A newly-formed organization producing, acquiring and distributing inspirational programming through the Internet at www.CrossBridge.com, has announced a new affiliation with T.D. Jakes Ministries Dallas, TX.
In an extraordinary, first-time cooperative effort, Christian publishers and music companies across the industry are coming together to create consumer awareness of Christian stores, the products they carry, and their ministry purpose with a national Christian Store Day promotion on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010.
I arrived in Kentwood, a first-ring suburb of Grand Rapids, MI, in 1979 to be involved
Cliff Barrows, music and program director for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), will be the highlight of a two-month special exhibit now on display at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.
Among the highlights of the August issue is an interview with Pete Wilson, Senior Pastor, Cross Point Church, in Nashville, TN. Also, there is a first person account of the tragic shooting of pastor Fred Winters at First Baptist Church in Maryville, IL.
A whole industry has developed to support church planting, say authors Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird, not alone their own writing:
Churches could face six-figure fines if they continue to use wireless microphones that operate within a spectrum the Federal Communications Commission has set aside for public safety entities.
United Methodist churches from Georgia to Wisconsin are finding one way to draw people into conversations about God and Scripture is to invite them out for a drink.
Pastor Fred Winters was shot by an intruder into the services nearly 18 months ago at First Baptist Church in Maryville, IL. The shooter was subdued and later judged mentally unstable. This account is from John Mark Harris, who was being voted on that same Sunday by the congregation to become the adult pastor. It is a riveting account that reminds churches everywhere that they are not immune anymore from violence in the sanctuary.
The approach to construction called the “big box” — purchasing and renovating an existing building to meet a church’s expansion plans — was a passing thought five years ago that now is a highly viable option, with more boxes available than ever.