Ministry Resources

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Taking the Shallowness out of Your Preaching

“Pastor, I like you, but I need preaching that is, well … deeper.” Ouch. Why would you want to swim in the deep end of the pool when you are…

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Mentoring: A Non-negotiable Toward Empowering Women in Ministry

The 10-day missions experience went well, with opportunities for humanitarian and compassionate ministry leading to numerous children,…

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Partnering for Ministry: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies

Should husbands and wives work together? Since women began joining the workforce more than a half-century ago, many industry leaders have…

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Your Daughters will Prophesy: The New Testament Case for Women Ministry

From its inception, the Assemblies of God has experienced and recognized the Holy Spirit’s empowerment of both men and women for gospel…

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In Our Tounges

Since the Azusa Street revival, skeptics have branded speaking in tongues as “weird babble” and “strange utterances.”1 More than a century…

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Equipping and Mobilizing the Church to Reach Muslims Everywhere

ENGAGING MUSLIMS We are at a tipping point, and it is the point of engagement. One writer recently observed, “America is home for Muslims…

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The Prosperity Gospel: A Biblical Evaluation

I stood in the congregation of an independent Pentecostal church in Brazil enjoying the worship service. The music was loud and…

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The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

Introduction Our focus in this chapter is on the Old Testament believer’s experience of the Spirit. Many studies of the Holy Spirit…

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What is a Pentecostal?

What is a “Pentecostal?” According to Acts 2, there are four distinctive characteristics to a Pentecostal Christian. First,…

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The Importance of the Holy Spirit

What a tragedy, that so many Christians know very little about the Holy Spirit or hardly pay attention to Who He is and what His place is in…

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Taking Kids Beyond the Baptism

A Confrontational Challenge One Sunday Evening Service at First Assembly Wilmington CA, Gladys Pearson, veteran Missionary Evangelist…

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Spirit-Filled Living

“Be filled with the Spirit” (Eph. 5:18) At the entrance to Maranatha Village, the Assemblies of God retirement center in…

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Receive the Holy Spirit

Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, “Did you receive the…

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Pentecost

Learn more about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit—for God’s Glory! The word “Pentecost” means 50th day, and it refers to the celebration…

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Missions Need Miracles

During May 2000 three of my students and I went to Lichinga, Mozambique. I had to teach there at a YWAM Discipleship School. This town is…