AG Leaders Gather in Madrid for the Ninth World AG Congress
The much-anticipated event features a first-ever Next Generation Congress.MADRID — Thousands of leaders from Assemblies of God national fellowships throughout the world are gathering this week in Madrid for the Ninth World Assemblies of God Congress (WAGC). The WAGC is the triennial gathering of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship (WAGF). While not a legislative or representative body, the WAGF serves as a means of fellowship and cooperation between sovereign Assemblies of God national movements throughout the world.
The theme SHINE!, encourages leaders to rise in the midst of cultural darkness to let the glory of God shine through them. Central to the message of the event is the MM33 (His Mission Our Mandate, 2033) initiative. MM33 represents the collaborative effort of the World Assemblies of God to engage in the greatest work of evangelism, discipleship, and church planting the world has ever seen.
Event organizer and general superintendent of the Assemblies of God of Spain, Juan Carlos Escobar, says, “It is a call to all leaders and workers of the Assemblies of God who are committed to the call of God to fulfill the mission. This leader’s gathering will cause a great spiritual impact which will initiate a new period in the history of the WAGF.”
The triennial event was canceled in March 2020 during COVID lockdown, making this the first WAGC in six years. The WAGC features more than 40 speakers, many of whom are the national leaders of the Assemblies of God within their nation. More than 3,500 leaders from nations throughout the world have registered to attend.
For the first time, the WAGC features both a Next Generation Congress intended to unite the next generation for evangelism and to address pressing issues affecting global youth.