An investigation is now underway after a deadly crash in Nebraska involving a National Evangelization Teams Ministries van filled with 12 young members on Monday night.
NET Ministries, according to a summary on the organization's Facebook page, is an international youth ministry program where young adults spend nine months of their lives evangelizing to high school and middle school youth. The ministry says it challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church.
Ministries van, which was towing a trailer at 8:02 P.M. on Monday night. The accident took place north of Colon on Highway 109 just south of County Road R. more >>
Fresh off the successful evacuation of 149 Iraqi Christian refugees to Slovakia last week, faith leader Johnnie Moore addressed Saddleback Church Sunday with a message that put the enormity of the Middle East refugee crisis into perspective for American churches, and explained the extent to which terrorists have destroyed the cradle of Christianity.
"The world we're living in is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since WWII," Moore told the congregation of Saddleback Church. "Sixty million refugees are displaced people in our world right now — 12 million alone affected by the Syrian crisis."
Moore explained that, unlike refugees of other countries, Syrian refugees had a lot in common with Americans. "Syria was not unlike our own country. It was a middle class country. … These people were like us, they weren't poor people. … They were middle class people, they were people like you and I. … Their kids were in college, they had cars ... they had two-story houses, they had regular, every day normal lives like we have." more >>
This week I've been preparing some lectures for my upcoming seminars in the DMin in Church Revitalization and Great Commission Leadership at Southeastern Seminary.
For years, I've kept a running list of characteristics of pastors who lead effective evangelistic churches (that is, churches that are reaching non-believers rather than simply reaching other church members).
Below are eight of those characteristics. more >>
A recent occurrence at New York-based Christ Episcopal Church just might cause you to look at junk mail in a whole new way.
It isn't every day that a non-descript envelope with no return address yields a gift of $10,000. Equally rare is that no one takes credit for it. Yet that's exactly what happened at the modest church situated in the community of Babylon.
"It's a complete mystery," the Rev. E. Clare Nesmith, the church's priest-in-charge, told The Christian Post Thursday. more >>
The Vatican's Commission for Religious Relations with Jews has released a major new document claiming that Jews are saved even without believing in Jesus Christ.
YouVersion Bible app has reached 200 million installs on smartphones worldwide, doubling the number it had back in July 2013.
The popular digital application boasts over 1,200 versions of the Good Book in approximately 900 languages, with more growth expected in the developing world.
Bobby Gruenewald, one of the creators of the Bible app and Innovation Pastor at Life Church, told The Christian Post that he and his peers "feel humble that we're able to be part of something like this that God's doing." more >>