The ceremony, which began with the hymn “Sublime Gracia” (Amazing Grace), made it clear that this ‘new home’ for the congregation was intended to be a house open to the whole community.
Over 350 participants from 32 travelled to Lloret de Mar, in Spain. “God has no limits and reveals himself to all who seek him, regardless of hearing ability, gender or nationality”.
Listen to the interview with the new chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, elected at the global congress held in Madrid in October 2023.
The new chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, Dominic Yeo from Singapore, spoke to Evangelical Focus. “We have to expect discipleship happening in our churches, and the next generation becoming church planters”.
In the days of the Assemblies of God World Congress, all kinds of conversations took place on the fringes of the programme. Like the stories of Oleksandr from Israel and Emmanuel from Nigeria.
4,300 participants from all over the world attended the World Congress of the largest Pentecostal denomination. Reaching new generations and church planting, major goals. A report from the Madrid Arena.
Under the theme 'Shine Called to Influence’, the meeting “does not seek to be massive, but strategic”, says president of Assemblies of God in Spain, Juan Carlos Escobar.
The Assemblies of God in the capital, Niamey, say that “the population seems to have accepted” the situation, although other voices refer to an “unexpected” situation.
The event in France was started 15 years ago by the Assemblies of God. “May churches confidently accompany these young people in the visions they have for their cities and regions”.
It is the evangelical denomination with the largest presence in Spain. Its annual congress was themed “In His Presence, towards greater things”.
Operation Transit returns this summer to deliver thousands of Bibles and Christian materials to people crossing the borders to North Africa.
Over 40 professors from the five Protestant faculties offering officially recognised degrees discussed strategies for improving the quality of teaching.
Abortion is no longer a right on a national level and every state will have to decide. Both pro-life and pro-abortion movements mobilise for a fight that will continue on a state-by-state level.
The largest evangelical denomination in Spain held its annual congress in a hybrid format under the theme "Do it again!"
Clashes with the State and punishments of Cuban evangelicals have increased in recent years, but without a high number of imprisoned pastors. Until 11 July 2021 came.
The Pentecostal leader helped US Assemblies of God grow in areas like church planting and ethnic diversity.
The pandemic has added more pressure to a population suffering a “humanitarian crisis”, evangelicals in the island say. “Pray that God takes control and prevents a bloodbath”.
A representative of the local authorities congratulated the graduates. Spanish evangelical leaders also attended the event.
“The stones were thrown from neighbouring courtyards” , the pastor explains. The church has been attacked before, as other churches in nearby areas.
Evangelical churches and entities have begun to aid assisting victims on the ground and sending donations.
The church is one of the few that keeps a legal status, because it was registered before 1959. “As repression has spread, the bonds between pastors are stronger than ever", a pastor said.
A respected member of the Christian community was arrested without a reason. “Many people are outraged by this and we are going to support him”, his pastor says.
Malawi will have a government led by the former president of Assemblies of God. “We are excited to have a respected man of God as the head of state”, says Christian leader Matilda Matabwa.
Lazarus Chakwera won after 13 months of street protests related to the 2019 elections. “I accept this call to serve you for I am duty bound to God”, he said.
According to Datafolha, evangelicals are now 46% of the population in the seven states of the Region North of Brazil, a traditionally Catholic area.