Assemblies of God


Assemblies of God

Infobox Christian denomination
name = Assemblies of God


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main_classification = Protestant
orientation = Pentecostal, Evangelical
polity = Presbyterian
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founded_date = 1914
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separations = Oneness Pentecostals (separated 1916)
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congregations = 283,413
members = 57 million
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The World Assemblies of God Fellowship, or Assemblies of God for short, is the world's largest Pentecostal denomination, with over 283,413 churches and outstations in over 200 countries (including 12,311 churches in the U.S.) and approximately 20 million adherents worldwide. [World Christian Database, Asia Pacific Mission Office ] Assemblies of God World Missions Research Office - "AGWM Current Facts and Highlights" (2007)] [http://ag.org/top/About/statistics/index.cfm A/G Statistical Reports (the full one, not the summary)] It prefers to be referred to as a cooperative fellowship instead of a denomination. [ [http://www.ag.org/top/Events/General_Council_2005/Business/Resolutions/Resolution_10.cfm Resolution #10 - Voluntary Cooperative Fellowship ] ]

The Assemblies of God has aggressive missions programs that are designed to establish self-propagating, self-supporting, and self-governing national church bodies in every country. As of late 2006, the Assemblies of God World Missions Research Office reported constituencies in 110 countries and territories, with over 5,000 adherents added per day. As of 2005, the fellowship operated 859 Bible schools, 1,131 extension programs and 39 seminaries outside of the United States. [Assemblies of God World Missions Research Office - "AGWM Current Facts and Highlights" (2005)]

History

The Assemblies of God has its roots in the Pentecostal revival of the early twentieth century. This revival is generally traced to a prayer meeting held under the leadership of Charles Parham, at Bethel Bible College in Topeka, Kansas, on January 1, 1901. The "awakening" or "revival" spread rapidly to Missouri, Texas, California and elsewhere. In 1906, a three year revival meeting under the leadership of William Seymour began at Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles that attracted believers from around the world.

Reports of the revival were carried far and wide by periodicals and other publications that sprang up along with the movement. Independent revivals also began to break out during this time in other parts of the world. The Pentecostal aspects of the revival were not generally welcomed by established churches, and participants in the movement soon found themselves forced outside existing religious bodies. These people sought out their own places of worship, and founded hundreds of distinctly Pentecostal congregations.

Many of these congregations sought to partner with existing religious movements, such as the Christian and Missionary Alliance, but many Pentecostals left following controversy over the doctrine of "The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit." These early leaders where licensed as ministers by Charles Harrison Mason, founder of the Church of God in Christ, a predominately African-American denomination. The Church of God in Christ provided initial credentials to the mostly white Pentecostals who would later form the Assemblies of God. [ [http://ifphc.org/Uploads/Heritage/2008_08.pdf Heritage08Cover.indd ] ] . Jim Crow laws of the South and other racial cultural norms of the early 20th century America contributed to the early demise of racial unity with these Pentecostal leaders with the predominately African-American Church of God in Christ denomination.

By 1914, many ministers and laymen alike began to realize just how far-reaching the spread of the revival and pentecostalism had become. Many evangelistic outreaches birthed by the new movement created a number of practical problems -- Formal recognition of ministers, approval and support of missionaries, doctrinal unity, gospel literature, and a permanent Bible training school, and full accounting of funds were all issues that needed to be dealt with.

Concerned leaders felt the desire to protect and preserve the results of the revival these thousands of newly Spirit-baptized believers by uniting through cooperative fellowship. In April 1914 about 300 preachers and laymen were invited from 20 states and several foreign countries for a "General Council" in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to discuss and take action on these and other pressing needs. It is disputed that many of the early African-American Pentecostal leaders such as Charles Harrison Mason of the COGIC were not invited to such gathering.

