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New Magazine Provides Introduction to Pentecostalism

The AG has recently developed a new resource that provides explanation to visitors and reinforcement to members about Pentecostalism, specific to the Assemblies of God.
What does it mean to be Pentecostal? It’s one of the key questions most people visiting an Assemblies of God church have. But it’s not just visitors who are uncertain — friends, family, and even some of those individuals already in the pew are often unsure of what Pentecostalism is all about.

With its ongoing focus on biblical engagement, the Assemblies of God national office has stepped forward to offer a single-issue magazine to help people understand what it means to be Pentecostal with a new, undated booklet — Pentecostals. Pentecostals offers readers a clear explanation of living Spirit-empowered lives as well as present-day examples of the Holy Spirit at work in people’s lives in various ways.

“When people learn the biblical foundation that the Assemblies of God — the largest Pentecostal church in the world — is built upon, it’s eye-opening,” states Doug Clay, general superintendent of the U.S. Assemblies of God. “The Pentecostals booklet answers the questions people have about Pentecostalism as it brings the truth of God’s Word to light.”

The 40-page booklet includes testimony stories, FAQs about spiritual gifts, a series of articles by the executive leadership of the Assemblies of God on topics such as Spirit baptism and Spirit-empowered living, statistics about the exciting growth of the Pentecostal movement worldwide, how to receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit, and more.

Readily recognized as an ideal resource for Pentecost Sunday, the Pentecostals booklet is also a valuable tool throughout the year for new members classes, Sunday School or small group studies, as a gift for visitors, and even as part of an outreach effort.

“I truly believe that one of the key reasons the Assemblies of God has experienced God’s favor,” Clay observes, “is because we give license to the Holy Spirit to work, as He desires, in and through our daily lives for God’s glory.”

To learn more about the Pentecostals magazine, which is also available in Spanish, click here.

Dan Van Veen

Dan Van Veen is news editor of AG News. Prior to transitioning to AG News in 2001, Van Veen served as managing editor of AG U.S. Missions American Horizon magazine for five years. He attends Central Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri, where he and his wife, Lori, teach preschool Sunday School and 4- and 5-year-old Rainbows boys and girls on Wednesdays.