The Assemblies of God

The Well church is affiliated with the denomination The Assemblies of God (AG) which was founded in 1914 has roots in the Azusa Street Revival of 1906. 


The AG is a Pentecostal denomination, which means we believe in the work and ministry of the person of the Holy Spirit as being active in the life of the believer. 


We also believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12 did not cease with the early church but are available for every believer today. 


Below you will find the AG’s 16 Fundamental Truths, including scriptural references and the Pentecostal distinctives of our denomination. 


To find out more about the AG, go to www.ag.org.

16 Fundamental truths

1. Scripture is inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)


2. There is only one true God revealed in 3 persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)


3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ as God’s Son; both fully human and fully God. (Matthew 16:16; Mark 2:1-12; John 1:18; 14:9)


4. The fall of man. Man willingly fell into sin ushering evil and death, pain and suffering—both physical and spiritual--into the world (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).


5. Salvation of mankind. Every person can have restored fellowship with God through Salvation – accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness of sin (Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7).


6. Two ordinances of the Church: 1.) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s own sin and receiving Christ’s free gift of salvation (Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4). 2.) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation (Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:26-34).


7. Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing, service and ministry as exemplified in the New Testament church (Mark 16:20; Luke 24:49; John 7:37-39; Acts 1:4, 8; 2:42-43; 4:8; 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; Hebrews 12:28; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).


8. The initial physical evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is “speaking in tongues” as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles (Acts 2:4; 1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 28).


9. Sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is made holy, but also a progressive, lifelong process of separating from sin as believers by continually drawing closer to God and becoming more like Christ (Romans 6:1-11, 13; 8:1-2, 13; 12:1-2; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12; 1 Peter 1:5).


10. Mission of the Church. The Church has a Mission to seek out those who are lost in sin and offer God’s free gift of salvation. The Church is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who have accepted God’s plan of redemption through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, God’s Son (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-20; Acts 1:8; 4:29-31; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16; 12-14; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; 4:11-16; Colossians 1:29; Hebrews 2:3-4; 12:23).


11. Ministry of the Church. Divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership in the Church must commit ourselves to reach other for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers—the Church (Mark 16:15-20; John 4:23-24; Ephesians 4:11, 16).


12. Divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel and is for today. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16).


13. The Blessed Hope. Jesus raptures His Church prior to His return to Earth (the Second Coming of Christ). At this future unknown moment in time, all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them to be with the Lord forever (Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:13)


14. The Millennial Reign of Christ. Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over the earth for a literal 1,000 years. At that time, many in the nation of Israel will recognize and accept Him as the Messiah, the Savior who died for them and all mankind (Psalm 72:3-8; Isaiah 11:6-9; Ezekiel 37:21-22; Micah 4:3-4; Zechariah 14:5; Zephaniah 3:19-20; Matthew 24:27, 30; Romans 11:26-27; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6).


15. The Final Judgement will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment the lake of fire (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).


16. New Heavens and a New Earth. We look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for those who love Him. All people, from all time, who have accepted Him will live and dwell with Him there forever following his Millennial Reign on Earth. (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21-22)