A cooperative fellowship emerged from the meeting and was incorporated under the name The General Council of the Assemblies of God. In time, self-governing and self-supporting general councils broke off from the original fellowship or were formed independently in several nations throughout the world, originating either from indigenous Pentecostal movements or as a direct result of the indigenous missions strategy of the General Council. [General Council of the Assemblies of God (USA) - "Our History" (2006) [http://www.ag.org/top/about/history.cfm] ]

The Assemblies of God experienced a schism early in their history when they adopted the Statement of Fundamental Truths affirming their belief in the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity at their Fourth General Council in October 1916 in St. Louis. Those that withdrew from the fellowship were known as "Oneness or Jesus Only Pentecostals," who believed in baptizing "in the name of Jesus Christ" and not "in the name of The Father, The Son, and the Holy Ghost/Spirit." This schism caused the loss of approximately one-fourth of recognized A/G ministers, including all but one minister in the state of Louisiana (Rev. George Harrison remained with the Assemblies of God).

In 1988, the loose body of cooperative councils joined under the name World Pentecostal Assemblies of God Fellowship as result of an initiative by Dr. J. Philip Hogan, then executive director of the Division of Foreign Missions of the General Council of the Assemblies of God of the United States. The initial purpose was to coordinate evangelism, but soon developed into a more permanent organism of inter-relation. Dr. Hogan was elected the first chairman of the Fellowship and served until 1992 when Rev. David Yonggi Cho was elected chairman. In 1993, the name of the Fellowship was changed to the World Assemblies of God Fellowship. [David Cho Evangelistic Mission Journal - "History of WAGF and its Leadership" (September 2000 Edition) [http://www.davidcho.com] ]

Doctrine

Two years after the church's founding, the pioneers of the Assemblies of God adopted a set of core beliefs for the Fellowship, which remain virtually unchanged. These are known as "The 16 Fundamental Truths." The Assemblies' doctrines are summarized in its Statement of Fundamental Truths. [ [http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/Statement_of_Fundamental_Truths/sft_full.cfm "Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God" (AOG website)] ]

Numerous Christian groups share some or all of these tenets -- and some positions (like the Trinity) are considered more central to the faith than others. Of these sixteen, four are considered "core beliefs of the Fellowship", or "Cardinal Doctrines." These are:


*Salvation Through Jesus Christ
*Baptism in the Holy Spirit
*Divine Healing
*The Second Coming of Christ

These statements of belief are considered to have a biblical basis and are thus considered non-negotiable. Below is a summary of the Assemblies of God's doctrinal positions and biblical references which are used to back up these statements.

ixteen Fundamental Truths

::source: [http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/Statement_of_Fundamental_Truths/sft_full.cfm#2 "Our 16 Fundamental Truths" - General Council of the Assemblies of God - AG.org]

1. The Scriptures Inspired - The Scriptures, both the Old Testament and New Testament, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)

2. The One True God - The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM", the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10,11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22)

:The AG doctrine clarifies the position of "The Adorable Godhead" into ten detailed sub-categories::*Defining the "persons" or Trinity of the Godhead (Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, John 14:16-17):*Distinction and Relationship in the Godhead - three persons, one God (Luke 1:35, 1 Corinthians 1:24, Matthew 11:25-27, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 John 1:3-4):*Unity of the One Being of Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 1:18, John 15:26, John 17:11, John 17:21, Zechariah 14:9):*Identity and Cooperation in the Godhead (John 5:17-30, John 5:32, John 5:37, John 8:17,18):*The Title, Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 1:1-3, 2 John 1:3):*The Lord Jesus Christ, God with Us (Matthew 1:23, 1 John 4:2, 1 John 4:10, 1 John 4:14, Revelation 1:13, Revelation 1:17):*The Title, Son of God (Matthew 1:21-23, 2 John 1:3, 1 John 3:8, Hebrews 7:3, Hebrews 1:1-13):*Transgression of the Doctrine of Christ (2 John 1:9, John 1:1-2, John 1:14, John 1:18, John 1:29, John 1:49, 1 John 2:22-23, 1 John 4:1-5, Hebrews 12:2):*Exaltation of Jesus Christ as Lord (Hebrews 1:3, 1 Peter 3:22, Acts 2:32-36, Romans 14:11, 1 Corinthians 15:24-28):*Equal Honor to the Father and to the Son (John 5:22-23, 1 Peter 1:8, Revelation 5:6-14, Philippians 2:8-9, Revelation 7:9-10, Revelation 4:8-11)

