The Next 100 Years
In April 2014, the Assemblies of God completes its 100th year of ministry and begins its 101st. God has blessed the Assembliesof God in the first century of its existence, granting fruitfulness to the faithfulness of its ministers and laypeople. From humble beginnings with 300 pioneers in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the Assemblies has grown to encompass approximately 66 million people in 252 countries, territories, and provinces. And for this, we thank God. Rather than cast a look backward at our first 100 years, we have decided in this issue of Enrichment to look forward to the next 100 years. How can we be faithful to the call God has given our Fellowship in the midst of new social and cultural realities? What must we do to experience new fruitfulness in ministry in a global culture that is very different from that of our Movement’s founders?