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For years Protestantism has had many denominations, mainly because of variant doctrinal beliefs. Denominations who feel their existence is justified and who feel the truths for which they stand are worth perpetuating, have the solemn responsibility of indoctrinating their followers in the basic doctrines of the Bible as well as the distinctives for which they stand. When properly done, doctrinal trainings should assure a denomination of its continued existence, and the perpetuation of the truths for which it stands.

Accepted evangelical leaders indicated that doctrinal training was closely related to the destiny of a denomination, and most evangelical Protestant churches provided programs for age-group doctrinal training. Leaders, college professors, pastors, and "members" of Assemblies of God churches gave evidence that there was a definite need for better doctrinal training in the Assemblies of God.

The problem of this study was to determine the extent of need for a more adequate doctrinal training program in the Assemblies of God, and upon the basis of these findings to propose a program for age-group doctrinal training in the Assemblies of God.