Bethel Temple Assembly of God

Risk Management

Risk management is the process we have in place to reduce risks that hurt people, damage property, and harm ministry. All of our teachers & ministry leaders have been trained through the Reducing the Risk training course and undergone background checks.  It is the stated goal of the Appalachian District Council of the Assemblies of God and Bethel Temple to provide for its youth, children, groups, and individuals who are under its care, as well as advisors, leadership staff, and employees an environment that is safe, fully Christ-centered, and free of harassment or misconduct.  For more information, call the church office at (304) 523-3505.

-Teresa Buckland, Risk Mgmt. Coordinator

How is my local church affiliated with the Assemblies of God?

Within the fellowship of the Assemblies of God there are two classifications of churches - General Council affiliated churches and district affiliated churches. General Council affiliated churches enjoy full autonomy, having developed to the point of where they are self-governing and self-supporting. These fundamental principles have been catalysts for growth in the Fellowship. District affiliated churches are those which have not yet developed to the point where they qualify for full autonomy. All assemblies are required to adhere to the Statement of Fundamental Truths and a biblical pattern of conduct.  Learn More

What distinguishes the Assemblies of God from other Christian groups?

The Assemblies of God is an evangelic protestant fellowship that believes God exists in three persons -- the Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit. The most definitive identification of the Assemblies of God is Pentecostal. Just as it was founded in 1914, the Fellowship remains a full gospel church—one where the fullness of the Holy Spirit is welcomed, nurtured, and taught. This includes speaking in tongues as the initial evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Other manifestations of the Holy Spirit embraced by the church include: messages in tongues with interpretations, prophecies, word of knowledge, and the complete gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit as indicated in the Bible. Among Pentecostal churches—the Assemblies of God is largest worldwide with over 52 million constituents.

How can I learn more about the Assemblies of God?

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