DOVER, New York — The World Evangelical Alliance inaugurated its new eight-building WEA Evangelical Center located about an hour away from New York City in Dutchess County with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, worship service and inauguration dinner Friday evening.
The new Evangelical Center will serve as the center for WEA to serve its 600 million evangelical constituents, joining the Vatican in Rome and the Ecumenical Center in Geneva as one of three main centers for Christianity in the world.
The new Evangelical Center, which is located on the 70-plus-building campus of Olivet University about 70 miles north of New York City, replaces WEA's former Evangelical Center that opened in Binghamton, New York in 2010. The new facility will include a chapel, residential halls, office buildings, classrooms, auditoriums and a cafeteria. more >>
An estimated 4,200 people attended Franklin Graham's "Decision America Tour" in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Wednesday, where the well-known evangelist warned that America is "in trouble spiritually, racially, economically, and politically."
Graham, who is the CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, told the large crowd gathered at North Boulevard Town Square that America as a nation "is in trouble."
"We're here today because we see that our nation is in trouble — that's the state of the union," Graham said. "We are in trouble spiritually, racially, economically and we're in trouble politically. No political party is going to be able to turn this thing around — only God can fix it." more >>
Life's challenges can sometimes seem as though the deck is stacked against believers — but they can win. That's the message shared in a sermon Monday by Elevation Church Pastor Steven Furtick who reminds believers that, despite their circumstances, they can have victory in the face of adversity.
There is one thing without which believers cannot win, Furtick warns. That thing is the will of God.
While Christians sometimes feel alone in their walks with Christ, He is on their side and it's His will for them to win. "God wants you to win," Furtick proclaims. more >>
Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church of Duncan, Oklahoma, will hold its fourth annual "Open Team Roping" fundraising competition next month and is expected to draw hundreds of teams to the event.
Amy Linn Miller, spokeswoman for Chisholm Trail, explained to The Christian Post the origins of their annual roping competition and silent auction.
"This team roping and auction started as a fundraiser for our church building. We were building our current building without taking out a loan. We moved into that building in December of 2014. We have now out grown this building," said Miller. more >>
Long-running conservative Christian Broadcasting Network television flagship program "The 700 Club" will not be taken off the air as its home channel rebrands itself.
Although ABC Family has now become Freeform, televangelist Pat Robertson's hour-long show featuring stories of faith and conservative social commentary will remain on the lineup.
Despite a move toward what some news outlets are calling "edgier programming", ABC Family / Freeform explained in a statement that CBN's "The 700 Club" will always be part of the lineup. more >>
Christians struggling with debt and other money-related issues can look to the Bible for advice of financial management, famed Evangelical Pastor Billy Graham advises in a post-Christmas Q&A.
Graham, 97, suggests in the Q&A published Monday on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website that God cares about the financial well-being of all people, as "He is concerned about everything that concerns us."
"The Bible actually has much to say about our money and how we ought to use it," Graham says, adding that the Holy Book acknowledges that "no matter how rich or poor we are, we should use our money wisely and thoughtfully. We also must guard against using it only to satisfy our selfish desires; instead, we should use it to meet our needs and the needs of others." more >>