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One of the important and distinct expressions of protestant denominational life in the United States in the Twentieth century is the group called the Assemblies of God. The Assemblies of God have had a rapid growth in organization. In some instances the organizational life lagged behind its numerical growth. Such was the case in the state of Montana. Churches organized in this state were attached to two other Districts, the main portions of which were located in other states. It was finally deemed necessary and wise to organize a new district which would be called the Montana District Council of the Assemblies of God. This was done.

It was the purpose of this study to trace the origin and to write a history of the Montana District Council of the Assemblies of God.

No authorized history of the Montana District is in existence. Few adequate records have been kept of this Disctrict; hence it is important that historical infomration be gathered and recordd whilse some of the early leaders reamin who can give an adequate account of the early organization of the Montana District. The Officials of the Montana District have encouraged such a writing to aid in the celebration of the 25th anniversary, to be held at the next Annual District Council in the Spring of 1960.

A history of the Montana District will aid the ministries of the District to become better acquainted with the District. A history will also aid in gaining perspective. Through historical study one can evaluate the work of the past and determine emphases and objectives for the future.

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