BREA, CA—Members and staff from Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) will bring their “investing in ministry” mindset to the 2012 National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA) Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, this summer. Networking and educational workshops presented by peers and experts will provide ample opportunity to contribute and grow during the conference, which […]
Washington, D.C. — More than 150 influential evangelical Christians across America, including Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, endorsed an “Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform” released on Tuesday during a press conference on Capitol Hill. Following the press event, prominent evangelical leaders delivered these principles to leadership from the Obama Administration, […]
Christian Newswire — The Wesleyan Church has demonstrated its commitment to faithful stewardship, financial accountability and transparency by receiving accreditation from ECFA, the national financial accountability organization announced today. “We are pleased to include in our membership a denomination committed to offering the good news that faith in Jesus Christ makes possible a wonderful personal […]
By Russ Rankin NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Southern Baptist Convention in 2011 reported an increase in the number of baptisms and total churches over the previous year, but declined in total membership, according to the Annual Church Profile (ACP) compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions. Southern Baptist churches baptized 333,341 […]
In San Diego County today, there are children straining to concentrate in school, struggling to ignore the aching in their bellies. Many adults are sacrificing meals to minimize the impact on their kids. There are seniors on fixed incomes, forced to choose between prescription drugs and groceries. Members of the Rock Church are taking action […]
Blessed with the burden of a burgeoning congregation that was filling its small sanctuary beyond capacity, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, GA, raised funds to build a new, 500-seat sanctuary adjacent to its old one. The roots of PHBC reach back 135 years, and the latest expansion represents a significant milestone in that long […]
Of course they can. In fact, churches should grow in the summer. However, they rarely do for one simple reason: their leaders let down too much.
Culture is an interesting phenomenon.
More churches and ministries are producing quality faith-based films
This issue includes an interview with Todd Clark, senior pastor of Discovery Church, Simi Valley, CA. Also included are features on church merger, measuring growth, keeping your youth pastor, and a special section on faith and film.