Life Church is affiliated with a group of churches known as the Assemblies of God (AG). There are over 2.8 million people in the United States and over 52.5 million adherents worldwide who are affiliated with this growing church family called the Assemblies of God. There are 12,277 churches across the U.S. who are a part of the Assemblies. Some will say that the Assemblies of God is one of the fastest growing churches of its kind in the world, but that would be really difficult to measure. A better statement is God continues to show great favor and blessing to the Assemblies of God as this movement of people are striving to fulfill the will and purpose of the Lord.
Our affiliation does not mean Life Church is controlled by a parent organization. The Assemblies of God believes that the best leadership for a community is found at the local level. We are owned and operated by the local membership here at Life Church. The emphasis and control of AG churches are at the grass roots local level.
If you would like to learn more about the Assemblies of God, please click on the following link: www.ag.org
At Life Church
- We choose our own Pastors.
- We own our own buildings and properties.
- We determine our own programs and ministries.
Advantages of Affiliation with the Assemblies of God
1) Our affiliation allows Life Church to identify with other Christians around the world who are known for their commitment to Christ. We strongly feel there is a great benefit to associating with God's Church and other believers.
2) Our affiliation allows Life Church to participate in an exciting missionary organization. The Assemblies of God has over 1,998 full time missionaries working in 204 nations. In addition, there are 586 missionary associates. We are a church that desires to see the Good News of God's love shared around the world. Our affiliation with the Assemblies of God is a great blessing!
3) Another benefit of our affiliation is the safeguard and protection of our credentialed pastors and congregation regarding the accountability that the Assemblies of God hold their credentialed ministers to in respect to lifestyles of integrity, sound doctrine and faithful stewardship.
4) Our affiliation allows Life Church to cling to our distinct heritage in one hand but at the same time cling to the body of Christ with the other hand while working together with Christians of other wonderful churches to win this world for Jesus.