Believing God for Greater Things
The theme of the 2013 General Council of the Assemblies of God is Believing God for Greater Things. As our Fellowship enters its second century of ministry, our leaders are calling on us to believe God for greater things in the days ahead. In keeping with that call, we asked the six executive leaders of the Assemblies of God to share what they are believing God for in the future.
We are also pleased to publish excerpts from five new leadership books that will be featured at General Council: Four Faces of a Leader by H. Robert Rhoden with Dean Merrill; Against the Wind: Creating a Church of Diversity Through Authentic Love by J. Don George; The Jesus-Hearted Woman: Ten Leadership Qualities for Enduring & Endearing Influence byJodi Detrick; Pentecost: This Story Is Our Story by Robert P. Menzies; Relentless: Pursuing a Life That Mattersby Dave Donaldson and Terry Glaspey.
As editors, we trust that these articles will inform and inspire you, and lead you to trust God for greater things in your own ministries.
INTRODUCTION / George Paul Wood
L. Alton Garrision
Are believers in the church abandoning Spirit-empowerment because of our failure to give them access to it in the first place?
James T. Bradford
Where do you find a template for a better way to lead? Jesus modeled three defining characteristics of Pentecostal leadership.
When you think of prophetic relevance, think in terms of four key principles.
Zollie L. Smith, Jr.
The Church is poised like never before to be the key rescuer to redeem America — that is if the church will be the Church.
You don’t measure yourself by your success but by the unfinished task.
H. Robert Rhoden With Dean Merrill
When you think of leadership, think of moving from simple survival … to success … and on to significance.
J. Don George
Taking bold steps of inclusion and equality to change your church’s culture can be challenging. The following five principles will guide you during the process.
Wherever you are in your leadership journey, being a Jesus-hearted woman is possible by embracing these ten leadership qualities.
Robert P. Menzies
The reluctance to give clear, theological definition to the Pentecostal movement misses the fact the Bible shaped the Movement. We need to know whom we are to pass on this legacy.
Dave Donaldson and Terry Glaspey
There has never been a time in history where it is so easy for the church to help so many. Are we determined to take advantage of this moment in time to make a difference?
Richard L. Schoonover
From the General Superintendent
George O. Wood
The theme of the Assemblies of God’s 2013 General Council is “Believe.” It is also the catchword of a multiyear emphasis as the Assemblies of God gears up for its centennial in 2014. In keeping with this theme, Enrichment interviewed General Superintendent George O. Wood, focusing on what the Assemblies of God is believing God for as it enters its 100th year of ministry.
LEAD LONG…LEAD STRONG
Q&A for Ministry Wives
MANAGING THE MAYHEM OF MINISTRY
DEALING WITH DOUBTERS
MINISTRY & MEDICAL ETHICS
Christina M.H. Powell
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Next Time in Enrichment:
The Modern Family & the Family of God
By any statistical measure, the modern family is a mess. According to statistics in the The State of Our Unions: 2012, more than 60 percent of couples now cohabit prior to their first marriage. The average married couple faces a 40-50 percent chance of getting divorced. Forty-one percent of all childbirths are nonmarital. And 26 percent of children live with only one of their biological parents. These realities have a negative impact on the parties involved, especially the children.
The Winter 2014 issue of Enrichment examines how the Church — the family of God — should minister in the context of the modern family. Articles lay out best practices that move couples toward the ideal: healthy marriages and healthy families. However, they also address how the local church should minister in the context of divorce, blended families, single-parent households, and other situations.
The issue includes engaging articles by Joe Butler, Ron R. Deal, Diana R. Garland, Don Lichi, Elizabeth Marquardt, Robert S. Paul, Jane Richard, Rob Rienow, Mark E. Strong, W. Bradford Wilcox, and others.
We trust this issue will help you address the unique challenges and opportunities the modern family poses to the family of God.