Skate Church

Brandon Sirolli, staff pastor at Sacred Fire Ministries in Belleview, Florida, as well as a detective with the Ocala Police Department, uses skateboarding as a ministry that is transforming young people in Marion County. It’s called Life Point — also dubbed “Skate Church” by teen and young adult patrons. The first two Saturdays of the … [Read more…]

Marital Stability Factor

A recent study affirms that women who are virgins when they wed have the highest likelihood of staying married for life, while also suggesting that females who have had just two sexual partners are among those most at risk for divorce. One surprising result of research conducted by Nicholas H. Wolfinger, professor of Family and … [Read more…]

24th Pentecostal World Conference Coming in September

The 24th Pentecostal World Conference (PWC) will convene September 7-10, 2016, at the massive Assembly of God Bethlehem Ministry facility in São Paulo, Brazil, with Pentecostals from around the world expected to be in attendance. Triennially, the Pentecostal World Fellowship (PWF) organizes the Pentecostal World Conference for Pentecostal and Spirit-filled leaders. It was in May … [Read more…]

Cohabitation Conundrum

Even though studies consistently show that cohabitation is damaging to a long-term relationship, most couples now view the living arrangement as a normal prelude to marriage.  A new Barna Group study shows that two-thirds of U.S. adults consider living together as a “good idea.” And the report indicates that regular churchgoers are nearly as likely … [Read more…]

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…]