Evangel University Expands Opportunities for Master's Students

Officials at Missouri State University and Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, have strengthened and expanded their cooperative relationship, making it easier for EU students to enroll in MSU’s accelerated master’s programs in business, accounting, and cybersecurity. A new memorandum of understanding (MOU) for each of the three programs was signed in July. “Because Evangel students … [Read more…]

Help for Up and Outers

Steve H. Bellman consumed alcohol and drugs heavily before he gave his life to Jesus. However, Bellman, now an ordained Pentecostal minister, struggled over the years with temptation and an occasional relapse. “Pastors are not supposed to have those problems, so I threw the struggles in the closet and built walls around them,” Bellman, 70, … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Aug. 12, 1951

“Why a General Council? Is there any real need for some form of organization in a movement inspired by the Holy Ghost?” J. Roswell Flower posed this question in the Aug. 12, 1951, issue of the Pentecostal Evangel. Flower, himself an early Pentecostal pioneer and one of the founders of the Assemblies of God, was … [Read more…]

Food Ministry Banks on Accountability

Lake City Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, built a beautiful, 2,400-square-foot food bank across the parking lot from the Assemblies of God congregation’s sanctuary in 2011. It began drawing 700 needy people per week. But Joyce I. Dexter, director of the Lake City Church Community Food Bank, soon became discouraged. “We were getting more people, … [Read more…]

Pint-Sized Prayers Receive Powerful Responses

Little Arianna* was overwhelmed with sadness when she first arrived at Camp GC — the kids’ camp for those families attending General Council held July 31 through Aug. 4 in Orlando, Florida. She was uncertain what to do, as the darkness and weight of the depression she was experiencing never seemed to go away. Caleb, … [Read more…]

Back to Prison, for a Different Reason

Frank D. Gossett spends 40 hours a week at Bullock Correctional Facility in Alabama as a volunteer Assemblies of God chaplain, preaching, teaching, serving Communion, counseling, baptizing, and delivering notifications to prisoners about the death of a relative. For a five-year stretch starting in 2005, Gossett spent 168 hours a week at Bullock, involuntarily. A … [Read more…]

Wanted: Church Planters

Though each of AGWM’s six geographical regions — Africa, Asia Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America Caribbean, and Northern Asia — has its own unique challenges and ministry goals, the urgent need for qualified church planters and leaders is common to all. Across Ukraine, a nation just slightly smaller than the state of Texas, 28,000 villages … [Read more…]

Tackling Weekend Hunger

Randy L. Valimont remembers being shocked after learning that two preteen boys had walked nearly six miles to a Christmas event at Griffin First Assembly because of hunger. “We looked into the situation and found that a lot of kids are on a government plan of getting free breakfast and lunch at school, and those … [Read more…]

Fast-Tracking for Missions

From its inception, the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) of Evangel University has had a strategic partnership with AG World Missions. The first classes ever held at AGTS were in the summer 1973, and the students were AGWM personnel. “The entire history of AGTS is intrinsically connected to AGWM and the strategic partnership is … [Read more…]