Senator Withdraws Controversial Proposal

The sponsor of California’s controversial Senate Bill 1146 has voluntarily dropped his proposal which threatened funding sources for religious colleges and universities. Senator Ricardo Lara’s proposal would have held religious schools to the same standards required by state colleges, with regard to inclusion of LGBT students and faculty. In comments made to the Los Angeles Times, … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — August 10, 1969

“Prayer and Pentecost are intimately related.” Robert C. Cunningham made this observation in a 1969 Pentecostal Evangel editorial column in which he encouraged readers to “keep in vital touch with God through prayer.” Cunningham explained, “Pentecostal people know something about the power of prayer. All we have received from God has come through the avenue … [Read more…]

Being Real With the Hometown Crowd

When Pastor Steve T. Larson felt called to plant a church in 1994, he sensed a prompting to do so in his hometown of Kasson, Minnesota, which has a population of 6,000. Today, Community Celebration Church is situated on a county road between Kasson and nearby Byron (population 5,000). In its rural location, the church’s … [Read more…]

Stanford Bound

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of 20 PE News articles on 20 people in the Assemblies of God under the age of 20 who are making an impact in their communities. An Assemblies of God teen who made the cut at many of the nation’s most selective colleges will start classes at … [Read more…]

Trafficking on the Radar

A group against human trafficking including an Assemblies of God U.S. missionary, stand equipped to fight against the crime at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally being held this week.   With the annual event drawing hundreds of thousands of people to the Black Hills of South Dakota, Tess Franzen with F.R.E.E. International, a U.S. Missions ministry seeking … [Read more…]

Perfection Not Required to be Called by God

As Theresa Allen prepared to take the exam that would qualify her for ministerial credentials, that recurring question surfaced once again: “Can God call a person with a past?” She’d studied diligently through Global University’s Berean School of the Bible to complete the required courses. She knew the credentials would validate her ministry. She welcomed … [Read more…]

Brazil's Rising Generation

Editor’s note: As the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro commence, ministry teams from the Brazil Assemblies of God have the opportunity to share the gospel with people from around the world. The Fellowship, with roots stretching back 104 years, has consistently sought out creative avenues to proclaim the good news to the next generation. This … [Read more…]

Church Surprises Hometown Police Force

Pastor William “Bud” Shackelford and his congregation at Checotah (Oklahoma) First Assembly of God recently shocked their local police force with an act of gratitude that left officers and department staff speechless. On Friday, July 29, the church held a grilled ribeye steak luncheon to honor officers and thank them for their service to the … [Read more…]