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Assemblies of God Restructuring Eliminates 47 Jobs at National Office

Restructuring of the fast-growing denomination involves a shift from print to digital resources

Just a few months after it reported opening more than a church a day last year, the Pentecostal denomination Assemblies of God announced a "strategic restructuring" that involved the elimination of 47 positions at its national office.

"This was a necessary business decision affected by culture and technology of which we have been aware for months, and hoped would turn around," said George O. Wood, Assemblies of God general superintendent, in a press release. "But we are overstaffed and equipped in some areas, and this is a necessary step to reallocate resources for the continued positive health and growth of our mission and ministry services."

Part of the restructuring includes shift from print to digital resources; the majority of the positions eliminated were in the printing department. The cuts affect around 6 percent of the workforce at the Assemblies of God National Leadership and Resource Center.

The Assemblies of God, which has more than 3 million members in the U.S. and 64 million worldwide, has more than 12,000 congregations in the U.S. Nearly 40 percent of its membership is 25 years old or younger.

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Posted:April 20, 2012 at 2:26PM
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