The ubiquitous praise song “Shout to the Lord” can be found in many U.S. churches on any given Sunday. What fewer people probably realize is that it comes from a megachurch on the outskirts of Sydney, which over the past 30 years has emerged as one of the most influential evangelical bodies on the world stage.
Twelve years after falling rubble from the World Trade Center towers destroyed St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, images have been released showing the design for an elaborate new building.
Collection plates are growing even lighter as Protestant church member giving reached new lows in 2011, and tithing probably will not recover from the recession, according to a new report by Empty Tomb, a Christian research group.
A new study might reveal why a majority of Christian teens abandon their faith upon high school graduation. Some time ago Christian pollster George Barna documented that 61% of today’s twenty-somethings, who had been churched at one point during their teen years, are now spiritually disengaged. They do not attend church, read their Bible, or pray.
Report Urges U.S. Church to Focus on Global Triage Needs in Light of Declining Giving and Membership Trends
While on earth, Jesus Christ carried out works within a defined geographic area and set the entire area abuzz about God’s agenda. In contrast, church member giving and membership as a percent of population declined from 2010 to 2011 in the U.S.
Numerous studies have tracked Americans’ declining religious commitment in recent years, including a Pew Research survey that found 50 percent of U.S. adults believe “more people who are not religious” is a good thing or doesn’t matter for American society.
If you’re reading this then you are about to get a glimpse of the future… the future of choir music that is. The multi-gifted Deitrick Haddon is at the helm of a new choir out of Los Angeles, the League of Xtraordinary Worshippers (LXW) poised to make a big impact on the series premiere of Preachers of LA reality series.
Whether you’re a parent or a leader, you’re making history. The question is, what kind of history are you making with the kids and teenagers who are closest to you?
In Manado, Indonesia, the Christian community is thriving. Yet, like so many other places around the world, young people are turning away from their faith in record numbers. Distracted by secular culture and worldly influences, they have come to be known as the lost generation.
Properly responding to life’s seasons of transition yields beautiful harvests in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Persevering through long stretches of waiting and enduring through the sometimes heart-wrenching challenges that come with change are not easy feats. Nonetheless, if we position our hearts rightly, we will arrive at the horizon of that season victoriously.
Cleveland, Tenn.— Cry out America is a grass-roots prayer and renewal movement seeking to unite citizens of every state, every county, and every church in prayer for a Christ Awakening in the nation.
A young girl’s family history in missions became a new calling helping trafficking victims in Italy after a grown-up Erika Tello, from the U.S., led a Transform 2012 outreach to trafficking victims.
Lighthouse Trails Publishing (est. 2002) is taking a new approach to addressing controversial issues in the evangelical and Protestant church. The ministry, based in Eureka, Montana, began publishing Booklet Tracts this year, providing short concise topical resources for Christian believers.
Matt Anderson, Lutheran Pastor, Expert on American History and Politics, and Author of “Running Mate” is planning a “surprise church.”