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World AG Congress 2023

We are excited to announce the dates for the 2023 World Assemblies of God Congress in Madrid, Spain!  Please save the date for October 12-14, 2023.  The Congress team has been working diligently to provide you with promotional and logistical details that will be sent at a later date.  Registration for the 9th WAGC 2023: Shine! will be open on September 26, 2022.


What is the Triennial World Congress? 

The World Assemblies of God Fellowship coordinates a World Congress approximately every three years where nationally or regionally delegated leaders within the Fellowship assemble to discuss matters primarily affecting the objectives of the Fellowship.  The 2011 Congress was the kickoff to a renewed commitment to help the World Assemblies of God Fellowship focus on how we can improve our efforts to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by 2033. 

The Assemblies of God World Fellowship generally holds its World Congress every three years in different places. Previous congresses have taken place in: Seoul, South Korea (1993); Sao Paulo, Brazil (1996); Indianapolis, USA (2000); Sydney, Australia (2005); Lisbon, Portugal (2008); Chennai, India (2011); Springfield, USA (2014); and Singapore (2017).  

Due to the pandemic, the time between conferences has been more significant this time, but we are happy to announce that Shine2023 will be the 9th WAGF World Congress and will take place in Madrid, Spain, under the theme “Shine! Called to Influence.” 

World AG Fellowship

As we have mentioned, the World Congress is organized by the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, but you might wonder who they are and where they came from. You can find a small introduction here.

A transforming encounter with God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, has always been central to the missional identity of the Assemblies of God. 

WAGF was established on August 15, 1989, at the International Harvest Decade Conference. The founding delegates represented different national Pentecostal churches that were historically and theologically related to the AGs and in fraternal fellowship with each other.

The nature of this Fellowship is a cooperative body of worldwide Assemblies of God national councils of equal standing.  It is not a legislative organ to any national entity but rather a coalition of commitment for the furtherance of the Gospel to the ends of the world and thus shall function as a service agent.

Since its formation in 1989, the WAGF has attempted to bring greater unity among the various AG national churches for the purpose of world evangelization. In the years following the formation of the WAGF, the AG has experienced unprecedented growth. From 1989 to 2009, the AG family has expanded from 16 million to 63 million adherents, from 109,645 to 357,727 ministers and missionaries, and from 117,450 to 346,108 churches and preaching points.

Why should I attend the World AG Congress?

  • Join thousands of AG believers for a once-in-a-lifetime gathering.
  • Celebrate what God has done through the Assemblies of God.
  • Renew the commitment to fulfill the Great Commission.
  • Intercede for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the new millennium.
  • Enjoy fellowship with your international brothers and sisters in Christ.
  • Hear real, life-changing testimonies from around the world.
  • Learn how to effectively evangelize your world.
  • Open yourself to new ideas, new solutions, and new inspiration.
  • Discover what God requires of you in the next century.
  • Stimulate a new purpose and vision in your church.
  • Embark on a shared journey to spread the message of Christ in the new millennium.
  • Experience a fresh Pentecost for the 21st century.


  • To support and encourage one another in the task of missions and evangelism.
  • To promote Christian fellowship and cooperation among Pentecostal and Assemblies of God people throughout the world.
  • To affirm commitment to the Bible as God’s complete and authoritative written revelation to humanity.
  • To bear testimony to the distinctive truths of the full Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • To provide non-legislative means of consultation and cooperation among the member churches, regional councils, and related agencies.
  • To share mutual concerns and insights relating to the various crucial, spiritual, and temporal issues of the Church.
  • To promote ministerial and missionary education with particular emphasis on world evangelization.
  • To uphold one another in prayer and administer relief in times of crisis.
  • To advance biblical, theological, and moral standards among the members.
  • To promote an exchange of personnel in specific areas of ministry.