Marching to Different Drums

In 2014, father-son pastors Randy and Ryan Visconti unveiled their vision for sparking growth and building unity in the Mesa, Arizona, church where they served as pastors: separate services, based on generational worship preferences. It involved more than just adding a contemporary-style service — aimed at the 20-40 age demographic — to the existing more traditional … [Read more…]

Evangel Dedicates Coryell Field

Evangel University completed installing Coryell Field this summer, a state-of-the-art game and practice surface, on its Springfield, Missouri, campus and dedicated it in a special ceremony on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.  The new AstroTurf field is now being used for men and women’s soccer home games and practice, football practice, and for marching band rehearsals. … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — November 11, 1944

When President Woodrow Wilson declared the United States’ first observation of Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, he envisioned a world that would “work out in peace a new and juster set of international relations.” However, history would show that the world was not yet done with international war. Twenty-five years after that first declaration, … [Read more…]

Appealing to a Changing Culture

When Vanessa Hall became Women’s Ministries director for the Assemblies of God South Texas District in 2014, she felt as though she had walked into a different subculture. Hall found herself immersed in a largely homogenous culture, where many people had an extensive AG heritage dating back several generations. As the first African-American in the … [Read more…]

Response to the 2016 Election

Today we find ourselves at the end of a historically bitter and contentious election process that has lasted more than 18 months. As we wake up today, we know the winners of federal, state, and local elections. We know the issues and referendums that passed and those that failed. Among the things we have yet … [Read more…]

Treasures Discovery

During her first week at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Monique A. Calderón’s grandfather died. His death changed everything. The only man who had loved and protected her was gone. Without him, Calderón says, ongoing physical, emotional, and verbal abuse perpetuated by another male relative destroyed her sense of self-worth.   “No longer was … [Read more…]

Game Changer

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of PE News articles on people in the Assemblies of God under the age of 20 who are making an impact in their communities. At age 18 and with 20 hours of Advanced Placement credits racked up at the outset of his freshman college year, Jeremy Ryan … [Read more…]

Leading in Divisive Times

Dr. Kent Ingle is the president of Southeastern University and author of Framework Leadership, available now for pre-order.  As pastors and leaders of Christian communities in the United States, we are currently faced with a divisive season in America. Political polarization has reached its peak. And, as a result, our congregations are entrenched into their … [Read more…]