On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will partner with two national grassroots organizations — Christians in Defense of Israel (CIDI) and Liberty Counsel — in the premiere of an exclusive 13-part original series, Why Israel Matters, designed to demonstrate in a powerful way the crucial importance of the Jewish state of Israel to Christians, to America, and to the world. For over forty years, faith-and-family television leader TBN has been a steadfast champion of the nation and of the people of Israel.
The weekend of April 22 – 23, 2017 has been designated as the 27th Annual “Just Pray NO!” to drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting. Since April 7, 1991 “Just Pray NO!” has united Christians from around the world in intercessory prayer on behalf of the addicted and their families.
HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers and a leading publisher of a wide range of religion and spirituality books, announces the first GodLab conference. This three-day event centers on preeminent thinkers, leaders, and authors engaging in dialog with conference attendees about how we read, live, and understand the Bible today, and its impact on faith, the church, and modern life.
Church on the Hill in Washington, DC will lead the walk down Pennsylvania Ave to the White House on Thursday, January 19, the day before the Inauguration beginning at 12:00 p.m.
Christian college-age students from 23 colleges experienced a life-changing adventure in Israel to grow and develop their leadership potential on January 2, 2017. Led by Covenant Journey, a non-profit organization founded by Liberty Counsel, Christian millennials were touched by a rich blend of biblical history, Jewish history, and Israel’s global technological innovations and current geopolitical challenges. These trips have already had a profound impact on the Christian faith and perspective toward Israel of students from about 170 colleges and universities. Many of these young Christian leaders have found that this journey connects them to the roots of their Christian faith and they will never read the Bible or think about Israel the same.
On Monday, December 5, Christian artists, Steve Amerson and Babbie Mason and the Nation Christian Choir will present “A Capitol Christmas Concert” in the Cannon Caucus Room in the Cannon House Office Building. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., (HWZOA) announces an historic alliance with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and its subsidiary, the Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition (HILC). The partnership launches Sunday, December 4th with “National Israel Solidarity Day” to mobilize the Hispanic Christian Evangelical Movement in support of Hadassah Medical Organization’s (HMO) humanitarian efforts in caring for the people and country of Israel. The Hispanic Christian Evangelical Movement is North America’s fastest-growing ethnic and faith community.
Since 2010, Bless Friday® has provided an alternative to frenzied Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. Churches in Houston, The Woodlands and Trinity, Texas and Seattle, Washington are preparing service projects that honor Christ at Christmas on Friday, November 25. These churches ask families and individuals to celebrate Bless Friday® as an alternative to Black Friday.
Trinity Church of God, located in a small town of 2700 in rural east Texas joins Bless Friday® this year. Members will prepare and deliver comfort baskets for residents at the local nursing home. Pastors Jack and Debbie Black state, “We want to begin our Christmas celebration by serving others just as Jesus did. Placing the focus on Jesus at the beginning of Christmas transforms how we experience the whole season.”
Houston area churches’ efforts will include blessing a local medical clinic ministry, Casa el Buen Samaritano, by supporting its annual Christmas tradition of delivering cookies to patients and their families; sending congregants to The Beacon, a homeless shelter established by Christ Church Cathedral; providing crafts and Christmas decorations at Vita-Living homes for the intellectually challenged; cleaning up parks and public spaces and walking door-to-door to spread God’s love and pass out produce in an economically challenged community. At-home activities include packing rice and beans for the Fuentes Food Pantry and making no-sew pillows for the Seafarer’s Mission at the Port of Houston. Participating churches include Memorial Drive and The Woodlands Community Presbyterian churches, St. John the Divine and St. Francis Episcopal churches, the West University Baptist and Crosspoint churches and the Beacon of Light Christian Center.
Parishioners at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Seattle will help the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle food bank.
Chuck Fox, founder of Bless Friday®, states, “At a time when fault lines in our country have been exposed, Christians across the political spectrum are uniting in Christ by serving our communities. You don’t have to be a member of these churches to participate. Just pick an activity that honors Christ, gather together your family and friends, and start your Christmas celebration with service.”
Bless Friday® was founded in 2010 in Houston to change the way Americans celebrate Christmas.
(Source: Christian Newswire)
The 2016 National Bible Bee will be broadcast on Facebook LIVE beginning November 17th. Viewers will watch the Scripture knowledge phenomenon of the year, from the Opening Ceremony to the Competition Finals, through Facebook Live and BibleBee.org.
In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of National Bible Week, a bi-partisan event will be held on the floor of the US House of Representatives and will include readings from the Bible. Led by U.S. Congressmen, Doug Lamborn of Colorado Spring, CO., the event will be held in the afternoon hours of Tuesday November 15th, 2016 and will include the reading of passages from three different Bibles:
Hundreds of thousands of donors across the U.S. are on a mission to make a lasting impact on children in need. They are looking beyond their own wish lists and packing shoeboxes for boys and girls around the world–for many of the children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.
Guideposts announces its 25th Annual Thanksgiving Day of Prayer to be held on Monday, November 21, 2016.
Christians in America have been praying and fasting leading up to the American Election and Australia Christians want to show our support and let our American Brothers and Sisters in Christ know that we are praying with them for their nation. That is why Australian Christians are Calling for Prayer from all over the world and from America for the American elections at a Sunrise Prayer Relay at sunrise on Tuesday 8th November 2016.
In 2015, more than 7,000 Christians were killed specifically because of their faith. This Sunday, Open Doors USA is urging Christians and churches to remember those killed and pray for those in more than 60 countries around the world still facing persecution because of their faith.
More than three quarters of the world’s population lives under religious discrimination or persecution. We can ignore it or we can get involved. Speak Freedom Dallas, an international religious freedom summit, will take place this weekend, November 4-6. Renowned speakers Os Guinness, Nigerian Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi, Nick Pitts from The Denison Forum, and music by Dallas band All Delighted People will headline the events.
The third time will truly be a charm for the Heartfelt Experience. The annual event focusing on faith, fun and friendships will feature Missy and Kay Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” as well as event founder and Christian author, Dr. Joneal Kirby and “New York Times” bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, among others.
Cleveland, TN–On Thursday, October 27, Aaron Niequist, innovative leader of Willow Creek Community Church’s experimental worship service, The Practice, will be the special guest for the Robert E. Fisher chapel service at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS). Niequist will lead worship in chapel followed by time of discussion.