The largest Christian music festival in the United States kicks off Wednesday at the Agape Farm in Mount Union, Pa., and will run until June 30. The festival includes four days of music, Christian teachings, baptisms, and fellowship.
"The highlight of your summer... maybe your life!" is the slogan for Creation 2012 Northeast, and the main music acts include: Switchfoot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Tenth Avenue North, Crowder, Red, Newsboys, Chris Tomlin, tobyMac, and dozens of other artists. Guest speakers for the four-day long festival include: Reggie Dabbs, Tony Nolan, Brian "Head" Welch, Anne Beller, and many others.
"It is so much fun to see people arrive at Creation! Some arrive ready to sleep under the stars; others come with their tent or their RV. Lots of the groups come 'loaded for bear!' Some the sites are amazing with big tents for cooking, showers, stoves and wood for the campfire. People come to praise the Lord from all over the Northeast and even across the globe," says the official Creation 2012 website. more >>
Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson have penned three more books in the "Princess Parables" series designed to deliver Christian lessons filled with insight and fun.
The "Princess" books follow the adventures of five royal sisters who display distinct personalities that are very relatable. There is the precocious Princess Faith, the outgoing Princess Charity, Princess Joy, Princess Grace, and Princess Hope, the reserved eldest.
In "Princess Hope and the Hidden Treasure," Hope discovers her grandmother's lost ring while shopping with her sisters. The price is very high, but Hope is determined to buy the beloved treasure and resorts to selling her own valuable items in order to pay for the ring. more >>
Several Christian artists and bands whose music played a key role during the Jesus Movement in the U.S. in the '60s and '70s are honoring Pastor Chuck Smith by performing at a concert series called "Jesus Lead On" at churches in Southern California this month.
Mustard Seed Faith worship band member Oden Fong told The Christian Post that the concept for the concert series is to celebrate the life of Smith, 84, while he is currently battling lung cancer because it is "better to honor someone when they are alive then after they are gone."
"[Instead] of admitting defeat and saying our pastor is going to die, we are saying no, let's get together and pray that he lives and that God will do a miracle," said Fong, who is also the pastor of Poiema Christian Fellowship in Huntington Beach, Calif. more >>
Three nationwide ministries have agreed to partner with Harvest America organizers for the first-of-its-kind evangelism event led by Greg Laurie that will be simulcast live to hundreds of churches and venues in late summer.
"We are excited to join efforts with these three ministries to allow even more people the opportunity to participate in Harvest America and to provide them with resources for growing their faith," said Harvest Crusades Executive Director John Collins.
Lifeway, NavPress and Global Media Outreach will be helping promote the event, sponsor hosts, and provide informational resources for the outreach which will be held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on Aug. 26. more >>
Nearly 900 churches and venues have signed up to host a live simulcast of Harvest America, a first-of-its-kind evangelism event organized by Greg Laurie and his ministry to be held in late summer.
As part of the promotions leading up to the event, Laurie and his wife are scheduled Wednesday to appear during a live webinar with the theme, "A Call to Nationwide Prayer." The online broadcast at the Harvest America website is the fourth webinar in preparation for the Aug. 26 outreach.
"This Wednesday, my wife Cathe and I will be talking about Harvest America prayer initiatives in the monthly webinar. It will be live at 12:00 noon (Pacific time) Wednesday, June 13. We'll reveal some exciting new prayer components and we'll pray together that God would use Harvest America to reach people everywhere with the Gospel," said Laurie in a statement that Harvest America organizers sent to The Christian Post. more >>
Seattle-based Mars Hill Church has taken its eclectic brand of worship music, led by a variety of band singers and musicians serving at its 14 locations, and formed its own recording label, the megachurch announced earlier this week.
Mars Hill Music label manager Jonathan Dunn, who has been at the helm of the venture for the last year, said now is the time to take what Mars Hill worship bands have been doing for the last 10 years "off the grid" and begin sharing globally.
"The first thing people often think of when they hear Mars Hill Music is that we're a group of punk rock Calvinists who hate the modern worship movement. Mars Hill Music is setting out to change that perception. Our music is not an expression against anything but instead an outgrowth of our theology, who we are, and the communities our churches are in. We love Jesus and are expressing that love in our own way," Dunn said. more >>