Miles for a Bible

Light for the Lost, the Assemblies of God ministry that focuses on resourcing ministries and missionaries with evangelism tools, has been a part of seeing countless souls brought into the kingdom of God.   In portions of Africa, Assemblies of God missionaries use dirt bikes to traverse rugged trails that lead to remote villages in … [Read more…]

Growing Through Servant Leadership

For the past five years, Bethel Church in Temple, Texas, has added more than 100 adherents annually and has quadrupled the number of kids participating in its children’s ministries. Simultaneously, Bethel has increased its volunteer core and added two campuses —one on the south side of Temple and another in nearby Belton — for a … [Read more…]

Not Your Average Rodeo

A rodeo in Nashville may not seem like a strange occurrence. But put that rodeo in the middle of a church sanctuary, and it’s likely to turn some heads. From June 29 to July 3, Cornerstone Nashville Assembly of God in Madison, Tennessee, will hold a five-night professional rodeo within the confines of the church’s … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — June 26, 1966

Wernher von Braun (1912-1977), one of Nazi Germany’s leading rocket scientists, became a pioneer in America’s space program following World War II. But it was von Braun’s conversion to Christ that captured the attention of Assemblies of God radio preacher C. M. Ward. Ward interviewed the scientist in 1966, during which von Braun described the … [Read more…]

The Old is New

William “Bill” Bjoraker, Assemblies of God U.S. missionary to Jewish people since 1993, is launching a new initiative equipping everyday Christians for Jewish missions. The initiative, which he calls Encountering the Jewish World, uses an informal practical training model, in contrast to a formal degree-granting program. “Storytelling has a strong tradition in Jewish history,” says … [Read more…]

Marathon Effort Helps Kids Attend Camp

Assemblies of God U.S. Missionary Isaac Olivarez, 37, is the director and founder of Urban Outreach Denver. However, he harbored a hatred — to this day, he vividly remembers his intense, passionate distaste for running. But God took something Olivarez “never ever” desired for himself (running), and made it an answer to prayer. “I hated … [Read more…]

Transformed Through Trials

When a church grows from a dozen regular attendees to over 200 in just six years, the change is monumental. But when that church is in a town with a population of only 600, it can be transformational for the town itself. Throw a devastating fire into the mix, and a picture of God’s grace … [Read more…]