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This year marks the centennial of Hispanic ministry in the Assemblies of God. The cover story, “Rich Legacy, Fresh Vision: The Hispanic AG at 100” considers the Kingdom significance of this milestone. Dennis Rivera, director of the AG Office of Hispanic Relations, shares how this work began, how far it has come, and how God continues to use it to accomplish His purpose.
Through “Disruptive Compassion,” Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope, and Ken Horn, senior pastor of Grace Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri, describe how believers are awakening to the realization that following Jesus goes far beyond church attendance. The evidence of Christian living includes both words and deeds.
This year marks the centennial of Hispanic ministry in the Assemblies of God.
In an article titled “The Ephesian Model,” Chris Beard, lead pastor of Peoples Church (AG) in Cincinnati, says the intensity of God’s mind on the matter of diversity should captivate our hearts and inform our ministry. In light of Ephesians 2, he challenges leaders to apply this model in their context.
This issue also introduces Donna Barrett, the new general secretary of the Assemblies of God and the first woman to serve on the Executive Leadership Team. In the Get Set profile, she shares her story and her passion for serving.
The Multipliers section features five Hispanic leaders who have found a way to use the Holy Spirit’s empowering to move forward in ministry.
You’ll read about Josue Rubio, lead pastor of Centro Cristiano Vida Nueva, near Vail, Colorado; Bethzaida Garcia, whose ministry offers support to victims of domestic abuse and awareness to church leaders across Florida; Raymond Castro, senior pastor of Iglesia La Mision Assembly of God in Nyack, New York; Dr. Gilberto Vélez, pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Misericordia in Laredo, Texas; and John Alarid, a former drug addict who leads an AG church and addiction recovery ministry in Springfield, Missouri.
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