The Biennial General Council of the Assemblies of God will be held at the Orlando Convention Center on August 2nd – 8th at the North/South Building, Halls NA, NB, SA, & SB. and about 30,000 visitors and delegates are expected to convene here in Orlando Florida. The Assemblies Of God is part of the largest Pentecostal denomination with worldwide around 60 million members and adherents, gathering on their 53rd Biennial General Council. The Assemblies of God in the United States represents approximately 3 million members, or more than 12,300 churches. Spread over the state of Florida alone, you will find almost 700 AG (Assemblies of God) churches.
General Council Lodging Accommodations
Although a long list of hotels is provided by the organization, many members and visitors to the Convention of the General Council Of Assemblies Of God have been researching alternatives to a hotel room and shuttle service to the OCCC. Discount Vacation Rentals Online is offering lodging accommodations in format of 2 to 4 bedroom condos or town homes, starting at $79 per night for the rental and vacation homes with private pool with 2 to 8 bedrooms starting at $99 per night. These vacation rentals are like 1500 sq.ft. homes (compared to a 350 sq.ft. hotel room) with separate bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, kitchen fully equipped, dining room, living room, laundry room etc. You can explore vacation rental accommodations here.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2011: DVRO now has condos and townhouses withing walking distance from the Orlando Convention Center here.
The General Council Of Assemblies Of God Convention
This convention is the coming together of members of this ministry for prayer, worship and the coming together of minds to celebrate spirituality and their dedication to the ministry and to god. You will be inspired by the dynamic speakers and have the opportunity to take part in powerful worship times led by Jeff Deyo, the recording artist and co-founder of Pure Worship Institute of Nashville, Tennessee.
Mark Vega the dynamic evangelist and author of Don’t Wait for Me to Die and pastor of Ignite Life Center in Gainesville, FL will kick off the evening services for the week. Vega founded Ignite Inc, an internship program that prepares young people that have been called to full-time ministry in the areas of leadership and ministerial life. This is an unprecedented event that you will not want to miss.
The Assemblies Of God Historical Time Line
Early 1900′s a few Bible school students started a movement based on their pentecostal experiences and these personal and religious experiences were associated with the Jewish holiday of Pentecost. The name Pentecostals developed quickly in Topeka Kansas and Los Angeles and the Pentecostals count a mere 650 million people today, of which the Assemblies of God is only part of them. Believes are amongst other: baptism in the Holy Spirit, the Bible is God’s inspired Word to man; that salvation is available only through Jesus Christ; that divine healing is made possible through Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross; and that Jesus will return to earth for those who love Him. The New Testament stands as a model for the church, which grew in the last decade by approx. 18.5%.