3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ - The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:
*His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31, Luke 1:35)
*His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22)
*His miracles (Acts 2:22, Acts 10:38)
*His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21)
*His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39, 1 Corinthians 15:4)
*His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, Acts 1:11, Acts 2:33, Philippians 2:9-11, Hebrews 1:3)

4. The Fall of Man - Man was created good and upright; for God said, "Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness." However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26,27, Genesis 2:17, Genesis 3:6, Romans 5:12-19)

5. The Salvation of Man - Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

*Conditions to Salvation - Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47, John 3:3, Romans 10:13-15, Ephesians 2:8, Titus 2:11, Titus 3:5-7)
*The Evidence of Salvation - The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:16)
*The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:24, Titus 2:12)

6. The Ordinances of the Church
*"Baptism in Water" - The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47,48, Romans 6:4)

*"Holy Communion" - The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements --bread and the fruit of the vine-- is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4 ), a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26 ), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26 ), and is enjoined on all believers "till He come!"

7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit - All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31) This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts 8:12-17, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 11:14-16, Acts 15:7-9)With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as:
*an overflowing fullness of the Spirit, (John 7:37-39, Acts 4:8)
*a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43, Hebrews 12:28)
*an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42)
*and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost (Mark 16:20)

8. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit - The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. (Acts 2:4). The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but is different in purpose and use. (1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 1 Corinthians 12:28)

9. Sanctification - Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. (Romans 12:1,2, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 13:12) The Scriptures teach a life of "holiness without which no man shall see the Lord." (Hebrews 12:14) By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command: "Be ye holy, for I am holy." (1 Peter 1:15,16)

Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 6:1-11, Romans 6:13, Romans 8:1,2, Romans 8:13, Galatians 2:20, Philippians 2:12,13, 1 Peter 1:5)

10. The Church and its Mission - The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her Great Commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven. (Ephesians 1:22,23, Ephesians 2:22, Hebrews 12:23)

Since God's purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, the priority reason for being of the Assemblies of God as part of the Church is:

*To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world. (Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19,20, Mark 16:15,16)
*To be a corporate body in which man may worship God (1 Corinthians 12:13)
*To be a channel of God's purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. (Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 14:12)

The Assemblies of God exists expressly to give continuing emphasis to this reason for being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This experience:

*Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs. (Mark 16:15-20, Acts 4:29-31, Hebrews 2:3,4)
*Adds a necessary dimension to worshipful relationship with God. (1 Corinthians 2:10-16, 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 13, 1 Corinthians 14)
*Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ. (Galatians 5:22-26, 1 Corinthians 14:12, Ephesians 4:11,12, 1 Corinthians 12:28, Colossians 1:29)

11. The Ministry - A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of leading the Church in:
*Evangelization of the world. (Mark 16:15-20)
*Worship of God. (John 4:23,24)
*Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. (Ephesians 4:11-16)

12. Divine Healing - Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:4,5, Matthew 8:16,17, James 5:14-16)

13. The Blessed Hope - The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church. (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, Romans 8:23, Titus 2:13, 1 Corinthians 15:51,52)

14. The Millennial Reign of Christ - The Second Coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years. (Zechariah 14:5, Matthew 24:27, Matthew 24:30, Revelation 1:7, Revelation 19:11-14, Revelation 20:1-6)
*This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel, (Ezekiel 37:21,22, Zephaniah 3:19,20, Romans 11:26,27)
*and the establishment of universal peace. (Isaiah 11:6-9, Psalms 72:3-8, Micah 4:3,4)

15. The Final Judgment - There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:11-15, Revelation 21:8)

16. The New Heavens and the New Earth - "We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness." (2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21, Revelation 22)

Beliefs

In writing about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president and formerly a member of Wasilla Assembly of God, "The Wall Street Journal" stated that the Assemblies of God "...espouse core beliefs not widely ascribed to by major Christian factions." These beliefs include speaking in tongues and that "...humanity is in its 'end times.'" cite web|url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122048406528596987.html?mod=googlenews_wsj|title=Palin's Faith Is Seen In Church Upbringing|first=Suzanne|last=Sataline|date=2008-09-04|publisher="The Wall Street Journal"|page=A6|accessdate=2008-09-11] [Menzies, William W., and Horton, Stanley M., "Bibles Doctrines: A Pentacostal Perspective", Springfield, Missouri: Logion Press, an imprint of Gospel Publishing House, owned by the Assesmblies of God, chapter 8, The Initial Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost, p. 121 et seq., and chapter 13, The Blessed Hope, p. 209, et seq.]

Pacifism

Today, the Assemblies of God acknowledges that its members may take different stands on the question of war, and allows each church and believer to take the stance they feel most appropriate. The denomination acknowledges its loyalty to the government, but has no other official stance on the issue.

Prior to 1967, the A/G, along with the majority of other Pentecostal denominations, officially opposed Christian participation in war and considered itself a peace church. The official position of the church until that time read as follows, "We, as a body of Christians, while purposing to fulfill all the obligations of loyal citizenship, are nevertheless constrained to declare we cannot conscientiously participate in war and armed resistance which involves the actual destruction of human life, since this is contrary to our view of the clear teachings of the inspired Word of God, which is the sole basis of our faith."Paul Alexander, An Analysis of the Emergence and Decline of Pacifism in the History of the Assemblies of God, PhD dissertation, Baylor University, 2000] Most of the founders and first generation members of the denomination held to this view and it was presented as official teaching throughout World Wars I and World War II. In 1940, The Pacifist Handbook listed the Assemblies of God as the third largest peace church in America.

The official position did not reflect the actual practice of the church: The original position of the denomination stated in 1917 and reaffirmed in 1927 General Council while may have been pacifist, attitudes changed rapidly during the 1930s. This was caused in part by the influx of many new members who did not share the older pacifist view. Influential teachers such as Myer Pearlman, who had served in World War I and who now wrote the Adult Sunday School quarterly, also challenged the pacifist stand. The degree of this change is seen in that the October 17, 1942 Pentecostal Evangel carried a feature story on the first Assemblies of God Minister to serve as a military chaplain. [Pentecostal Evangel, October 17, 1942. p. 3.] Since the Pentecostal Evangel is the official organ of the Assemblies of God and denominational approval is required for a chaplaincy appointment there was obviously a disconnect between official statements and practice. Among the membership less than 35 Assemblies of God men had requested conscientious objector status during WW2. ['Defend the Faith' in AG Heritage 2007, p. 48] By Contrast in 1944 over 50,000 Assemblies of God men were serving in the Armed forces. [William Menzies, Anointed to Serve, p237] This is a huge number for a denomination with a membership of less than 250,000 at the time. [William Menzies, Anointed to Serve, p401] The official pacifist position remained unchanged until the 1967 general council when the present neutral position was written into the General Council Constitution and By-Laws: "ARTICLE XXII. MILITARY SERVICE As a Movement we affirm our loyalty to the government of the United States in war or peace. We shall continue to insist, as we have historically, on the right of each member to choose whether to declare their position as a combatant, a noncombatant, or a conscientious objector." [Constitution and Bylaws of the General Council of God in the United States of America and Selected Territories, Article XXII.]

