Most Christians Believe in the Importance of Spiritual Growth but Not Actively Engaged in Discipleship
The majority of people who claim to be followers of Christ say they want to grow spiritually (77 percent). Yet, a small percent of these adults are involved in some sort of discipleship activity (20 percent)*. There is a disconnect between what Christians say is important to them and what they actually do.
In a new Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) booklet, Love Your Neighbor: Restoring Dignity, Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, Kathryn Feliciano equips small groups, churches, and students with practical steps and sound biblical and economic principles for more effectively serving the poor.
I’m Not Ashamed, the inspirational true story of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School shootings, opened on 500 plus screens and quickly became the most popular new film in the country, earning a 93% rating from fans at the popular film website Rottentomatoes.com. The closest competitors in the popularity derby for other newcomers were The Handmaiden and Moonlight both scored by fans at 91%. I’m Not Ashamed opened strong at the box office as well, debuting at #6 in terms of per screen average of newly released films in the top 20.
Bridge Music announces the launch of its “Confiare en ti” (Trust in You) campaign with Mexican native Majo Solis. The single, adapted from Dove-award winning recording artist Lauren Daigle’s hit song “Trust in You,” is set to release the Spanish version of the song, “Confiare en ti,” and accompanying music video on October 21st, 2016.
Christian online retailer SonGear (www.SonGear.com) recently surpassed the one million mark for Facebook followers. The company, which sells tens of thousands of products in more than 100 different categories, has reached this plateau after only seven years in business.
Subsplash announced today that its Ultimate Engagement Platform™, The Church App™, has reported record numbers of churches onboarding GrowCurve™, the innovative church giving solution that offers the lowest processing rates in the industry, lowering the cost of giving transactions and returning thousands of dollars back into the ministry.
A new marketing resource launched today to help church and parachurch ministries engage Hispanic Americans. Founded by 10-year marketing veteran, Ivan Leon, the Kerux Group offers the expertise and tools to effectively engage this influential people group, which currently stands at 57 million.
The Chrisagis Brothers are known worldwide for their anointed music ministry that changes lives for Jesus. This past year has been an unbelievable year for the Brothers, they have ministered throughout the United States with three bookings every week as they traveled to Florida, Texas, New York, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, etc.
The marketplace is full of options for those wanting to learn screenwriting. But if you listen close to those in the “know,” to learn the real world craft of screenwriting from working, successful writers in Hollywood, the only place to go is Act One.
Pastor friend, I want to challenge you to do something that might surprise you. In fact, it might not even interest you at first, but I ask you to give me a chance to convince you otherwise.
Celebrating the culmination of a three-week long nationwide campaign in Malawi (East Africa), thousands of people gathered in the capital city of Lilongwe for an evangelistic gathering of unprecedented magnitude and impact in the country. The campaign—known as Love Malawi—was led by international evangelist Andrew Palau and was the result of more than four years of prayer and planning. In the end, Love Malawi mobilized thousands of Malawian Christians and more than 900 churches to share their faith, serve their communities, and come together in unity around a common vision to see all of Malawi embrace the love of Jesus Christ.
“Breaking the Silence,” a free four-day event, will kick off this weekend at Church For All Nations (CFAN, www.churchforallnations.com), a dynamic and growing multi-site church in Colorado Springs.
Please don’t stone me if I get one of these 10 traits wrong.
And while there is a good bit of subjectivity in this article, I think I am basing my projections on clear and evident trends.
Have you ever been disappointed in people? You’ve befriended, encouraged and mentored them, yet, at some point, they have walked away, never saying thank you.
It’s painful to say this, but after working in men’s evangelism and discipleship for four decades, it’s clear to me that most men don’t care what happens to other men.