Assemblies of God

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Assemblies of God
Denomination type: Pentecostal Bodies
Year Reporting: 1991
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Description: From a few hundred delegates at its founding convention in 1914 at Hot Springs, Ark., the Assemblies of God has become one of the largest church groups in the modern Pentecostal movement with over 61 million adherents worldwide. Throughout its existence it has emphasized the power of the Holy Spirit to change lives and the participation of all members in the work of the church.

The revival that led to the formation of the Assemblies of God and numerous other church groups early in the 20th century began during times of intense prayer and Bible study. Believers in the United States and around the world received spiritual experiences like those described in the Book of Acts. Accompanied by baptism in the Holy Spirit and its initial physical evidence of "speaking in tongues," or a language unknown to the person, their experiences were associated with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2), so participants were called Pentecostals.

The church also believes that the Bible is God's inspired infallible Word to man, that salvation is available only through Jesus Christ, that divine healing is made possible through Christ's suffering and that Christ will return again for those who love Him. In recent years, this Pentecostal revival has spilled over into almost every denomination in a wave of revival sometimes called the charismatic renewal.

Assemblies of God leaders credit their church's rapid and continuing growth to its acceptance of the New Testament as a model for the present-day church. Aggressive evangelism and missionary zeal at home and abroad characterize the denomination.

Assemblies of God believers observe two ordinances-water baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper, or Holy Communion. The church is Trinitarian, holding that God exists in three persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 1445 N. Boonville Ave.
Address line 2:
City: Springfield
State: Missouri
Zip Code: 65802-1894
Country: United States
Phone: (417)862-2781

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Juleen Turnage, Dir. of Public Relations
Phone: n/a
Email: info@ag.org

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

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Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 14,000
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 14,000
Total Churches: 72
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 49
Other Service to the Church: 0
Retired: 0
Total Clergy: 49

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures