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Jesus

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare His: Virgin Birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35); Sinless Life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22); Miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38); Substitutionary Work on the Cross (1 Corinthians15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21); Bodily Resurrection from the Dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4); Exaltation to the Right Hand of God (Acts1:9,11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9,11; Hebrews1:3); and His Personal & Imminent Return, and Millennial Reign. (I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 19:11-14; 20:1-6)

Bible

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, 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)

God

The One True God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth, the Redeemer of mankind. He has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the person of the Godhead who indwells, baptizes, and gives supernatural gifts to all believers for empowerment to witness and serve. His present work is the same as that in the New Testament. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:4; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, James 5:14-16)

Mankind

Mankind was created good and upright, but by voluntary disobedience, fell into sin and thereby incurred physical and spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis1:26,27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19). Mankind’s only hope of salvation is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, giving us forgiveness of sin, eternal life, and power to live separated from evil through a regenerated heart. (John 3:16; 6:44,65; Romans 10:9-10; 12:1)

Church

The Church is to carry out the work of Christ in this world, equip people for ministry, and maintain the ordinances of the Church – Water Baptism and Communion. (Mark 16:15-16; 1 Corinthians 11:26; Ephesians 4:11-16)

Future

Death for the believer is not an event to be feared, but a promotion to anticipate. Jesus is currently preparing an eternal home for all who know Him – so that they may live with Him forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52; Revelation 21-22)

Assemblies Of God

These statistics are a reason to thank God. However, in the words of former Ag World Missions Executive Director Loren Triplett, “We dare not measure our success against anything but the unfinished task.”

And so, let us recommit ourselves to do, in the words of the 2nd AG General Council, “the greatest evangelism that the world has ever seen.”

Growing:
The Assemblies of God (USA) experienced its 27th year of growth in 2016, with 3.24 million adherents and 2 million in major worship service attendance. In 2016, the AG saw an all-time high of new church plants and water baptisms and a 16 percent increase in Spirit baptisms. A new AG church is planted in the U.S. every 21 hours.

Diverse:
Whereas the U.S. population is 39 percent racial or ethnic minority, the AG is 42 percent. In 2016, the African- American percentage of the Fellowship topped 10 percent for the first time.

Young:
54 percent of the Fellowship is under 35 years of age, and over the last decade, its millennial population has grown but 11 percent.

Global:
The World Assemblies of God Fellowship encompasses 68.5 million adherents in 367,287 churches served by 392,018 ministers and meeting in 256 countries, territories, or provinces

Evangelistic:
Every 37 seconds, a person come to Christ through an Ag church or ministry somewhere in the world. Every 95 minutes a new AG church is planted somewhere in the world.