Do not ask to rub the eyebrows of a guest who visits your church.
Okay, I'll get to that strange comment shortly.
On the blog and the podcast, we have discussed extensively ways churches have followed up with guests in a positive and affirming manner. In this post, I share stories from church guests where the follow up was not received well. more >>
City Harvest Church Pastor Kong Hee has praised the major growth of Christian megachurches in South Korea, noting that the key to such continued success is prayer.
"One of the greatest revivals in the last 100 years was, and still is, in Korea. Just imagine — at one time, six of the 10 largest churches in the world can be found in the city of Seoul. Until today, Yoido Full Gospel Church remains the largest congregation in the world with 830,000 members," Kong said on his Facebook page.
"They have been consistently baptizing 1,000 new converts every month! If you ask any Korean church what is the key to their success, the answer is unanimous — PRAYER!" he added. more >>
Just one thing.
Is it possible to find one common factor in the lives and ministries of the most effective church leaders?
I think so. more >>
Lead Pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, Steven Furtick called prejudice a poisonous snake and challenged his congregation to keep the scourge in check by not passing it down to children.
"I wanna give you a little challenge today from my personal experience called 'It's in your hands,'" Furtick said in a video clip posted on his Facebook page on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
"God told me to just bring you a simple message today and ask you 'what are you passing on?' I believe that the essence of the Gospel is acceptance," he said before reading Scripture from Matthew 7:9-12. more >>
The Southern Baptist Convention's International Missions Board has announced that it will close its communications center in Virginia and lay off as many as 30 employees stateside as the entity moves forward with its two-phase organizational reset in an attempt to balance its budget by the end of 2017.
The IMB, which represents over 40,000 churches and 16 million members worldwide, announced last Thursday that organization will close its Richmond communications center by April 29 as it proceeds with the second phase of its plan to address its budget deficit.
Although 10 staff members of the facility will be transitioned to new roles within the IMB, a statement received by The Christian Post explains that 30 staff members have been presented with the option to continue their employment until the office's closure in April. more >>
Jesus Culture has been a community of worship leaders and musicians whose heart is to see a generation impacted by the presence of God since 1999. The Christian Post caught up with the band's leading lady Kim Walker-Smith to discuss their upcoming release, Let It Echo, a project that she claims was birthed from the group's hardest season together.
Walker-Smith maintains that there are quite a "few things different about this record" from their projects in the past.
The band just celebrated the one year anniversary of their new church, Jesus Culture Sacramento. Let It Echo is an extension of their new church. This album includes 12 new songs featuring Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, and more. more >>