Shaped for Evangelism

From his earliest moments sitting in a pew as a third grader and hearing the gospel for the first time in Harmony Grove, Arkansas, Grady Lee Watson knew one day he would preach. He ran from the calling during his school years before accepting Christ as Savior at age 16. On a mission trip to … [Read more…]

Navigating the Wilderness of Grief

The journey through grief can be a strange, dry, and lonely land. Understanding more about grieving can help you in dealing with it and can help you to better understand those who are going through the grieving process. The wilderness of grief looks different for everyone. This is because your relationship to the person you … [Read more…]

Career Calling Intersection

Joshua J. Ziegler’s Army career started in July 2001 — two months before coordinated attacks by terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people on American soil. He served a tour of duty as an enlisted soldier, including nine months in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. The New Orleans native sensed a call to ministry while attending youth … [Read more…]

The One and Only Christmas Story

The Assemblies of God Center for Holy Lands Studies (CHLS) provides a regular column to AG News that offers deep and sometimes surprising insight into the Word of God through close examination of the culture of the day, biblical sites, and archaeological records. In this article, Wave Nunnally, Ph.D., professor of Early Judaism and Christian … [Read more…]

Called from Japan

When Ryota Yogo left his native Japan to study journalism in Texas, he desired to become the Dan Rather of his homeland. But after he heard the gospel through Chi Alpha at the retired CBS newsman’s alma mater Sam Houston State University, he instead felt dispatched to proclaim God’s good news. Today, Yogo, 35, is … [Read more…]

Already Prepared for the Hard Places

Four years ago, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, U.S.A., a ministry of U.S. Missions, was launched at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks (UAF) by Paul Burkhart, U.S. missionary with Chi Alpha and state director, and his team. Burkhart and his wife, Crystal, would seemingly be the last people drawn to Alaska — having spent nine … [Read more…]

Planting in the Arkansas Delta

Five years ago, Timothy A. Parke became the first pastor of New Life Assembly of God, after a group of 43 adults organized the Monticello, Arkansas, church. Although the size of the congregation more than tripled its first three years, Arkansas AG Superintendent Larry Moore caught Parke off guard when he spoke a prophetic word … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Dec. 14, 1980

Sunday School and Bible training have been a mainstay of the Assemblies of God since its founding in 1914. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the AG made a concerted effort to promote Sunday School training. This resulted in the Gospel Publishing House setting up a promotional office in 1935 to stimulate interest in Sunday School … [Read more…]

Funeral Honors

Assemblies of God Chaplain Judy T. Malana appeared multiple times on national television last week, leading the military funeral processionals for former President George Herbert Walker Bush. On Dec. 3, Malana, a Navy captain, escorted the flag-draped coffin of the 41st president on Air Force One from Texas to Washington, D.C. Bush died at his … [Read more…]

Funereal Honors

Assemblies of God Chaplain Judy T. Malana appeared multiple times on national television last week, leading the military funeral processionals for former President George Herbert Walker Bush. On Dec. 3, Malana, a Navy captain, escorted the flag-draped coffin of the 41st president on Air Force One from Texas to Washington, D.C. Bush died at his … [Read more…]