Denominational Post-secondary Educational Institutions

;United States
*Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, [http://www.chialpha.com]
*American Indian College, Phoenix, Arizona (A.A., B.A.) (N.C.A.C.S., Regional Accreditation)
*Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, Missouri [http://www.agts.edu] (M.A., M.Div., D.Min.) (N.C.A.C.S., Regional Accreditation; A.T.S., Professional Accreditation)
*Bethany University, Scotts Valley, California (A.A., B.A., M.A., M.S.) (W.A.S.C., Regional Accreditation)
*Caribean Theological College, Bayamon, Puerto Rico (A.A., B.A.)
*Central Bible College, Springfield, Missouri [http://www.cbcag.edu] (A.A., B.A.) (N.C.A.C.S., Regional Accreditation; A.B.H.E., Professional Accreditation)
*Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri [http://www.evangel.edu] (A.A., B.A., B.B.A., B.F.A., B.M., B.S., B.S.W., M.A., M.Ed., M.S.) (N.C.A.C.S., Regional Accreditation)
*Global University, Springfield, Missouri [http://www.globaluniversity.edu] (A.A., B.A., M.A., M.Div.) (N.C.A.C.S., Regional Candidacy)
*Latin American Bible Institute, La Puente, California
*Latin American Bible Institute, San Antonio, Texas
*Native American Bible College, Shannon, North Carolina (B.R.E.)
*North Central University, Minneapolis, Minnesota [http://www.northcentral.edu] (A.A., B.A., B.S.) (N.C.A.C.S., Regional Accreditation)
*Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington [http://www.northwestu.edu] (A.A., B.A., B.F.A., B.M., B.S., M.A., M.B.A.) (N.W.C.C.U., Regional Accreditation)
* [http://www.obiweb.org Ozark Bible Institute and College] , Neosho, Missouri (B.B.L., B.B.S., B.C.E.)
* [http://www.salembiblecollege.org Salem Bible College] , Salem, OR (A.A., B.A.)
* [http://www.cladc.org/?TargetPage=951C6E70-43DD-4655-9216-9D2B46F8B3E2 Sierra Alta Bible College] , Lakewood, Colorado
*Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida [http://www.seuniversity.edu] (A.A., B.A., B.S., B.S.W., M.A., M.B.A., M.Ed.) (S.A.C.S., Regional Accreditation)
*Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Texas [http://www.sagu.edu] (A.A., B.A., B.S., M.A., M.Div., M.Ed., M.S.) (S.A.C.S., Regional Accreditation)
* [http://www.trinitybiblecollege.edu Trinity Bible College] , Ellendale, North Dakota (A.A., B.A.) (N.C.A.C.S., Regional Accreditation; A.B.H.E., Professional Accreditation)
*Valley Forge Christian College, Phoenixville Pennsylvania [http://www.vfcc.edu] (A.A., B.A., B.S.) (M.S.A.C.S., Regional Accreditation)
*Vanguard University of Southern California, Costa Mesa, California [http://www.vanguard.edu] (B.A., B.S., M.A., M.B.A., M.S.) (W.A.S.C., Regional Accreditation)
* [http://www.westernbible.edu Western Bible College] , Phoenix, Arizona (A.A., B.A.)
* [http://www.zbc.edu Zion Bible College] , Barrington, Rhode Island (B.A.) (A.B.H.E., Professional Accreditation)

;Canada (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)
* [http://www.horizon.edu/seminary/ Canadian Pentecostal Seminary Central] , Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Some graduate courses are offered toward the A.T.S.-accredited M.Div. program at [http://prov.ca/seminary/default.aspx Providence Theological Seminary] ) (A.B.H.E., Professional Accreditation)
* [http://www.mcs.edu/Seminary/Sem-home.html Canadian Pentecostal Seminary East] , Toronto, Ontario (Some graduate courses are offered toward the A.T.S.-accredited M.Div. and M.T.S. programs at [http://www.tyndale.ca/seminary/ Tyndale Seminary] )
* [http://canadianpentecostalseminary.ca Canadian Pentecostal Seminary West] , Langley, British Columbia (Some graduate courses are offered toward the A.T.S.-accredited M.Div. program at the [http://www.acts.twu.ca/ Associated Canadian Theological Schools] of [http://www.twu.ca Trinity Western University] )
*Horizon College, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan [http://www.horizon.edu] (B.A., B.Th.) (A.B.H.E., Professional Accreditation)
* [http://www.mcs.edu Master's College] , Toronto, Ontario (B.Th.) (A.B.H.E., Professional Accreditation)
* [http://www.saltcollege.com Pentecostal Sub-Arctic Leadership Training College] , Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
* [http://www.ibq-canada.org Quebec Bible Institute] , Montreal, Quebec (B.P.T., B.R.S.)
* [http://www.summitpacific.ca Summit Pacific College] , Abbotsford, British Columbia (B.A., B.R.E., B.Th.) (A.B.H.E., Professional Accreditation)
* [http://www.vanguardcollege.com Vanguard College] , Edmonton, Alberta (B.A., B.R.S., B.Th.) (A.B.H.E., Professional Accreditation)

;Central America and the Caribbean
*The Assemblies of God Bible College [http://www.agbahamas.com/pages.asp?pageid=5091] Nassau, NP, Bahamas [AA, Diploma, BA] {BRANCHES: Pneuma Bible Institute: Freeport, Bahamas; Abaco Bible Institute: Abaco, Bahamas]

;Latin America
*Caribbean Theological College, Bayamon, Puerto Rico (A.A., B.A.)

