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Send Conference connects churches to vast mission field

PLANO, Texas (BP) — More than 4,200 church planters, pastors and church leaders flooded the hallways of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, for the North American Mission Board’s second Send North America Conference July 29-30. The gathering was marked by masses of participants praying in response to speakers, hundreds of connections between churches and […]

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Church Executive’s 2nd annual Good Steward Awards nomination

Church Executive’s 2nd annual Good Steward Awards nomination deadline is closing September 16th! If you’d like to nominate a church that you feel exemplifies best practices in the areas of FACILITIES, FINANCE, FUNDRAISING, LEADERSHIP, SAFETY & SECURITY, and TECHNOLOGY please visit our website and complete a nomination form and give them the recognition they deserve […]

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Baptists aid earthquake relief in China

ASSOCIATED BAPTIST PRESS — Bob Allen — The World Relief Office of American Baptist Churches USA is sending $10,000 in emergency relief funds from the One Great Hour of Sharing offering to aid earthquake victims in China. Funds will be divided evenly between two International Ministries partners: the Amity Foundation, an independent Chinese voluntary organization […]

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Baseball’s Darryl Strawberry buries his past in new career as a pastor

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE/Bob Nightengale /USA Today/ST. PETERS, MO. — The four-bedroom, two-story modest house sits on a corner in this planned bedroom community, and when this 6’6” muscular-toned man welcomes you inside his home, there is no evidence Darryl Strawberry the player ever existed. There are no pictures of Strawberry in a Mets uniform. No […]

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Willow Creek’s global leadership summit to challenge 170,000 church leaders across the globe

SOUTH BARRINGTON, IL/ PRNewswire-USNewswire — On August 8 and 9, the 2013 Global Leadership Summit, Willow Creek Association (WCA) blends “high-impact, God-honoring messages to the church with savvy, street-smart, don’t-spiritualize-everything lessons from the business world,” says Bill Hybels, founder and senior pastor at Willow Creek Community Church.” With a mission to support and equip churches, […]

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House rejects call to allow nonreligious military chaplains

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS) — Kimberly Winston — Late on Tuesday, House lawmakers approved an amendment to a Pentagon spending bill to prevent the appointment of nonreligious military chaplains. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. John C. Fleming, R-La., requires that only religious organizations be permitted to endorse chaplains for the military. “The amendment holds the […]

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Depressed ministers growing concern

Katie Swafford ASSOCIATED BAPTIST PRESS NEWS, John Hall — Many ministers who smile on the outside are withering inside. Research indicates up to 68 percent of ministers are dealing with symptoms related to depression. Depression in ministry has been discussed increasingly since Matthew Warren, the son of pastor and author Rick Warren, possibly the nation’s […]

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Thousands proclaim ‘faith comes first’ in daily buying decisions

RALEIGH, N.C./Christian Newswire —Thousands of Christians are saying that “faith comes first in my day-to-day purchasing decisions” by signing up to join an exciting new digital community by Faith Driven Consumer, the nation’s premier organization empowering Christians to connect their biblical worldview to their wallets through engagement with faith-compatible companies. In the week since the […]

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New Survey: 1-in-5 Americans are “Religious Progressives”

WASHINGTON / Religion News Service — One-in-five Americans (19 percent) are religious progressives, while 38 percent are religious moderates, 28 percent are religious conservatives, and 15 percent are nonreligious, a new survey finds. The new Economic Values Survey,conducted by Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with the Brookings Institution, was used to develop a new […]

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Grand Canyon University Ranked in Top 10 Online Christian Colleges Nationwide by BestSchools.org

PHOENIX /Christian Newswire — Grand Canyon University has been ranked No. 10 among the Top 20 Online Christian universities by BestSchools.org, which provides in-depth rankings of colleges and universities for people seeking an online education. The rankings are based on the Christian character of the school, academic prestige, and the extent and quality of its […]

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