While on his 2-year Mormon mission in Orlando, Fla., Micah Wilder found Jesus and accepted the Gospel, which led him to leave the Church of Latter-day Saints. Now, as the drummer for the non-profit Christian ministry band Adam's Road, Wilder shares his testimony with The Christian Post.
"The gospel of Mormonism is very burdensome," Wilder told CP. In the Church of Latter-day Saints, "you're seeking to prove your worthiness to God. But in the Christian Gospel, God sent Jesus to die for us while we were still sinners."
Wilder grew up in the Mormon Church and became zealous for it at an early age, striving to outdo his peers. But early on in his 2-year, full time mission trip, he met a Baptist minister, who encouraged him to read the Bible. more >>
In what one organization is hailing as a "victory" for religious liberty, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Brian Johnson can distribute Bibles at the Twin Cities Pride Fest in Minneapolis, Minn.
"It's a true victory" for religious liberty, Nate Kellum, chief counsel for the Center for Religious Expression (CRE), a nonprofit organization in Memphis, Tenn., dedicated entirely to the protection of religious speech, told The Christian Post on Monday.
Lead counsel for the case, Kellum explained that Johnson "felt the need to preach the Gospel through handing out Bibles at his own cost." more >>
A "Strip Church" ministry in Tennessee that aims to give love and support to dancers throughout strip clubs in Nashville, Tenn., is being credited by a former stripper for helping her leave the job and have a transformed life. The ex-stripper gives much of the credit to Erin Stevens, the founder of the ministry.
The ministry, which began after Stevens received direction from God to "go feed the strippers," entails Stevens' visiting strip clubs to provide home cooked meals for the women while providing moral support.
Sarah, (whose name is being withheld to protect her identity) 23, was just one of the women who Stevens came across during one of her visits. The former exotic dancer had moved to Nashville in search of a fresh start for her children and herself after her marriage dissolved following her husband's extramarital affairs. However, after attempting to make ends meet by sewing custom-made clothes, she realized she needed another financial outlet, leading her to become a stripper to pay bills. more >>
Studies show that a large percentage of young Christians drop out of church between high school and age 30 due to issues with their faith, but the founder of Teen Mania Ministries is hoping to draw them back in with a unique, nationwide experience called SURGE.
The plan, according to Teen Mania Ministries (TMM) President Ron Luce, is to reach young people living in nearly every state by delivering an interactive theatrical experience on over 400 screens on Oct. 9 and 16 that features inspirational messages, comedy from John Gray, and musical performances by Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Lecrae and Acquire The Fire worship artists.
"We are excited to be able to bring SURGE to movie screens across the country," said Luce in a press statement. "Through our Acquire The Fire events over the past 20 years, we have brought together millions of teens looking for great music and inspiration. In SURGE, we have assembled some of the best Christian talent in music and comedy to create a night of fun and inspiration that is totally different and easily accessible to young people in movie theaters everywhere." more >>
More than 300 bikers with the Christian Motorcyclists' Association (CMA) are meeting for a rally involving brats and ministry this weekend in Tennessee, and they've been doing so every year somewhere in 50 states.
"We have services on Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning," Jay W. Allgood, Tennessee State Coordinator, told the Christian Post in a interview on Friday. This weekend at Montgomery Bell State Park in Murfreesborough includes "worship, service, fundraising, and training for ministry."
"CMA is a unique ministry, in that our focus is to share the Gospel to those in the motorcycling community," Randal Tebeau, CMA's Southeast Region Evangelist, told CP. The group attends motorcycle conventions across the nation, performing various services to preach the good news to bikers. more >>
Urban leaders from across the nation are expected to flock to New York City for a single day in October to collaborate, study and network with some of the top city-based leaders from a wide spectrum to get inspired and equipped to spark spiritual transformation and bring renewal to their own cities.
Movement Day 2013, co-hosted by Pastor Tim Keller's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the American Bible Society, has been preparing under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. McKenzie "Mac" Pier to welcome well over 1,000 Christian leaders from hundreds of U.S. cities to the Marriott Marquis New York, the site of the annual gathering.
"Our mission is to facilitate collaborative partnerships among Christian leaders, foster networking and inspire catalytic leaders to maximize their own leadership potential," explained Pier, president of The New York City Leadership Center, in a statement. more >>