Churches Threatened by Volcano Eruption

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa–Dr. Peter Thomas, Field Director for the Church of God in Africa, reports that an eruption of the deadly volcano, Mt. Nyiragongo, in the eastern Congo, is threatening the entire city of Goma with great destruction and potential loss of many lives. It is the first time the volcano has erupted in 20 years.

Upward Dating App Debuts Sermon Series for Faith-Filled Singles

Upward, the newest dating app from Match Group for young Christian singles, has officially launched their Sermon Series on the Upward Blog. Welcoming all denominations, over the last year, Upward has created a nationwide community for Gen Z and Millennial Christian believers to meet and find faith-based relationships deeply rooted in shared values and beliefs. To further expand their offerings and be a true resource for young Christians, Upward has collaborated with notable pastors from across the country to produce exclusive sermons on hot button subject matters that Gen Z & Millennial Christians face in today’s world.

Ministry Survey Shows Religious Freedom at Risk

Christian social conservatives answering a recent D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) survey reported pervasive ill-treatment for their Christian faith.

Doctrine and Polity Committee Releases Latest on Contemporary Topic

Members of the Church of God Doctrine and Polity (D&P) Committee have released the latest from their research on contemporary cultural topics. The paper, entitled, “Paul’s Teaching on Same-Sex Relations in Romans 1 and 1Corinthians 6” was written by Dr. Terry Cross, Dean at Lee University’s School of Religion and a member of the D&P Committee.

TBN Expands News Reporting Operations

TBN announces today the hiring of Erick Stakelbeck, former director of Christians United for Israel’s Watchman Project and host of “The Watchman” program. Stakelbeck’s hiring is part of the network’s effort to expand their news division and provide newsworthy content to viewers around the world. Stakelbeck’s first two specials, “Israel Under Fire” and “The Rise of Cancel Culture” will air this month.

‘Shepherd’s Men’ to Honor Post-9/11 Veterans

The Shepherd’s Men, a 10-member team of active duty, medically retired and honorably discharged servicemen and civilian patriots dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Atlanta-based Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative, will kick off their seventh annual Shepherd’s Men Run in Arlington, Va. at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) on May 24. The seven days, May 24-31—will be filled with running, rucking and swimming in Baltimore, Maryland; Arlington and Lynchburg, Virginia; Mt. Juliet and Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Athens and Atlanta, Georgia.

This Weekend: 2021 MIP Celebration: The Church on Mission

The 2021 Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) Commissioning Celebration is set for this coming Friday, May 21, and Saturday, May 22, at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Supreme Court to Hear Mississippi Abortion Case

The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is a challenge to a Mississippi law that prohibits nearly all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.

Group Strengthens Global Focus with Landmark Decision

Frontier Ventures, a missions organization based in Pasadena for more than four decades, is selling its historic Hudson Taylor Hall headquarters — accelerating its transition to a multi-hub global ministry.

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