozens of square blocks and knocking on doors from morning to … [Read more…]

The Miracles of Booth One

When most people walk into the Panera restaurant in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, booth one appears to be much like any other booth in the restaurant. But for Chaplain Chuck Kish, pastor of Bethel Assembly of God in Carlisle, the booth is not only the site of a miracle, but a connecting point that has given him … [Read more…]

The Running Congregation

After serving for 18 years as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, then another 16 years as a correctional chaplain, John R. Houser felt a new calling in retirement. Houser, at the age of 70, is a U.S. Missions sports/athletic chaplain for both the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center and the Columbia Running … [Read more…]

Bridging the Single Mom Gap

In the early 1990s, Carol L. Lund and her husband, Gordon, of Dassel, Minnesota, sat at a wedding reception, enjoying the celebration, when another guest commented on a mutual friend’s marital demise. The guest stated that the now-single mother deserved the consequences of the divorce. Stunned by the man’s attitude, Lund determined in that moment … [Read more…]