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The Assemblies of God (AG), officially the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, is a group of over 140 autonomous but loosely associated national groupings of churches which together form the world's largest Pentecostal denomination.
As an international fellowship, the member denominations are entirely independent and autonomous; however, they are united by shared beliefs and history.
Cooperative body of over 140 self-governing Assemblies of God national fellowships meeting every 3 years in General Assembly.
General Assembly elects an executive council to carry out the work of the WAGF.
The biggest distinction setting them apart from other Protestant churches is their practice of speaking in tongues as a sign of anointing and "Baptism in the Holy Spirit" — a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service.
Another distinct practice of Pentecostals is "miraculous healing" by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The baptism in the Holy Spirit empowers the believer for Christian life and service.
The initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues "as the Spirit gives utterance" (Acts 2:4).
While the World AG Fellowship has a statement of faith which outlines the basic beliefs which unify the various branches of the movement, each national AG denomination formulates its own doctrinal statements.
The Assemblies originated from the Azusa Street Revival of the early 20th century.