The Assemblies of God, a denomination rooted in rural and small town America, appears to have leaped into the 21st century with dramatic results. Photo courtesy Assemblies of God

Assemblies of God defies denominational decline

(RNS) At its General Council meeting this week, the Assemblies of God touted its formula for defying the seemingly irreversible decline of other religious groups: contemporary music, arts and high-tech quality communication, outreach to young people, immigrants and ethnic minorities.