Frequently Asked Questions Page
There has always been much curiosity about Pentecostal Churches and their teachings among those of other denominations. Hopefully, the following will help you better understand our doctrine and worship.
We are a Full Gospel Church.
We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His Sinless Life, in His Miracles, in His Vicarious and Atoning Death, in His Bodily Resurrection, in His Ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His Personal Future Return to this earth in Power and Glory to rule a thousand years.
We believe in the Blessed Hope-the Rapture of the Church at Christ's coming.
We believe the only means of cleansing from sin is through Repentance and Faith in the Precious Blood of Christ.
We believe Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for Personal Salvation.
We believe the Redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides Healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.
We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to Believers who ask for it.
We believe in the Sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Holy Life.
We believe in the Resurrection of both the Saved and the Lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.
How is my local church affiliated with the Assemblies of God?
Within the fellowship of the Assemblies of God there are two classifications of churches - General Council affiliated churches and district affiliated churches. General Council affiliated churches enjoy full autonomy, having developed to the point of where they are self-governing and self-supporting. These fundamental principles have been catalysts for growth in the Fellowship. District affiliated churches are those which have not yet developed to the point where they qualify for full autonomy. All assemblies are required to adhere to the Statement of Fundamental Truths and a biblical pattern of conduct. Learn More
What distinguishes the Assemblies of God from other Christian groups?
The Assemblies of God is an evangelic protestant fellowship that believes God exists in three persons -- the Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit. The most definitive identification of the Assemblies of God is Pentecostal. Just as it was founded in 1914, the Fellowship remains a full gospel church—one where the fullness of the Holy Spirit is welcomed, nurtured, and taught. This includes speaking in tongues as the initial evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Other manifestations of the Holy Spirit embraced by the church include: messages in tongues with interpretations, prophecies, word of knowledge, and the complete gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit as indicated in the Bible. Among Pentecostal churches—the Assemblies of God is largest worldwide with over 52 million constituents.
How can I learn more about the Assemblies of God?
Visit www.ag.org for more information about the Assemblies of God including: beliefs, history, ministries and more frequently asked questions.