Battalion Tested

From the time Lt. Holly C. Short was 3 years old, she wanted to be a sailor. At least to wear the sailor uniform. Three decades later, God fulfilled that tender-age desire as Short donned a sailor’s uniform for work as a U. S. Navy chaplain. “Even when I was younger and wanted to dress … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Jan. 12, 1935

Anna Ziese (1895-1969), the legendary Assemblies of God missionary, began her life in Germany and lost her life during the height of the Cultural Revolution in China. Between these two events, she showed tremendous courage and creativity as she lived and ministered on three continents.  Anna was born in eastern Germany, where she graduated from … [Read more…]

Go East, Young Man

Nathan L. Kollar is a pastor, but he also is an artist and a musician. It’s not surprising that this son of a professional rocker-turned-preacher (Assemblies of God pastor Charles A. Kollar) is burdened to reach creative people with the gospel. That calling led Nathan, 36, and his wife, Jessica, to move nine years ago … [Read more…]

Equipping the Body

Andrew Spinks has attended Trinity Temple Assembly of God in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, for a decade. But it’s only recently that he has felt equipped in the role he shares with his wife, Savana, as “in-reach directors” at the church. “Our job is to get people in church connected, whether that’s through home groups or where … [Read more…]

SAGU Impacts Eternity

He didn’t grow up aiming to be an educator or career administrator, let alone the longest-serving president in Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) history. Kermit Bridges had trained for the pastorate. He graduated from Southwestern ready to lead a local church. But during his undergraduate years at the Waxahachie, Texas, institution — that at … [Read more…]

Reaching the World with Existing Tech

The first monitor on Parker Loy’s desk shows a weather map of a snowstorm predicted to sock the northeastern United States. The second is opened to Facebook’s ad-buying interface targeting cities in the storm’s path. The third displays YouTube, the video-sharing service where First Assembly North Little Rock, Arkansas, also livestreams and archives its sermons. … [Read more…]

Church Plant Gifted New Home

It was an unimaginable Christmas for Highland Church in Plover, Wisconsin, and its year-old church plant, North Point City Church in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Just a few days before Christmas, Highland and North Point were gifted a church building valued at more than $250,000, with the only fees being to cover the realtor and closing … [Read more…]

Going with the Flow

The coast was far from clear for Michael Janetis to plant a church in the Florida Panhandle. The strongest storm on record hit the region right after his initial strategy session. Subsequently, he instead focused more on helping the displaced to recover from Hurricane Michael, which made landfall last Oct. 10 near Mexico Beach with … [Read more…]