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Do you want to dance?

Having talked with many of my counterparts in other churches lately, I can’t help but feel that many of them are on pins and needles.

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Christian Community Credit Union president/CEO celebrates 40 years of service

Christian Community Credit Union President/CEO John Walling celebrates forty years of faithful service. He was honored at the Credit Union’s 55th Annual Meeting. “Few CEOs today have the creativity, the passion, and the energy to reach the 20-year mark in a single organization. Yet John Walling has continued to reinvent himself as President and CEO […]

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Presbyterians to tackle gay marriage, divestment

By Gregg Brekke (RNS) The Presbyterian Church (USA) will return to two issues that have dominated church life for the past decade, with debates scheduled over gay clergy and whether to pull church investments from companies that are involved in Israeli actions against Palestinians. The church’s 220th General Assembly in Pittsburgh from June 30 – […]

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PCUSA membership dips below 2 million

By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) membership dipped below the 2 million mark in 2011, according to statistics released by the PC(USA) Office of the General Assembly on Thursday. According to the numbers, during 2011 the denomination experienced a decline of 63,804 members and the loss of 96 congregations due to […]

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Donations to religious institutions decline for second straight year

By Lauren Markoe WASHINGTON (RNS) Post-recession America is beginning to open its wallet to charities again, but is not giving as generously to religious institutions. While charitable donations from individuals rose nearly 4 percent overall in 2011, according to the annual “Giving USA” report, donations to houses of worship and other religious bodies dropped by […]

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Church space does matter

Many of us wish it weren’t so, but space does matter.

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Southern Baptists approve alternate name, but barely

By Adelle M. Banks NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Members of the Southern Baptist Convention narrowly accepted the alternate unofficial descriptor of “Great Commission Baptists” as the denomination attempts to make inroads beyond its base in the Bible Belt. Delegates meeting here heatedly debated whether to affirm a recommendation from church leaders that congregations and other Southern […]

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Religious groups vie for Internet space in domain name grab

By Daniel Burke (RNS) Religious groups have long vied for prime parcels of land, planting churches on town squares and monasteries amid isolated mountains. But now they’re targeting real estate in a less tangible sphere: cyberspace. For the first time in its history, the international nonprofit that doles out generic Internet domain names such as […]

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Evangelical group proposes code of ethics for pastors

WASHINGTON (RNS) The National Association of Evangelicals is urging pastors to seek a common moral ground by uniting under a consistent code of ethics. NAE leaders said the new code will provide uniform guidance to church leaders across the 40 denominations that comprise the nation’s largest evangelical group. The new code is a good starting […]

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Nearly 900 churches commit to host Greg Laurie’s Harvest America webcast

By Alex Murashko , Christian Post Reporter Nearly 900 churches and venues have signed up to host a live simulcast of Harvest America, a first-of-its-kind evangelism event organized by Greg Laurie and his ministry to be held in late summer. The online broadcast at the Harvest America website is the fourth webinar in preparation for […]

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