;South America
*Chile Manantial De Vida ChuRch, Catedral De La Alabanza, La Roca Church, REY De Reyes Church.

;Europe
* [http://www.ctsem.edu Continental Theological Seminary] , Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium [B.A.(Honours), M.Th.] (E.P.T.S., Professional Accreditation)
* [http://www.matterseyhall.com Mattersey Hall] , Mattersey, United Kingdom [B.A.(Honours), M.Th., D.Min., Ph.D.]

;Asia
* [http://www.apts.edu Asia Pacific Theological Seminary] , Baguio City, Philippines (M.A., M.Div., Th. M., D.Min.) (A.P.T.A., A.T.A., A.T.E.S.E.A., Professional Accreditation)
* [http://www.cbc-j.ac.jp Central Bible College] , Tokyo, Japan (B.Th., M.A.) (A.P.T.A., A.T.A., Professional Accreditation)
* [http://www.sttsati.org Satyabhakti Advanced School of Theology] , Malang, Indonesia (B.Th., M.A.) (A.P.T.A., A.T.A., Professional Accreditation)

;Australia
*Southern Cross College, Sydney, New South Wales
*Hillsong International Leadership College, Sydney, New South Wales
*Harvest Bible College, Melbourne, Victoria

Denominations members of the WAGF

The data shown below are primarily drawn from the World Christian Database (2005 ed) but also contains national denominational data and/or Census where indicated.

imilar sounding but not afiliated with the WAGF

* The Assemblies of God International Fellowship
* The International Assemblies of God Fellowship
* The Independent Assemblies of God, International
* The Pentecostal Assemblies of God of America
* The United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God, Incorporated.

References

External links

*http://www.mychurchmates.org My Churchmates - Connecting Assemblies of God members around the world.
* [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm List of links to International Assemblies of God Fraternal Organizations]
* [http://www.iFPHC.org Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center] (Assemblies of God archives), one of the largest collections of materials documenting the global Pentecostal movement
* [http://www.pfingstler.eu German InformationSite about Religion]

Africa

* [http://www.africawatch.com Africa Assemblies of God Alliance] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.amadr.eu Assemblies of God Reunion Island]
* [http://www.aog.mu Assemblies of God Mauritius]
* [http://www.agnigeria.com Assemblies of God Nigeria]
* [http://www.assemblies.org.za Assemblies of God of South Africa] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.lacadc.org/ Assemblies of God of Congo] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )

North America

* [http://www.ag.org Assemblies of God USA]
* [http://www.paoc.org/index.html Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.paon.nf.ca Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.caogonline.org/ Canadian Assemblies of God]
* [http://www.assembleiadedeus.org/ Brazilian Assemblies of God in Canada]
* [http://www.asambleasdediosmexico.org Assemblies of God of Mexico] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )

Central America and the Caribbean

* [http://www.caribbeanag.org/ Caribbean Region of the Assemblies of God]
* [http://www.asambleasdedios.tripod.com Assemblies of God in Guatemala]
* [http://www.concilioad.org Assemblies of God Dominican Republic]
* [http://www.pawionline.org Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies]
* [http://www.cepenad.com/home.html Assemblies of God of Nicaragua]
* [http://www.agbahamas.com Assemblies of God in the Bahamas]
* [http://www.acadcr.org/?pagina=1 Assemblies of God of Costa Rica]
* [http://www.asambleasdediospr.org/Inicio.htm Assemblies of God in Puerto Rico]

