Among missiologists there is great debate concerning the role of the missionary vs the native evangelist. Is there a role for the foreign missionary and if so, what is it?
Depends on your translation, Mark 16:9-20 will have a statement such as “The earliest manuscripts and some ancient witnesses do not include these verses.” So should the last dozen verses of Mark be your bible?
Pentecostals are known for megachurches. Of the top 10 largest churches in America, 7 of them are Pentecostal (or Charismatic). This is not saying anything about the largest church in the world that is also Pentecostal. There are a dozen countries that have less people that that one church does.
For the sake of this article, the questions that have to answered are as followed:
- Do they value the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
- Do they value praying in tongues?
- Do they pray for the sick regularly?
- Do they reach their community for the cause of Christ?
The list of churches that have exploded without compromise are in no order. Here they are 🙂
James River (Assembly of God)
When I was in bible college, I attended James River Assembly. They had just moved to the location in Ozark and they were quite a bit smaller those days.
Pentecostals of Alexandria
Family Worship Center
Sheffield Family Life Center
North Cleveland Church of God
Church of His Presence
Community Family Church
Times Square Church
First Assembly, Fort Myers