In round two of The Elephant Room conference, a series of "blunt conversations" between influential megachurch pastors held in Aurora, Ill., Wednesday, the non-negotiables for presenting the Gospel were discussed.
Seven influential megachurch pastors took part in live unscripted discussions on different approaches to ministry in the second round of The Elephant Room – an event billed as "conversations you never thought you'd hear" from pastors.
In the age of the Internet, radio is helping spread the Gospel in the Middle East. The Michigan-based ministry Words of Hope (WOH) broadcasts an hourlong daily radio program in Farsi for Christians and Muslims in Iran.
The Family Research Council announced on Monday the release of a new report showing the impact Pregnancy Resource Centers make in local and national communities. PRCs helped reduce the rate of repeat abortions
What's more important? Reaching the lost or growing the reached? Over the past two weeks, the ongoing debate between discipleship and evangelism took center stage during one megachurch's Code Orange Revival.
A new project by The United Methodist Church called Spark12 is focused on reaching and keeping youth in the church. The initiative will give young people tools, and funding, to create ministries that tackle their interests.
In the fight to end abortion, the power of the image is key, say pro-life activists. Billboards, videos and ultrasound images have all contributed to getting the pro-life message out.
The right to pray is still a hot topic in the Sunshine State. The Clay County, Fla., School District has been involved in a religious liberty debate over the legality of prayer on school property since last November.
Faith-based initiatives are integral in the effort to reach disconnected youth, says a White House Council member. For the next 100 days, the While House Council for Community Solutions is leading an initiative calling for people to go "All In" for youth.
The Bowery Mission is giving New Yorkers the chance to answer the question "How can I help the homeless?" during one of the coldest months of the year.
South Carolina Pastor Perry Noble came to the defense of Elevation Church and its pastor, Steven Furtick, amid criticism that the church is not preaching a biblical gospel.
Elevation Church’s revival is seeing some theological controversy. An apologist and blogger is claiming that Matt Chandler’s sermon was censored during a rebroadcast.
The A21 Campaign is in the midst of a 10-day initiative to give people ways to fight human trafficking. People around the world are being asked to choose one of the 21 ways recommended on their website to help raise awareness for global injustices.
Churches need to stop making excuses and get back to reaching the lost, popular pastor Ed Young said in his challenge to thousands of Christians.
God does not believe in expiration dates and He can make the impossible, possible, said the founder of an anti-human trafficking organization at the Code Orange revival at Elevation Church.
A young evangelical pastor urged Elevation Church attendees to get past their church and their popular pastor, Steven Furtick, and “get underneath” to what God is doing.
Monday marks the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, a time when many Americans will participate in the official MLK Day of Service. World Vision is also taking part, and has created a new opportunity for those to pitch in – a virtual one.
Night two of Elevation Church’s “Holy Ghost, old-school revival” began Thursday night with the theme of God’s faithfulness. Jentezen Franklin scrapped his original sermon to testify about his life.
“God specializes in using idiots,” LifeChurch.tv pastor Craig Groeschel told thousands of people as he kicked off a 12-night revival. The Code Orange Revival drew a full house Wednesday night
The new buzzword in church these days is sex. Pastors Ed Young of Texas-based Fellowship Church and Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle are being intentional about talking about sex from the pulpit this month and they’re not being coy about it either.
Release International, a ministry that supports Christians who are persecuted for their faith, is set to present a petition for religious freedom to the North Korean embassy in London on Jan. 20.
Author and minister R.T. Kendall addresses the stigma of being a Christian in his new book, Unashamed to Bear His Name. The book is meant to help readers "accept the scandal that arises from following Jesus Christ,”
A megachurch in Charlotte, N.C., is kicking off a 12-day “Holy Ghost, old-school revival” on Wednesday in hopes of seeing God move in a big way this new year. Calling it the Code Orange Revival, Elevation Church will be streaming the event live online.
The Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers started a petition at WhiteHouse.gov to eliminate the “What is your religion?” question from enlistment forms, leaving recruits the option to add their religion on the form at a later date. They also are petitioning to add a “Humanist” option on military entrance processing forms.
A new wave of Christian ministries are answering the call to good stewardship and breaking down stereotypes with renewable energy initiatives.