The Illinois megachurch campus of Willow Creek Community Church is one step closer to opening at an approximately 193,000 square foot site for its growing congregation.
Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-0 on Wednesday in favor of allowing Willow Creek Community Church to open a new campus at a former Oak Industries site.
For many Christians, suicide is a taboo act that will keep a believer out of Heaven. Known by many as the "unforgivable sin," it's a complicated issue that's been widely neglected from theological discussion within the Church.
In a portion of his new book Unanswered, a volume intended to shed light on several hot-button topics that loom large within the Church, apologist and New Testament scholar Dr. Jeremiah Johnston debunks misconceptions about suicide and mental illness — two issues secretly plaguing today's Church.
"Twenty-three percent of pastors right now, according to a reliable LifeWay study, are chronically depressed," Johnston told The Christian Post last week. more >>
The number 7 appears throughout the Bible – 735 times to be exact and over 50 times just in the book of Revelation. But what significance does this number have and what should Christians take away from its use in the Bible?
Pastor Chris Hahn of the Kentucky megachurch Southland Christian Church, kicked off his new sermon series "Plus Seven" this past weekend, through which he will explain the meaning behind the number 7 in the Bible as it pertains to believers' time, relationship and money.
On Sunday for part one of the series, Hahn preached about the significance of "Seven Days," and explained he chose this sermon series topic because the number 7 "always represents completeness, wholeness, and perfection" in the Bible. more >>
The Chinese government has reportedly released from prison the Rev. Gu Yuese, the former leader of Hangzhou's Chongyi Church, the largest government sanctioned church in the country, ahead of President Xi Jinping's scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama.
Herald Malaysia Online reported that Gu, who was formally arrested on embezzlement charges, was held in detention for close to three months for speaking out against the government's church crosses demolition campaign, which has been going on for almost two years now.
The megachurch leader has been placed under "residential surveillance" following his release, which persecution watchdog group International Christian Concern warned means he is not entirely safe yet. more >>
One of gospel music's leading performers, Earnest Pugh, stepped down from his megachurch position to pursue a new philanthropic initiative.
Pugh recently announced that he was leaving his position as worship pastor at Houston's Lighthouse Church.
With his latest hit, "Trade It All," continuing to climb the Nielsen BDS Gospel Recurrent chart and currently ranked at No. 5, the singer said he and his pastor of many years agree that his season of serving in the church is over. more >>
Psychologist and family expert Dr. Kevin Leman spoke at Christ's Church of the Valley, a non-denominational megachurch in Peoria, Arizona, on sex in marriage, as part of a series that digs into what scripture has to say about "Sex, Love & Dating."
"Sex is about the quality of your entire love life, not just the alignment of your bodies," reads the book description. "So if you're willing to forge ahead for the sake of the best marriage you can imagine, this book is for you. It will expand and challenge your thinking, help you start your marriage off right, or go from humdrum to exciting if you're already married." more >>