Saddleback Community Church pastor Rick Warren received an outpouring of support from Christians around the world on Easter Sunday, which marked the second anniversary of his youngest son's death.
Believers took to social networking sites last week to share heartfelt messages of love and hope for Warren, who requested prayer on April 1 via his Facebook page as he prepared to preach at Easter services for four days straight. The post garnered more than 39,000 likes and hundreds of comments.
Warren's son, Matthew, who was 27 when he died, took his own life on April 5, 2013, after a long battle with depression. In an emotional prayer request to his 1 million Facebook followers, the Purpose Driven Life author recalled his son's passing as being "the worst day of my life." more >>
A fast-growing multi-site New Jersey megachurch is expecting more than 6,000 people to attend its Easter egg hunt events on Saturday and Sunday, which will be the state's largest easter egg hunt with over 100,000 hidden eggs.
Liquid Church, a congregation with four campuses in Morristown, Mountainside, New Brunswick and Nutley, is hosting 14 different Jersey Egg Hunt experiences planned in those locations for the frist time.
"We're excited to share one of our core values — which is that church is fun — with families across New Jersey," Kenny Jahng, spokesman for Liquid Church, told The Christian Post on Thursday. "We hope those that are new to faith or haven't been to church in a while will find a message of hope and find it refreshing." more >>
Updated April 2, 2015, 11:59 AM: Added full statement on Robert H. Schuller's passing by his grandson, Bobby Schuller.
Just hours after his former church congregation issued a call for prayer for his health, family members of the influential Rev. Robert H. Schuller has announced his death at the age of 88.
The Associated Press reported via Twitter just at 10:23 a.m. ET that Carol Schuller Milner, Schuller's daughter, had reported his death. more >>
The prosecutors in the long-standing trial of City Harvest Church pastor Kong Hee and five other members have said that the CHC leaders had full control over Xtron, the company that managed and spent millions of church funds on the popstar career of Kong's wie, Ho Yeow Sun.
"Clearly, right from the inception of Xtron, Kong Hee and you were making decisions about who should be Xtron directors," Deputy Public Prosecutor Mavis Chionh told deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng, The Straits Times reported on Thursday.
The prosecution used as evidence emails from 2002 where Tan told fellow co-accused Chew Eng Han, CHC's former investment manager, that Kong wanted Chew to be on the company's board of directors. more >>
Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church and former two-term president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is preparing to lead the nation in prayer on May 7 in Washington, D.C. as honorary chair of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer.
The theme of this year's National Day of Prayer is "Lord, Hear Our Cry," taken from King Solomon's prayer at the dedication of the temple he had built in 1 Kings 8:28.
The prayer Graham wrote, to be read simultaneously around the nation at 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 7 is below: more >>
Vanessa Hudgens recently praised Australian Megachurch Hillsong, which she said strongly encourages congregants to have their "own personal relationship with Jesus."
The former Disney star, who was born a Catholic, spoke openly about her faith in a recent interview with The New York Times. Regarding Catholicism, the 26-year-old actress revealed that she "never felt very connected to it" and she credited her actor boyfriend, Austin Butler, 23, for helping revive her Christian faith.
"It feels like Arcade Fire — it's epic like that," Hudgens told the Times regarding the church's acclaimed worship band Hillsong United. "They really focus on you having your own personal relationship with Jesus, which is wonderful." more >>