Just under two years ago, the Rev. Marion Haynes-Weller of Kreutz Creek Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania was struggling to connect with the Hellam Township community. When she took her dog Obi to church one day in the summer of 2011 however, everything began to change.
"We knew we had children in the neighborhood and we would see them and wave to them but most of them are unchurched and they were a little uncomfortable approaching me," Haynes-Weller told The Christian Post in a recent interview about the wary relationship she once had with the small community.
"They would be here when there's nobody else at the church but as soon as people showed up they would kind of scatter," she explained. more >>
A recently created Baptist congregation in Nebraska is looking to purchase and renovate an old bar to use as a sanctuary.
Springfield Baptist Church, which began as a satellite of Bellevue Baptist Church in 2010, filed a conditional use permit with the Springfield City Council in June. A vote on their permit for the facility, formerly known as Stack's Bar and BBQ, will be voted on at a public hearing held by the Springfield City Council Tuesday evening.
In an interview with local media, Springfield Baptist administrator and co-founder Lee Smith explained his church's plans for the site. more >>
A plurality of Americans, 48 percent, believe that the growing number of nonreligious Americans is bad for American society, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.
Thirty-nine percent answered that the growing number of non-religious does not make a difference for American society and 11 percent said the trend is a good thing.
Those who belong to a religious group, those who attend religious services more often and older Americans were more likely to believe the growing number of nonreligious is bad, while the religiously unaffiliated, those who attend religious services less often and younger Americans, were more likely to believe the trend would not make a difference or is good for American society. more >>
Four Presbyterian churches in New Jersey will be holding a lecture series about how the United States has become the "hardest mission field."
The Delaware Valley Summer Institute will sponsor the four-night event, titled "America After Christendom: The Hardest Mission Field", from August 11-14. Dr. Darrell Guder, professor of missional and ecumenical theology at Princeton Seminary, will lead the events' presentations.
The churches organizing the event are Lambertville Presbyterian, Titusville Presbyterian, Stockton Presbyterian, and Mt. Airy Presbyterian. more >>
No, you can't get a drink of beer from the Buffalo Chip Saloon during the worship services of the Ecclesia Church, in Cave Creek, Ariz., on Sunday mornings, but you will most definitely be offered a taste of Jesus.
Since Easter Sunday, 2012, a small group of Christians who later evolved into the Ecclesia Church have been sharing space with patrons of the Buffalo Chip Saloon for their Sunday morning services. Now, Ecclesia, popularly known as Church at the Chip, has become a spiritual home for a number of people including recovering alcoholics.
"People find the fact that we meet in a bar to be a very affirming place," Church at the Chip Pastor Steve Gilbertson told The Christian Post in an interview on Thursday. more >>
St. LOUIS, Mo. – Internationally acclaimed pastor, medical doctor and author who sold more than 10 million books worldwide, Dag Heward-Mills, warned Christians on Sunday to avoid evil distractions and stick to Jesus' mandate for the Church by preaching John 3:16.
Heward-Mills, who is based in Ghana but has planted nearly 1,300 churches globally including 63 in 24 states in the U.S., issued the advice at the "Global Welcome Gathering" of attendees at the Christian Booksellers Association's (CBA) International Christian Retail Show, which began at the America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Sunday. It continues until Wednesday June, 26.
"Jesus Christ did not come into this world to make us rich or to make us have safety and security, more houses, more money," said Heward-Mills to the gathering. more >>