The Value of College

With four kids in their family and the continually rising cost of higher education, Jason and Paula Noble of St. Charles, Missouri, knew they would be unable to pay for college for their children. So they decided they wouldn’t. They sat each of their children down, explained the importance of a college education, told them … [Read more…]

In the City and For the City

John and Brandi Carrano are veteran AGWM missionaries who have been pastors of the International Church of Barcelona since 2014. Following is an account of the church’s response to the Barcelona terror attack on Aug. 17 from the Carranos and church team member, Nick Seders, and how that response has impacted lives. Police officers and … [Read more…]

Extreme Church Makeovers

Men from all over the Potomac Ministry Network come together to perform extreme church makeovers for churches that could not otherwise afford the needed updates and repairs. Bobby J. Basham, the Potomac Men’s Ministries director, grew up watching his father and mother work full time while pastoring a church. His father would often stay until … [Read more…]

Street Rescue Launching

F.R.E.E. International , an Assemblies of God U.S. Missions organization based in Las Vegas, is set to launch emergency mobile command centers this fall, targeting at-risk areas frequented by victims of human trafficking. “We intend to bring vital services to the streets quickly to help women and men lured into the sex trade,” says Michael … [Read more…]

Bringing Context to the Familiar Phrase, "The Light of the World," Part Two of Two<br />

The Assemblies of God Center for Holy Lands Studies (CHLS) provides a regular column to PE 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 the second part of this two-part article, Wave Nunnally, Ph.D., professor of Early Judaism and … [Read more…]

Global University Marks 50 Years of Faithful Ministry

This month, Global University is celebrating 50 years since the founding of the International Correspondence Institute (ICI). ICI represents one of the two founding institutions that became Global University. While ICI may exist in name no longer, the mission remains unchanged. “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19, NIV). This short passage has … [Read more…]

Sanctuary in a Concrete Jungle

Helping alcoholics, drug addicts, prostitutes, and the homeless is an everyday reality for Richard A. Smith, who has ministered in rough areas of Philadelphia for 35 years. The 150 people who gather regularly for Sunday services at Faith Assembly of God, where Smith is pastor, include a number who have turned their souls over to … [Read more…]

New Vision Compels Youth Ministry

What is the purpose of Youth Ministries? To improve character? To involve students? To provide a positive influence on young lives? Heath Adamson, senior director of Assemblies of God Youth Ministries, believes the answer is found within equipping the Church until all students know Jesus, which they believe will produce three outcomes in Youth Ministry: … [Read more…]

Planting Through Instagram

Back in the day when Ben W. Dailey, 43, planted a congregation in the late 1990s and early 2000s, launching a church meant getting the word out via blitz mailing campaigns and doorknob hangers. That entailed glossy printing and postage, which easily could cost many thousands of dollars. Even so, the notion of replacing costly … [Read more…]