Although reaching lost souls is the main job of the church, a compassionate evangelism that includes clothing and feeding the poor, and programs for homeless and abused women is needed on a grander scale in the Latino church today, says Rev. Tony Suárez, national vice president of Chapters for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.
Churches should do a better job at blending into their communities to help change individual lives as well as families in practical ways that reflect the Gospel, Suárez said.
As a speaker set to address a crowd of Hispanic evangelical pastors at the NHCLC Una Voz (One Voice) convention in San Diego next week, Suárez will discuss how Christians need to take on compassionate evangelism similar to how Jesus Christ did when He served on earth. more >>
Global Media Outreach, a web-based evangelical ministry, has presented the Gospel to one billion individuals through their network of websites, officials announced this week.
Ministry leaders now want to reach well beyond one billion by way of Internet, mobile devices and social media. Just a decade ago, when Global Media Outreach began, the organization witnessed more than 20,000 individuals commit their lives to Christ.
"With 91 percent of humans living within range of a cell tower, the majority of seekers come to our sites from their cell phones. We see technology moving so rapidly and so dramatically across the earth, we know God Himself is making this possible," stated Walt Wilson, founder and chairman of GMO. more >>
In a provocative new video meant to draw awareness to the growing plight of homelessness in New York City, the nation's first-ever rescue mission documents how it carried out an elaborate undercover scheme to see if people would recognize their own family members if they were homeless and living on the streets.
The video documents what happened when unwitting participants in the New York City Rescue Mission's project were secretly filmed and eventually saw footage of themselves walking by their own spouses, parents, siblings, cousins and other relatives.
Watch the New York City Rescue Mission's powerful video, that just might bring you to tears: more >>
With the recent release of the Bible App 5 that has already been installed, beginning with the original application, on 136 million devices, it's clear that its maker, YouVersion, remains on track to engage more people with the Bible than ever before. The updated app lets people share Scripture with friends in an online community.
"For the last five and a half years the features we've had inside the app have been primarily to help someone individually connect with the Bible," Bobby Gruenewald, innovation pastor of LifeChurch.tv in Oklahoma, told The Christian Post recently. "This new release, the Bible App 5, actually introduces a new set of features that allow you to form relationships with people that you know and trust, and then have conversation about Scripture and the activity that you are doing with the Bible with those people.
"It really moves it from being just an individual experience to giving people the opportunity to experience it with others. We think it is a really important step forward in engagement and understanding of Scripture," Gruenewald said. more >>
NEW YORK — Evangelist Nick Vujicic recently was in New York City to mark the release of his new book, Stand Strong with a hugging campaign in Times Square. Admirers from as far away as Chile and Australia lined up last week to hug and take photos with Vujicic, who has inspired millions around the globe with his story of overcoming physical limitations (without limbs) and bullying.
The 31-year-old married father released last week Stand Strong: You Can Overcome Bullying (and Other Stuff That Keeps You Down), in which he advises teens how to overcome bullying by embracing their self-worth and developing strong values, among other things.
Vujicic, born with no arms and no legs, travels worldwide to share how he overcame the nightmare of bullying as a youth, an attempted suicide at age 10, and how faith in God affects his outlook on life, and eternity. more >>
In the 1980s and early 90s the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase was one of the most charismatic heels to ever step foot into a WWF ring.
His microphone skills, coupled with his in-ring abilities made him the perfect villain to pit against legendary baby faces such as the Macho Man Randy Savage, The Immortal Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior. DiBiase had everything he thought he ever wanted, and by the beginning of the '90s, the fame and the traveling that professional wrestlers are required to do was starting to take a toll on him and his family. Infidelity almost ended his marriage and things seemed to start spinning out of control. DiBiase saw only one option for fixing the mess he created at that point, which was to turn to Jesus Christ.
A new documentary titled The Price of Fame discusses DiBiase's journey more in depth through the eyes of his sons and fellow wrestlers who were around when he made the transformation that eventually lead to his evangelism ministry. more >>