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Fall 1999 - A Century of Pentecostal Vision

A Century of Pentecostal Vision

Photo Credits: We thank the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center for the historical images used in this issue.

Theme Articles

Unending Legacy

Prologue: The Assemblies of God — 85 Years and Going Strong

Little-Known Facts in Assemblies of God History
By Kenneth L. Horn

Ask the Superintendent
Interview with Thomas E. Trask
General Superintendent Trask discusses the Assemblies of God's rich heritage and gives practical advice as the Fellowship approaches a new century of ministry

The Genesis of the Pentecostal Movement
By J.R. Flower
The late Joseph Roswell Flower, a pioneer leader in the Pentecostal movement, has provided a careful look at the Pentecostal explosion in the early years of the 20th century

Assemblies of God Superintendents
Sermon excerpts from the 11 Assemblies of God Superintendents. Plus little-known facts about Assemblies of God leaders.

William J. Seymour and the Azusa Street Revival
By Gary B. McGee
William J. Seymour's ministry at the Apostolic Faith Mission had a dynamic effect on the Pentecostal revival at the turn of the century. This article recounts Seymour's life and the important role he played in spreading the Pentecostal message

A Typical Day at the Azusa Street Mission
By Stanley M. Horton

Eighty-five Years Ago
By Cordas C. Burnett
In this reprint from a 1954 article appearing in The Pentecostal Evangel, C.C. Burnett recounts the spread of the Pentecostal message and the events leading to the formation of the Assemblies of God

E.N. Bell–a Voice of Restraint in an Era of Controversy
By Richard A. Lewis
E.N. Bell, the first chairman of the Assemblies of God, helped shape the fledgling organization into what it is today. Here is a glimpse into some of the highlights of Bell's life and how his influence helped mold the theology of the Assemblies of God

A Living Pentecostal Legacy
Interview with Joseph R. Flower, David Flower, Adele Flower Dalton, and Suzanne Flower Earle
The significance of J. Roswell and Alice Flower's contribution to the Assemblies of God cannot be underestimated. Here the children of the Flowers reflect on their parents' lives and ministry

Hispanic Pentecostalism
By Efraim Espinoza
Hispanic churches are the fastest-growing segment of the Assemblies of God. This article highlights their early history and two individuals who played an important role in establishing the Hispanic Assemblies of God

Women in the Pentecostal Movement
By Joyce Lee and Glenn Gohr
From the beginning of the modern Pente-costal movement, women have made vital contributions. The influence of these dedicated pioneers will only be revealed in eternity

Their Last Full Measure
By George O. Wood
In our 85-year history, many foreign missionaries in the Assemblies of God gave their all for Christ

A Spirit-Led Mission
By Randy Hurst
The success of the Assemblies of God missions program has not come from its own wisdom. Its dependence has been on the Holy Spirit

A Spirit-Led Statesman for 20th-Century Missions
Interview with J. Philip Hogan
The name J. Philip Hogan is synonymous with Assemblies of God missions. Learn more about the man who led the Assemblies of God missions program into years of tremendous growth

Lessons From the Past: What Our History Teaches Us
By William W. Menzies
How can our past help us plan for the future? Here is practical advice for the Pentecostal church as it enters the 21st century

Unfolding Vision

Assemblies of God Schools and Scholars for the 21st Century
By James K. Bridges
Will we move into the future by breaking with the past or by building bridges? The author provides helpful advice concerning the critical role of our colleges and professors in the future of the Assemblies of God

Developing Vision for a New Millennium
By Charles T. Crabtree
The same God who gave vision to our founding fathers will give vision to this church to accomplish His plan in the new millennium

The Challenges and Opportunities of Missions in the 21st Century
By L. John Bueno
The Assemblies of God missions program is preparing to face the challenges of reaching the lost with the gospel in the 21st century

Reaching America in the 21st Century
By Charles E. Hackett
In the Assemblies of God, our goal is to see a revival in North America that transforms the church and changes society. Here are specific steps to take in preparing for this end-time harvest.

For more articles on the Assemblies of God and other Pentecostal topics, visit the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center.


Cuba—a Testimony of God's Sovereign Power
Interview with Hector Hunter by missionary Rick Johnson
Hector Hunter, general superintendent of the Cuban Assemblies of God, shares his testimony of God's grace in his life and how the Cuban Assemblies of God is reaching its people with the gospel

Why Your Church Needs a Clear and Written Vision
By J. David Schmidt
In preparation for 2000 Celebration, the author explains why Assemblies of God churches need to be a part of this vision-casting process


By Wayde I. Goodall

By Thomas E. Trask


Equipping Evangelists
The Historical Role of the Assemblies of God Evangelist
By James O. Davis

Theological Enrichment
Why Does God Baptize His People in the Holy Spirit?
By Donald A. Johns

Ministerial Enrichment
Protecting Your Family and Church From Internet Pornography
By Wayde I. Goodall

Managing Your Ministry
Burnout—When Ministry Becomes Too Consuming
By Harvey Powers

For Women In Ministry
Turning Loneliness Into Aloneness
By Jeanne Mayo

Counselors Corner
People Helping in the Church
PART 1: A Biblical Model for Counseling in the 21st Century
By Donald A. Lichi

Family Matters
Moving: Helping Your Children Adapt to a Change in Pastorates
By Rosalyn Goodall



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