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WFA is a multi-racial and multi-ethnic people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who covenant together to reach Wilmington, north Delaware and around the world in a culturally relevant manner, providing people the opportunity to experience God and live the experience. Recognizing Christ's command to communicate His message, we purposefully seek to connect with others in north Delaware, create opportunity for them to commit their life to Christ, to grow in the community of Christ, and to continue in maturity by discovering, developing and using their God-given gifts and abilities.
WFA is an Assemblies of God church. We are a part of the largest Pentecostal church organizations in the world. Our foundations date back to the modern day outpouring of God's Holy Spirit at William Seymour's Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, California, and Charles Parham's Bethel Bible College, locate in the Stone's Folly mansion in Topeka, Kansas in the early 1900's. It was at both of these meeting places that believers once again began to experience the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, just as the first believers did on the day of Pentecost, recorded in Acts 1:8. It is my observation, as well as that of many others, that today's "Pentecostal" churches have drifted far away in both experience and in expectation of the what was recorded in Acts, as well as what happened at Azusa Street and Stone's Folly. Let me share a quote with you – "Let me state at the outset what I believe to be the church's greatest need, and I do so without fear of contradiction by any serious, discerning observer. The greatest need and one of deepest importance is for the continual manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit." This quote is from a message delivered by Ernest Reisinger – a Baptist! He has given a more Biblical statement regarding the importance of Pentecost than most Pentecostals I have read! Read it for yourself in its entirety here – http://www.founders.org/journal/fj01/article1.html. I was not born a Pentecostal. I was raised in one of the "mainline denominations." It was due to my own experience – or rather, lack of experience – with the power of God that brought me face-to-face with discovering the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Today, I consider myself a "classical Pentecostal" in my belief, and I have a firm conviction that the church's greatest need is for a genuine, fresh outpouring of God's Holy Spirit. This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Please join us at WFA, as I share from Acts 8:4-25 on this very subject – "Pentecost – The Church's Greatest Need."
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