Lee University Plans Annual ‘Lee Day’ Weekend

Beginning Friday, April 8, Lee University will host its annual Lee Day, 34 hours of excitement geared toward prospective students, parents and youth leaders.

Gospel for Asia Gives Away 2,300 Sewing Machines

The Gospel for Asia-supported Bridge of Hope Ministry has assisted struggling families in Asia by providing 2,300 sewing machines in March to graduates of its vocational training centers. The 280 centers across the region provide students with work skills to improve their employment and economic opportunities.

Amplifying Evangelism: Unplugging the Tools That We Turned Into Rules

As I look back on my life, especially being born into an Irish (nominal) Catholic home in New York City, I firmly believe that I am a Christian today because of a chain events that were set in motion by the sovereignty and providence of God. Let me explain.

Five Ways to Pray for the Muslim World

After I heard the news that Islamic terrorists had killed more than 72 people in a public park in Lahore, Pakistan, last Sunday, I called my friend “Faisal” (not his real name) to grieve with him. Faisal is a Pakistani Christian who has lived in the United States for several years. He has friends who live near the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, a normally cheerful place where an unidentified killer detonated a bomb with the specific goal of slaughtering Christians during the Easter holiday.

Church of God Condemns Pakistan Attack

Mark L. Williams, general overseer of the Church of God, joined a chorus of Christian voices on Monday condemning Easter Sunday’s attack against Christians celebrating Resurrection Day in Lahore, Pakistan, that claimed the lives of 72 people—mostly women and children—and wounded 340 others.

Ratio Christi Partners with Pure Flix Film ‘God’s Not Dead 2’

Ratio Christi Campus Apologetics Alliance is glad to announce a ministry partnership with Pure Flix Entertainment in promoting the movie God’s Not Dead 2, which opens in theatres across the United States on Friday, April 1, 2016. Ratio Christi endorsed the first God’s Not Dead in 2014 because the film was so closely related to its college campus ministry and is now pleased to partner with this sequel.

Alabama Foundation Condemns Georgia Governor’s Veto of Religious Freedom Bill

The Foundation for Moral Law, an Alabama legal defense organization dedicated to the defense of constitutional rights and traditional values, announced its opposition to Governor Deal’s recent veto of Georgia’s proposed religious freedom bill.

New Booklet Reveals Path to ‘Biblical Flourishing’

Why is it that so many Christians struggle to find meaning in who they are and why they were created? It all links back to how we view God’s plan. For years, Christians have seen the gospel as two fold – we are sinners (Fall) and sinners need a savior (Redemption) – but what if there was more to God’s story?

Amendment to Bylaws Would Include Ordained Ministers in General Council 

A proposed amendment to the Minutes of the International General Assembly would open membership to ordained ministers as well as ordained bishops to participate in the General Council at the Church of God International General Assembly.

Blue Sunday Day of Prayer for Abused Children Is April 24th

A stranger called saying she thought she had our grandchildren. Their drug addicted mother left the toddlers with the caller to run an errand and never returned. It had been two days.

Contrasts Between the Apostolic Church and the Contemporary Church

There has been a movement the past four decades among various segments of the body of Christ towards embracing the way of Jesus and the apostles as found in the first-century church.

Catholic Personality Mother Angelica Passes Away

Bill Donohue comments on the death of Mother Angelica:

Youth Leaders Invited to Take Part in Research

A Church of God pastor is conducting groundbreaking research seeking to answer questions about how our Spirit-filled youth feel about their Pentecostal/Charismatic heritage and faith.

Mother Shares Story in New Book ‘Lifted from the Dust’

Debra Curry extends forgiveness to the young lady who murdered her son, Robert Taylor Curry III and shares her story in her new book, ‘Lifted from the Dust: A Journey of Faith, Forgiveness and Healing.’ It is a compelling story of overcoming heartbreak and adversity and turning tragedy into a message of hope and inspiration.

Court Says Sweden Must Consider Risks of Deporting Christian Convert to Iran

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Wednesday on the case of an Iranian who converted from Islam to Christianity and who was denied asylum by Sweden. The Grand Chamber of the court found in F.G. v. Sweden that Swedish authorities will violate the European Convention on Human Rights if they fail to assess the risk that the applicant might encounter as a result of his conversion to Christianity upon returning to Iran.

Dozens Killed in Easter Terrorist Attacks

A suicide bomber killed at least 65 people, mostly women and children, at a park in Lahore on Sunday in an attack claimed by a Pakistani Taliban faction which said it had targeted Christians.
More than 300 other people were wounded, officials said.

Prayer Emphasis to Continue at General Assembly

Since 1992, the Church of God has maintained a dedicated prayer room at its International General Assembly. In the early years, it was simply a room where people could gather for fervent prayer to begin their day. Over the last decade, the room has been open throughout the day for prayer teams to pray the nations of the world, to consider the need for a Great Awakening, to pray for unreached peoples and more.

The Crucifixion of Jesus was R-Rated

The Christian faith is built on the undeniable, unshakeable truth that Jesus was raised from the dead. It is also founded on the historical fact that the Savior suffered unimaginable pain when Roman soldiers nailed Him to a cross.

Sharefaith Announces Church Websites V7

Sharefaith Inc, known for its continued award-winning church software solutions, recently launched its seventh iteration of its highly popular website builder for churches, yet again, raising the bar for premium website creation tools on a budget.

Nearly 8,000 churches now use Sharefaith’s incredibly easy website creation tool to grow their online outreach, thereby drastically cutting down on time and budget-costs. With many website creation tools over-promising and under-delivering, Sharefaith has built a 8,000+ growing church website user-base by focusing on the needs of the church and building a product that continually adds value to the ministry team and its outreach programs.

Version 7 of Sharefaith’s Church Websites now includes unlimited free stock photos that make building a beautiful website a breeze. Along with this new feature, comes a brand new content builder with lightning fast drag-and-drop features, all in real time. Every aspect of the church website has been addressed with features like maps, tithing, audio, video, calendars, and slideshows, all easily incorporated with the touch of a button. When ready to publish, a church can now see a live preview of what their website will look like on tablets and mobile devices or they can directly publish to their custom mobile church app, included in Sharefaith’s Complete Membership.

With Sharefaith Websites 7, hosting, support, domain transfer, website migration and every aspect of the church online presence is backed by a team of experienced Member Coaches, known industry-wide for their premium quality support.

“When we design and build our church website product, we always involve the user. What do they need? How would they like it to work? What is most important to them? How do we deliver everything a church may need, and still keep things organized, fast and easy to use?” says Hein van Wyk, CEO & President of Sharefaith Inc., who dubs Version 7 of the website creation tool as their best yet!

Sharefaith Church Websites Version 7 is available today through Sharefaith’s Website Membership, a website-only membership that includes the website and hosting, all 70,000 graphics and media, and Sharefaith Giving – its donations and tithing solution. Churches can also opt for the Complete Membership that offers Sharefaith’s entire offering in one bundle, providing websites, hosting, free website migration, a mobile church app, 52-Week Sunday School curriculum, worship presentation software, 70,000 worship graphics, and its donation and giving solution. This offering is unparalleled in value, quality, and quantity, making it Sharefaith’s most popular membership for any church on a budget.

Learn more about Sharefaith at their website, www.sharefaith.com.

(Source: Christian Newswire)

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Sends Chaplains to Brussels Following Attacks

In the wake of the tragic terrorist attacks that shocked Brussels Tuesday morning, a team of chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is headed to Belgium’s capital city to offer emotional and spiritual care.

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