CHESAPEAKE, Va. /Christian Newswire – Covenant Worx, LLC, announces the release of Spirit Fire, a free iPhone/iPod app that solves the problem preventing many modern Christians from developing a deeper relationship with God: time. The mobile study tool allows time-starved people to systematically learn a self-chosen Bible topic with little to no effort on their [...]
New study examines post-Great Recession financial status on U.S. churches — including coping strategies and effective electronic and media toolsLatest News Friday, March 29th, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — A recent report: philanthropy.iupui.edu/congregational-economic-impact-study — 2013 Congregational Economic Impact Study — examines how different forms of religious expression in the U.S. are doing financially following the greatest economic upheaval since the Great Depression. The study also zeroes in on the most significant factors influencing how religious congregations are coping financially today and in the [...]
By Sam S. Rainer III When God guides a church, it’s not a smooth journey. Ministry in a community is stop-and-go. The church is called to go share the only message of hope and stop for those in need. Many people are aware that something bigger than their personal world exists. They desire to take [...]
One of March’s media stories has been the success of the History Channel miniseries, “The Bible.” The first episode, which premiered on March 3, had 13.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen, making it the highest entertainment (read: non-sports) broadcast of 2013. The interest in a cable series makes it clear the American public is certainly [...]
ORLANDO, Fla./Christian Newswire – This Easter, hundreds of millions of people worldwide will go to church. But not everyone will come through the front doors. A growing number of believers will worship where they are using their laptops, tablets, smartphones and other streaming devices. “More and more houses of worship are starting to explore the [...]
DALLAS – First Baptist Church of Dallas, led by nationally known pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress, will open a new state-of-the-art $130-million campus on Easter Sunday, March 31. The new facility is believed to be the largest church building campaign in modern history, “At a time when suburban megachurches are the norm, and research shows that [...]
MEMPHIS, TN/Christian Newswire – Survey My Church is the first smartphone app with a companion website that gives churchgoers the power to provide their ministers with feedback about their churchgoing experience. The feedback process is now shortened from months to minutes. Armed with this data, ministers can now retain more members and grow their church [...]
In far too many cases, the process of creating a new building typically follows the linear path of planning, design, construction, turnover and operations. This no longer works (at least, not effectively).
One of the reasons we have many local churches today that have 10,000 or more members is because church leaders were willing to take risks; they were willing to be innovative.