Two weeks after Jill and Derrick Dillard celebrated their first anniversary the couple announced that they've embarked on a long-term Christian mission trip to an undisclosed location and the Duggar family has urged fans to pray for the young family.
In a touching photo shared on Instagram by Jessa Duggar on Sunday, Jill, 24, and Derrick, 26, are seen embracing as they prepare to board a plane with their 2 month old son, Israel David. The trip has been months in the making, though it's unclear where exactly they plan to set up their ministry.
"So excited for @jillmdillard & @derickdillard! They've been praying about and working toward this transition since late last year, and are so excited to finally be heading to the mission field!" Jessa captioned alongside the photo. "Please continue to pray for them! And be sure to check out their blog at www.dillardfamily.com "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15." more >>
A church in Indiana has joined several charity organizations to raise money to purchase a "Homeless Jesus" statue for the state capital.
Roberts Park United Methodist Church has partnered with Wheeler Mission, Outreach Inc., and the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic to get a "Homeless Jesus" statue for Indianapolis. The Rev. Andrew Scanlan-Holmes, senior pastor at Roberts Park UMC, told The Christian Post that this was the "problem of homelessness in Indianapolis."
"Roberts Park UMC, as a large downtown church, has for the last 20 years, been actively serving this sector of the community through its Soup's On feeding program and now regularly serves an average of 250 meals every Sunday lunchtime to the homeless and food impoverished," said the Rev. Scanlan-Holmes. more >>
A Georgia-based radio program centered on promoting the perspectives of mainline Protestant denominations has turned 70 this year.
"Day1," a program headquartered in Atlanta originally named "The Protestant Hour," has been on the air for seven decades and since 2004 has been overseen by the Alliance for Christian Media.
The Rev. Peter M. Wallace, president and executive producer of "Day1" and the Alliance, told The Christian Post that he was "very thankful for the opportunity to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ over the radio for so many years." more >>
Ryan Pittman is a man with Down syndrome and a servant with a heart for God. Since he was a young boy he always wanted to help others. In time, he was finally able to travel to Peru and follow his dream and serve Jesus!
He now stands up in front of a class in Peru and gives his powerful testimony. Before giving his testimony speech at the school, students had no idea people with Down syndrome could read. By sharing his relationship with Jesus and explaining to them that they are all the same because they need God, he strengthened their faith.
"I am different … I have Down Syndrome. But we are all the same because we all NEED God." more >>
Conservative members of the United Methodist Church have expressed doubt that a recently approved petition from a local state body of the denomination will influence a change in the Church's position against homosexuality.
During the weekend, a majority of the delegates at the UMC Virginia Annual Conference voted in favor of a petition calling for the denomination to change its position on homosexuality.
Known as Petition 14, the measure called for the striking of language in the UMC Book of Discipline that describes homosexuality as "incompatible with Christian teaching." more >>
A former employee of an organization seeking to promote acceptance of transgender and other sexual identities in the United Methodist Church is charging that the organization has itself exhibited transgender discrimination, according to a case filed with the Cook County Commission on Human Rights.
Reconciling Ministries Network, a pro-LGBT Methodist group boasting the support of hundreds of congregations throughout the country, had a complaint filed against it last month before the Commission on Human Rights.
Andy Oliver, the former director of communications for RMN, accused the group's executive director of unjustly firing him following his refusal to engage in an action he considered discriminatory on the basis of gender identity. more >>