Resources

Background Check for Volunteers

Every State College Assembly of God volunteer who is "responsible for the welfare of a child or has direct contact with children" is required to follow the Background Check Policy of State College Assembly of God, which conforms to Pennsylvania law.


NOTE: If you have already obtained clearances through your employment or other volunteer organizations, please submit this paperwork to State College Assembly of God. This will save you time, as well as save SCA both time and money.

CLICK HERE to download SCA's Background Check Policy and Form.


If you have lived in Pennsylvania consistently for the past 10 years, you do not need to be fingerprinted. In place of fingerprinting, you will need to complete the Affidavit Relating to Residence and Volunteer Qualification form and have this form notarized. CLICK HERE to download the Affidavit.


If you have questions, call the church office, 814-238-3800, during regular business hours.

ABC Children's Center

• Year-round Childcare services for children 8 weeks-3rd grade

• Serving the State College area in two locations

• State licensed

• Open 7 AM - 5:30 PM Monday-Friday

• Christian values & education

*Call 238-6510 for more information or to schedule a visit

Click here to visit the ABC Children's Center website.

Recommended Reading

Total Forgivness

Forgiving is not easy, but this book will give you a game plan and the encouragement to cast out areas of unforgiveness that have kept you from enjoying the best God has to offer you. Learn what forgiveness is and what it is not. Uncover physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences of unforgiveness and see why God adamantly encourages you to forgive others. Revised and updated with new testimonies of changed lives.


About the Author

R. T. Kendall was the pastor of Westminster Chapel in London, England for 25 years. He is well known internationally as a speaker and teacher. Dr. Kendall is the author of more than 40 books, including The Thorn in the Flesh, Grace, In Pursuit of His Glory, The Sensitivity of the Spirit, Total Forgiveness, Pure Joy, Just Say Thanks!, and The Anointing: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Visit Kendall’s website at www.rtkendallministries.com.

Spirit Rising: Tapping Into the Power of the Holy Spirit

For some of us being a Christian is harder than it should be. Discouraged, anxious, worn down, we wonder what happened to the power and the joy that Jesus promised. Jim Cymbala believes that many of us are missing something vital. Christianity, he says, for even the best-intentioned person or church, is impossible without the Holy Spirit. You can have regular devotions, great preaching, a strong emphasis on the Bible, a great worship team, and a congregation that is trying, but if you aren't vitally in touch with God's Spirit, you are missing out on the life God has for you.


The Holy Spirit, he points out, is God's agent on earth. Yet he is the least understood, least preached about, and least discussed member of the Trinity. That is sad, because without him, our spiritual lives will always become dry, mechanical, and a struggle.Too often, the body of Christ is divided into two sides. One side stresses the Word of God, separating itself from what it views as the emotional fanaticism often linked to those emphasizing the Holy Spirit. The other side is sometimes known for drifting into unbiblical manifestations and unorthodox teaching while attributing it all to the Spirit of God. But the Christianity we see in Scripture is both grounded in the Word and full of the Spirit.

With stunning stories of how God is working in the lives of people and churches today and biblical teaching about the Holy Spirit, Jim Cymbala invites you to experience God in a fresh and vital way. Nothing else will change our prayer life, our study of God's word, and our worship more than opening our hearts to the Spirit. If we want power, confidence, joy, peace, and more love in our lives, then we need a better understanding of how and why the Spirit moves so we can join him there.

 

About the Author

Jim Cymbala has been the pastor of The Brooklyn Tabernacle for more than twenty-five years. He is also the author of the bestselling titles: Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire; Fresh Faith; Fresh Power; Breakthrough Prayer; The Life God Blesses; The Church God Blesses; and You Were Made for More. He lives in New York City with his wife, Carol Cymbala, who directs the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.