Sacramento Church Becomes a Hub of Hope to its Community

When Karen Abrego first came to Ebenezer Christian Center (AG) in Sacramento, California, six years ago as an associate pastor, she was a very experienced children’s worker and filled with confidence in her ability to reach children for Christ. But her confidence was quickly tested and then frustrated. She couldn’t seem to get the children’s…

Couple Pours God’s Love into Notorious Bronx Neighborhood

Pastors Reggie and Ibelsa Stutzman define outreach unconventionally at Real Life Church (RLC) in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx, in New York City. “We show the gospel and go to where people are,” Reggie says. The Stutzmans see God’s unconditional love and grace poured out upon the forgotten and marginalized almost every…

Discover a God-Given Gift

For many young people, growing up in the Assemblies of God guaranteed two experiences: attending church camp and participating in Fine Arts. Fine Arts is a National Youth Ministries discipleship program that focuses on stewarding excellence through creativity and the arts. Since its inception, hundreds of thousands of students have discovered, developed, and deployed their…

The Gift of Forgiveness

The Christmas of 1949 we didn’t have a tree. My dad had as much pride as anybody, I suppose, so he wouldn’t just say that we couldn’t afford one. When I mentioned it, my mother said that we weren’t going to have one this year, that we couldn’t afford one, and even if we could…