outh America

* [http://www.uad.org.ar/index.html Union of the Assemblies of Argentina]
* [http://www.concilio.org.py Assemblies of God in Paraguay]
* [http://www.ceade.org Assemblies of God of Ecuador] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.adbolivia.org Assemblies of God of Bolivia]
* [http://www.cgadb.com.br Assemblies of God of Brazil] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.iadcg.org Assemblies of God of Campo Grande, Brazil]
* [http://adcolombia.org Assemblies of God of Colombia] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.asambleasdedios.org.ve/index.htm Assemblies of God of Venezuela]
* [http://www.ggs.sr.org/jarigen/sept.htm Assemblies of God Suriname]
* [http://www.lasasambleasdedios.org/ Assemblies of God in Uruguay]
* [http://www.lasasambleasdedios.cl/ Assemblies of God of Chile]

Asia

* [http://www.aog.org.tw/~tc/D/07TWAG/home1.htm Taiwan Assemblies of God]
* [http://www.thaiaog.com Thailand Assemblies of God]
* [http://www.gssja.org Assemblies of God of Indonesia] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.ag-j.org/index-e.html General Council of the Japan Assemblies of God] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.emlhk.org Ecclesia Ministries - Recognized General Council of Assemblies of God in Hong Kong]
* [http://www.ag.or.kr Korea Assemblies of God]
* [http://www.ag.org.my/index.htm Assemblies of God of Malaysia]
* [http://www.ag.org.sg Assemblies of God of Singapore] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.pgcag.com Assemblies of God Philippines]
* [http://www.agindia.in/ All India Assemblies of God]
*Assemblies of God Jordan
*Assemblies of God in Vietnam
*Jama'at-e Rabbani - Assemblies of God in Iran
* [http://www.graceaog.net Grace Assembly of God]

Europe

* [http://www.eyeoneurope.org/index.html Europe Region of the Assemblies of God]
* [http://www.assembleedidio.org/ Chiesa Evangelica Cristiana Assemblee di Dio in Italia] (ADI)
* [http://www.assembleadidiobrasiliana.com/ Assemblea di Dio Missionaria - Brazilian Assemblies of God in Italy] (not in fellowship with the ADI)
* [http://agireland.org Assemblies of God Ireland]
* [http://www.jesus.lu/add Assemblies of God Luxembourg]
* [http://www.addfrance.org Assemblies of God of France] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.aog.org.uk Assemblies of God of Great Britain and Ireland] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.aog.ro Assemblies of God of Romania] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.epc.hr Evangelical Pentecostal Church in Republic of Croatia]
* [http://www.epk.hu Evangelical Pentecostal Fellowship of Hungary]
* [http://www.bfp.de Federation of Pentecostal Churches] (Germany) (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.vvp.be Fellowship of Flemish Pentecostal Churches] (Belgium)
* [http://www.fida.info Fida International] (Finland)
* [http://www.vpe.nl Netherlands Assemblies of God] (source: ag.org * [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )
* [http://www.kz.pl Pentecostal Church in Poland]
* [http://www.russian-assemblies.org/index.shtml Russian Assemblies of God]
* [http://apostolskacirkev.cz The Apostolic Church in the Czech Republic]
* [http://www.acs-net.sk The Apostolic Church of Slovakia]
* [http://www.pfingstmission.ch/ Pentecostal Assemblies of Switzerland]
* [http://www.freiechristengemeinde.at/ Pentecostal Church of Austria]
* [http://www.cadp.pt/ Assemblies of God in Portugal]
* [http://www.adenet.org/portal/ Assemblies of God of Spain]

Oceania

* [http://www.apregion.org Asia Pacific Region of the Assemblies of God]
* [http://www.aog.org.au Australian Christian Churches - Assemblies of God in Australia]
* [http://www.agnz.org New Zealand Assemblies of God]
* [http://www.agws.org New Zealand Samoan Assemblies of God Inc]
* [http://www.agws.org Samoa Assemblies of God]
* [http://www.agas.org Assemblies of God American Samoa]
* [http://www.agto.org Tonga Assemblies of God] (source: ag.org [http://ag.org/top/about/international_ag.cfm] )

Churches links

* [http://www.iadcg.org/ Assembly of God - Missions - Campo Grande, MS, Brazil]


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