Small Church, Big Impact: Leading Your Congregation to Outsized Influence
Approximately 33 percent of Assemblies of God churches are 49 or less in attendance in public worship and almost 63 percent are 99 or less. Most of these pastors face unique struggles different from their counterparts in larger churches. They may attend church-growth seminars and come away discouraged because most of the principles they hear are geared toward larger churches. Many small-church pastors often feel disconnected from district events because they are bivocational out of necessity. But while these churches may be small, they can be healthy and have a significant impact in their communities. The spring 2013 issue of Enrichment is designed to encourage small-church pastors and also provide practical ideas for reaching their communities. Read inspiring and insightful articles by Warren Bird, Michael Clarensau, Steve Donaldson, Alton Garrison, Tim Leathers, Lori O’Dea, Steve Pike, Peter Scazzero, Eric Swanson, George O. Wood, and others.
EJ Online for 2013 - Spring
- Encouragement: Our Gift to the Next Generation
- A Few Feet From the Edge: Navigating the Emerging Church Terrain
- Memoir of a Pentecostal Minister
- Reaching for the Top
- Responding to Tithe Terrorists
"We Believe" Sermon Outlines
Four core beliefs define the message of the Assemblies of God: Salvation, Divine Healing, Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the Second Coming of Christ. Here are related sermons.
- The Purpose of the Holy Spirit In the Christian
- The Potential of the Holy Spirit
- The Plan of the Holy Spirit
- The Penalty of Grieving the Holy Spirit
- Benefits of Being Filled With the Holy Spirit
- I Believe in Sanctification
- I Believe in the Church
- The Rapture and the Revelation
- What is the Meaning of Pentecost
- Our Blessed Help And Hope!
- Christ The Healer (of physical diseases)
- Salvation 3 S’s
- The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
- Spirit Baptism: Headwaters For Pentecostal Gifts and Ministries
Links of Interest
Marriage Encounter is a weekend away from home, family, and responsibilities. In a comfortable, secluded environment, a couple is guided in the discovery of a new way of communication that will help them know each other better.
MarriageRestored is a program for couples who have experienced adultery, addiction, pornography, separation or other marriage-threatening circumstances.
National Institute of Marriage
National Institute of Marriage founded by Dr. Greg Smalley, has developed a Christian marriage counseling program called Intensives. Today the Intensive program is the cornerstone of all products and services offered at NIM. NIM provides marriage counseling, marriage conferences, pastoral training, books, articles, and other marriage resources.
Find links helpful to you and your ministry, including helpful articles, credential renewal forms, minister's tithe links, demographic research for your area, etc.
Women in Ministry Website
The Women in Ministry web site is by women in ministry for women in ministry to support, connect, and strengthen the women of God and the infinitely creative callings they embrace in the 21st Century.
George O. Wood Web Site
GeorgeOWood.com contains a treasure of verse-by-verse and topical sermons in audio and printed transcripts as well as numerous articles by George O. Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God. Podcasts also available.
Articles for Church Lay Leaders
Scores of articles on many topics to help train the lay leaders in your church. View articles index.
Enrichment Renewal Retreats & Vacations
Resources and referrals for pastors and their families. Download PDF.
Global Center for Women & Justice
The mission of the Global Center for Women & Justice is to advance the global status of women through research, education, advocacy and collaboration. CWS promotes gender reconciliation and the inherent dignity of all persons, with hope toward equality and healing for humanity.
HealthCare Ministries is the international medical outreach of Assemblies of God World Missions. HCM partners with AGWM missionaries to conduct medical evangelism outreaches, works with churches to partner together in medical outreach, and helps churches with resources when sending their own medical teams
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AGWM Postpones Final Decision on Partnership With Wycliffe
AG World Missions has postponed its final decision concerning its working relationship with Wycliffe Bible Translators until recommendations from a review panel appointed by the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) are made known.
Enrichment journal App
Did you know you could read Enrichment on your iPad and iPhone? Just download the app from the iTunes store. In addition to the high-quality content of the print edition, the app edition includes hyperlinks to online resources. Future issues will include streaming videos of interviews, tutorials, and sermons - all of which will be viewable without exiting the app. In early 2012, Enrichment will also have an app for the Android OS devices. The best thing about the app? Both the app and the entire content of each Enrichment issue are free.
Israel: You'll Never Be the Same Again
The following article and photo essay of the Lands of the Bible are by Rick Knoth, managing editor, Enrichment journal.
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
Academics and Practical Ministry
Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry is a scholarly publication of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) intended to serve the Church of Jesus Christ by bringing transforming theological and professional insight to bear on the practice of ministry in the Pentecostal tradition.
by Earl G. Creps
How does one balance the academic and the practical? Read the journey of one man who discovered this process.
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Spiritual Warfare: Proclaiming Christ's Victory Over the World, the Flesh, and the Devil in Word and Deed
The summer 2013 issue of Enrichment examines the topic of spiritual warfare. Articles outline the nature of the Christian's struggle against the world, the flesh, and the devil, and the victory over them that Jesus Christ won through His death and resurrection. Special attention is given to spiritual warfare in pastoral ministry and to worldview considerations. Read compelling essays by Paul Alexander, James Bradford, Terry Hanna, A. Elizabeth Grant, Stephen Lim, Doug Lowenberg, Greg Mundis, Gary J. Tyra, George O. Wood, and others.
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