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 >>
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 >>
Kevin Durant, the 24-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder forward, recently shared his love for Jesus Christ and baptism story at Hillsong Church in New York City.
Durant may play basketball in Oklahoma City, but the basketball star revealed why he wanted Hillsong Church pastor Carl Lentz to guide him spiritually. Durant admitted that he was drawn to Lentz because of the way he treated people and liked the fact that the pastor was unfazed by his celebrity.
"I thought you were weird first of all," Durant said while visiting Hillsong and speaking at the service last Sunday. "Where I come from pastors are always in nice suits but you just dress like me. I really appreciate it…" 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 >>
Dick McClain, the president of The Mission Society, will be retiring in March 2014.
Joining the organization in 1986, he became president in 2009 and is currently the longest tenured member of staff.
McClain was born into a missions family in China and was raised in India and Hong Kong before going on to seminary and eventually pastoring young churches. more >>
A New Jersey pastor says he is on a mission to get rid of a local porn shop in his community by purchasing the building that houses the X-rated operation and converting it into a church.
"We're going to turn a porn house into God's house," Pastor Pat Sharkey, 51, told USA Today in an earlier interview.
Sharkey, who leads Victory Christian Fellowship, and real estate developer Don Finelli, 65, signed a contract last month to purchase the Fantasy World Adult Book Store for $275,000 and now have less than two months to come up with the money they are trying to raise through investments and donations. more >>