A member of the staff at a nationally influential megachurch in Texas stressed the importance of media ministries at a major annual gathering of churches and Christian media.
Bryan Bailey, director of Media and Production at First Baptist Church of Dallas, was involved in a moderated discussion on Friday morning as part of the National Religious Broadcaster's annual convention.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Bailey noted that the discussion "had a great group of people." with an audience that was appeared to be "absorbing the information." more >>
The Alliance of Evangelistic Ministries, backed by prominent Christian leaders including Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, has designated May 15 as the International Day for the Unreached, with the aim to reach out to more than 2 billion people around the globe who have yet to hear the Gospel.
"With more than 2 billion people who haven't had a chance to meet Jesus, it's time for the Body of Christ to take a radical stand and say, 'This has to end in our generation.' Join me in committing to pray, give, go, and advocate for those who need to know Christ by participating in the International Day for the Unreached," Warren said in a statament.
The announcement was made at the annual National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville on Thursday, and is sponsored by the Alliance for the Unreached, a group that includes Reach Beyond, Bibles For The World, Operation Mobilization, The Seed Company and Missio Nexus. more >>
At age 70, when most people are winding down their careers and thinking about retirement, or are already retired, Pastor John Piper is feeling "energized to dream great things," thanks to the examples of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
In a post this week for his website DesiringGod.org, a site for the purpose of glorifying God, the theologian explains the reason for his increased sense of invigoration. "My rising energy has nothing to do with their policies or character. It has to do with the incredible fact that all of them want to spend their 70s doing the hardest job in the world."
Clinton, 68, Trump, 69 and Sanders, 74, are all pursuing the highest office in the land past the typical age of retirement — something that Piper finds highly motivating. "That makes it all the more inspiring for me," he writes, "because nothing gets me more excited than spending my 70s spreading a passion for the glory of Christ and His Word." more >>
DALLAS — While on the road promoting her upcoming film "Miracles From Heaven," popular actress Jennifer Garner ("Alias", "13 Going on 30", "Daredevil") visited Bishop T.D. Jakes' church to attend Sunday service and spoke of the life-changing impact her movie role has played in her personal life.
"Ahhh I can't even watch the clip, I can't even see it, it makes me cry," Garner said as she joined Jakes and Christy Beam, who she protrays in the film, on stage.
"I fell so in love with this family, I fell so in love with their love for each other. I fell so in love with their faith," she said. "It was a transformative experience to play this woman right here, she made me stronger," the actress confessed about Christy as she choked up. more >>
Known for his "fiery sermons," Pentecostal Pastor Thomas Lanier Lowery died Sunday at 87, at his home in Cleveland, Tennessee. The cause of death has not yet been released.
Bishop Lowery's ministry spanned over 70 years during which the evangelist, known for his tent crusades, served as the pastor of two churches — the North Cleveland Church of God in Tennessee from 1969 to 1974, and the Washington National Church of God in Washington from 1981 to 1996.
During his tenure at Washington National Church of God the pastor established community ministries and constructed apartments for elderly and median income families. The clergyman also served for 16 years on the Church of God executive committee, and for 34 years on its executive council, according to the Cleveland Daily Banner. more >>
Easter Sunday is a day when many "unchurched" people attend worship services, presenting a golden opportunity for pastors and church leaders to evangelize.
In a recent post for his website Pastors.com, Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren offers pastors and church leaders these four questions to contemplate in preparation for Easter Sunday.
1. What Message Will I Be Preaching? more >>