Within the fellowship of the Assemblies of God there are two classifications of churches – General Council affiliated churches and district affiliated churches.
District Affiliate Churches
District affiliated churches are those which have not yet developed to the point where they qualify for full autonomy. All assemblies are required to adhere to the Statement of Fundamental Truths and a biblical pattern of conduct.
General Council Affiliated
General Council affiliated churches enjoy full autonomy, having developed to the point of where they are self-governing and self-supporting. These fundamental principles have been catalysts for growth in the Fellowship.
You can find detailed requirements and qualifications for these statuses in Article XI (Local Assemblies) of the Arizona District Bylaws.