What time is your Sunday worship service?
We have two identical worship services each Sunday, both held in the sanctuary. Services begin at 9:00 and 10:45 am and generally last between 70-75 minutes. On certain Sundays we celebrate an open communion, in which all Christian believers are welcomed to participate.
What do you offer for children on Sunday morning?
Children are a special part of our congregation and we value them as full participants in the life of our church. Children K-5th grade are invited to come to Kids Church, which runs simultaneously to the main services in the KidsWorld Auditorium. Child care for ages newborn-preK is split into three separate rooms so that our care can be as age specific as possible. Students aged 6th grade and older participate in the main services.
Which building should I go to?
It can be confusing trying to figure out which entrance to use, or which building your event is held in. Sunday services are held in the sanctuary in the main building with the cross on top, and many of our adult classes throughout the week are held in the Encore Center. Youth activities are held in the EPIK building, and families with kids should always use the Kidsworld entrance on Sundays and Wednesdays. See the campus map by clicking here.
Who goes to your church?
We have quite a mixture of people in our services! Our congregation truly spans the ages, from newborns to folks in their 90s. You’ll find just about every type of person here – married, single, divorced, widowed – professionals, workers, retired – life-long Willmar residents and those who have just recently moved to Central Minnesota.
Do I have to belong to your denomination to attend?
Not at all! In fact, many in our congregation come from a church background other than the Assemblies of God. We have many former Catholics, Lutherans, Reformed, Presbyterians and Methodists. We are a “patchwork” church – people with different church backgrounds “woven together” by God’s grace. You can read more about our doctrinal beliefs here.
Do you have to dress up to attend your worship service?
No! Dressing up is not a requirement to worship with us at the AG. Some do wear their “Sunday best” but you’re also likely to see someone in jeans and a casual shirt. We believe the most important part about Sunday morning is showing up, ready to worship God.
What kind of things do you do in your worship service?
We strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere at the AG. We greet each other so everyone feels welcomed; we share announcements and church news; we worship in song and listen to our choir perform beautiful music; we share the congregation’s joys and concerns and lift them to God in prayer; we read the Bible and talk about it through the sermon; we collect an offering to further God’s work; and we celebrate Communion and Water Baptism sporadically.
Can a visitor receive communion?
Yes! We believe in open communion – that means that anyone who believes in Jesus Christ is welcome to take communion, whether they are a church member or not.
Who are your Pastors?
Visit the Meet Our Staff page to learn more about our pastoral team.
What kind of adult education/spiritual growth opportunities do you offer?
Adults have their choice of about 15 classes and groups that meet throughout the week.
Visit the Adult Groups page to learn more.