No Need to Wait for Adulthood

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. Alyssa M. Kellum says she was just 8 years old when first called to the mission field. Despite being such a young age, … [Read more…]

Taking Charge

Social entrepreneur Charity Reeb recently set out to find a practical solution to the problem that she and many of her fellow Christians face: making a habit of practicing spiritual disciplines. “Like many believers I know, I have struggled with spiritual disciplines,” Reeb says. “Some of my closest friends who are longtime Jesus followers have … [Read more…]

Wounded Healer in a Dark Community

The woes faced by those living in Guaynabo, a suburb of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, are similar to those in just about any world metropolis: crime, poverty, homelessness, single motherhood, domestic violence, ubiquitous drugs and alcohol — with the next generation poised to repeat the cycle. Beyond urban blight, the working-class community on the … [Read more…]

State of the Plate

A new survey of nearly 1,600 church leaders suggests that congregations need to increase the number of giving options available to donors to keep pace with offerings by more traditional means made in the past. While most Americans now regularly pay bills online, through apps, or via auto-pay services, the most-favored method for churches to … [Read more…]

Week of Prayer: Praying with Confidence

Is there a secret to effective prayer? Not really. Christ gave the key to the answer to effective prayer in what most know as The Lord’s Prayer. The Bible also offers encouragement and explanation concerning effective prayer throughout the New Testament — those passages are the reason the Assemblies of God has chosen “Praying with Confidence” … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — December 1, 1957

During the past century, countless Native Americans have been moving from reservations and rural areas to the urban centers of America. One of the top destinations has been Los Angeles, where over 250,000 people of Native American descent now live.  In 1956, Assemblies of God evangelist Arthur Stoneking recognized this demographic shift and pioneered Indian … [Read more…]

2017 Influence Conference — Best Yet?

With names such as Mark Batterson, Priscilla Shirer, Rick Warren, Rob Ketterling, Samuel Rodriguez, and Dick Foth headlining, there is little doubt that the 2017 Influence Conference will be one of the best, if not the best, edition of the event ever presented. A spiritually refreshing offering, the Influence Conference has become a highly regarded … [Read more…]

Rural Empowerment

Gun Barrel City, Texas, population 5,672, has a lone Assemblies of God congregation. First Assembly numbered only half a dozen congregants until Easter, when it partnered with Rural Compassion to hold its first outreach to the local school district, equipping teachers’ lounges with supplies received at a Rural Compassion event. The church also gave away … [Read more…]