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Report Shows the Assemblies of God Fellowship Is Experiencing Record Growth!

    Thank you, AGTrust partners, for your support that has influenced another year of record growth for our Fellowship!

    The Assemblies of God Annual Church Ministries Report (ACMR) recently revealed that the number of U.S. Assemblies of God adherents increased for the 27th consecutive year.

    According to AG Statistician Sherri Doty, attendance increased 1.5 percent to 3,240,258. In addition, major worship service attendance increased 2.3 percent to 2,004,897, marking the first time the U.S. AG has crossed the two million threshold in its history.

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    "What's very encouraging about the 1.5 percent growth is not only the Fellowship's remarkable consistency in growing from year to year," explains Mark Forrester, director of AG Communications, "it's also about double the growth rate of the U.S. population."

    These statistics also indicate a 6.1 percent increase in conversions to 509,219 (a 17-year high); a 16.3 percent increase in Spirit baptisms to 92,425 (a 14-year high); and an all-time high in water baptisms, with 139,306 (a 2.9 percent increase).

    Alton Garrison, AG assistant general superintendent, attributes this growth in part to the AGTrust Transform America initiatives focused on church planting (Church Multiplication Network) and church strengthening (Acts 2 Journey).

    "Our Acts 2 Journey teams see this kind of growth happening in churches, both young and old, at the grassroots level," Garrison says. "We believe EVERY CHURCH, no matter the size, has next-level potential. Adopting the biblically based, Spirit-empowered Acts 2 model helps churches release lives for Kingdom potential."

    AG General Superintendent George O. Wood expressed encouragement over the strong increase in Spirit baptisms. "Revival begins with prayer for the Spirit to move," he says. "I believe these statistics reveal that the Spirit is moving in a more powerful way in the Assemblies of God — we need to be ready for whatever He has in store!"

—Adapted with permission of penews.ag.org

 

    We are grateful for your continuing support of our AGTrust efforts to Transform America through church planting and the Acts 2 Journey to better church health. Simply designate your one-time or recurring gift to AGTrust today at Give Here. Thank you!

 

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