Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance dives into the historical development of the Assemblies of God, the history of the missions movement in the Assemblies of God, and the ecclesiastical governance of the Fellowship. Attention is given to the General Council Constitution and Bylaws in relation to credentialed ministers, local churches, and district councils. This volume is a fantastic resource for the student, pastor, or professor.
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“Missionaries traveled to remote countries to preach the Fourfold Gospel: Jesus is Savior, Sanctifier (Baptizer in the Holy Spirit), Healer, and soon-coming King.” (Page 12)
“Word and Witness published the following reasons for the convention: (1) unity among the churches, (2) conservation of the work at home and on foreign fields, (3) better support for missionaries, (4) chartering with a legal name, and (5) Bible school training for ministers.” (Page 27)
“During the Protestant Reformation, the leaders of the Reformation denounced any such claims because they believed the work of the Holy Spirit centered on salvation.” (Page 11)
“On January 1, 1901, Agnes N. Ozman became the first student to speak in tongues.” (Page 16)
“Pentecostals differed in certain areas of doctrine as well. Early Pentecostals disagreed on tongues as the required evidence of Spirit baptism. They also quarreled about the nature of sanctification. The view of God as a Trinity (one God in three persons) versus God as one Person, Jesus only, caused great division.” (Page 14)
Gary McGee is Professor of Church History at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He coauthored Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance.
Annette Newberry is Visiting Professor of Church History and Missions at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. She has been a missionary and educator worldwide.
Randy Hedlun received his D.Th. in New Testament at the University of South Africa. He is Professor of New Testament at Evangel University and has had articles published in numerous periodicals.