Helping Christian converts develop into spiritually mature disciples of Jesus takes more than a church program, said Jo Saxton Wednesday at the 2013 Exponential conference in Orlando, Fla. Making disciples who make disciples requires life-changing sacrifices and for those involved to "have a life worth imitating," said the discipleship expert.
Jim Putman, founder and senior pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho, shared Tuesday at the 2013 Exponential Conference what he believes can help churches and their leaders to make genuine disciples of Christ, primary of which, he says, is being sensitive to Jesus' example in the Bible instead of being seeker-sensitive.
Francis Chan bared some of his struggles with doubt and being a model disciple of Jesus Christ Tuesday during the opening session of the 2013 Exponential Conference attended by thousands in Orlando, Fla.
Televangelist Dr. Juanita Bynum was served with a warrant and arrested for failure to appear in court over a case going back to 2007 and in which the Christian minister was ordered by a judge to pay $140,000 to promoter ALW Entertainment.
Shaun King, former pastor and self-described techie-humanitarian, spoke with The Christian Post this week about the new project he's working on, his difficulty leaving pastoral ministry and how churches should be tapping into their members' talents and leveraging social media. The Kentucky native and recent NYC transplant also discusses his Twitter beef with Pastors Mark Driscoll and Rick Warren over statements they've made concerning President Obama's policies and faith.
Saying he was "too blessed to worry about it," Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Houston revealed Friday that he has left it up to his lawyers to deal with people using his name, as was the case of a recent Internet hoax claiming that the pastor had renounced his Christian faith and quit leading his Texas megachurch.
Joel Osteen, pastor of America's fastest-growing church, is in Miami this weekend for his annual "America's Night of Hope" worship event that will draw tens of thousands Saturday night. The megachurch pastor and bestselling inspirational author spoke with The Huffington Post Friday about the global event and the subject of hope, in light of this week's violent and tragic events.
The Rev. Wilfredo "Choco" De Jesus, recently touted by one publication as "the new face of social justice," has been named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People," with the New Life Covenant Ministries pastor introduced to Time readers by Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren.
The Trinity Broadcasting Network announced that it is partnering once again with Joel and Victoria Osteen to broadcast the Lakewood Church ministers' annual "America's Night of Hope" praise and worship event, being held this year at Marlin's Park in Miami, Fla.
Riva Tims, former wife of the late Dr. Zachery Tims Jr., has announced a public memorial service organized by herself and their four children to celebrate the Florida minister's "life and legacy" on what would have been his 44th birthday.
Traveling evangelist Benny Hinn's most recent "Miracle Healing Service" took place in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago over the weekend, and the Texas-based Christian minister reportedly asked the thousands in attendance to each give a $100 donation to help defray expenses for the two-day event, hosted by a local Pentecostal church.
Massive tsunami waves triggered by a magnitude-7.0 earthquake wiped out several villages, claimed thousands of lives and forever changed the way Bible translations previously had been done in Papua New Guinea.
A recent report criticizing statements made regarding race and sexuality by the outgoing president of the largest Pentecostal academic society at a recent gathering threatens to overshadow the good the organization does, according to the society's executive director.
Expolit, an annual Spanish-speaking conference that brings together Christians from around the world, has announced that Wycliffe Bible Translators has been chosen as this year's nonprofit beneficiary.
Thousands are expected to gather in Miami, Fla., next week at the 5th annual "America's Night of Hope" with Joel and Victoria Osteen of Lakewood Church, one of several events that also will see youths descend on the city in service before culminating in a night of celebration and hope at Marlins Park.