Assemblies of God

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Assemblies of God

1445 N. Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802-1894
United States


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Juleen Turnage, Dir. of Public Relations

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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.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2009
1,710,560
1,827,302
1,204,109
2,914,669
12,371
2008
1,662,632
1,799,987
1,237,070
2,899,702
12,377
2007
1,641,341
1,771,086
1,221,924
2,863,265
12,362
2006
1,627,932
1,763,401
1,208,242
2,836,174
12,311
2004
1,594,062
1,737,463
1,185,033
2,779,095
12,277
2003
1,585,428
0
1,144,134
2,729,562
12,222
2001
1,532,876
1,637,665
1,094,153
2,627,029
12,084
1999
1,492,196
1,647,348
1,082,335
2,574,531
12,055
1998
1,453,907
0
1,071,905
2,525,812
11,937
1997
1,419,717
0
1,074,857
2,494,574
11,920
1996
1,407,941
0
1,059,647
2,467,588
11,884
1995
1,377,320
0
1,010,662
2,387,982
11,823
1994
1,354,337
0
970,278
2,324,615
11,764
1993
1,340,400
0
931,318
2,271,718
11,762
1992
1,337,321
0
920,525
2,257,846
11,689
1991
1,324,800
0
909,908
2,234,708
11,536
1990
1,298,121
0
883,381
2,181,502
11,353
1989
1,266,982
0
870,908
2,137,890
11,192
1988
1,275,148
0
871,893
2,147,041
11,123
1987
1,275,146
0
885,521
2,160,667
11,004
1986
1,258,724
0
876,380
2,135,104
10,886
1985
1,235,403
0
847,475
2,082,878
10,761
1984
1,189,143
0
847,310
2,036,453
10,582
1983
1,153,935
0
838,819
1,992,754
10,386
1982
1,119,686
0
759,496
1,879,182
10,173
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2009
19,421
4,900
10,183
34,504
2008
20,004
4,815
9,359
34,178
2007
19,790
4,743
9,338
33,871
2006
19,643
4,761
9,218
33,622
2004
19,237
4,693
9,106
33,036
2003
19,937
0
0
32,556
2001
18,304
4,609
9,397
32,310
1999
18,159
4,497
9,648
32,304
1998
18,148
4,487
9,702
32,337
1997
18,221
0
0
32,367
1996
18,100
0
0
32,314
1995
17,693
0
0
31,752
1994
17,486
0
0
31,300
1993
17,377
0
0
31,057
1992
17,280
0
0
30,893
1991
17,047
0
0
30,746
1990
16,336
0
0
30,524
1989
16,028
0
0
30,471
1988
15,617
0
0
30,552
1987
15,331
0
0
27,264
1986
15,221
0
0
26,837
1985
14,908
0
0
26,439
1984
14,704
0
0
25,986
1983
14,698
0
0
25,378
1982
14,346
0
0
24,498
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2009
11,310
116,253
987,986
1,104,239
2008
11,297
118,732
993,870
1,112,602
2007
11,321
123,567
1,165,932
1,042,365
2006
11,330
124,592
1,300,809
1,425,401
2004
11,370
121,902
1,286,874
1,408,776
2003
11,388
0
0
1,401,428
2001
11,360
118,773
1,241,959
1,360,732
1999
11,390
120,662
1,272,514
1,393,176
1998
11,316
120,051
1,265,255
1,385,306
1997
11,376
0
0
1,393,214
1996
11,334
0
0
1,417,500
1995
11,304
0
0
1,398,160
1994
11,227
0
0
1,385,029
1993
11,273
0
0
1,378,426
1992
11,249
0
0
1,410,579
1991
11,123
0
0
1,414,922
1990
10,958
0
0
1,403,168
1989
10,814
0
0
1,365,734
1988
10,692
0
0
1,363,881
1987
10,673
0
0
1,415,444
1986
10,572
0
0
1,404,974
1985
10,491
0
0
1,442,640
1984
10,342
0
0
1,441,530
1983
10,183
0
0
1,456,780
1982
9,913
0
0
1,421,924
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1974
$26,580,978
$214,000,000
$187,000,000
1973
$22,755,473
$183,000,000
$160,000,000
1972
$20,575,591
$163,000,000
$143,000,000
1951
$2,446,592
$2,446,592
$0
1949
$0
$2,446,592
$0
1923
$0
$143,162
$0
1922
$0
$104,205
$0
1921
$0
$120,000
$0
1917
$0
$61,941
$0