On Halstead Street in 1919, the Pentecostal Church of God was birthed as a missional movement. Committing itself to "aggressive evangelism" and "taking the Gospel to those outside Pentecost," the Pentecostal Church of God has established a legacy concurrent with the mission of our Lord and Savior—to advance the Gospel to every nation and tongue across the globe.
In celebration of this rich heritage, authors Aaron M. Wilson and John D. Mallinak have compiled an honest assessment that describes the birth of a burgeoning movement and how it navigated the healthy tension between organizing itself and maintaining its missional spontaneity. Expanded to include highlights of the last 30 years, this Centennial Edition of Our Story shares the full 100-year history of the Pentecostal Church of God.
Now a new story is emerging in this divinely orchestrated moment, and like it or not, the pen has found its way into your hand. So here's the all-important question: What story will you write? A second-century starts now, and it starts with you.
"Fervent prayers went up to God in this meeting and the place was shaken. Here the Pentecostal Church of God of America came into existence."
"God's prophetic declaration to live as a 'Global church with a global mission' continues to accelerate our missional pace toward a daring destination. In sacred cooperation with the Spirit, the story of a 2nd-century PCG is even now being written."
"Church denominations-- we prefer to call ours a 'movement!'-- are born when ministers and members... are brought together by the Holy Spirit and commissioned to spread the Good News by every possible means."