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New app designed to ‘automate’ Christian growth process says developer

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 […]

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New study examines post-Great Recession financial status on U.S. churches — including coping strategies and effective electronic and media tools

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 […]

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Stop-and-go ministry

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 […]

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What do Americans really think about the Bible?

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 […]

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Stream Monkey: Live church streaming that won’t drive you bananas

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 […]

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Historic congregation builds a new $130M downtown campus

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 […]

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New survey app gives pastors quick feedback about people’s worship experience

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 […]

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Cardinals searching for a CEO pope who can clean up the mess

By Cathy Lynn Grossman (RNS) With the voting now underway in the election of a new pope, the College of Cardinals will seek a prayerful, joyful pastor — and a savvy enough manager who could bring order to the medieval chaos of church bureaucracy. A CEO pope, if you will. There are three things any […]

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Florida megachurch celebrates completion of new worship arena

Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL, hosted a weeklong “Awakening Revival” gathering Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 in its state-of-the-art arena to celebrate the first-phase completion of the church building project. Stovall Weems, founder and lead pastor, wanted to create an energy that is distinctive to arena-style worship facilities, but within a more intimate space. Alabama-based […]

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Research: Same-sex marriage is civil rights issue, Americans say

By Russ Rankin NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As public policy continues to change on the issue, a LifeWay Research poll shows 58 percent of American adults agree it is a civil rights issue and 64 percent believe it is inevitable same-sex marriage will become legal throughout the United States. LifeWay Research conducted a wide-ranging survey of […]

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