Wise Adviser

Charles Allen Kollar’s book Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling has become a bible for many ministers, chaplains, and others working with troubled souls. But Kollar stresses that the Holy Bible, along with decades of his own experience and study, are the bedrock of the techniques he teaches. Since its first publication in 1997, and a second, expanded … [Read more…]

A New Heart for God

By all accounts, Jessica R. Fletcher should be dead. Born with the rare hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital birth defect where the left side of the heart — which pumps oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body — isn’t fully developed, Jessica underwent experimental heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic when she was … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Aug. 6, 1967

Fifty years ago this week, the Pentecostal Evangel featured a report of a massive evangelistic campaign in Monrovia, Liberia, conducted by missionary evangelist Paul Olson. The article, “Somebody Loves You … Monrovia,” described Olson’s six-week Good News Crusade in the capital of Liberia.  Good News Crusades, launched in 1959, is an organized evangelism effort for the Assemblies … [Read more…]

Change of Command

The new military representative for U.S. Missions’ Chaplaincy Ministries is eager to recruit people to a career he found rewarding. James T. Denley took over the post July 15, just as he retired from his 28-year active duty service as a U.S. Navy chaplain. “Every day of my career, I talked to people far from … [Read more…]

A World Missionary Service Like No Other

ORLANDO, Florida — The final service of the biennial gathering of the Fellowship Aug. 4 marked the first time in the 105-year history of the U.S. Assemblies of God for new world missionaries to be commissioned during a General Council service. The AG commissioned 108 new career workers along with their children to take the … [Read more…]

Ross Calls Church Family to Live in Jesus

ORLANDO, Florida – Filling the hearts of those attending the Sunday morning General Council service with hope and a fresh understanding of Scripture, Randal Ross, the lead pastor of Calvary Church in Naperville, Illinois, shared about Paul and his powerful words to the Philippians, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is … [Read more…]

A General Council Encounter Decades in the Making

It’s been nearly four decades since Chris Walstad, pastor of LifeChurch (AG) in Williston, North Dakota, has seen Scott Moore, but this week at General Council the two men met face-to-face for the first time in 37 years. Although the meeting was a remarkable “coincidence,” it was the journey leading up to the reunion that … [Read more…]

Our Church, Our Family Blessings Continue

ORLANDO, Florida — For the third consecutive night at the General Council being held in the Orange County Convention Center, a member of the Assemblies of God family was blessed with a ministry-enabling gift. Rod Ketterling, founder and lead pastor of River Valley Church in Minneapolis, introduced George and Rocio Carballo, who are planting a … [Read more…]