The Greatest Work

Fall 2014

This August, the Assemblies of God celebrates its centennial. Delegates from across the United States and around the globe will gather in Springfield, Missouri to rejoice in our first 100 years and plan for the next 100 years. As editors, we were tempted to take a retrospective look at our Fellowship, commissioning authors to write about what God has done for our Fellowship so far. But we resisted that temptation strongly. Now is not the time to engage in historical reverie or get nostalgic for the past — however storied it may be. Now is the time to bring Pentecost’s missional logic to the forefront of our attention and challenge me and you and our entire Movement to remember our commitment to doing the “greatest work of evangelism the world has ever seen.”


  1. Introduction Our Greatest Work
  2. Fanning the Flame: Spirit Empowerment for the Next 1OO Years
  3. What Shall We Preach? A Biblical Understanding of the Gospel
  4. The High Cost Of Being Lost (And What We Can Do About It)
  5. SIDEBAR: Reaching Unreached People Groups
  6. Evangelizing Religious Nones
  7. The Relational Pastor
  8. Speaking the Truth in Love
  9. SIDEBAR: The Role of the Itinerant Evangelist
  10. The Indigenous Church
  11. Changing the World One Church at a Time
  12. Keeping Compassion and Evangelism Together
  13. Women and Evangelism
  14. In the Gap
  15. Discovering Your Divine Design in the Midst of Transition
  16. Pastoral Health
  17. SIDEBAR: Separation
  18. In What Part of Your Ministry Are You Failing?
  19. Thou Shalt End Well
  20. Making the Most of the Assemblies of God
  21. The Pharisees and the New Testament
  22. “My Genes Made Me Do It”
  23. Gene Therapy
  24. Our Church Is Not Thriving
  25. Armed Assailants on Church Property
  26. A Final Word
  27. Burning Bushes and Other Lessons for Living From Moses
  28. Integrity
  29. Passing the Pastoral Baton
  30. Expository Sermon
  31. Speaking in Tongues