Popular Youth Evangelist Matt Pitt might be in jail for the next 10 months but it's not stopping him from using everything in his power to get his fellow inmates to turn to the Lord. And last Thursday he revealed he was using the power of "beautiful women" to lure men into his church.
"So I'm telling you I am using everything I can to get everybody in this building (jail) saved," explained Pitt in a just over 12-minute phone call from jail with his church, The Basement, recorded in a YouTube video and posted online last Thursday.
He explained to his followers that he had started a Basement operation in jail and is working hard at converting his jail mates for Christ but admitted that "some of these cats are hard" and it wasn't every day that he was able to bring someone to the Lord. more >>
A small community of churches in the United States are combining worship and beer to attract people to boost their dwindling numbers.
In an NPR report on Sunday featuring a number of the experimental gatherings, supporters of the beer services say their efforts have been successful in attracting people who like the homemade libations they serve with hymns and Christian praise.
And at least one gathering has gotten official approval of its activities from its governing body. more >>
A half-dozen megachurch pastors, arguably at the top of the most recognizable names list within and outside the Christian community, are scheduled to discuss how believers can live out their faith in a culture that appears to be embracing biblical values less and less. Evangelical leaders including Rick Warren, Matt Chandler, Greg Laurie, James MacDonald, and Crawford Loritts will be joining host Mark Driscoll at the Resurgence Conference 2013 at Mars Hill Downtown Church in Seattle, Wash., Tuesday and Wednesday.
Driscoll recently told The Christian Post that he will open the conference by speaking about the changes in culture that he outlines in his book, A Call To Resurgence, as well as the obstacles and opportunities that are ahead of the church for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
"I am asking the Holy Spirit to use the instructional and relational aspects of the conference to help leaders from various tribes waste less time fighting and more time learning so we can all invest our energy in evangelizing," Driscoll said. "I will close out the conference with the findings from a massive research project we have undertaken about the most common objections to Christian faith by the unchurched and de-churched ages 18-44 that is the basis for my next book due out next fall that I am currently writing as the follow up to A Call To Resurgence. The tentative working title is My Problem With Christianity. This is the biggest research and writing project I've ever been a part of and the findings are surprising and enlightening while also discouraging." more >>
Thousands of people have taken part in an online survey done by a United Methodist Church commission which was about the issue of gender descriptions and images people use for God.
The UMC General Commission on the Status and Role of Women posted the survey online, garnering about 3,700 respondents until it officially closed on Thursday.
Of the 3,700+ respondents, 40 percent of them were male and 60 percent female, with 65 percent being laity and 35 percent being clerics or people undergoing the process of becoming clerics. more >>
1. Aaron Rodgers (Quarterback - Green Bay Packers)
- "I've always lived by the philosophy of the words spoken by St. Francis of Assisi who said, 'Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary, use words.' I feel like you can always have a greater impact by the things you do than the things you say, so living out my faith has been primarily in that form,'' Rodgers said in Men of Sunday.
The Episcopal Church continues to decline both in baptized members and average weekly worship attendance, according to recently released statistics for 2012.
Parochial Reports gathered by The General Convention of TEC show that according to the 2012 report, among its nine provinces, TEC has 2,066,710 baptized members, with 1,894,181 in the United States dioceses and 172,529 in dioceses abroad.